#JusJoJan ~ 1/14/22

I keep wanting to write 2021. I have to really stop and think before I add the 22 to the date on my posts. Thank goodness I don’t write checks anymore. Maggie provides the prompt and Linda hosts this shindig. Join us won’t you? HERE are the rules and ping back.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 14th, 2022, is “freckled.” Use the word “freckled” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Happy b-day to lil Red my niece who turns 30! today. Yep the big 3-oh. And if you catch anything from her nickname, you’ll know she is freckled … oh and red-headed. Ha!

I have freckles too. Not as many as she does but yep, they’re there. I have to check sometimes because as I get older, I’m not as freckled, some have faded. I still watch them like a hawk though since my fair freckled skin is prone to potential skin cancers. I’ve had three removed and ever since the last one where doc went in twice for clear margins, I have shunned the sun. Well not exactly shunned. We need vitamin D but I quit “laying out” to get a tan. Can’t fight nature. I burn, the ability to tan is not exactly in my DNA.

Now I’ll leave you with this little ditty which was my first thought when I spotted the prompt. Thank you Girls Scouts!! eating some most delicious bugs yum yum

As always, more to come.

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Friday Book Club: J-Dubs Review of All’s Well by Mona Awad

First things first, happy birthday little red and happy heavenly birthday Jimbo Pete. Pretty cool that my niece was born on her uncle’s birthday 🥳

My reading rate has slowed down. I’m not through with the book yet. For one thing the way the chapters are set up is a little bit overwhelming. Formatting is everything.

This is a story about a woman, Miranda Fitch who is in chronic pain and isn’t believed. It is extremely relatable to me as I have been trying to find help for my pain since 2010. I’ve posted about my experiences. I’m pretty sure my Doctor doesn’t believe me either. There’s a difference between life and art this time. I don’t take pills for pain besides ibuprofen. Miranda pop pills like candy but they don’t work. She also drinks too much. I’m not far along to know how her story ends. I imagine it’ll be similar to Valley of the Dolls.

Here’s a quote or two …

Tests, let’s do tests! I used to cry. That was back then when I thought tests led to something.

… Nerve Women. Women of invisible pain. Women alight with blinking red webs. No spider in sight. But the web is there.

Miranda Fitch

As always more to come.