Jan 24, 2020


Holey Schmoley, I am exhausted today, Dearies.

It all started with a text from a friend asking me to dinner, and it ended with my arrival home after a long happy visit to gifts from even more friends.

I promise you, I will never understand how I got to be so completely blessed in this department. If there was such a thing as The Worst Possible Person In The World To Be Friends With award I would win it every year. I suck at it. Always have, and probably always will. But, in an demonstration of Supreme Irony, somebody keeps putting the most amazing friends in my path. Ever.

Maybe Somebody is trying to teach me that no matter how unlovable, there are always going to be people to ignore the worst parts of you and who will put up with your foolishness and who will love you no matter what.

I. Am. Humbled.

The Cottage Care is spiffing and scrubbing as I sit here with Buzzy doing my thing. You'll be happy to know that I resisted the urge to run the vacuum this morning and dust the mini blinds before their arrival. (I know...calm down, Nutball.)

The weekend is upon us and I am going to stitch my eyeballs out or there will be a massive giving-away come Monday. I think it has been weeks since I've had any substantial time with needle and thread in hand, and that's just way too dangerous for me.

I hope that you put your lovely heads on your pillows each night knowing how much you are appreciated and loved. On the darkest days, please remember that somewhere in the world there is a portly spinster thanking God that you're you.

Do something fun and come tell me all about it!


  1. Coni You need to write a book on your life and the way that you tell your day to day life. It's awesome. I bet your the best friend a person could have. Hugs and prayers alway for you.

  2. I am in total agreement with quilt lady!! I love reading your blog. Your heart is so big, and you show your love of your friends thru your writing. I believe we are all the same. Some send cards, some call or email, some write. Thank you for always being there and caring for us. We are here for you!!

  3. YOU...ARE...NOT...UNLOVABLE. But it is so good to feel loved.

  4. Coin, take a poll sometime and I bet many of your followers feel the same way about friendship and count themselves lucky to call you friend. Even if it might only be elctronically.

  5. Proper friends stand by until you feel you are ready. I am sure they have often thought about you. In return you have made them happy by reconnecting. The world is looking much better for you now.
    Here (yesterday) we went out for lunch. A really nice pub with proper food - in that I mean vegetables of all sorts with your choice of dinner. I chose parsnips and swede - they had a long list that you could choose from. We are getting to know places so that we can either avoid or take our visitors when they stay. Not only that I almost (voice still squeaky) had a singalong with some 1970's music in the background - brought me back to school days! Another one on the tick side of the list. xx

  6. Coni, it sounded like a lovely outing with your friend. Every time you write 'Holey Schmoley', it reminds of the movie "Grumpy Old Men". Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Coni, most of the time I read about your shenanigans and agree with your conclusion, but this time I have to speak up and say you are wrong about being The Worst Possible Person in the World to Be Friends With. That would be me. Seriously. I have a supremely interesting mind, but not too many people know it because, outwardly, I'm pretty uninteresting. I just don't really like to do the things that other people do. So, I spend a lot of time by myself. But that's ok, as they say, "I'm in my own little world, but they know me there." I actually do have friends that will ask me if I want to do (fill in the blank), but usually I say no because I have to wash my hair, change my fishes tank water, get more rest, etc. So, there you go. You get the second place runner up award. :)

  8. I very much doubt you would ever win a "worst of" award in any department :)

  9. "Worst Person...", etc. -- What in the world are you talking about? If you're the worst, I'm the worster. How could you be that bad when so many look forward to your posts? There are many facets to friendship. None of us is ever "good enough." You'll do!