Sunday Reflections” A Week in Review ~ 1/29/23

I know I over use this phrase but dang where has the time gone? January is almost in the books. I wish things would stand still for just a second before barreling on, day by day.

I learned something new this morning. We dropped off groceries at B’s parents, as they slept. It is just easier because we can put everything up instead of them insisting to leave it only to find things for the fridge out the next day. As we left, we heard the stickiness of the floor on our shoes. I start to tell B something about their housekeeper/nurse/jill of all trades, 65 year old Michelle, that surely she knows how the mop a floor. B tells me that he heard from Kenneth that particular cleaner is used to avoid falls. Who the hell knew? It’s supposed to be sort of tacky. And all this time LuLu & I thought she couldn’t rinse a mop. I kind of thinking it might be a tripping hazard to get stuck but what do I know.

Alrighty, enough of that. Time for roll call. I almost made the entire week with twofers but yesterday, I read my book & watched The price of Glee on TV. Mindless, nothing day. After baking a cherry cobbler that is.

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The Usual Fodder

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

As always, more to come.

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Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 1/22/23

This month has been nice to double up on my writing. Letting out feelings is always good. When I first started blogging in earnest, to combat my empty nest, I posted a lot more. I realized I had to pace myself to avoid burnout & while I still post daily, multiple times a day posting only happens in January & April.

I’m coming undone as I’m coming to terms with things I don’t really like but must accept. Yesterday was one of those really good days though. I was distracted by things I enjoy like baking a completely from scratch pecan pie for B’s 59th birthday coming up tomorrow. Later today we will celebrate because Monday is a typical work day & we’d rather savor the occasion not rush around.

Okay, time once again for roll call. And awaaaaay we go …

#JusJoJan

The Usual Fodder

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 1/15/23

Quick Roll Call without reflection. First time for everything. Oh wait! The kidlet is finally testing negative & has been symptom free for over a week. Hopefully we will ALL be spared from the Kraken, newest strain.

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The Usual Fodder

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 1/8/23

I’m having a crisis of faith & making stuff up but still I power through. My pain is about the same which means still there. I take any small moments of relief I can get. This morning’s grocery run went off without a hitch & dare I say walking was therapeutic & for a brief time, nothing hurt. Another nice release is the extra writing which comes with #JusJoJan. WP has their own version called Bloganuary but I like the prompts from Linda’s followers better. Just sayin’.

Covid finally invaded our bubble with Pony getting the dreaded Rona from a NYE gathering of three. His friend that passed it along got it a work, in retail, he assumes. His friend’s wife has tested negative this whole time. Weird how the virus jumps around. You’d think for sure his wife would’ve caught it too. Guess her immune system was all not me mother fucker. Pony is better, no fever since early Thursday morning. He’ll test again sometime today. His work is making him stay away for 11 full days but if the test is still positive today, the count begins again. Oy vey! Better safe than sorry. Okay now for a roll call.

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  • Sunday 1/1/23 – #SLS
  • Monday 1/2/23 – haiku
  • Tuesday 1/3/23 – Share Your World
  • Wednesday 1/4/23 – nothing extra but my one liner was anything but one line, end of the day releasing of the hounds
  • Thursday 1/5/23 – Thoughts
  • Friday 1/6/23 – Book Club if you look at my widgets, you will see I have one for Goodreads, bottom right side I believe but varies depending on device 🙂
  • Saturday 1/7/23 – I had every intention of getting back here to post something else but instead I was reading

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 1/1/23

This might be a long ramble. Not only a week in review but the year’s highlights. Last night at midnight we had a barrage of fireworks that felt like they went on forever. The loudest in the almost 23 years we’ve lived here. I’m not sure if the events were truly celebratory. It was almost as if there was an irritated undertone.

After these last three years people have something to say. Or I’m making stuff up again. I do that a lot doncha know. Self preservation technique in the absence of evidence my mind fills in blanks. The problem with that is I lean towards negative since I’m worst case scenario girl.

Last week was nice at least. I was off Monday & breezed through an easy work week getting out early Friday. I had time to get my work organized & primed for success in 2023. I returned my 4 library books & got one more that is saving my life. I’ve needed the escape. I’m turning to my self help techniques more often. Reading, music, & laughter key among them.

