Oct 24, 2017

MOOSHY FACE ON A TUESDAY

I'm filled with love and mooshiness today for all of you and this thing of ours.

It started with your lovely comments about me and my neurotic tendencies to fret over my stitching, continued with more lovely notes from friends both near and far, and then put me right over the top with the receipt of some surprise gifts of stitchy kindness.

So I tried to explain it to my Jersey Boy, but instead of doing just that, I ended up on the floor on the living room in a big fat puddle of tears over how completely overwhelmed I get by the love and super-human goodness in our community.

(I was on the floor because I had been sitting there sorting through stuff from the underbed box.  Fear not, my friends.  I haven't actually fallen to the floor in over a week and a half!  Progress!)

(He thought I was nuts, looked at the calendar to see if maybe, just maybe it was a "special week" and then listened patiently as I fumbled my way through trying to articulate just how incredibly grateful I feel to be included.)

Friends, Dearies, sisters, brothers...today I celebrate each and every single one of you.  Whether we've met in person, or via email, or through a comment on this here blog, or on Flosstube, or even at the Martin's in the canned pea aisle...today I celebrate you.  I celebrate your humor and kindness and compassion and generosity and talent and wisdom and even your quirks (if, like me, you happen to be afflicted with such).  

(I even celebrate dear demented Betty, who reared her ugly head overnight with a simply awful email about my crappy little apartment, my twisted personality, my fake boyfriend, and my "dead dog".)

(Oh, Betty...how I missed you so.  Thanks for checking in to tell me you still hate my guts.)

(Rock on...Betty.  Rock on.)

Life is beautiful indeed, and I can't believe my luck in getting to live it with you.  Thank you for being the best part of the ride....wooooooohooooooo!

30 comments:

  1. Awe...we love you Coni. It is just that simple. You have the ability to touch our hearts that not many people possess...you will just have to grin and bear the love!!

    xxoo Mj

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  2. Yes we do...ignore the "Bettys" of the world....

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  3. πŸŒΉπŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸ’•..... Coni!

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  4. Praise God, for all good and God bless you, Coni, and 'this here blog'! :D Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn ♥♥♥

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  5. Sometimes, just a short post from you and all is right with the world. You give so much to so many with this blog of yours! We all have a few toxic people like Betty - Do you think she's a guy whose shorts are too tight?? Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Big Amen to blueladie! The Jersey Boy suspecting your tears were a sign of a "special week" . . . that will have me cracking up all day :) Standing ovation for you doing one of the hardest things in life to do, not getting derailed by one person's undeservedly cruel/untrue words.

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  7. See? Even deprived Betty can no longer get to you... you
    are more than on your way... Surround yourself in the love
    and look to the future with hope and confidence.

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  8. Yes, choose joy! Happiness is a choice, and you've mastered the choosing part. Even perhaps a PhD.

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  9. Yes, always choose joy and happiness. The alternative is not to be considered. Too bad "Betty" or whoever he might be, chose the alternative.

    I hope you enjoyed your Jamie and Claire fix the other night. I simply love their story and will be happy when book 9 makes an appearance!

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  10. I love your attitude towards Betty!

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  11. Ah, we love you too! You bring daily smiles to our face, tears to our eyes and overwhelming love to our hearts. Life is Goooooood! Hey, how did you do in the exhibition?

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    1. Theresa, I looked online at the Jewish Federation of St Joseph County and it looks like it is being held on November 5.

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  12. You are the girl, Coni, that we all know and love! 'hough said <3...and that jersey boy sounds like a keeper! Hugs

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  13. You do realize you do the same for us, right!?!?

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  14. You give us the gift of honesty, love, humor & reality each time you post! Love you, sweet lady & thank you for sharing your life with all of us!!

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  15. Is there really a Betty? Whose day is not complete unless she sends you nasty emails? She really needs to get a life. And a grip. Because we love you and enjoy you and your blog posts and all the foibles that make up your crazy life. In a good way.

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  16. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•Thank you, Coni...for making my happy life complete!

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  17. You bring light into our lives too Coni. Celebrating you!

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  18. I've told so many people to read your blog! You make me laugh!!

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  19. Hi Coni!

    I've been reading your blog now for a few weeks, and am following your progress after your op and how the cross stitching is keeping you going. You stitch so beautifully, and the finished projects are always wonderful.

    Please keep up the great work, and let us know about your exhibition piece!

    All best wishes

    Hazel x (Sunderland, north-east England)

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  20. We all love you Coni!
    And wish the best for you and your Jersey Boy.
    Betty needs a hobby, or maybe crawl back under her rock.
    Marilyn

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  21. Perhaps Betty is having a permanent "special week".
    Since I happened upon your blog, I have fallen in love with you! You have made me smile many times and I have also wanted to be there with you to offer a hug.
    I always want the best for you!

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    1. Claudia, that's funny. The "special week" thingy. You truly made me laugh out loud.

      Mindy

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  22. Betty is a boob. So there.

    Mindy

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  23. I love how you handle Betty. Everyone should take a page from your book and treat mean people just like you do :)

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  24. Well...Bless the Betty's of the world. They make the rest of us realize we have a pretty wonderful life. Have you had a chance to play in the cube room yet? I'm curious what you'll put in your fall stitchy basket (or move right on into winter?!? kinda what I think I might as well do )

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  25. I'm always gobsmacked by the Betty's of this world. How sad it must be to be living in that skin! You keep rocking on, Coni!

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  26. I am glad someone appreciates me. LOL!

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