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About gifts…

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 30

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1.I have a hard time finding a gift for the person whose name I draw for the gift exchange at work.

thinking-cat-1520277_6402.I have no problem finding a gift for the person whose name I didn’t draw for the gift exchange at work.

sibring3.One of the best gifts I ever gave was the “mother’s ring” I gave to my mother. It has the birthstones of my brothers and me. There is a diamond, a topaz, and an aquamarine.She was so excited! I have the ring now and call it my sibling ring.

4.One of the best gifts I ever received was my cat, Dolly. She was given to me by a friend of my brother and came at a time when I needed another heartbeat living with me. She was six weeks old when she came to me and nineteen years when she left. She was the perfect Diva.

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23 thoughts on “About gifts…

  1. As always, I enjoy your answers and your stories. I love the ring story. That is very special. Dolly is a special memory, too. We never forget our critters, and some are just extra-special for a variety of reasons. Hugs.

  2. I always find gift exchanges at work awkward, some try so hard and some put no effort into it at all. The mother’s ring/siblings ring was a precious gift indeed! Sweet Dolly obviously thrived on your love. It seems they often come to us just when we most need them, and I don’t think that’s by accident. Our Father loves us that much!

    1. Workplace gift exchanges can be tricky. I am not sure why we do them. I am not crazy about workplace parties either. Most years I don’t go. Dolly was a joy. She helped me through some tough times! Definitely a gift from above.

    1. Dolly was a beauty. She was so little she didn’t even weigh a pound when I got her. Her first visit to the vet she was 14 1/2 ounces. Never weighed more than six pounds. The ring is precious to me. It wasn’t terribly expensive although as a 17-year-old I thought it was! I wear it quite often.

      1. That rings value is measured in something way better than money…a daughter’s love for her mama and the mama’s love in return. You can’t beat that. 🙂

        Wow, Dolly was tiny. Our Gus was a tiny little thing that could fit in the palm of my hand when we first got him. We almost lost him that first night and he ended up spending it in the hospital. The vet told us he’d never get over 20 pounds. When we lost him, that boy was nearly 80 pounds of love and loyalty!
        Have a blessed week. 🙂

          1. Oh no. He was a dog. I just mentioned him because he was really tiny starting out, too. He was a mix of breeds. You can see a picture of adult Gus here on David’s blog: A Bride and Her Cats . He’s the brown one.

            There is also a picture of Gus as a puppy on my PS Annie! blog here: D is for Dogs.

            We’ve had a whole lot more kitties over the years than dogs. The kitties have always thought of our house as the Kool-Aid house. This is where the party is, I guess. haha

            Have a blessed week!

          2. No, he was a sweetheart of a dog. I sent you two links to posts with his picture in them, but my comment must have gone to spam since it never showed up here. That happens a lot when I share links to non-WordPress blog posts. One shows him as a puppy, with a wayyyy younger me. The other one shows him with another dog we took care of and our cat at the time. Have a great day!

  3. I never know what to get people either. Yay for that wonderful present of Dolly! I like the snow on your blog. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

    1. I start thinking about what to give in the summer. Not all the time but usually by September I have a plan. This year I was way behind but once I had the plan It got done. The weekend was lovely here even with the rain today. Hope your’s was too.

    1. You can ask! I have a couple of friends that asked it of me and it is fine. We are still good friends who enjoy each other’s company and that’s more than gift enough.

    1. It is a challenge. I have gotten pretty good at simplifying the whole thing. The main way to do that is to not spend much money. It’s the thought that counts you know.

    1. I agree but I think a lot of folks would not. They see pets as just animals who live in the house. I see them as family and easier to get along with.

  4. I can relate to your gift dilemmas. I also have the perfect gift idea for someone I don’t buy for! My favorite person to buy a gift for is…..ME! A furry friend at the right time is the best gift. I got one after my Dad died (I was 11) and my love of cats was born.

    1. I never have a problem finding gifts for me! Shopping is 1 for them and 2 for me! Dolly was a wonderful cat I still miss her. Bet the cat you were given helped you grieve and find joy again.

      1. Yes she was wonderful but back in those days (it was the late 50s), cats were indoor/outdoor and no one got them spayed. Sadly she only lasted 2 years but I did have a succession of cats. When I started working I got one cat spayed and she lived 14 years (still indoor/outdoor). These days my cats live indoors with a screened porch at their disposal. So much easier and way less worry. However my first sweet girl was a calico and I have a sweet spot for calicos. BTW there is a rule that for every gift you buy for someone else you must buy 2 for yourself. So glad that you know about it!

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