#SoCS ~ 6/10/23

Hello bloglandia! I’m baaaack said in my Poltergeist voice over voice. I feel like Carol Ann 🤯. Wonder if any brave soul even knows what I’m talking about. No? Oh well, let’s get this #SoCS party 🎉 started.

Linda writes & I copy paste: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last thing you filled.” Think about the last thing you filled or the contents you filled it with and use one or both of those things as your prompt. Enjoy!

Hmm, that’s easy. I filled my suitcase 🧳 & backpack 🎒 to go home 🏡 to Texas. The contents were minimalist Jilly. Clothes & toiletries + books 📖 & my journal. I swear one of these days I’m getting on a plane ✈️ with my ID, wallet 🪪 , & nothing else. Off to parts unknown … RIP Tony Bourdain. Of course my quirk won’t allow me to wear new clothes that haven’t been washed first. Guess I’ll need to find accommodations with a laundromat 🧺.

As I write ✍️ this post a day in advance, I’m nervous 😬 as hell. My pain is next level sadly. I’m convinced that since I’ve met my “found” family, I can die happy. That all I needed was this closure to be set free. Hogwash B says. But you know me, I’m forever the Queen 👸🏻 comma drama 🎭. The only thing I know for sure is that the body keeps score.

If all goes according to plan Z, I’ll be sawing logs 😴 when you read this post. Replenishing my energy!! Filling up my tank with memories & gratitude 🥹. Taking not a damn thing for granted.

As always more to come.

Friday Feels ~ 6/9/23

I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again. 🎶 Yep song lyrics the story to my life. And it’s raining here on my last day. Washington weather is crying for me. I’m crying too. What a bittersweet day.

More music, you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here 🎶. A brief flash but could I? I’m not serious of course. Just emotional and unclear. Feeling the feelings. Yeah buddy, now that’s the stuff ❤️‍🩹

As always more to come.

#1linerWeds. 6/7/23

Sure sorry to hear about the wildfires & smoky conditions around Linda’s place. Hope things get better very soon. Keeping it simple, here’s a quote of the day:

Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.

Not quite sure I buy that. Other things, like germs multiply too when shared. 😂 Oh well, at least spreading happiness is a good sentiment.

As always more to come.

HERE are the rules and ping back.

Share Your World 🌎 ~ 6/6/23

Time for share your world. Thanks Di for hosting. HERE are the rules and ping back.

  1. Do you like to sunbathe on the beach or by a pool? No, I sunburn easily. No sunbathing any longer. I cover up as much as I can. Floppy hats & sunscreen are my friends. Though I did get oddly sunburned on Sunday. Forehead, right side of face, & right hand. Left side of face & hand are unscathed. We should’ve sat inside but it was so worth the burn to talk to my cousin.
  2. Have you ever used a fake tan or a sun bed? Fake tan in junior high. I forgot the name of it but my friends & I turned orange. 😂. I’ve never used a sun bed.
  3. Have you joined or wanted to join a gym? Yes and I regret it. I prefer walking outdoors as my exercise.
  4. Good health permitting, would you prefer to go hiking or take a walk in the woods? Too hard to choose. I did both on the trip. I really can’t decide.

Gratitude: Birdsong is Nature’s symphony when you’re feeling down and the last thing you want to do is sing. I entered the beach at the birding trail. Just lovely. They birds were singing & it was another day in paradise. Pinch me, I must be dreaming. Forever grateful 🥹

As always more to come.

haiku – pop & blue ~ 6/5/23

bursting with love 💗

up from the depths of despair 😔

healing ❤️‍🩹 age old wounds

Substituted pop for bursting 💥 and blue for despair 😔

Y’all I’ve got a story to tell. My cyclone 🌀 keeps spinning but I’m calm here in the center. Finally!!! No time today though. My tale as old as time or as fresh as a daisy will have to wait. Today I’ve got a beach to be on.

As always more to come.

Written for: http://ronovanwrites.com/2023/06/05/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-465-pop-and-blue/

Sunday Reflections ~ 6/4/23

Since I’m on my phone, I won’t review the week. Adding those hyperlinks takes too much work. I’m waiting to post trip stuff for until the trip is through so instead let’s just say I’m reveling in the moment. That’s it, that’s my reflection. I’m blessed beyond measure & enjoying a new found sense of peace.

As always more to come.

#SoCS ~6/3/23

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “left alone.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Well folks, I’m on Washington time. So I’m posting later than usual. In fact, I have no idea what day it is.

I’m traveling alone not that I want to be left alone. I’m meeting some family members for the very first time. Some might say maybe I should’ve left well enough alone. But if I had done that, I wouldn’t have had this extraordinary experience. And when I say extraordinary, I mean life changing. And y’all know me, I am the queen, drama. But here I am not exaggerating. And it is only day 3, with so much more to come.

Happy Saturday folks!!

HERE are the rules and ping back.

Friday Feels ~ 6/2/23

Chelan Washington, the motherland … sort of, kind of, not really.

Beautiful here but will not post anything else trip related until I’m done. All part of ‘Be Here Now’. In the moment, peaceful, accepting, loving life.

As always, more to come.

Thursday Thoughts ~ 6/1/23

I’m scheduling this post in advance to keep my streak alive. I can’t have a little thing like life interrupt consecutive days writing because writing sets me free. I’ve always got a lot on my mind, just works that way. Hard wired into my DNA. Speaking of DNA, I’m gearing up for my trip of a lifetime. Yeah, queen comma drama aka lil Jilly is still in the house.

I’ve made a list of all that can go wrong not because I really think these things will happen but because doing so gets the intrusive thoughts out of my head. For anyone who ever watched This Is Us, remember Randall & Beth playing the verbal version … worst case scenario … go!! well that is what I did. Released the hounds as it were & I’m not even unhappy. I’m cautiously optimistic even if I do come home to a layoff. Because part of my twisted brain assumes I deserve to be laid off for even daring to take this pilgrimage. But that’s nonsense! As if anyone in this current situation deserves what they get. That includes the decision makers who are not themselves impacted.

Maybe a more healthy way to deal would be to write the good stuff that might happen. But then I’ve never really believed in unicorns. I’m more Eeyore than Tigger. Always have been & likely always will be even though I can rally to Pooh or Piglet like status on most occasions.

Alrighty, time to land the plane. If all goes according to plan, on this day, about this time, I will be meeting my cousin in Kent WA. We’ve emailed a few options for meeting plans back & forth, nothing aligning. I grabbed his most recent email offer with a resounding sounds great! let me know where to be at noon. I won’t look back until I land & if it’s an oops that won’t work then our meeting face to face was not meant to be.

As always, more to come.