Friday, December 22, 2006

Friday 55 & Da Count

FRIDAY 55ish
I am uninspired today. I have too much to finish before we start the annual rounds of visiting and before my in-laws descend upon us. House is mostly painted, presents wrapped, cards sent. Alas, no baking yet so I need to get started. I need a backhoe so the kids can clean their rooms.


DA COUNT
This week I want to count being understood. We all go through that awkward teenage phase where we feel like no one understands us. Some of us will give up part of who we are just to feel accepted and understood. Sometimes that tendency lasts into adulthood, with our partners or families. There is a difference between being encouraged to grow as a human being and being told an basic component of personality is unacceptible. Some of us are lucky enough to receive acceptance no matter who we are. Some are not so blessed. Sometimes the people you'd most expect to be understood by are the least likely to 'get' you, likewise, understanding and acceptance can come from surprising sources.
I'm very thankful for the people who understand me and don't find my foibles to be a deal breaker, who celebrate my quirks, who feel my pains with me, who don't dash my dreams, who lift me up when I need it, and for whom I can do all those things as well.


ETC...
May I just say, 'Moose rocks!' This chick 'gets' me and she just gave me the coolest gift demonstrating that! I just want to say thanks, girl. Moose, I wish you all the strength, wisdom, and energy you need for the difficult things in your life. I wish you peace, love, and joy just because. So you gonna take turns with me testing that set-up you gave me? Come on, you know you want to!

Thanks also to Blackgirl who gave me a pretty darn fine HNT gift as well! I think it will be just perfect for that apres-zipline relaxation!



I'll try to post something on Sunday or so, but in case I miss doing it (and since I expect my posting to be sporadic or non-existant while the inlaws are here next week) I wish each one of you the very Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year!

26 comments:

KFarmer said...

Being understood by even one person is such a blessing. Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday :)

Logophile said...

Busy busy busy, innit fun!?
Being understood is a HUGE thing to count, good one, Lime.
Makes all the difference in the world.

snavy said...

I baked about 100 cookies last night -- I thought about you while doing so.

Great Da Count - I love all of the ones you write.

Anonymous said...

I have discovered that white whine gives you insperation but buggers up the understanding part. As far as quirks go. I've got a box of them. If I could find a gun, I'd fix them little buggers. Dunno about etts, so I'll just shut up.

Merry merry Christmas and all the good things that go with it to you and family.

lecram sinun said...

Lime, as it would be said in Kristang... Bong Natal!

Breazy said...

Lime I feel blessed to know you . Each time I come over here to read a post I always get a blessing from it . I love your sense of humor , your understanding heart and I thank you for all the encouragement you have sent my way this year . With lots of love and blessings! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years !

Seamus said...

Poignant Count today - well done!

Merry Christmas Michelle, to you and all the Limes! :)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Michelle...Galen

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would "get" me. Alas no has up until now. I got the cookie trays so no more cookie disasters bwahahahahahaha!

AndyT13 said...

Hoy! Have a lovely weekend, eh?

Anonymous said...

Lime, Merry Christmas and much happiness for the New Year to you and your family!

RennyBA said...

Regarding DA COUNT: you can do all this things as long as you are you and stay the way you are!

From all of me to all of you: Happy Holiday season:-)

Blither said...

Backhoe.. rotflmao!

I was just thinking about which childs room would probably be the cleanest so I could hid and wrap presents today.

Ooo.. funny!

Fred said...

Merry Christmas to the Lime family. I hope you guys all have fun!

Nancy Drew said...

Limey you are beautiful and loved this post--understand where you are coming from (literally too!). Even one person in your life who 'gets' you can be a blessing. I'm very glad that you have more than one!

Here is hoping that you continue to grow and heal in 2007 (no more ziplines, K? at least for a long long time) and that you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Well, hey I know you will, but there the wish is, formally.

LOL on the backhoe!!!

((((((((hugs))))))))) from your pal, ND

Anonymous said...

Have a Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Top cat said...

Just stopped by to wish you and your entire lime family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Hugs
Tc

barefoot_mistress said...

Happy Holidays Lime!
Good luck with the MIL! :P

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Happy Hanukkah and all other good holidays too!

Tommy said...

Merry Christmas Lime. It's been wonderful getting to know you and I hope the holiday is everything you wish it to be. Peace sugar. MWAH!
TG

Andre said...

Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

Lime, a very Merry Christmas to you as well! Hugs and kisses, Dan

Top cat said...

Happy day after lime.
Thank you for all your kind, sweet comments during the holidays.

Are you ready for a soyburger yet?lol
tc

ShyRocket said...

Dropped by to wish you Joy, Grace & Love this holiday season and in 2007.

Peace be with you,

Shy

Anonymous said...

I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday!! (-:

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm a bit behind...I've been in never never land (aka western SD) since Friday and am just catching up on blogs. Damn straight I want to come ride that zip line :) Merry Christmas, Lime!