I have cried more in 2021 than my first 57 years combined. My health issues continue. I’m destined to be in chronic pain. But my angst is more emotional. The constant physical creates a mental state that is fragile to say the least. Not like I can wish myself well but I can think myself worse if that makes sense. This twisted feeling in my gut is worse when I’m not zen. The pain floats from back to front eluding firm diagnosis. Is this all really nerve pain that radiates? I’ve had all the tests, most more than once. I’m at the it is what it is stage telling B to make sure my autopsy unveils what’s been missed.

Alright enough feeling sorry for myself. I’ve far more blessings. Not to minimize my fee;ins because that is toxic positivity or so I learned this year. There is someone who said it better but basically this is not a contest for last place in the world of hurt department. Our feelings are valid, we are valid.

Now for the roll call …

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: Pre Christmas Week in Review ~ 12/25/22

What a week my friends. Emotional, sentimental, bittersweet all rolled into one. Today being Sunday the start of a new week is why this reflection post is titled pre-Christmas. Kind of Christmas adjacent but prolonging the agony or the joy. Flip a coin & you decide. See that is where all our power lies, in our choice to react in certain ways. I’m in control dammit of some things even this small thing. Someone remember to wake me up on 1/2/23 🙂 I’m going back to bed … to read, my goal 4 books in 4 days. But first the roll call.

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 12/18/22

Flowers, music, laughter, distractions … funny snowman antenna lightens the mood. Bravery of my dear friend to put it all out there in a very moving post after hearing about the loss of Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Heavy emotions this week. Not sure how to process most of this or where to put these feelings because there but for the grace of God go I. Our dear sweet Lulu struggled & while nine years have passed, not a day goes by without remembering to check in.

Miraculously overnight I did have an epiphany. I asked myself, Jilly can you control it? If the answer is ‘no’, then eff it. Trick question because the answer to that question is always ‘no’. This life is effing chaos & all we get to control is our own personal reactions. Let go and let God is my mantra as my parochial schooling comes back to me.

Now for a quick roll call, then back to cleaning my clutter. I’m moving stacks of paper side to side but they are getting smaller as I thin down the piles. How did I ever let it get so bad in my home office?!? After multiple Swedish death cleans, I should be paperless by now. Look at me go, controlling the little part I can.

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 12/11/22

Why is Neil Diamond here? Dang ear worm as I sit down to reflect. Song sung blue …

Okay, I think I can move along. I kinda had a great week but not wanting to jinx anything so shhh keep that to yourselves. Maybe it really was only the last two days – Friday (last day off work for the year) & Saturday (Dub women spa day), that turned me around. My back feels good-ish, hush up about too, no whammies. My massage yesterday cured me! Ha! It did NOT but dang I will take any reprieve I can get. I was stressed & tight, now I’m relaxed & loose. Thanks Jared! If you ever get to San Antonio, you have to try Beauty Haus SA. I’m telling ya what. Then we got flowers & special ice cream before heading home to bake a peanut butter & chocolate chip cookie cake. I’m even using WP media space to show you.

Alrighty, roll call time.

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 12/4/22

This week was a blur so much stuff going on adding stress (because I let it). I’m going to follow the advice B was given by his once upon a time therapist. Eff it! Just effing eff it! When you can’t control things anyway, let the bad juju float away into the clouds. Okay, that felt good. Eff it!

Now for a quick roll call, then I’ve got to get crackalackin. Time waits for no one, the mo-fo. Drum roll puhleese rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat.

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

As always, more to come.

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 11/27/22

Well I was off all week & for the first time in a very long time, I didn’t check in at work once. Yep. Shocker I know considering I’m usually a workaholic. But older & wiser Jilly knows I’m not missing out on anything. Come Monday, everything will be right as I left it. No worse for the wear.

I dropped off my car for service the Friday before vacation & was without a vehicle until Tuesday. I got the car back temporarily while a part is on order. This intake air thingamajiggy isn’t supposed to be a big deal. Well today it was when I stalled out at St. Mary’s & IH 37. Panicking, I turned the key again & it re-started. I made it home somehow expecting the car to die right there on the highway. B says the air intake really shouldn’t cause the car to stall so either it got absolutely no air which is odd or something else is wrong. My bet is on something else is wrong. Ugh. It’s always something.

On a positive note, Lulu & her beau took engagement photos yesterday. So cute!! His mom came along too, just the 4 of us. I’m glad Lu didn’t want the whole elaborate professional thing. This is kind of like the person who does their own painting. Better if left to the professionals. I know that my candid shots aren’t better. They’re bursting with love though. Some were too blurry to even use. But oh well, I like those the best. Here’s a small gallery. Followed by the roll call.

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

As always, more to come.