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#1 2016-12-21 05:04:58

Sahi
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QM - Winter solstice

You enter the room covered in snow, as it's snowing heavily outside. Fortunately a big fire is roaring in the hearth and a large cauldron of gluhwein is hanging beside it. Come on in and enjoy the winter solstice celebration!


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#2 2016-12-21 05:17:04

Merenwen
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*warms herself up at the hearth*

 

#3 2016-12-21 06:04:57

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Re: QM - Winter solstice

So. Much. Laundry.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#4 2016-12-21 06:23:55

Sahi
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Don't remind me! I have so many other things that need doing, that I never even considered laundry...


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#5 2016-12-21 06:36:24

Magpie
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

I had to, because I was running out of space to put the dirty laundry.

Also, I have archieved a clean kitchen window. I don't even want to think about how long it's been since the last time I cleaned it.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#6 2016-12-21 06:48:00

Peter
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Oh. Laundry. This is a most excellent idea.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#7 2016-12-21 07:25:06

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*plunks in front of the fire*

*sticks a kettle over the fire*

*stares impatiently at tea leaves*


There are SO. MANY. COOKIES. At work. This is awful. But they're all so tasty. Correction: Most of them are tasty. Especially the giant platters of homemade ones that came in today... (Our vendors like to send us holiday gift baskets, so a lot of it is store bought stuff. Some not so great, some okay, a couple things were fantastic because they came from small local bakeries). The law firm we use sent us this GIGANTIC gift basket, the basket was literally 4 or 5 feet long. I have never seen one as big as that before. But that had all kinds of snacky goods in addition to the sweets.


If you should do what makes you happy, and no one can tell you what makes you happy, then that means no one can tell you what to do!

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#8 2016-12-21 07:33:20

Sahi
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Omnomnom! I think today will be the last day that I might manage not eating any snacks. Tomorrow we go out for lunch and there will be drinks (and snacks) in the evening. And after that the Christmas celebrations burst loose. But at least I lost two kilos for my effort.


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#9 2016-12-21 07:55:55

ylvs
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*takes a Glühwein*

*hopes it's better than the RL stuff*

*nods approvingly*

Hullo new Mint, lovely place.

 

#10 2016-12-21 08:06:56

Merenwen
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*drinks virtual Glühwein*

I could have had real Glühwein at work, but no. I took a painkiller before and I am careful about that.

Last edited by Merenwen (2016-12-21 08:09:56)

 

#11 2016-12-21 08:08:47

Merenwen
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*wants Feierabend*

Last edited by Merenwen (2016-12-21 08:09:27)

 

#12 2016-12-21 09:38:59

ylvs
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*throws a Feierabend over tot Merenwen*

Enjoy!

 

#13 2016-12-21 10:03:11

Marian
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Hi! Work is relaxing this week. I have things to do, but plenty of time to do them. I'm having chili for lunch. So good.

I've been dedicated to letting go and giving myself space. It really helps.

MH, good to see you! I'm sorry for your accident, but glad to hear recovery is progressing.

 

#14 2016-12-21 17:36:51

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*sits IN the fire*


So... Our furnace decided that it didn't like doing furnace-things anymore. And, for the cost of replacing the broken pieces, it's about 2/3 the cost of getting a whole new furnace. Since ours is actually beyond the standard life expectancy of that brand/model, we're just going to replace the whole furnace. They're able to install it tomorrow, actually, so just one night of brr cold. Luckily, I have a mother-in-law who went through a huge quilting phase for about 6 years, so we have lots of warm blankets :)


If you should do what makes you happy, and no one can tell you what makes you happy, then that means no one can tell you what to do!

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#15 2016-12-21 18:21:22

Marian
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Stay warm!!

 

#16 2016-12-22 00:33:14

Sahi
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Yay to warm blankets!


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You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#17 2016-12-22 03:16:14

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Re: QM - Winter solstice

I have to go do more things, and I don't want to. But I've already done nothing all morning, so...


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#18 2016-12-22 03:17:53

Sahi
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*chases Magpie off* Don't come back until you've crossed off three things from your list! ;)


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#19 2016-12-22 04:50:59

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Re: QM - Winter solstice

There, I have done not just three, but four things. (Gotten photos printed for the calendars I make every year, bought wrapping paper and a few other things, bought food, and took a picture for my "a flower a day" thingy. Yeah, I still found a flower blooming outside.)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#20 2016-12-22 05:57:57

Sahi
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Awesome, well done!


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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First member of the Shadowmarch Council of Sages, Official Quiller's Mint Historian
You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#21 2016-12-22 06:32:31

Merenwen
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

*waves*

Had my second dentist appointment today and got my crown. As far as I can tell, everything went well and the result looks pretty good. But I think I am allowed to expect that, considering the neat sum of money I have to pay for this.

 

#22 2016-12-22 06:37:05

Magpie
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Glad it went well, Merenwen!


Doing more laundry, after folding what I washed yesterday. Might archieve all-the-way-done-with-laundry today.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#23 2016-12-22 06:37:56

Peter
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Hope it helps you eat all the food that is coming up in the next days. I know you aren't celebrating much this year, but I do hope some good food is involved?


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#24 2016-12-22 06:39:27

Merenwen
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Yay for being so productive, Magpie! :)

I could follow your example and do something useful as well, since I took today off, but you know.... The PS4 is calling for me and demands to continue with Final Fantasy XV, so I am powerless and have no choice but to obey. :D

*wonders what is inside the dungeon I recently found*

 

#25 2016-12-22 06:41:39

Merenwen
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Re: QM - Winter solstice

Peter wrote:

Hope it helps you eat all the food that is coming up in the next days. I know you aren't celebrating much this year, but I do hope some good food is involved?

Yes, we are going to have some good food, at least at home. My aunt invited us, too, but I am not so sure about the quality of the food there... :P

Last edited by Merenwen (2016-12-22 06:42:42)

 

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