“Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again….”


It’s raining Umbrella in the Great Atlantic Northeast.  I suppose we can’t have sunshine every day.  Still, when I have Bells it would be nice to be able to go to the park.55555555555556t (Bella’s 2 cents.  She doesn’t like it when I pay attention to the computer.)

This week was a good one.  A few surprises and very little rest for the weary.  I miss having free time.  Do you ever suddenly have a lot of things to do that you didn’t sign up for?  That’s the kind of two weeks or so I have had.    I feel blessed, though, to have the health and ability to keep on keeping on.  Just make sure you don’t ask me to run around this weekend! Crying  Home time is needed.

Any plans for the weekend?  If you like, let me know along with your feast answers.


What is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?  Marie.  Now that I am used to it, I suppose I’ll keep my name.  As I have stated in a previous entry, if I told you what my alias would be, well, it wouldn’t be a secret any more!

If you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?  Natural fibers – cottons, silks.  If I were designing just for myself, jewel tones because they look best on me.  Style would be modest (not uptight modest) and have classic and eccentric pieces.  Yes, I am both classic and eccentric!

What is your least favorite chore, and why?  hmmm…tidying up because I get frustrated trying to get rid of paper clutter.

Main Course
What is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?  Clowns and no.  More importantly, the thought of not having my loved ones in heaven with me.

Where are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.  My computer table in my living room.  Isabella, the television and the Christmas tree which needs to come down.

Talk to me.  blessings to all, gail


14 responses to ““Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again….”

  1. I think I’ll play.. It’s Friday and I don’t feel like working…
    Appetizer- My middle name is Joy. I would actually like to be called by Joy instead of Susan but I tried it when I was a teenager and it never caught on.  So I guess I’ll keep it.  When you get to me my age name doesn’t really affect anything.. Other than my name being so common I don’t have a problem with it.
    I love bright vibrant blues and greens because they go best with my eyes and skin tone.  As far as fabrics go I think I like the softer side.  cottons, silks… The stuff I would make probably would not be big selling items but would work for me. 
    That’s an easy one.. Above all I hate scooping the litter box.  You would think I wouldn’t have to do it but my children magically seem to be missing when the litter box starts smelling…
    Main Course
    Oddly enough I do not have many fears.  I guess I fear losing my husband and not having his presence in my life most.
    I’m sitting at my desk at work.  Looking out the big window at the sunshine.  Listening to the copy machine warm up.. It’s so loud!  I see my hand sanitizer, a calendar, and a telephone.
    Have a great weekend…

  2. AppetizerWhat is your middle name? My middlename is Sharon.
    Would you change any of your names if you could? Nope I wear them proudly! It could have been worse!!! I thank my parents for their good sense. Some names often get shorten by others to disagreable or ridiculous nicknames!!
    SoupIf you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most? Natural fibers too – cottons, silks are just fine. as for the colours I think a lot of blue and turquoise. I can sometimes switch to warm colours like orange and yellow too.  I usually forget to wear jewels and my mother told me that I should have been a boy! .  My Style would be anything easy to wear and to mix and match. I like practical clothes rather than clothes that makes you look good but are not practical.
    SaladWhat is your least favorite chore, and why?  I have to choose between dishwashing and pick up the dirty clothes and shoes of Hollowhead. I think the dishwashing because he has a huge family!
    Main CourseWhat is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?  It has to do with my son Steven. He was born prematurely at 7 1/2 months and weighing only 2 kgs. I am always scared to do things wrong and hurt him in whatever the way. E.g a wrong decision or not raising him properly and find it to late. 
    DessertWhere are you sitting right now? At my desk at home.
    Name 3 things you can see at this moment.  My laptop,the collage board of everything I want and Do list and reminders pinned on the wall infront of me. Please don’t think I am a maniac…..I am just a dreamer and someone who can forget her head if it was not stuck on her shoulder.
    The weekend sounds like work. Tomorrow I have to go to the accountant for him to check the VAT return I have made for our company, and then go for some paper filing for my dad’s company. I hope that Sunday I can bring the kids to the swimming pool in Beau Bassin.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Kisses to Isabella and you.
    Take care,

  3. sounds like life is good…
    *~* :o) before you put on a frown… :o) make sure there are no smiles available… :o) *~*

    I am too tired to answer, but I enjoyed reading your answers, Gail Marie.
    With love from,
    Elizabeth Anne : )

  5. hi gail,  like the little bit in the middle of your blog, my grandson used to do that to me. – thanks for all your visits to me – have my grandson here now for dinner and overnight stay, so cannot answer all your questions, but my full names are Juanita Eileen, dont think I would change either now, but when I was at school I probably would have changed my first name, had so many different pronounications of it. nowdays I stick to nita. some add an a making it anita, but that doesnt matter

  6. Yay!  Friday finally.  I am hoping to relax this weekend, but know what the reality will be… aaaaaarrrrgggghhhh!
    My middle name is Fay.  Hideous, but small and hideous.  If  I could choose a new name it would probably be… Jane Pacheco.  Pacheco is fun to say and also hints that you might have friends in powerful places… even though I don’t look one bit Italian.
    I am strongly attracted to corduroy and flannel but I don’t like frumpy, loose clothes so I’m conflicted, which is why I would make a crappy designer.  Colors would be blues and more blues.
    I absolutely despise cleaning bathrooms. Ugh! When I am queen, bathrooms will be self-cleaning. 
    Enclosed spaces and being held down freak me out.  I place the blame for this squarely on my older brothers, yes I do.
    I am sitting at my desk.  I can see a lemon tree and snow and hand sanitizer.
    Ummmm… why is my font different?

