Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 12/26/21

I’m loving the Fantasy Island reboot. And just like on the island, it doesn’t take much to make things feel like Christmas because everyday in Fox TV faux-land Christmas comes every day. The place where all your wishes come true. Ah Phooey! Though mind over matter is something until the physical reigns supreme. At least with a positive attitude, your passage of time is better than it would otherwise be. Too much waxing philosophical. I’ve been through what some may call a mind (you know what). And I am exhausted. Now without further ado, the quick roll call.

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

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 12/25/21

Howdy partners. Time once again for #SoCSS with an extra S for Sunday. Since I’m able to schedule these things in advance, I’m going for a 12/25/21 post to keep my consecutive days posting streak alive. I’ll be back again Sunday said in my Arnold as Terminator voice over voice. If you’d like to join in, click on the Rules and Ping Back.

Okie dokie, let’s get this partay started. Partay misspelled on purpose cuz ya know you’ve gotta say it like ya mean it. Paaaarrrrtaaaayyyy! Linda writes and I copy paste Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yum.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Yum. Hmmm. Think think and think.

Yummy yummy yummy I’ve got love in my tummy …

What the what?!? Those are song lyrics. I think. I wasn’t quite sure but B confirmed it. Without thinking I plucked this video from the World Wide Web. Ohio Express (writers Arthur Resnick and Joey Levine) performed it not the Archies like I thought.

The Archies had Sugar … ah honey honey… both yummy yummy. We’ve been baking too much but it’s a once a year splurge. Christmas Eve delights. To quote our PoPo, I’m stuffed like a tick. Hahahahaha. He’s such a sweetheart ❤ We all had too much yum for one night.

Sending good cheer to you and yours.

As always more to come.

Friday Book Club: Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger

My no spoilers Goodreads review follows: The story was entertaining and keep my attention for the most part. Short little chapters all uniquely titled and thematic much like the title of the book itself. Ripped from the headlines stories that were sort of made light of. I wanted to like Peyton but I couldn’t. No sympathy from me.

I so wanted to love this book because you know… the author wrote The Devil Wears Prada. But alas, just okay. I only wrote one quote for my common place book.

“Didn’t matter if you liked it, or needed it, or if it was a genuinely good or useful product, so long as everyone thought you were cool for having it”

This ends my 2021 reading list. I read 37 books after having committed to reading 12. I’m going with 12 again in 2022 since given the zaniness of my life, one book a month is more realistic. I’ve lost my mojo again anyway and the pace has slowed way down. I’m also not retaining much. Very scattered and distracted which probably means I should commit to reading more. To escape! Aahhh now that’s the stuff.

As always more to come.

Thursday Thoughts ~ 12/23/21

P.S. Yesterday’s post may seem to be out of order but leaving this previously scheduled post anyway.

Today’s rambling might be a confession or maybe I’ll continue to hold things close to the vest. I told my friend that I felt like a liar. My guilt is overwhelming me. She replied, it is not a lie if you choose not to disclose sensitive info of a personal nature to the world. I said, to me this is a lie by omission. I have been lying by omission my whole life. Her response was baloney! What an awesome friend. She made me feel much better. Though I need help believing her.

Mostly I’m the blabby type but this one thing was a secret that went deep to my core. And for those who knew my secret because it was shared on my behalf, have since forgotten. Odd how when the secret doesn’t concern you, the memory fades quickly. Kind of like gossip, flash in the pan and gone. Once again, I’m reminded that I am NOT the sun! Dammit! But I wanna be the sun. Revolve around ME people, revolve all around ME!!

I have an attachment disorder. Self diagnosed but I know that I have one. I do one of two things. I distance and distrust like the plague or I smother and trust unconditionally without validation of any kind. No inbetween. Both extremes are dangerous. I’m fodder for con artists. I’m also blessed beyond belief that B is a good guy. My antenna is broken but thankfully where he is concerned, I don’t need one. Guess my guardian angel was watching when she put us together.

The Twitter experiment was actually a success. I have had a chance to reflect and overall very positive. Like WP. This community is welcoming. Parts of twitter land may be the mean streets but I followed groups of the same ilk. My people, accepted me without question. I had people! First time for everything y’all. They too must have attachment disorders to be so gracious and gentle with me. Still on the fence about writing out the details since the raw freshness makes the story scattered. You ask, how is that different from anything else you write Jilly? Well it isn’t but, …

Okay, that’s a wrap … for now. I’ll be back though. Like a bad penny. Constantly turning up. Haha!!

As always, more to come.

Howdy Y’all!! You’re In For A Treat

… well now that I grabbed your attention, turn back fast or you’ll be sorely disappointed. The treat is for me getting some ferocious thoughts out of my head. This post will likely make no sense. There could be a snippet or two of clarity in the fog but basically this is me like a cotton headed ninny muggin. Truth be told the movie Elf annoys the ever loving crap out of me but then I did cry at the end. Sap that I am.

Okay, so here’s the deal. I am not my mother. Nope, she is she and I am me. I do not have to repeat her path. Genetics might tell me otherwise but genetics are also a wildcard. Example, one has a 1 in 4 chance to inherit whatever trait. Predisposition is not a guarantee. Only 25% likely, or 10% or 80%. Wildcard you see! I need to remember that! I’ve been in the insurance game my whole life. We deal in probabilities and statistics. What is the likelihood of X occurring and all that jazz.

The most comforting response came from Twitter where despite what one may think is not all that bad when you pick what you follow. I am out there anonymous baring my soul. A kind stranger wrote in reply to my angst: In your specific case, I would say that your mother’s experiences are separated from yours by time and experience. They aren’t a given. Was all it took one stranger to change my mind?

