Friday, December 27, 2013

A SATISFIED TIRED

"ACT THREE"..........here we are. Almost the New Year, 2014.  I was quite amazed at the presents I received from my guy.  His choices, in many ways, defined many aspects of my life, and his too.  Glitter, compression socks, matching shirts and caps that say "Skipp & Gail's Wine Tasting Services", (cool, huh?), a flag for my scooter, a lighted cover for my Kindle, sparkling bangly hair combs, to name a few.  I was thrilled and overwhelmed.  I cried when I opened the flag and flag holder for my scooter. I never wanted that on my list.  But so be it....

Our Christmas Eve meal was traditional Italian with some add-ons. It was all so delicious and loving and warm and happy.  A few tears but way more laughs.  Christmas brunch was amazing.  Our traditional Jewish buffet with bagels, lox, smoked salmon, cream cheese and potatoe latkas.  Delish!  Later folks relaxed and Skipp and I prepared for Christmas dinner, a spiral glazed ham, broccoli-corn casserole, two quiches, more latkas and home made apple sauce.  As I sat at our table, there were six of us, Skipp and I, Dolan and his girl friend Natalie, my Sister Nancy and her son Ethan - all gathered around a festive table of reds and greens and candles and a bounty of food and blessings.  I felt something I hadn't felt in a long time. A satisfied tired. Let me explain...with MS I feel fatigued which is heavy and all consuming. But on Christmas I felt a glorious tired and was joyfully laden with love and family and good food, wine and blessings and gratitude.  The obvious difference I felt between fatigue and tired thrilled me to my core.

As we move forward in "ACT THREE" we are hopeful and prayerful.  Grateful and optimistic.  We have some valid fears too. Such is life...........A family member is going through the diagnostic process to find the source of some concerning symptoms.  We are all holding on and hanging on together as the journey continues and  questions are answered.  I cannot write about it just yet.  Please send prayers for all good outcomes.  So far, so good!!

My daughter announced that she and her guy are getting married in January.  A small union officiated by a Justice Of The Peace".  They will have a reception in the Fall but don't want to wait any more on getting married.  They seem very much in love.  We are going to have the JP come to a local restaurant and perform the ceremony, just ten people in attendance. We will host the evening, proudly.  A small buffet of hours'deurves and wine.  Skipp will bring his guitar and sing to her, of course.  :-) It will be a simple, loving and elegant event.

"ACT THREE" is a time of simple pleasures and blessings realized every day.  I am thrilled when I  enjoy a glass of wine, and feel loved and am aware of my blessings (like being regular!!) for one,)  :-),   The secret to a happy life regardless of the ACT lies somewhere within those events, ya think?  :-)

With love and hope for us all

9 comments:

Andy said...

So glad you had a lovely Christmas Gail. And so many things that you had and so many things to look forward to.

I'm not sure about the pooping - but the secret to a happy life is certainly there - to be loved, a glass of wine and good food would be my three.

In fact, to BE happy with life is the secret to a happy life, I think.

Looks like 2014 will be a great year for you. Here's hoping ....

Gail said...

HI ANDY - so glad you came by and shared in the joys of the Season with us. I know you so apprciate the blessings of love and life. As far as 'poop' is concerned, let it suffice to say that with MS well, some times things are challenging so I am relieved, (literally) :-) when all goes smoothly, literally, :-). And there you have it.
Love to you my Italian friend
Gail
peace.....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I know the difference between the fatigue....I say I am tired but a good tired when it has been a good day...with family etc.
Yay for your daughter

Tracey said...

Dearest!!! What a lovely post; I feel completely caught up to date now. Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming marriage; she's very smart in keeping it small. Kudos to Skipp for picking just the right things for you; he knows you well. Happy pooping!! Lol. Love, me.

Gail said...

@KIM - so nice to see you. Thanks for the shared thoughts of understanding and happiness for my daughter.
Love Gail
peace.....



@TRACEY - glad you came by and are all caught up. I apprciate your happiness for my daughter and for Skipp's great gifts - and ya, happy pooping for us all, right? LOL
I hope the card I sent u arrived safely,\love Gail
peace.....

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Dearest Gail,

Ever your words, and expressed sentiments bear the threads of love and grace. I felt the warmth, within the visions, your words brought to heart. We have been friends across time and distance for many a year... I have been lovingly touched by all you have chosen to share. May 2014 bring blessings, love, well being and peace to you and yours.

In friendships bond,

Rose Marie

Gail said...

ROSEMARIE - thank you for sharing and for your loving friendship and "knowing" I treasure you with delight and 'spirit'
Love Gail
peace...

Margie said...

Dear Gail
It all sounds perfect.
Your post brought a smile to me and I needed one this morning.

Thanks for visiting (that made me smile too) and many thanks for the prayers, I shall pray for your sister.

Love and hugs
Peace to you, always.
Margie

Gail said...

HI MARGIE - so nice to "see" you here. Feels god. Let's hang on together. Love and [prayers,
Gail
peace...