  7. G.,I loved Bella’s 2 cents, next time give her a quarter and let her rip!!!!!So glad you had such a good week, me too, it was easier going than the last!
    APPETIZER~HA! Me too! it must be the most common of all middle names.  There is only one person I will allow to call me by my first and middle name, and I realllllly like it (that’s all I’ll say about that!)
    SOUP ~ Me too again! I love classic styles, not too fussy and as you say, never uptight, with just that something to spice it up.  I love denim, and tight tshirts to wear under looser fitting cotton or wool or cashmere sweaters (I have found that I need an extra layer now) I like clean lines and have been known to cut the pockets out of dress slacks in order to achieve that.  I love wide cuffed dress slacks. Geez there is not enough room to go into here, as far as footwear (I know you know about my love of shoes, did I tell you of my alternate middle name is"Imelda"?).
    SALAD ~ OMG this is scary, are you sure we weren’t seperated at birth???? I hate having to keep up with the paperwork (especially kids wise) and I can tell you this, my passport is in my nightstand, my SSN card is in the dining room (don’t ask) and I have no idea where my birth certificate is.  I think perhaps I am actually "running" away from something, wadda ya think? (giggle)
    MAIN COURSE ~ I have a fear of driving off a bridge, and no I don’t know the origins, but I think I may have faced up to that one when I did the Bridge run.  Want to know something funny about that? too bad…here goes.  While I was on that run I had the occasion to look over the hip height guard rail (that’s right 65 feet up and only hip height guard rail) and I was shocked to see a Coast Guard rescue boat away down there, now my question was…did they think someone would jump or did they think someone would push someone else off???)
    DESSERT ~ The main room ~ Your blog in my hand (I print the longer ones now and take them with me to read in the carpool line), a bottle of water (I don’t go very far without a water), my pocket PC (I don’t go very far without my pocket PC, smile).
    AWRIGHT G, have I talked enough dear? my fingers are hoarse…
    Wishing for you a great weekend, come by to give my your two cents, or better yet, I’ll give you credit for a quarter’s worth and you can just let her rip!!!!hugs,S.

  8. Well, I suppose rain is better than snow :-/
    Appetizer: It’s Elizabeth & no, I wouldn’t change it- like Susan, I would’ve prefered it as my first name, but that is Mother’s , so it wasn’t practical
    Soup: I would use rayon challis & cotton blends- I love the drape & flow (plus little ironing!)- in the colors of nature- greens, yellows, brown, red, white; my style would be simple & romantic, with comfort in mind- long, full skirts, jumpers with t’s, easy fitting slacks with pockets, sweaters, & hats- I love hats!
    Salad: I hate dusting! I don’t do it- I leave the house & the guys do it (marginally)
    Main Course: I am afraid of heights & I don’t think it comes from anything other than reasonable, universal fear 🙂
    Dessert: I’m at my desk at work; I see my teacup ("It’s good to be Queen"), a stack of paper pouring out my "In" box, & a silk geranium in a pot. 

  9. Actually, we get LOTS of sunshine inbetween the snowy days.  I don’t think it is a lack of sun, just a lack of HEAT.  I loathe being cold, lol.  And having a cold.  Ick.  There is nothing worse than being sick in the winter.  Well, maybe a few things worse, but when you feel crummy, it feels like the worst thing ever! 
    I have always disliked January.  I think it is the most boring month ever.  I think it is because I used to love Christmastime so much that I was sad when it was over.  I don’t love it so much now that we live away from all our family, but I  still dislike January.  By the time February rolls around, I am in better shape 🙂

  10. AppetizerWhat is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?  Ann…..No I wouldn’t change anything.  I"m happy with the names my parents chose for me. 
    SoupIf you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?  I could never picture myself as a fashion designer so I’m having difficulty answering these question. 
    SaladWhat is your least favorite chore, and why?  House cleaning….any type of house cleaning.  I need a maid.  I would much rather be making a mess in the kitchen with cooking something up. 
    Main CourseWhat is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?   Scary people on the internet and I’ll leave it like that.  You can never be too careful.     
    DessertWhere are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.  My computer table desk in my living room.  My computer, my cat, and the sofa.  
    Hi Gail,  good to hear from you.   It looks like it’s back to once a week postings now being that I"m back in school.  I’ll definitely keep you updated about a second date if it happens.  Hope you have a great weekend! 

