Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gone 'round the Bend


I need to see Zoltar about some feathers for my hat, otherwise I am ready for the holidays.

Sometimes I ask myself, What would Scarlett do?

What would Scarlett do, confronted with a daughter with conjunctivitis, and projectile pus?

What would Scarlett say about hitching up the buggy for a late night ER visit?

If Scarlett were here, would she fret about a broken oven, or would she dine on take-out pizzas?

Well, fiddle-dee-dee! My Tara may look like the last thing standing after Sherman's march, I may be a bit frayed around the edges too, but my Rhett is here, hanging some drapes, and the roof only leaks a little bit, the children are home, and we have five more days to prepare and anticipate and... and what I cannot fix today, I will think about tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.

10 comments:

  1. Do I see a motorhome outside your door - are you ready to escape??? As I think Maria has told you "Take a deep breath and relax" ... you can only take care of one thing at a time!

    Bless your heart. Sometimes I'm not sure how you cope, but you do it wonderfully!

    Many hugs to you,
    Yvette

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  2. I love it! In our house, I'm the one with conjunctivitis, and a bacterial sinus infection... I hope sweet Maria feels better soon! Love the curtains!

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  3. Never give up; never surrender - to quote someone who knows all about these sorts of things. Tomorrow will be better.
    Axxxx

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  4. Fiddle-dee-dee indeed! You are a marvel, Natalie.

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  5. Poor Maria. Poor Natalie. I think you have exactly the right attitude about the take-out pizza, because that's what it was invented for. Some things we should worry about (projectile what?!) and some things we shouldn't. I hope Maria's feeling better soon!

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  6. Oh, you silly girl! As soon as I saw that picture I thought, "Why, I just saw it in a window and I had to have it." LOL That was my favorite episode from The Carol Burnett Show! Miss Starlett, indeed!

    I'm just catching up after a grueling two weeks of taking care of my daughter (after surgery on both feet) and her whole family. And, of course, their furnace went out 2 days after the surgery and they had to live with us for a week. I hardly sat down the whole time!

    What's this about the little chica having pinkeye? That's no fun. I hope she's better soon.

    I really don't feel prepared for Christmas! I have all the shopping done, but I just don't feel ready. I've got 5 flannel pillowcases to make for the grands, along with fleece throws. I'll have to set aside one whole day just for those! Where's the fairy dust when you need it?

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  7. Oh dear, my grandson has conjuctivitis too, not much fun. I do love all your references to that wonderful film. And yes, tomorrow s indeed another day !!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas from a snowbound Scotland.

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  8. Well, Scarlet... or Natalie, tomorrow is another day -- maybe not a lot better, but different. Hoping all the craziness settles down in time for a peaceful Christmas.

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  9. Your curtain photo CRACKS. ME. UP!!

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  10. The Carol Burnett episode when she tells Rhett: "Why, I just saw it in a window and I had to have it..." Susan knows it! It's one of Geoff's favorites. He set up this shot, and I stood there trying to keep a straight face, while he draped my gown!
    Maria is well, our Tara has not washed away in this rain, so I think we are in pretty good shape. Thank you all for sharing a laugh with us, and appreciating Scarlett's *never give up, never surrender* resilience.
    And if there are obstacles to your merriment, I hope they are gone with the wind, as soon as possible!

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