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Day Four- A habit that you wish you didn’t have.

I had to ask Joel to help me out with this one.  Even though I like routine, I don't consider myself habitual, well at least not so much in the past 35 years. 

Joel mentioned my gagging.  Let me tell you about this.  All I have to do is think about mucus leaving the body or being collected to be either spit or swallowed and I can gag.  If I see it actually leave the body, either through nose or mouth, I can gag for a good five minutes.  I am so thankful that Hannah was not a very sick baby or I would have spent her entire infancy gagging. 

This is not some polite gag where there is no sound involved, this a deep full body gag that sounds like I might be throwing up and sometimes I think I might actually throw up while I'm gagging.  My eyes water, I literally cannot stop myself once the snot has been seen.  It's bad.  And it might be nice to not have to gag uncontrollably in front of sick little children.

PS  Joel said that all of my statements about my gag reflex are severely understated.

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  1. I am very sorry, but I'm currently picturing you loudly gagging, which makes me LAUGH. I'm very sorry. :)

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  2. I was going to post something on your blog, but those fat ladies made me gag

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