GBE 2

Sunday, May 22, 2011

GBE-2 Expectations

  This is my entry in the GBE-2 sponsored by my friend "The Word Nerd". Each week she posts a one word topic and those of us that want to write a blog on what the subject means to us!

  This weeks topic is "Expectations"!

  If you have seen my profile you know that I'm a pretty old single man that lives with his daughter and grandchildren. I really don't think I have a lot of "Expectations". At least none that are unreasonable.

  Life has presented me with many wonders as well as a few tribulations so I have learned to just roll with what ever comes my way. Good, Bad or whatever is thrown my way has to be dealt with, so I do!

  I no longer have a career to worry about.

  My kids are raised so parenting duties are over.

  I don't gamble at casinos anymore, with all those "Expectations".

  However, I do have the "Expectation" of being read in this new GBE-2

  I hope you enjoyed my thoughts and come back to read again.

  If you like writing, I recommend this group. Many are good friends and all are writers.

  Thank you for stopping by! 

50 comments:

  1. Here I am to fulfill your expectations, Pop! I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

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  2. Well done, Gary! I'm kind of the same way as I just take things as they come day by day. I used to have tons of expectations and goals and that more harm than good for me.

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  3. I'm helping to fulfill your expectations!! *waves hello* I've always enjoyed reading your blogs and that's sure to continue :)

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  4. Nice to meet you! Great beginning entry, too.

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  5. I think I get disappointed when I have expectations, so I try not to expect too much. Great post :) Jenn

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  6. Short and to the post--quite perfectly stated too!

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  7. I'll always read you, Gary! You can expect a visit every week. :O)

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  8. DWV, thanks for stopping! You know Pops loves hearing from you!

    Hi Stephtee! You are always welcome here!

    Nice meeting you too Kristen! Thank you.

    Thank you Jenn, for stopping and for your kind words.

    Marian, thanks. It's pretty short because "life" has been interfering with my 'puter time!

    And I always look forward to my favorite "Word Nerd"!

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  9. You knew I'd be here Pops! You can count on that expectation for real ( smile) I'm so glad this has started again. I wanted to bring it back but knew I did not have the time to manage it successfully. I know beyond a shadow of doubt that Beth will do a fantastic job!

    Big Hugs!

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  10. I expect to have a great time reading your blogs gawwysmiff ;P

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  11. C&C, great seeing you here. Thanks for stopping, and I agree, Bethie Rocks!!!

    ML, you know Pops is glad to see your smiling face!!

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  12. Hi Gary, your expectations were met, nice first blog so glad to have the chance to read your stuff again.

    Hugs ;)
    Jul

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  13. And I'm very happy to have you stop by. Thanks Jul!!

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  14. These are good expectations to have.

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  15. Thanks for stopping by Diana!

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  16. I too am sort of retired and a grandparent, unfortunately they're far away in another state. I can truly identify with your thoughts, I'm sure mine will be somewhat the same. Good to meet you.

    Pam
    A Pirate Looks Past Sixty

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  17. Pam, it is nice meeting you too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I expect to be back to experience more of your talk (type!) :)

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  19. Enjoyed reading your post!!

    Kathy
    http://www.thetruckerswife.com/

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  20. I’ll help fulfill your expectations too. Nice to meet you through the GBE 2.
    Hearts in Fur Coats

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  21. Kathy and Langley, Thanks for stopping by and spending time here!

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  22. Pops, yours was the first one I read. I've been writing mine in my head for two days now. I expect to have it down for all to see in the next day or so ; )
    So happy to be reading you again *UMAH*

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  23. Nice to meet you Gary. Glad to be a part of the GBE2 challenge

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  24. Thanks Christine! All us plants need Bumble Bees to grow!!

    Nice meeting you too KBalbify. Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Pretty happy that I met someone's expectations today just by reading your blog. Made me smile!

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  26. Writing and having you wonderful people read my words makes me smile. Thank you Justonevoice!

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  27. I too live with one of my children, along with her husband and a couple of my grandchildren. Unlike you, though, I still have lots of expectations. Would love to feel as peaceful as you seem to be. Happy to have been part of your only expectations.

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  28. What a sweet blog, Gary! I'll bet your grandkids just love having you so near. Take care!

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  29. The nice thing about being in your situation Gary is that you ought to have time to make your own expectations. Time to find a new hobby, to write a book maybe, who knows.

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  30. Haha - sounds like a reasonable expectation! Look forward to your next post.

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  31. Theresa, Beachlover, Tony,as well as Alana, thank you for your very kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read my blog! Hope to see you again next week!

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  32. Pops, You so under-estimate your expectations... How about your grandkids? And how about your neighborhood bonfire? And now you have US back to harass you with every GBE? (This is going to be FUN!) Love you, Ma---

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  33. Hi! I just like "Sailor Talk," and it's good to roll!

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  34. what a sweetie you are!!!!!! ((hugs)) so great to meet you! <3 DocHoneyDew

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  35. Ma, you know Pops loves you and Larry. I look forward to any "harassment" from this wonderful group of old/new friends.

    Christy, I love ladies that like "Sailor Talk"

    Doc, we met a looooong time ago on MySpace in the Alicia version of The GBE. Thanks for stopping.

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  36. Well said! Enjoyed your blog post. :)

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  37. Thanks for stopping by Audren.

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  38. Great post, Gary! I think it's true that as we get older we learn to lower our expectations and learn to be grateful for what we have.

    I'm enjoying the blogging challenge too and everyone is so friendly and supportive.

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  39. Nice to meet you and very nice write! :)

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  40. catchats, thanks for stopping by.

    Nicole, nice meeting you too and thanks!!

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  41. You have won an Award from Beth to me to you.
    Go to: http://apiratelookspastsixty.blogspot.com/2011/05/versatile-blogger-seriously.html

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  42. It sounds like you have a perfect balance. :-)

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  43. Soooo... you're saying you expect that you are a "go with the flow" type of guy? =)

    hi! ~chickee

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  44. Dude, love that you think you have no real expectations! You expect a lot, I think. You know that your harem is following you and you expect us all to say, "Hey" after we read your offering. See? Secretly, I think your expectations include all the love we send you, too. You are just a top-notch man, communicator and friend. Love your brain!

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  45. I will be reading you...
    Great thoughts!

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  46. Great reading, Gary! hugs and love!

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