Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dribs and Drabs

It's hard to come up with a title for a post when I have no clue what I am going to write about so I will leave that until I finish.

After meeting some wonderfully interesting new people through the Five Minutes for Moms blog party, I find that not writing seems lame. If all the other busy people I visit can find time to write why can't I?

It is not really about time. It is the fear of boring people to tears. Hmmm...boring to tears...what causes that...yawning? I digress...I like to digress...

Life in my little corner of the great Atlantic northeast is rarely boring. Three to four days a week I take my grandbaby, Isabella (Bells or Boo to me most of the time) to school. Morning is not my favorite time of day so this is an effort. After that, if my fms (fibromyalgia) isn't kicking my bum causing me to have to go back to bed for a couple of hours, I try to get some work done. I don't often succeed. You see, I have an aversion to housework. I say it is because I am a perfectionist. If I can't do it perfectly, why do it at all?!

I am the team captain for our Autism Speaks walk next month. By this time last year, I had a team of about fifteen and had raised hundreds of dollars. My team is only around six people right now and I haven't even raised $200. This is very discouraging.

~heavy sigh~

Quite a bit of my time has been spent helping out mother-in-love. Yes, you read that right. I love my mother-in-law. She is 85 and in poor health and I am the only one in the area who doesn't have a full-time job. I don't mind. It is a labor of love.

Too much time is spent on my netbook. 'nuff said about that.

For the last few months, I have been enjoying a study of the Old Testament that a friend teaches and have started a study of the gospel of John with another friend. It has been quite some time since I have been in a Bible study group and this is a great development.

My eyes are tearing up. Bored to tears....I won't put you through any more mediocrity. Just know that I want to stay in your lives and will keep up as best I can.

blessings, g


  1. It's not at all boring! I like hearing from you, and what you are doing. I know I should be doing the same.. It's doesn't always have to be BIG news or BIG writing... just letting us know you're ok, and knowing we love you!!

  2. Dear Gail,I like hearing from you too! I love the nicknames you use for your grand-daughter... Bells or Boo. Very sweet! It's so refreshing to hear someone say they love their mother-in-law. You have a beautiful heart Gail and you should be very proud of your daily accomplishments, especially having to cope with FMS on top of everything else. So don't be so hard on yourself. Okay!? Please take good care of yourself, don't overdo things. I hope you have a happy week. GOD BLESS. With love and care from Kerrie. xOx

  3. It feels so good to read honesty on a blog! I tend to put on a happy face on my blog and only post about positive things - finished projects, etc. Real life is never boring for me. Thanks for sharing your story.

  4. Dear Gail, Thank you for your visit this morning, it means more than you know. I am very sad that my friend has decided to end our friendship of five years and respect her decision. However, nothing has changed for me or my love for her. I would never turn my back on anyone. I will always be here for her should she ever need me or want to be my friend again. Your kindness has lifted my spirits. Thank you so much for being there for me when I have felt so sad. God bless. With love and care from Kerrie. xOx

  5. PS: I hope you have had a good week. I'm looking forward to Mother's Day on Sunday as it is also my son's ninth Birthday. To share this day with him is a huge blessing. Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day for Sunday. Lots of love, Kerrie. xOx

  6. We did the Autism Speaks walk the year after Casey was diagnosed. I worked really hard on it. And we haven't done it since. It's A LOT of work. But even $200 is a LOT! It's something! Good for you for doing it!

    By the way- we call Abby "Boo", too.

  7. Gail, Have a peaceful Sunday and take care of you for once if you can. Caregiving is well I give you so much credit.
    Happy Mothers Day dear Sister.
    Love you
    Lisa xo