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thursday thirteen #21–wow, what a month!

Thirteen Random Things I have realized this month…

1. My anxiety levels go from zero to sixty and then slowly throttle back, so it is best for me to wait until the panic subsides to try and fix the problem that set it off.
2. After calming down, I can be quite efficient. Even when my HOUSE has FLOODED, and I am across the world in England.
3. The people at my insurance company were really, really nice and helpful. Of course, they haven’t had to pay any money out yet. But so far, props to State Farm.
4. I really, really love Pete. He’s also one of the very few people who can get away with being in my personal space while the anxiety engine is revving.
5. I calm down much more quickly when Pete is around.
6. I like Manchester! I want to visit the museums, and learn my way around, and buy a really high tech umbrella.
7. Mmmmm curries are good.
8. When the weather is cool, I want to bake. There will be many cookies in this household; I think.
9. The month is only half over, really. Which is good because my wedding is just over two months from now!
10. I love my engagement ring. So pretty! so sparkly!

11. We’ve already been to two weddings this summer. And there’s another one before ours–and you know what? each one has been unique and so much fun!
12. The first season of the new Doctor Who is still awesome on second viewing.
13. P.C. Hodgell is getting published again! And is writing a new book! There are excerpts of her wonderful, wonderful books on the site. And Robin McKinley has a new book out in September! Excerpt on her site as well. And yes, I mean each and every one of those exclamation marks.
Happy Thursday!

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  1. Cool choice for TT!!! Hope I can ask a favor… Please vote for me…. I was nominated for pinoyworld blog of the week, voting poll located at my sidebar… Thanks a lot! Happy TT!

  2. Your ring is beautiful. Sounds like you know how to enjoy life. It’s good Pete helps you through your anxiety.

  3. Beautiful ring, and I love curries too 🙂 Happy TT

  4. Gorgeous ring! Pete must be a great guy. I think there’s nothing like British curry. Esh, we only have one Indian food place here in Denver, Colorado (US). It’s one of those buffet indian. No great curry to be found here.

    I’m glad you like Manchester. It’s a place that has so much to offer!

    Happy TT!

  5. Very pretty ring, but hard to tell what the stone is. Great TT.

  6. Your ring is beautiful. Sounds like you have learned a lot about your lately. Happy TT

  7. I can relate to anxiety issues. Thats the story of my life. Its takes someone with alot of patience to deal with us. We knew that though;) Happy TT. Great list.

  8. It sounds like you have had a bunch of stuff happening this month. I hope that you are able to clean out your house. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

  9. Great choice for a TT. Your ring is stunning, Pete is a lucky guy! Happy TT!

  10. Congrats on the engagement (this is my first time here).

  11. Gee, I’m really sorry your house was flooded. I hope it all works out with the insurance. On the other hand, it sounds like you are quite happy! 🙂

  12. Since your TT is now old enough to drink you can stop by my TT and get it a martini – I posted the top 13 martini recipes with links to the free recipe cards from my Martini Diva blog!

    P.S. Many of these martinis will go great with curry!! Which I love too!

    Cheers to your TT posts birthday!

  13. Fun list. I need to remember #1 as well myself. Happy TT

  14. Great List. #1 Is one I need to practice.. Your ring is gorgeous. I loved your comment at TT “TT has hit 21 and is now old enough to drink! they grow up so quickly!” too cute..

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