usedtobeljs: (Joanna Lumley sensitive from kathyh)
[personal profile] usedtobeljs
Right, so anyway, I'm over here now.

(Post #16 is because I'm keeping track of how many times I post each year, and I'm just moving right along... Wait, what, it's April?)

Let's list joys of the week:
*new travel laptop! Which I'm still setting up, oh well!
*Duke of Wellington blend from Fortnum's
*open windows, even with the pollen
*rereading Mary Burchell Mills and Boon books, newly republished, on the Kindle. Mary Burchell was really Ida Cook, who with her sister helped 29 Jews escape from Germany and Austria before the Holocaust; she began writing romance novels, in fact, to help fund their efforts.
Burchell wrote for DECADES, but as a teenager I loved her "Warrender Saga" books -- which were really books written in a shared universe of classical music and opera people, with the hero and heroine from the first book as recurring characters. Those characters are conductor Oscar Warrender and his wife, soprano Anthea Benton Warrender, and they work for me on every level. The books are also fascinating in their evocation of a classical-music milieu that is likely gone forever. They are very much of their time, so the nostalgia is strong.

What's making you happy these days?

Date: 2017-04-08 08:22 pm (UTC)
alhbooks: Cat sleeping in alcove over fire. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alhbooks
I am happy to have a quiet day at home with the fire, the snow falling and both the cat and B happily asleep. Tomorrow we expect full sun and warmth for B's eldest grandchild's birthday (she'll be five and he just dotes on her).

Happy to see ypu here!

Date: 2017-04-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
justhuman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] justhuman
There was sunshine today and ..less cold. (One day it will feel like spring.)

Glad you came :-)

Date: 2017-04-08 09:18 pm (UTC)
rahirah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rahirah

Welcome to the dark side!

Date: 2017-04-08 10:29 pm (UTC)
anne_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anne_d
Hi hi!

Well, you know what made me happy this week, an owl!

Date: 2017-04-08 11:45 pm (UTC)
gwynnega: (books poisoninjest)
From: [personal profile] gwynnega
Those books sound amazing, as does Mary Burchell herself.

Date: 2017-04-09 12:23 am (UTC)
stateless82: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stateless82
I think it hit 80 here today, which was nice? Better than what it's going to be anyway. Season 3 of The Librarians just showed up on Hoopla, and it's possible the new Anne of Green Gables Netflix series could be good.

And one of the kids at work asked me if I had anymore of bookmarks I made because he'd like a couple more! Getting rid of junk is always a YAY!

Date: 2017-04-09 12:18 pm (UTC)
blueswan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blueswan

This, this news, you here; is what is making me happy at this moment. And my coffee of course.But on the whole, your presence at DW and you being a part of my circle is truly a happy making thing.

Date: 2017-04-10 03:58 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
A new travel laptop, hurray! Yes, it'll be a pain to set up but I'm sure it's better in every way over the old one :-)

::hugs, hugs::

Claudia (8 weeks + 1 day 'til I leave, am so excited!)

Date: 2017-04-10 03:22 pm (UTC)
janus_74: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janus_74
I'd love to get a new travel (work) laptop. I'm not sure who ordered the one I have but they managed to get the biggest, heaviest thing in the world. I keep saying I'm going to drop it or forget it somewhere to get a new one :)
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