Well no. He corroborates what I know to be true. Years of patterns and statistics. Could this mean I escaped? Maybe? But what about my Lulu? I have subtly hinted at her issues, which are all resolved in this moment, yet always ready to rear their ugly heads again one day. Samesie for her right? Not a given. We can fight, fight, fight against biology. You rat bastard!!!!! Even if the effort is futile.

Segway to Charge of the Light Brigade. “Half a league, half a league, half a league onward,” I love that poem! Tennyson speaks to me. Yep, the queen comma drama has made her appearance with us today.

Okay, enough steam was let loose. I’m better. For now. Might pop off again later. Feels good folks to finally let the dam break and the chips fall where they may. RIP momma, you did the best you could.

As always, more to come.

#1linerWeds. 12/22/21

Sometimes we have the TV on just for noise but no one is truly paying much attention. Sunday, Bob’s Burgers was on and since my phone and iPad were charging, I heard this gem. Maybe it’s a gem to me despite me not liking the show all that much. The family had driven to a mountain look out for the perfect Christmas card picture. Of course, nothing went right. During the intensity of the situation, Louise quips …

“We’re out here freezing in the snow like a bunch of Jeremiah Johnsons”

Louise from Bob’s Burgers

And I snort laughed. You know those right?? When something is so funny it overtakes you. This could be a “guess you had to be there” moment. B didn’t think it was that funny and Lulu didn’t understand the reference. But me, Robert Redford as Jeremiah Johnson is a heartthrob. Hubba, hubba. And Haha!

HERE are the rules and ping back.

As always, more to come.

Share Your World ~ 12/21/21

Melanie brings the festivities to us. Woo to the Hoo! She writes and I copy paste: These are ‘festive’ questions this week. That does NOT mean they are to be viewed as Christmas only questions.  Put your own spin on what celebration you engage in.  Thanks! 

SHARE YOUR WORLD QUESTIONS

  1. What is your least favorite holiday side dish?  I have never met a side I didn’t like. I’m the female opposite of Life commercial Mikey, I’ll eat anything. LOL
  2. What is the ugliest or most tasteless decoration you’ve ever seen? Maybe the ugly sweater contests, some of those get too carried away.
  3. What is a cherished or unusual (either or both) family tradition from your childhood?   Every Christmas morning, we knelt outside the living door, on our hard linoleum kitchen floor and said a prayer before going in to open presents. No prayer = no presents. Even now I can hear my dad say “bow your heads” ❤
  4. You’re walking down the street, feeling great — what holiday song would be playing in the background? Joy to the World, the First Noel, Lo, How a Rose Er’er Blooming, Angels We Have Heard on High, etc. etc. and so on and so forth!! Sing children with the voices the good Lord gave you!!!! ~ Sr. Angelee

GRATITUDE SECTION    (Always optional)

 Feel Free To Share Anything That You’d Like Today!   Wish Someone A Happy Holiday!  🎄

Cheers to one and all, near and far. Wishing you a peaceful holiday away from the fray doing whatever the hell you want to do. Many blessing to you and yours with hope a wonderful New Year!

#SLS ~ 12/19/21

Jim and Amy provide the sets ups again today. The prompts are lyrics associated with electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV). Check out this LINK for details about the song I chose to explain why since the lyrics fit more with last week. Without further ado, here’s Superman’s Dead performed by Our Lady Peace. Writer(s): Lanni Arnold David, Maida Michael.

Do you worry that you’re not liked
How long ’til you break
You’re happy cause you smile
But how much can you fake
An ordinary boy, an ordinary name
But ordinary’s just not good enough today

No, a woo oo
Ow, a woo oo
Ow, a woo oo

Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
I’m thinking

Why-eieieie yeah, is Superman dead
Eieieie, yeah, is it in my head?
Eieieie, yeah, we’ll just laugh instead
You worry about the weather
Whether not you should hate hate hate

Are you worried about your faith
Kneel down and obey
You’re happy you’re in love
You need someone to hate
An ordinary girl, an ordinary waist
But ordinary’s just not good enough today

Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
I’m thinking

Why-eieieie yeah, is Superman dead
Eieieie, yeah, is it in my head?
Eieieie, yeah, we’ll just laugh instead
You worry about the weather
Whether not you should hate hate hate

No, a woo wo
Ow, a woo wo
Ow, a woo wo
Why-eieieie yeah
Why-eieieie yeah
Why-eieieie yeah
Why-eieieie yeah

Doesn’t anybody ever know
Doesn’t anybody ever know
Doesn’t anybody ever know
That the world’s a subway, subway
Doesn’t any, any, any, any, any
That the world’s a subway, subway, hie

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 12/19/21

I’m bone tired as the expression goes. Calling the social experiment now. Everything became too peoplely. Yep, I’m making up words. This gal is a lone wolf in sheep’s clothing. I really can get by all by myself. Don’t wanna be … all by myself … anymore. Sing it with me!!!

Who cares if people like me? I do! She cried. Proverbial people pleaser that I am but after a few weeks of pretense and espionage, I realize nothing good can come from being someone else. Even if that someone else was supposedly better, faster, stronger, able to leap tall buildings with a single bound. Huh? What? Moving on. Short roll call and then FIN!

  1. Sunday 12/12/21 – #SLS
  2. Monday 12/13/21 – Haiku
  3. Tuesday 12/14/21 – Share Your World
  4. Wednesday 12/15/21 #1liner
  5. Thursday 12/16/21 Thoughts
  6. Friday 12/17/21 Book Club
  7. Saturday 12/18/21 #SoCS

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

As always, more to come.