#1linerWeds. 12/23/20

Last Christmasy meme of the year. There were tons of good ones but I had to restrain myself since my WP media is reaching capacity and I’m not paying for more space. But enough about that. Time for some kicks and giggles. Poor little paper mache donkey. He’s got it much worse than Mr. Stocking.

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As always, more to come.

I had to …

I had to what? …

Take my car into the shop. The gear shifter button broke loose and getting the car from park to reverse and drive was getting more dicey. I also had the ABS and stabilitrak on the blitz again due to rats eating on the wires. That happened before March 2020 when we were sent to work from home. I always said I’d tend to it since the rats were in the work garage and not here of that I am sure. I wonder if with majority of the people gone, the office has turned into Wild Kingdom. But I digress.

I picked the 7am appointment. Masked it up and went on in. All employes except one guy moving a floor jack were masked up. I wanted to scream at him WTF dude but I didn’t. I don’t know his situation. I just steered very clear. I had no choice but to wait since we are well over 35 miles from the place. No Uber home for me.

The waiting room had the coffee up and running but no freaking thanks. Other people can partake in the Rona brew. I picked a chair all by itself with my back to the wall. Most of the chairs had been removed and the few remaining chairs were more like 10 feet than the required six feet apart.

As per the law, the folks waiting were masked up. My attendant came over to me a few times and though masked up, he was too close of my comfort. But that was still better than my last 5 minutes in the waiting room when a very dapper older gentleman sat down in the chair across from me without a MASK! He popped open his book and began to read. I thought well he scores points for being a reader but otherwise he is an asshat. I didn’t say anything. Instead I told myself whoa nelly, you have a mask on, he is 10 feet if not more from you, and not once have you heard him cough.

Once I was done, I could not get home fast enough. I came straight into the laundry room and tossed in my clothes, mask and jacket. I had my robe in there waiting so I could move straight to the shower. The hot water was sweet relief. And I own my crazy. Iknow full well that if I was going to get COVID from the dealership waiting room, I already have it. No amount of showering would change that. But I don’t … have it that is … or at least I don’t think I do. I’ll keep ya posted. wink wink

As always, more to come.

Share Your World ~ 12/22/20

Sharing is caring!! Thanks Melanie for hosting this wonderful weekly event. If you’d like to join in, here are the rules and ping back.

QUESTIONS

  • What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)? When I was a kid, we’d make a shortbread/ sugar type cookie from a cookie press. It had all these designs and I loved the entire process. Especially the decorating. When my mom passed away, I regret not taking the cookie press. No one else wanted it so we sold it at the estate sale. There are several items I wish I had kept but in my grief, I could not bring myself to pick anything. My uncle tried to tell me that I’d want the items later but I didn’t listen.
  • If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why? Excellent question. I used to joke that I am 29 and holding. Then I got a little too far past 29 for that to be believable and changed my shtick to 39 and holding. But seriously, I wouldn’t go back for anything despite all my jesting about growing older. I am in a much better head space now. Physically though 2009 was my last “good” year without all these aches and pains. There ya have it. I pick 45 and to be pain free. What a plan!!
  • Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season? Not really except maybe for hot chocolate and eggnog. I will never forget one Christmas season in 7th grade when my friend T had a party and we all drank Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers. How cosmopolitan we felt. I tried to recreate that feeling by having 7-Up and maraschino cherries for the kids one year. They were less than impressed and the tradition never took off.
  • Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child? Sort of but not really. I still believe in kindness, peace on earth, and goodwill to all. I believe there is more good than bad in this world even when you have to look for the good. That’s magical isn’t it? At the holidays or any time of year.

GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)

The prompt is wide open today, for anything you care to share!

Today I am grateful that I begin another trip around the sun. For me that “journey” started yesterday. January 1 may be the start of the new year but 12/21 is the start of the new Jill :). Oh and I am also VERY grateful to the fam who wanted me to have a special b-day dinner. So much so that they recreated wonton soup and pork fried rice. Yummy!!!

Funny Math – Calling All Math Whizzes Version ~ 12/21/20

Calling all you brainiacs. Which is better?

1- Match $1 for $1 up to 8 percent

or

2- Match $2 for $1 up to 4 percent

There is a formula in here somewhere but I am no math whiz. Some say that in both cases the match is 8% and the only difference is that the 2 for 1 gets you to the same place faster. Is that so?

I am stuck on putting in 4 percent instead of 8 percent which is 1/2 of what I once contributed but I guess if you do the math, there really is no difference. Still if that is the case, then why change anything? Inquiring minds want to know. There has to be a reason!!

All comments welcome and appreciated.

Sunday Reflections ~ 12/20/20

Well we made it through another week.  Things on the home front are really rocky and the days are blurring together.  I am on vacation this week though so there is that.  Time to work on “stuff”.  Taking the car into service Tuesday and hoping I can get a tele-med appointment for sometime this week. 

