Friday, November 28, 2008

Food 4 Thought Friday

november 28 2008

What is the most stressful thing for you about the holidays?

When you're speaking of christmas...
I always feel troubled by the way families are pictured on TV and such.
Like one happy, complete, entity.

First of all I miss the people who should be there: those who died: 2 children, my dad, my grandmother. I feel sad for the families of friends who died, because I know they'll miss their beloved ones just as much.

With 4 autistic boys and a father who has a heavy burden with carrying their genes without acknowledging it (so, how did I say that??), I can never fully relax. I have always to try and cheer things up, keep things light, translate feelings and actions of others so that no dramas will follow.

You know, I want to relax in front of an open hearthfire. Feet as close to it as bearable resting on a footstool. Candles all around me. Someone who smiles, embraces me...

Well you get the picture...

I hate christmas!!


What one quality do you admire most in others?

That depends on the person.
But I certainly admire people who are always caring without feeling the need to get something back, just for once.
I know someone who seems to have a neverending quantity of care.
At times I feel empty... I can't help it.

(Well, she has a very loving husband...)

Do you enjoy winter, tolerate it, or detest it?

Winter puts people into their own homes, so the streets look dead and empty.
I don't like that.
I hate those grey days, like today. It's not even half past 3 and I need lights switched on.
And I miss the flowers, the changes in the garden.

But I do love a sniff of fresh air, and I do love snow.

Midnight Snack
Where is your favorite place to shop?

In one of the other towns in our part of the country there's an english shop.
At this time of year it smells after cinnamon and warm spices.
I love to get lost when watching Beatrix Potter things, and handmade fabric snowmen.

Recipe for this Week
(instead of your recipe for life - what is it for just this week?)

Never, ever accept injustice.
And stand up for children who can't stand up for themselves.

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  1. Lovely Post! You have a wonderful writing style :)

  2. I love your writing style too. It makes me really think. Sorry so slow in dropping by! Better late than never though right?

    I can really relate to your feelings of Christmas and how hard it can be. I have really struggled since losing my son three years ago. He passed away on Dec. 2nd. Christmas has not been the same since.


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