Share Your World ~ 6/29 or 6/30

Rules and Ping Back.  Thanks Melanie for hosting.  Good to get back to our roots spoken as a novice of this most wonderful prompt challenge. :).  I’m a bit late in posting.  Monday was a bear.  Well if days of the week could be animals.  Somebody stop me …


Must we have evidence to know the truth? Yes in my opinion.  Thing is evidence can be misleading.  What we believe is the truth as we understand it.  Your truth may vary from mine hence the current state of affairs. We are a country divided.

How much control does a person have over their life? Zero, zip, nada.  We can only control our reaction to what life tosses at us. But control my life?  hahahahahahaha  Never.

What is gravity and how does it work? Gravity keeps us from floating up in the air.  I really should know more about how gravity works considering the astronomy course that I took freshman year of college covered it but that was so many moons ago (pun intended). I guess I forgot ;).  

Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness?  How about vice versa? How would they know?  I am convinced I am such a happy person because life has kicked me in the proverbial nuts.  From the very beginning if I am honest.  Reminds of the following song from Glee Club at St.MM.


Please feel free to share a song, a poem, a quote or an image or photo to show what you were grateful for during this past week.    (Optional as always).

I am grateful that Melanie hosts this challenge every week.  I always feel better after a share.  Such a wonderful sense of community.


Sunday Reflections ~ 6/28/20

Before I begin, Happy Birthday Pony Boy!!!  Wishing you a lifetime of health and happiness.  Cheers to 32!!!  This is your year son-shine.

I used the llama feature photo again to bring levity.  This week is better emotionally.  Second week in a row actually.  Ah sweet relief with my new eff everything attitude.  Fourth week in a row that we walked every morning.  Outside we’re still burning. In fact in San Antone the Rona is spiking so much so we all got this alert last night …

Back to shelter in place.  If this is all a hoax as some still maintain, I’d rather be looked at as foolish.  Why take chances?  We didn’t let Lulu go on a family trip with the BF.  First she was angry, then she was sad.  Rightfully so because the whole acceptance thing feels fleeting.  No one wants to be odd one out.  This alert made her feel better about our choice.  Though not going still sucks.  Oh to be young and in love but six feet apart.  All the while his siblings throw caution to the wind.  Boo hoo :(.  Anyway, enough maudlin talk.  Gotta quit the day drinkin’.  Okay, are we ready for a re-cap?

Sunday  #SLS in da house and Jim have us Mary/Marie/Maria.  I picked this #SLS for 6/21/20.  The wonderful Mr. Petty.  RIP while your music continues to bring joy.  Aaahhhh now that’s the stuff.

Monday was Haiku Change & Face plus Share Your World.  Fun to remember my dear friend Lisa Anne.  Boy I’ve had a good life!!!   Lots of laughter.  Tuesday was about wearing underwear on your face.  Wednesday was this corny one liner.  Every Wednesday, I will keep hocking the silly even if it gets old.  Thursday was about snakes and Friday was bringing the light.  The Saturday capstone flirty fun with  #SoCS.  Some of my favorites were about milkshakes and falling from heaven with a sweet story.  If you don’t join in with the Linda G Hill gang on Saturdays, you don’t know what you’re missing.  Maybe try it for the 4th of July?!??!?!

Peace y’all.   Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.


#SLS for 6/28/20

Today Jim gives us Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt.  Nice!  I can definitely work with that.  I’m stuck in the 80s ultimately landing on “Freeze-Frame” written by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf for The J. Geils Band.

I still remember parts of a dance routine that we learned for this song.  Our outfits were splattered painters pants with neon green, pink, or orange tank tops.  Our dance teacher borrowed heavily from this video for costuming.  At the end, we made pyramids too just no paint. Cheesy but good times I tell ya!