I have been powering through the pain again partially because I am sure they will tell me it is all in my head but also because of other issues taking priority.  Then as I watched a silly TV show yesterday, I realized I need to be checked out.  This pain may not be mental manifesting as physical.  This really could be something and I’m no good to anyone if I am not well.  Putting on my own air mask first and all that jazz.  Now without further ado, this is the roll call.  

#SLS ~ 12/13/20

Haiku – Mad and Sane ~ 12/14/20

Share Your World ~ 12/15/20

Everyone Needs “A Day You Were Born” Story 🎂

#1linerWeds. 12/16/20

Thoughtful Thursday ~ 12/17/20

#SASoTD ~ 12/18/20

#SoCS ~ 12/19/20

Whew!  Time to get this vacay started with a trip to curbside grocery, then a nap 🙂

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

As always, more to come.

#SLS ~ 12/20/20

Jim prompts us with circle/triangle/polygon/square. I immediately thought of Bill Preston’s Will It Go ‘Round In Circles but decided to look for something else since surely that song will be posted by someone today. Since I read the other entries after posting my own, that is a pure guess and part of the fun. Instead I am opting to add a more current pop song Circles sung by Post Malone. Writer(s): Terrence Thornton, Matthew Samuels, Allen Ritter, Anderson Hernandez, Tyrone William Griffin Jr, Adam King Feeney, Sidney Selby. More at the wiki

Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

We couldn’t turn around till we were upside down
I’ll be the bad guy now, but know I ain’t too proud
I couldn’t be there even when I try
You don’t believe it, we do this every time

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again, so I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Let go, I got a feeling that it’s time to let go
I said so, I knew that this was doomed from the get-go
You thought that it was special, special
But it was just the sex though, the sex though
And I still hear the echoes (The echoes)
I got a feeling that it’s time to let it go, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again, so I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Maybe you don’t understand what I’m going through
It’s only me, what you got to lose?
Make up your mind, tell me, what are you gonna do?
It’s only me, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again, so I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

#SoCS ~ 12/19/20

Good morning ☀️. Linda writes and I rewrite “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “magnet.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!” To join in, here are the rules and ping back.

Hmmm 🧐. Think, think, and think. Magnet 🧲. I thought perhaps an acrostic but this is stream and I need to plan my poetry.

Moving on to chick 🐥 magnet. Two wild and crazy guys. But that’s not enough to make a complete post.

Or Magneto a superhero. From the creative brain of Stan Lee. May he Rest In Peace. I ♥️ Marvel. But this week we’re gearing up for Wonder Woman 1984 but that’s DC Comics. HBO Max thank you since we can watch and remain covid free.

Oh on that note 📝 I know two different people in real life who were vaccinated this week. The Pfizer vaccine 💉 to be exact. One is a RN and the other is an accountant who works at a hospital that made it available to all employees. Very cool 😎 since they are making history.

Now I’ve veered off course from magnet. Guess that’s a wrap. Until next time. Wishing you a sensational Saturday.

As always more to come.

#SASoTD ~ 12/18/20

TGIF!!! Coming at ya LIVE with revised/renewed category – Sing Along Song of the Day or #SASoTD. Sadly a casualty of the Rona … sort of…

Sing Along Song was the prompt I made for myself to add the video to the last song playing on the radio as I entered the garage and parked before heading into the Thunderdome aka the Mothership, a place that rivals the size of the Pentagon. Yeah buddy. That is a casualty! All that wasted space. But I digress.

No commute = no last song before entry. And with all the crap going on I finally caught a clue that I miss music. I always used it to heal. I need it now more than ever as a distraction. Like Meredith and Cristina on Grey’s Anatomy I might dance it out too. Icing on the cake. AAAAHHHHHH.

Here is today’s pick.

Shout/sing it out folks!!! Wishing you all peace.

As always. more to come.

Thoughtful Thursday ~ 12/17/20

Howdy folks, Thoughtful Thursday might be a new weekly exercise for me. I’ll call this potential new topic a cousin to Ramblings and/or Reflections. I might even formalize and get a tag line going. Just spit balling ideas – so many thoughts so little time

Naw, that sucks. I’ll noodle it over and get back to you with something profound. lol

Back to basics with a definition:

thought·ful/ˈTHôtfəl/adjective

1- absorbed in or involving thought;

2- showing consideration for the needs of other people;

3 – showing careful consideration or attention

Example: “brows drawn together in thoughtful consideration”

Similar words: pensive, thinking, reflective, contemplative, musing, meditative, introspective, prayerful, philosophical, cogitative, ruminative, absorbed, engrossed, rapt, preoccupied, deep/immersed/lost in thought, brooding, broody, serious, studious, solemn, dreamy, dreaming, wistful, melancholy, sad. ruminant, profound, deep, intelligent, sensitive, pithy, meaty, weighty

Well look at that would ya. And here I only associated thoughtful with kindness. But pensive is a stressed word. And so is brooding and/or brows knitted or drawn together. Not sure what this will turn into eventually but for now, placeholder space for drum roll please ………………….. MY THOUGHTS ❤

As always more to come.