"Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone."
Thanks to pal L (tenor in new quartet) for her 'can't resist a challenge' personality :D :D
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Just for the record: I was up BEFORE 5am... dressed, had chocolate milk, sent an email as proof I was up, dressed & functioning at 5:07 am -- and now at 6:32 am I've still not had any coffee! Walked Rascal - took him on a long walk this morning cuz he got gypped yesterday :-(.
It helped to go to bed at 9:15pm.
*pats self on back* :D :D