Without further ado, here is the video:

Freeze frame

I could see it was a rough-cut Tuesday
Slow-motion weekdays stare me down
Her lipstick reflex got me wound
There were no defects to be found
Snapshot image froze without a sound

Thursday morning was a hot-flash factor
Her face still focused in my mind
Test-strip proofsheet love is hard to find

Friday night, we danced the spotlight grind
Stop time heart for me if she’s not mine

Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, whoo, and I freeze

Now I’m looking at a flashback Sunday
Zoom lens feeling just won’t disappear
Close up, dark room, sweet talk in my ear

Her hot-spot love for me is strong
This freeze-frame moment can’t be wrong

Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, whoo, and I freeze

Shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo
Shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo
Shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo

Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, whoo, and I freeze


Freeze frame, oh yeah, freeze frame
If I could freeze frame, freeze frame, freeze frame
If I could freeze, she’s real, whoo, freeze frame
If I could freeze, she’s ahhh, freeze frame
If I could shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo, freeze frame
If I could shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo, freeze frame

Rules and Ping Back

#SoCS ~ 6/27/20

Hola a todos mis amigos.  #SoCS has rolled around once again.  On tap for today the lovely Linda gives us the following:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “coffee, tea, or me.” Find a flirty phrase of your own or use “coffee, tea, or me” in your post. Have fun!

Ha!  Well I gave up coffee and tea (the way I like it) is too much trouble to make but I do enjoy a cuppa when it’s cold outside.  Except right not it’s summer time and the living is easy.  Now it is Jilly?  We’re in a freaking pandemic. In the midst of a spike. That’s hard not easy.  The re-open phase has stalled here in Texas. I never fully participated in the re-open anyway.  I was shelter in place even when not required.  And again, I realize I am beyond blessed to have that option.  Countless others are not as fortunate.

Okay here we go.  The prompt “coffee, tea, or me” makes me think of a stewardess. I think this was a book or a movie.  Some rom-com from the 70s but that’s pure conjecture.  Or maybe a cigarette girl.  You know the ones that walked through the speakeasy offering cigars, cigarettes, or candy to wealthy patrons hoping to get big tips. Or Mae West’s famous “why don’t you come up sometime and see me?”.  Or Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill in “Working Girl” saying “I have a head for business and a body for sin”.  So many flirty quotes, so little time.

Guess I’ll call it.  Time to mask it up and go out into the middle of nowhere to take graduation pictures.  Yep, Lulu Belle is almost done. The big day is 8/8/20 but of course commencement ceremonies are back on hold.  Still making the most of this milestone.

As always, more to come.

If you’d like to play along here are the rules and ping back.


#WATWB ~ 6/26/20

With Father’s Day this past Sunday, I’m feeling nostalgic and missing my dad. The following story is about Rob Kenney who understands what it’s like to grow up without a father. In turn he’s helping others with his fatherly advice. ❤️

Dad, How Do I?

This month’s co-hosts, Sylvia McGrath, Susan Scott, Shilpa Garg, Damyanti Biswas, and Belinda Witzenhausen, welcome participants and encourage all to join in during future months. #WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month.

#WATWB intention and rules. In darkness, be light 💡 As always more to come.

Always Gotta Look

Backstory first … we had an order that was supposed to come today. This was part of a decent size purchase arriving in separate packages 📦. We got an email that said “delivered at 1:39 pm, left at front door”. Well the results are in Maury and that was a lie! I’d been in and out the front door 🚪 twice and nothing.

Of course it was 8:30 pm before I read the email. B and I did a sweep in case the package 📦 was dropped at a different door 🚪 . We texted our neighbors. Nothing.

I did an online “call me” to report and faster than a cheetah my phone is ringing. Francisco placed a reorder telling me not to worry about it. Two day FedEx on the house and the goods will be delivered Friday.

All is well. It’s about 9:00 pm. We’re chillin 😎 watching “Guy’s Grocery Games” when I get a notification on my iPad. B Dub, your package 📦 has been delivered … left at mail box. B doesn’t believe it until I show him the email. What a coincidence seeing as I just talked to Francisco.

We get the flashlight 🔦 and make the trek to the mailbox. B telling me to watch for snakes. Now is when they move. They’re hunting.

