What Day is it Anyway? #WDIIA 3/23/20

Let’s stay connected.

Hope you are faring well considering.

Us? We go into shelter in place orders tonight at midnight.


I was doing that already but something about the ORDER from our mayor makes this REAL.  You know as opposed to fake.  Ugh.  Somebody stop me.

That is all for now in this moment.

As always, more to come.

What Day is it Anyway? #WDIIA 3/22/20

Let’s keep in touch.

J-Dub’s log, star date March 22, 2020 about 3:55 pm CST.  Yesterday and today I took time for self care.  Selfishly I know considering there are degrees of this thing and us?  Well, we are #blessedbeyondmeasure.  Not sure how we lucked out but glad we did. And truth be told, I am feeling guilty.  Like I should learn to drive a big rig.  Or something. Don’t laugh.  Okay laugh because that would be funny.  “East bound and down loaded up and truckin we’re gonna do what they say can’t be done we’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there …”

I slept in until 8:30 as part of my self care.  Waffles were waiting for me and hot coffee.  B takes good care of us.  Not just because of  shelter in place but because he is the head chef and I am the resident bottle washer.  Thankfully this time together has not changed our dynamic.

I have heard from others that in no time at all, they are questioning things.   Imagine being trapped with someone you come to realize you cannot stand?  And on the other side, I have a dear friend who told me she has never been more painfully aware that she lives alone.  Going to work was an outlet for her and now she is cut off as her firm is all working from home.  I don’t understand completely what she does but she researches without much need to collaborate.  We have facetimed more in the last three days than the entire time I have known her.

Last night I had a weird dream too but I remember it.  A high school friend’s grand daughter was crying because her parents were fighting in another room.  I was with her in the living room … just us but we could hear them screaming.  I went to hug her but she bristled as I did.  I was sure it was due to COVID-19.  I stopped hugging her while saying calmly “we’ll all be okay” And she replied “We will! Do you know why?  Because God will protect us”. Then I woke up.

As always, more to come.


#SLS for 3/22/20 ~ “Promises, Promises”

Jim prompts us with vow/oath/promise. I picked “Promises, Promises” because it’s from the 80s. Classic by one or two hit wonder Naked Eyes. New Wave was a thing for a while. Duh, Jill. They know that. More at the Wiki.

“Promises, Promises” Writers Peter Byrne and Rob Fisher

Never had a doubt in the beginning
Never a doubt
Trusted you true in the beginning
I loved you right through

Arm in arm we laughed like kids
At all the silly things we did

You made me promises, promises
Knowing I’d believe
Promises, promises
You knew you’d never keep

Second time around, I’m still believing
The words that you said
You said you’d always be here
“In love forever” still repeats in my head

You can’t finish what you start
If this is love it breaks my heart

You made me promises, promises
You knew you’d never keep
Promises, promises
Why do I believe?

Arm in arm we laughed like kids

At all the silly things we did
But you can’t finish what you start
If this is love it breaks my heart

You made me promises, promises
You knew you’d never keep
Promises, promises
Why do I believe
All of your promises
You knew you’d never keep
Promises, promises
Why do I believe?


Rules and Ping Back

What Day is it Anyway? #WDIIA 3/21/20

Ping Back to a way to mark the days and stay connected.

Well well well what have we here?

Did that sound menacing enough?

Without sound prolly not.

I do that now … more than ever … write like I talk.  I say prolly and y’all and all sorts of southern thangs.


We are adapting too.

Ask me at any given point in the day and I may tell you something different.  I reserve the right to change my mind.  Getting used to the current state of affairs is an ebb and flow situational.

At least my panic is calming down.  I was ever so sure I’d die.  Not of corona mind you but from my other ailments.  When I wrote about my psychological physical ailments being gone, well I was wrong.  The pain is back but I don’t dare seek treatment.

Another thing with the call your physician business.  I don’t have one.  She kicked us all to the curb.  I am SOL.  I sit until I want to scream then I walk it off.  And that walking helps.  I am obsessive about it too.  Very protective of MY time said in my Ray Walston as Mr. Hand voice over voice.

