MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Touched by Kindness

I fall into that boring category of rough on the outside, soft as spring kitten on the inside. Not that I would ever admit to such a ridiculous reality. And although I'm pretty sure said kitten has seen most romantic movies on the market and, dear Lord, knows Love Actually pretty much by heart, I'm actually not the kind of guy who finds it easy to say "I love you." But all that is about to change. It's nearly Christmas for crying out loud. One has to be brave, especially when one is so touched by kindness.

When I started out my digital rambling in 2010, I would've never guessed I was soon to meet such kind and open-minded people as yourselves. I wasn't one to bear my heart, you know, and except for the odd slip here and there, I'd try to impress you with my jokes — sometimes successfully, too. Then I got seriously ill and everything changed, which I won't go into for the umpteenth time plus one. As a result, the tone of my posts changed to echo my inner me a bit more, and I noticed a side of you all that somehow I'd been blind to before: you cared. Now, how could that be? Most of you all I hadn't even met in person. Maybe my being ill was affecting my sense of judgment. Maybe.

Well, it didn't take long to realize my sense of judgment was doing just fine, no need for it to be put in a box and buried eight feet down in the garden. Yet. Well, here goes nothing: I love you for caring, for taking the time to read my stuff. And when I say I love you there's no need for you to rush to the nearest rest room to, you know, rest — or vomit. My brand of love covers an impressive array of affection. It varies from a brutal pat on the back to a kick in the nuts, a long and sloppy kiss or a very special hug that will keep you blushing all night. You take your pick. Remember, I'm not very good at it. Yet. I am, incidentally, also using you to practice saying the L-word, and shamelessly at that. You may have noticed.

Friends, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas. May it not be about stuffing yourselves but about, well, love.

So, how did I do? 

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"I feel it in in my fingers..." (Click and sing along!)


51 comments:

  1. Did grand at your sea, but you can't kick the balls of me. The cat has been snip snip. Nothing there to kick, but I'll still give lip. Now Pat cringed at all four, with his bad back no go on every tour. You can just nod from the other side of the room, no germs to give his ocd doom lmao I can say it too, I love movies at my zoo. See, I said it was ease. Damn, that was a breeze. I don't love remakes though. Reboots and prequels I don't love either at my show. Wow, used it three whole times. I may even make talking mimes. What? That is not what you meant? Did your love turn to attitude and you want me to get bent? haha

    Hope a merry christmas is had there at your pad and we know all too well the health crap can be some kind of hell.

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    1. How you love it, Pat!
      I know how you feel!
      Looking down at
      those with regretful squeals

      When you got them beat
      They trying hard
      But you tighten the heat
      And savoring great laughs!

      Hank

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    2. Pat Hatt the Kitty Cat on the mat
      What do you think about that:
      He's numero uno at my shore
      Coming back for more
      Saying hello to his friend Hank
      The One and Only Poetry Tank
      Snip Snip Cat cringing at all four
      Didn't say all fours at his door
      What no sloppy kiss or a Christmas pat?
      What do you think about that?
      Maybe you chose wisely this time
      Showing off your skilful rhyme
      Okay, here's a X-mas nod just for you
      Meanwhile I go looking for my shoe
      Have some fun today
      At your Kitty Cat bay
      Turn that meow into a roar
      At your Kitty Cat shore

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  2. Dear Blue Guy,

    I think you did an excellent job with your words and you know I love you too! I know about illness as I have walked that walk and I am not afraid to tell people I love them as no one is promised tomorrow. You don't need to actually meet a person to know a person. Love is something beautiful that if felt with a true heart. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas..

    xxx
    True..

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    1. Why, thank you. A bit of love coming my way today. That's so true: no one is promised tomorrow.

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  3. You did quite well, my friend. Thanks for your kind words, and for finding my blog this year and allowing me the chance to get to know you a little better. You mentioned what I've always loved about the blogosphere: The mutual care and support of the community here. It doesn't matter that we have never (and more than likely will never), meet in person. We know who we are, and we share that with each other here.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope it's Blue in all the best possible ways. :)

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    1. Thumbs up for Mister Blue? Thank you very much. Have we only known each other for one year? Feels like it's been years already... In a good way, of course.

      Thanks, Candice, but tell me... what've you got in store for you and your family today? I bet it's gonna be a fun day :))

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    2. It's been a good day, and it's not over yet! We finally got the snow we've been waiting for all month. Talk about just barely in time for a white Christmas!

      The Chidders have had a great day. They have been spoiled rotten by their grandparents, parents, and their great aunt. Ty and I are tired, but enjoying the day at my parents' house with them, and my siblings. We'll be having dinner in a couple of hours. Ty is sick, though. He caught something pretty nasty at work, and is struggling his way through the day like a brave little soldier. Here's hoping he'll be well again soon, so he can enjoy his few days off!

      How about you? Any special plans?

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    3. Special plans? No, nothing out of the ordinary - well, not this year at least. Hey Ty, get well soon. Don't be ill when you've got a couple of days off.

      A white Christmas... how about that :)

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  4. You know, that's what I discovered when I began blogging. People cared. They were willing to give of themselves without expecting anything in return. And I've tried to do the same.
    It's all about connecting.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Blue!

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    1. And you've been blogging for a long, long time. Yeah, people care... not all of them, but a whole lot do. Can't be friends with everyone, right?

