Pepto Tales

Not really.  Just making the point that my son’s high school and Bells so kindly shared their stomach viruses Sick with The Boy and Himself.  After having two colds in six weeks, I absolutely refuse to have this virus, too. Eye-rolling  Nope.  This girl’s dinner is staying right where it is.  Actually, their nausea never produced any "results" but it was horrible for them.
For the first time, I will be spending Christmas Eve with my side of the family.  My family didn’t "do" Eve before a few years ago and this is the first time I will be joining them.  I am sooo excited!  We don’t live close to one another and most of us getting together at the same time is rare.  My sister and her honey are hosting and they are even going to have a stocking for me.  Does is get much better than this?
How "manic" are you today?
For the holidays, are you a last-minute shopper or do you shop well ahead of time?  I used to do it ahead of time.  Now that I only buy for the parents, the kids and Isabella I pick things up after Thanksgiving.  My side of the family doesn’t believe in giving alot of presents.  We believe in well thought out presents which truly match the recipient.

If you had to pick a new first name for yourself, what name would you choose?  If I told you it would ruin everything for that time when I run from my house screaming, "I can’t take it any more!  I can’t take it any more!" never to be heard from again!

What’s worse, having expectations that are too high, or having no expectations at all?  Without taxing my limited mental powers too badly (temporary, I hope), I would have to say too high.  There would always be disappointment when the expectation wasn’t met.  If you have none at all, you are never disappointed, right?  I could write a whole theme on this topic exploring every little bit of thought on it but I want to conserve energy and not bore you to tears!

Here’s hoping that you are well and safe and having a wonderful week.  Blessings, gail

9 responses to “Pepto Tales

  1. Boy do you have my number!  I was writing a new blog when you left that comment.
    Yes, you can forward my rap – enjoy!
    As for the manic Monday:
    I am a last minute shopper, which is why I am in my current fix.  Well, that’s what I’m blaming anyway.  ;o)
    I would maybe rename myself Imelda in hopes that 500 pairs of shoes would come with the name.  How odd, I can’t really think of a name that suits me – including the one my parents gave me.
    I think it would be worse to have expectations that are too high… what you said.

  2. I thought that I would drop in and see how things are around your way …seems you have similar viruses doing the rounds 😦 I do pray that you miss the sickness one g .
    I really have done little towards Christmas as I am in the 3rd week of a cough & cold virus ..seems it last anything up to 6 weeks !..Fergus is a week ahead of me & just starting to look healthy again.I have missed blogging around and am hoping to catch up eventually .
     love and blessings
    sandra x

  3. Hi Gail,
    Passing by to say hello and see what’s for dinner.
    Mmmmmm,….. pertinent questions as usual on the menu!!
    For the holidays, are you a last-minute shopper or do you shop well ahead of time?
    This year I have tried to start it early for the kids because it was a total mess last Christmas. I don’t appreciate being bullied in crowds! In fact I by gifts for the kids only!
    If you had to pick a new first name for yourself, what name would you choose? 
    Carrie, like the actress of Sex and the city. I am always trying to understand how all this life shit works.
    Susan as the crazy Susan in Desperate Housewise. She is the dump that always get up lost!
    Since I like both make it….. Surie. I don’t know if this name exist.
    What’s worse, having expectations that are too high, or having no expectations at all? 
    Expectations too high I guess. Frustration is a feeling I hate to feel!
    Mmmmm,….. I do hope that the answers are ok.
    So I am still waiting to know the name you have chosen.
    Take care,

  4. I’ve a slight aversion to this time of the year so I tend to leave it as late as possible, I’ll get round to the shops closer to the day, there’s no rush.
    Having no expectations is certainly less stressful, but its much more challenging to dream big every once in a while – one tends to learn more from setbacks than apathy.

    If you have no expectations you have no hope. If you have no hope you have no reason to live.
    Hi Gail,
    I hope you don’t mind but I just had to share that. I am glad to hear you are well. I am sorry that sickness has been running through your family recently though. I hope you all get well and stay well through the rest of the Christmas season.
    Love, Liz
    PS: There is a slight chance we will be visiting NYC on our way home from DC. If so, may I call you to get a few pointers from a local?

  6. oh how i miss ureallyive been crying a lotim just not myself lately… this skin is not my own… crap… i dont know whats wrong… i just wanna cry and never come outi know tis wrong.. and i know everything that needs to be done… just cant seem to do it(or even want to do)all my love for u♥

  7. Here come fervent prayers that you take a miss in the stomach virus- a girl can only take so much!
    BTW- #1- I’m a mix of both- I collect stuff thru out the year, but always seems to be scrambling for about half of it the week before 😛
    #2- Having the second plainest name on earth, almost anything would appeal, but I think today I’d like something gently ethnic, like Fiona, Madeline, or Isabella.
    #3- I agree- expectations that are too high almost always lead to disappointment.

  8. Hello Gail,
    It must be something in the air or the water. It seems that a lot of people are getting philisophical this year. Expectations are essential, with no expectations, what purpose does life serve? Expectations set too high shouldn’t be disappointing, just another lesson in life that never giving up is the way to go – I’ll keep mine high. If a person is never disappointed in life, they aren’t learning for disappointments are a part of life to help us grow spiritually and mentally. As for shopping, sometimes I find things that I save back for a couple years – especially when I find them on sale. As I see something, I’ll buy.
    Here’s hoping you stay healthy. My grandsons are as busy as can be trying hard to get people sick:)  At least it’s not the flu but strep throat instead.


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