My conversation with B went something like this …

Me: I’m going to walk even if it is drizzling.  I won’t melt.

B: All you need is to get sick,

Me: That’s an old wives tale.

B: Nope, being out in the weather can lower your resistance.

Me: Well I read walking helps with depression and increases your immunities.  I think increased immunities beats lower resistance any time.

B: Go on, you’re gonna do what you want anyway.

Ha! He knows me so well.  I went out and the drizzle was not light.  In fact, I needed windshield wipers for my glasses.  Lol.  So, …  I came back in.  Put my ears buds in and walked dance laps around the house.  I haven’t hit my mark yet but it’s still early.  I have until midnight to reach my goal.  Victory is mine!!

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 3/21/20 ~ “Welcome”

Good morning folks!  Linda prompts us with welcome and I’m like you don’t need to tell me twice.  Only one answer folks – DISNEY.  Here is a clip from one of their best – Moana.  His part in this movie will forever put Dwayne Johnson in my top 10 favorite actors.  Yep I know he’s just the voice but oh what a voice :).  Please don’t let me find out something bad about him.  Never know these days as the dominoes fall.

Without further ado, here is “You’re Welcome”

To join the shenanigans with the rest of the prompt respondents, here are the Rules and Ping Back.

As always, more to come.

Friday Reflections & #WDIIA 03/20/2020

Ping back to a way to stay connected.

I am vacillating, loop-de-looping, free-falling and the like.

Random thought – March 20, 2020 is three 20’s.

Get it?


Did it help to write it that way?

Has to be lucky right?  We are some lucky duckies aren’t we?

There was a stray dog that hung around the yard back in the day when B worked for his uncles.  They named the dog Lucky.  Uncle Bubbie would always say the name was chosen because the doggie was lucky to be alive.  Well Uncle, truer words haven’t been spoken.

As I sit here reflecting, I have never been more aware of what this pandemic is showing us.  People’s true colors are shining through.  I either tear up with joy or weep with sadness.  I want to be one of the kind people who do good.  I choose to believe there is more good than bad.  Just like Mr. Rogers said, look for the helpers.

On a humorous note, this meme making the rounds on FB cracked me up.  When I get too much into my head, I look at the llama and laugh.


As always, more to come.

What Day is it Anyway? #WDIIA ~ 3/19/20

Ping back to a way to stay connected.

J-Dub’s log, star date March 19, 2020 in the year of our lord. Day 4 of self imposed Shelter in Place.  I am only going to the grocery store as miraculously my psychological physical ailments have all but disappeared.  I am walking daily and obsessively.  I am going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time.  I am changing from my pajamas to street clothes.  Not at this moment obviously but each morning.

Street clothes … anyone else use that term?

My mom was very strict about no street clothes on your bed.  Or should I say don’t get on your bed in street clothes?  Yep that is what I should say.  Funny what one remembers.

I miss my mommy and daddy too for that matter.  I am glad they are not here for this though.  Wah, wah that was sad.  I don’t want to be sad.  Enough!  I am going for a walk!!

Walk it off, never a truer statement.


#1linerWeds. 3/18/20

Time once again for #1linerWeds.  I’m watching too much TV.  Here is a funny from last night:

“I shaved places that were not meant to have stubble” by Jackie from The Connors

Crass maybe but laughter is all I have people.  I am going to walk to clear my mind.  Hope you are all fairing well on this fine Wednesday.  Let’s go look for small things to make great.

As always, more to come.


#SAS Twofer Tuesday 3/17/20

Top O the Morning to Ya … Me Lucky Charms :).  Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Four year ago on this day Lulu and I were in NYC.  Ya baby!  My second favorite city on the planet.  Wonder if I will look back one day with a it once was ….

Now stop it!  Silly.  The world isn’t ending.

I am not physically commuting but I am telecommuting.  I am streaming my free Sirus XM.  There were the last two songs I heard before I logged in to work.  Perk of Armageddon new music I would not have otherwise heard.  Hope you enjoy.

As always, more to come.