#JusJoJan~1/30/22

Thanks Linda for hosting. And thanks Jenny for the prompt. Take a look at her blog. You’ll be glad you did.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 30th, 2022, is “prepare.” Use the word “prepare” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

This reminds me of the Girl Scout motto. Be prepared. I took that to heart and I’ve been overly prepared my whole life. Compulsive one might say. And the sins of the mother went to my Lulu. Poor kid gets it from both of us. B is even more prepared than me.

Yes there is such a thing as being too prepared. Like for a test, then you freeze or blank out. Or when you wig out if you’re not home by a certain time to get ready for the next day. Finding the sweet spot is key.

And being able to let go (hey that was so yesterday’s #SoCS) if despite the best laid plans (of Mice and Men) your preparation was all for naught when life or fate tosses a monkey wrench into the works.

Alrighty off I go to prepare dinner. We skipped lunch and now everyone claims they’re starving. Good thing we planned the menu a full week in advance so I can get straight to cooking.

As always more to come.

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#SLS ~ 1/30/22

Look 👀 HERE for the rules and ping back of #SLS. Today the prompt is songs featured in films that made the charts. I’m an 80s baby and John Hughes made a string of movies 🍿 that left an indelible impact on me and my friends. One of my favorite movies 🎥 of his is The Breakfast Club.

In May 1985, the Simple Minds song 🎶 Don’t You (Forget About Me) 🎶 from The Breakfast Club soundtrack made it to number-one (and their only number-one in the US). Songwriters: Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff.

To this day, when I hear those first notes, I see Judd Nelson’s criminal bad boy John Bender walking across the football field on his way home from detention. Raising his hand in an eff it salute.

More at the the wiki if you’re interested.

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Ooh, woah

Won’t you come see about me?
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it, baby
Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything inside and out and
Love’s strange so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on
Slow change may pull us apart
When the light gets into your heart, baby

Don’t you forget about me
Don’t don’t don’t don’t
Don’t you forget about me

Will you stand above me
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down
Will you recognise me
Call my name or walk on by
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down, down

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Ooh, woah

Don’t you try to pretend
It’s my feeling we’ll win in the end
I won’t harm you or touch your defenses
Vanity, insecurity ah

Don’t you forget about me
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Going to take you apart
I’ll put us back together at heart, baby

Don’t you forget about me
Don’t don’t don’t don’t
Don’t you forget about me

As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
When you walk away
Oh will you walk away?
Will you walk on by?
Come on, call my name
Will you call my name?

I say:
La la la…

When you walk on by
And you call my name…

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 1/30/22

Blink and we look back on another week in the hopper. Last Sunday was awful but that’s in our rearview mirror. Today will be glorious, so sayeth the people. I’m still riding the high of the endorphins from walking yesterday with my Lulu Belle. I feel better, not cured but better and that’s a start. Alrighty then, on with a roll call, then off the curbside.

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

As always, more to come.