      Thank you for stopping by on a regular basis, Alex, and have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. That's what I call excellent news. We've known each other for quite a while, now haven't we? I remember it somehow all started out with my commenting on your Armani shades. No? Well, my memory is kinda shaky, as is my vision.

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    2. can't recall, Armani shades went to dumpster last week after falling apart. I only remember thinking you was a girl for a very very long time :)

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    3. A girl... Are you calling this cowboy a chick? Shocking.

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  6. 'Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it come the issues of life.'
    (Funny video) I love you too, Mr. G.

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    1. Thanks, Dixie. We go way back too, don't we? More love coming my way... on Christmas Day!

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    2. My kitchen smells wonderful with apple and pineapple pies, and a yummy macaroni and cheese casserole. The Christmas tree lights glow onto the driveway. In my tiny Christmas village, a replica of Blue (one painted wooden bead with little wire arms and legs) stands, directing the train station arrivals. He is smiling(smile). Everyone knows him and smiles back... except for the penguins who are hanging out with Dezzy(lol). Making merry!

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    3. you may take the penguins over the holidays... they've eaten all the sardines in the storage and will start eating my chairs and pillows....

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    4. Oh goodness - nasty rats! I'll have the jet take them to Madagascar! So where would you like to be in the village? Bakery, Inn, Toy store, The Hall, the Train Station, Candy Store, The Library? (The church broke) (smile).

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    5. He's directing the arrivals and smiling at the same time? Sounds... just like me. :) But what am I saying to the arrivals?

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    6. Dezzy - Bakery - of course, I should have known.;)

      Blue: You say, "Welcome one and all to Dixie Snow Village." (You know everything about the village events and the Inn, the mountain chalet rentals with skiing, and cable car. You schedule and direct the old red line train, the newer white line train, and the ultra modern crystal train.) You're brilliant, really, because you have all answers.)

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    7. YESSSSSSS! I am he who has ALL the answers! Need a cable car? I'll tell you where to find one... the best one money can but HAHA! Want a new pair of blue skis? Second shop on the right! You're right you're rrrrright I'm BRILLIANT!

      I may also have had one glass of... milk... too many. ;)

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    8. Ironically - the blue skis are found in the second shop on the right...
      BRILLIANT!!!!

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    9. Now all you need to do is push me down that hill. No, I can't ski but I'm a quick learner.

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  7. As the colloquialism goes, "Ya done good." I'll take the pat on the back. It's a guy thing.

    Hope your holidays are great!

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    1. I think that's the best choice today, Mr. Silver Fox. I would've asked my beautiful secretary to take care of business if you'd somehow decided to choose the sloppy kiss. ;)

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  8. Merry, merry Christmas my dear grumpy blue to you and Angie, love you soooo much dear!!!!

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    1. I'm blushing now. How long have we known each other, Gloria Dear? Do you remember?

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    2. About 3 years I think but is like I know you always :)

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    3. Three years only? Yes, it feels like much, much longer :)

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    1. Ain't nothing like Kitty Cat hugs! Thank you very much. Maybe one more? ;)

      Have fun today.

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  10. Such a candid revelation
    You touched the softer you
    Can feel the elation
    Thanks and hearing you Blue!

    Wishing you Merry Christmas
    And happy holidays here
    Looking forward to lots of goodness
    In the ensuing year!

    Hank

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    1. A candid revelation
      At your blue friend's station
      How's life, Hank, is it fun?
      Do you need a bit more sun?
      Wishing you all the best
      From coast to coast
      From east to west!

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    1. There he is.... the one and only Adam.
      Thanks. Have fun today :)

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  12. I'm just swinging by to wish you and yours and very Merry Christmas.

    No water, no life. No blue, no green.

    In my thoughts, Blue.

    Big festive *hug* from Down Under and Off to the Side xoxo

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    1. Did you say swinging? Oh you mean from treetop to tree top? I see.... No blue, no green... good point. Some of you are so smart. Yes, that includes you, Wendy. I love that big festive hug... What exactly constitutes a festive hug? Tell me. The Dazzling Dezzmeister will be so jealous... green, yes.:D

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  13. Don't worry. I think I had you pegged right from the beginning. It's difficult to really fool an old broad as they've seen/heard it all. I liked what I saw from the beginning. Happy holidays to you and the gorgeous Angie. I'm looking forward to spring and seeing your yellow coreopsis apprear. What am I saying when we are only a week into winter but it's always inspiring to look forward to something. Take care, my friend and we will always love one another.

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    1. Spring is my favorite season, Manzanita. I'm looking forward to against my better judgment. I mean... it's only December. Happy holidays and have heaploads of fun. :)

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  14. Merry Christmas Blue. Niiiiceee Kitty!!!!!

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  15. I love you, too! I know it's amazing how you can have such affection for people whom you've never met, but I've accepted that no matter what others think, it's a reality!

    And I will pick the 'special hug' ha ha :)

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  16. Love you too, sexy pants ;) Now...about French kisses, they're very good for pinkies....

    Love is the only thing. That is all.

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    1. Okay, now I'm blushing even more. And I love it.

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  17. I didn't know you were sick. :( I do agree, bloggers are a compassionate lot, and like you, I appreciate that too.

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    1. Been sick since 2011. But I'm still alive :) Yes, our friends may not be here to give us a pat on the back but they are there and most of my readers really care.

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