Uh lovely said no one ever. Also it was loud AF. Grasshoppers or crickets 🦗 B says it’s what the snakes are after. There were lizards 🦎 everywhere too. Quiet 🤫 but on the move. More snake food.

Sure enough two packages 📦📦 were tossed on top of the mailbox. The missing package supposedly delivered at 1:39 pm and the t-shirts which were coming separately.

Whew 😅. I’m tired 😴. Okay the always gotta look 👀 title will be explained. It was chosen for this …

Non poisonous ☠️ garter snake

All B could say was “I thought 💭 I heard a snake when we walked by the first time”. He was right.

As always more to come.

You Be The Judge

Underwear or face mask?

It’s a gator

We suited up and took cupcakes to PoPo. B is also giving his dad the gift of free labor. While Lulu and I were inside with MoMo, the boys were tearing down the pool. She had to have that pool and they used it for only two seasons. Shame too but it’s become more trouble to keep up than it’s worth.

MoMo doesn’t wear masks in HER home. We do for her sake. She’s mainly social distancing and even skipped bunco last week. With our masks on, we still spread out six feet apart.

After a bit she asks: What’s on your face?

Me: A mask.

Her: That looks like your underwear. Do you want one of our masks?

Me: No thanks. I like my gator. B got a six pack and I took this one since it’d get ruined on the job.

Her: She didn’t say anything but gave me a look … the LOOK 👀

I’m laughing now. Kinda looks like underwear. Or maybe a slip or something. And Lulu’s mask is the one with the expletive @#!$& on it. Wonder what MoMo really thinks? Lol 🙂

As always more to come.

Share Your World ~ 6/22/20

Rules and Ping Back.    Thanks Melanie for hosting.  Very interesting focus today.  For some reason I hear this …


Have you ever ‘dined and dashed” (i.e. eaten the meal and then run out the restaurant door without paying)? No but my friend Lisa Anne would hang back after a meal when we all got up to leave or pretend she left something at the table then she’d go back and take the tip her parents left for our meal.

Have you ever been in a car accident and either left the scene of the accident (providing it was a fender bender and not serious) or denied culpability for causing it when you did, (if it were minor or serious)? Yes but was just me in my car; reached down changing the radio station and bump … looked up to see the fire hydrant.  I just left the scene.  When I got home, I saw my car bumper had a small ding. I was going slow and pretty sure I didn’t hurt the hydrant.   Of course I will never know.

(Oldie which has been asked many times before)   Have you ever found a wallet or purse or some money (over $20) in the street and just taken it, thinking ‘finders keepers, losers weepers?   Or would you be ‘good’ and hand it in?  I have never found a wallet but I have gone back to return money if I was given too much change 🙂

What was the last thing you stole or shoplifted?   If you never ever considered doing that, tell us your secret!  An Orange Crush t-shirt.  I was in 7th grade and hanging out with Lisa Anne.  You know her as the tip thief.  LOL

We were quite the crime ring trio that day.  Lisa took Old Spice cologne and a necklace.  Not being strong enough to say no, I took the shirt when she goaded me to pocket something. The third party with us was Lisa’s next door neighbor Jean.  She did not take anything but held the necklace until we left the store.

Jean is how we got caught by calling her bff  to spill the beans.  She didn’t realize that her mom was listening on the other line.  Lisa’s and my parents got the phone call and we went over to Lisa’s house to discuss.

I’ll never forget being in her living room.  Sitting back to back on the ottoman.  I can still hear her mom saying “Why did you steal your Dad’s Father’s Day gift??!?  You had $17 in your purse!!!”

Next day we were taken back to Woolworth.  I returned the shirt and she returned the cologne and necklace.  We apologized while the manager took the items back.  He banned us from the store 😦  No police involved.  Woolworth had the best soda foundation too.  Five years later when I worked in the mall, I’d go there for french fries and a Coke.

Gratitude. My gratitude is for finally catching to clue to let go … Work last week was better than it had been in quite some time.  Why?  I control what I can and the only thing I have influence over is my attitude.  Everything else is up for grabs …  That’s freeing y’all.

As always, more to come.