  11. Hi Gail.  Loved Bella’s 2 cents!
    I’ll play…
    Appetizer:  My middle name is Shawn. 
    It used to bug me that it is also a boys name but I like it.
    Soup: Not so sure I’m not very fasionable.  Probably l’d design loungewear/jammies in cool pastels made of soft cotton.  If I could wear jammies all the time I would!
    Salad:  Least favorite chore: Scrubbing the toilet.  Need I explain that one?? 🙂
    Main Course:  Worst fear: Being separated from God.  Nope, no tracing that back to childhood.
    Dessert: I’m in my bedroom.  I see dirty laundry, an unmade bed, and Em on the treadmill.
    Enjoy the weekend!
    Take care,

  12. Ciao G,How are you? I see that you are a busy lady there… ha ha.Just thought that I would stop in and say Hi because I have not been here in a while. Hope things are well with you and your family.God Bless You´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¢$$¢¶¶7´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´ø¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶¶¶´´1¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶7´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶¶1´´´1¶o´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´o¶¢o7´´´´´´´´´´´1¶¶ø771´´¶¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´1¶øo7¶´´´´´´´´´´¶¶¢7´´´¶´¶o´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶øo¢7$´´´´´´´´¶¶1¢´´´´77¶1´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´$¶øooo7¶¶ø´´´7¶ø1ø¶øø¶¶´¶o´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶ø¶$7´´´1¶´ø¶¢777$øø7´´¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶177ø¶$$ø´´¶¶oooo711111´¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´o¶1o1¢øoo¢¶¶¢777oooo7777¢ø¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´ø¶171¶17´ø¶ø¶¶¶¶ø7777¢ø´o´¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¢¶´77$1´¶¶¶ø7117ø¶7711¢o1´¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´1¶´1¶7´¶¶o´´1711o¶¶¶¶$¶´´ø$´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´$ø´´´¶´1¶´¢¶´´1ø¶ø$¶7117oo¶´7oo¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶´o´´¶´1ø´¶´´7ø´´´´¶17717$71´ø´¶1´´´´´´´´´´7o7´´´´¶´´´´$777¶7´1¶7´´7¶7´1o$¶´o$o1´¶1´´´´´´´´´´¶´´´1´´¶$´´´´¶o1¶´´ø¶¶¶¶¢1o¶¶$7o¶7´171o¶o´´´´´´´´´´¶¢´´´´´¶´´´´¶¶øo7ø7´´1ø$$o11771o¶´ø´´o1¶´´´´´´´´´´´ø¶ø´´´1¶´´´1¶ø¢$7o$¶ø111777777¶o1¶ø7o¶¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´¢¶¶¶´1¶ø1´¶¶¶øø1´´´´´´´´1oø¢1´7ø¶¶ø´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´oo¶o´ø¶¶¢ooo7ooo¢¢øøøøoø¶øo´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´ø´ø¶¶$o¢¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶$¶¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´17´¶øo7771´´´´1´´¢777¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´7$´¶¢7ø7´7øø¶¶¶¶¶ooo1¶ø´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶o$¶7´o¶ø´´´117$¢ø¶¢7¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶1´´7¶¶ø717¢ø$1´o7¶¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶$´´11o¶¶¶øoø¢1¢o¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶o11711øoooo¢o1¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶ø11o¶ø¶¶¶¶$7¶´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶¶¶øø¢1´´1ø¶o´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¶¶¶¶7´´´´¢¶ø´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´1¶¶¶7´´´¶1¶¢´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´1¶¶¶¶ø´17¶ø´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´7$¶¢1´´¶¢´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´7ø¶¢´´$´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´øø¶ø´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´(¯`v´¯)´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´`*.¸.*´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´Hugs & Kisses´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´Love´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´Shelley´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´xXx

  13. My middle name is Beth, it means consecrated to God.  I like that. 🙂
    I would use fabrics that hold up well, don’t shrink, are comfortable and never stain.  LOL
    I don’t enjoy putting away clothes.  No idea why, I just don’t.
    My biggest fear is a loved one dying without accepting Christ.  It makes my heart race even thinking about it.  It’s just so serious.
    Near me is the Sunday paper, the dog on my lap and a pair of scissors for the coupons of course!

  14. AppetizerWhat is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?  Middle name is Jin-Ai… it means love and kindness in chinese. I wouldn’t change that name, it’s the name my family calls me by.
    SoupIf you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?  Definitely – cottons, and maybe silk or chiffon for dinner dresses. color?……anything unique. definitely not plain common black.
    SaladWhat is your least favorite chore, and why? Ironing! I hate ironing. uurgh.
    Main CourseWhat is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life? dentist! haha….. i had a TERRIBLE dentist who yanked my tooth out once, and he accidentally poked my tongue and palette and caused tremendous swelling!
    DessertWhere are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.  My computer,  the television and book shelves. 
    Hey, praying you have a good week. 🙂
    love ya..

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