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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Musings: Grateful…

I am single-handedly keeping Kleenex in business. Between allergies the last few months and my cold this weekend, you honestly wouldn’t believe how many tissues I’ve used. Add Cate & Nate’s consumption to mine and I think Kleenex is going to have a pretty good fiscal year…

I’m going to wax philosophical on you for a moment…sorry, I’m in the mood. I was commiserating with myself today about how annoying the state of my nose is and how sick of looking at that ugly Kleenex box I am (Nate thinks I’m crazy, but honestly, does anyone in the WORLD like that weird silk floral pattern on the Kleenex box?!?!)…then I remembered my Grandma talking about how my uncle was allergic to Kleenex when he was a kid. Now, that would certainly be troublesome, especially if you have allergies!

Then THAT thought reminded me of another conversation I had with her years ago. She was telling me about the time they found out my uncle had juvenile diabetes, I believe when he was in 4th grade. She recounted how one day, from his hospital bed, my uncle asked her, “When am I going to get better, Mom?” and how it broke her heart that the answer was “never”, but how could she say that to a little boy? Oh, and here I am getting teared up…I think I would even if I wasn’t pregnant. πŸ™‚ Anyway, it’s funny where you’re thoughts will lead you at times, and it sure is nice when they lead you out of self-pity and into appreciation for the things you have. Granted, who knows what the future holds, but for now, I’m so grateful for the good health my little family has and that I’m not yet faced with such difficult questions from my sweet children.

Even though my Grandma doesn’t know how to use a mouse, let alone the Internet…I love you! You’re a great mother and I hope you are feeling well soon!


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    Loved your philosophizing. It’s nice to read things that inspire without being didactic. You are a great writer and I’ve been enjoying lurking on your blog for a week or two. I even linked you onto my own (hope that’s ok). Maybe one of these weeks I’ll get my act together and actually post a menu. (I’ve been meaning to).

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    It makes me feel better just to get a cute box of tissues. πŸ™‚ Hope you are feeling better, soon!

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    Jane Maynard

    thanks for your kind words, polliwog…and of course I don’t mind links to the blog! πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see a menu one day…

    I second that, adri – and thanks for the well wishes. πŸ™‚

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    I have a present for you to make your floral box more appealing…maybe I’ll mail it with your cd. πŸ™‚
    Love you!

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