#JusJoJan ~ 1/17/22

Thanks Linda for hosting and thanks indieshe for the prompt suggestion.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 17th, 2022, is “joy.” Use the word “joy” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Jubilant spirit

Outpouring of love

Yielding to fate

I mentioned the other day that a coping mechanism of mine is “pretend joy”. Forced joy might be a better explanation. Nothing bad can happen to you if you’re joyful. Come to find out the bad stuff still gets in but by being full of joy, somehow you notice the pain less. You get a semblance of control back. With everything going on with MoMo, we’ve had to grin and bear it a lil more than usual. This too shall pass!!

As always, more to come.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/16/22

The day got away from me. Time to jot … Thanks Lauren for the prompt and thanks Linda for hosting.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 16th, 2022, is “ridiculous.” Use the word “ridiculous” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Depending on my tone, ridiculous can either be a good or a bad thing. Webster’s defines ridiculous as an adjective deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd. Well what’s not absurd these days? When I look at synonyms for ridiculous, I see hilarious, funny, amusing. All are good. But half-baked, moronic, and insane are also listed as synonyms to ridiculous. Hmmm. Maybe the term synonym should be redefined. These groups of three seem more like opposites.

Anywho, I best quit while I’m ahead. Before this post becomes even more ridiculous. When I wrote ahead, I thought a-head when led me to remember Abby-Normal. How’s this clip for ridiculous? Aka zany fun.

Scene from Young Frankenstein

As always, more to come.

#SoCS and #JusJoJan ~ 1/15/22

Here we are again, 3rd Saturday of the month. We’re kicking off January 2022 with five Saturdays. The exception that occurs twice a year … I think. I’ve no idea but I’m already streaming and mean she is ‘steaming’ … I got a taste of nostalgia yesterday listening to Van Halen’s Fair Warning. Though the play on the aforementioned song isn’t on that album. Okay, where are we now? Oh yeah! #SoCS and combo #JusJoJan in the house.

Linda writes and I copy paste Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “a rainy day.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “a rainy day.” Enjoy! To join in, HERE are the rules and pingback. Be sure to bring an umbrella. haha! I slay me.

Okay again, get on with it girly. I’m conflicted because I hate rain but we need its bounty for our garden which I love so very much. Digging in the dirt. I tell ya what. Like free therapy. But I also love rain. The sound it makes. Especially since we have a metal roof now. The insulation is good making the sound very faint but pitter patter isn’t just for little feet, it’s for rain drops too. I also have very fond memories of playing in the rain as a kid. Because of poor design, the drainage from a heavy downpour created a stream of sorts … oh how ironic. STREAM #SoCS is stream. The runoff is something we played in throwing caution to the wind as the nickname was Cripple Creek thought to bring polio but that part was before my time in the 70s. Yep the rain water was dirty from oils and what not that it picked up from the street but polio was eradicated or almost if not yet completely by the time I was galoshing around knee deep in it with the neighborhood kids and my brothers. The final thought before I go is how we’d dance in the rain during a light sprinkle. Darting on and off the porch. When we were done, mom would bring us warm towels to dry off with. She mostly hung clothes to line dry and “saved” the dryer for only certain things to save energy but warm towels were the exception. Now my eyes are raining. I miss my mommy! How about some music?

As always more to come.

#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.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/13/22

There’s got to be rules and ping back to get this protocol party started. Thanks John for the prompt and thanks Linda for hosting. Now we’re cooking with gas.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 13th, 2022, is “protocol.” Use the word “protocol” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

What the what? Protocol is the bane of my existence. I’m the gecko again with my flat tire. Travesty. We have to have rules, of course we do. But do we really have to over complicate everything? Certain protocols are just silly. Yeah I said it. Silly with a capital S. In my work space at least because what I do is not brain surgery or rocket science. Now that’s where you need protocol.

As always, more to come.

#JusJoJan and #1linerWeds. 1/12/22

Gurrrrl my mind is cluttered too. Somebody stop me said in my Jim Carrey voice over voice. Y’all know I watch way too much TV or half watch as I sit with B in the living room and read (or try to read) while he watches. I’ve gotten pretty good at blocking out one thing or the other. My kids will tell you. They had a hard time getting my attention when I was reading. MOM! MOM! MOM! Then me: Huh, what? coming out of the fog of a good story. Boy, I’m talkative this morning. Anyway from a show earlier this week, not sure which one as I may or may not have been multitasking when I heard this gem that made me giggle.

Are you Ready? Heck ya, I’m ready, set, and go!!!!

some random line from a TV show that Jilly can’t remember the name of …

Rules and Ping Back.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/11/22

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 11th, 2022, is “cosmopolitan.” Use the word “cosmopolitan” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Thanks to Willow for the prompt and Thanks Linda for hosting.

tre chic aka cosmopolitan

oh how droll

what the heck is she going on about

today got away from me and I’m scrambling to jot as I multi-task into madness

cosmopolitan is the opposite of droll

its diversity at its very finest

might be why I love NYC so much … the melting pot

anyway, that’s all she wrote, until tomorrow

As always more to come

#JusJoJan ~ 1/10/22

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 10th, 2022, is ”chocolate.” Use the word ”chocolate” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Thanks for the prompt idea Ritu and thanks Linda for hosting.

Hmmm. What should I write about? I love chocolate. Who doesn’t? Well lots of people actually. Here is where you do you has no bad consequences. Mhmmm my all time favorite is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. A delectable bite of peanut butter and chocolate that is heavenly.

One year … maybe 2002ish, Lulu and I went to Hershey PA for vacay. Just us two girls. I was the subject matter expert for handling P&C insurance in PA for my employer and I always knew I wanted to visit the keystone state. I was thinking maybe Philadelphia but Hersey and a ramble through Amish country won out. We had a good time and she still talks about it.

The town does smell like chocolate on a good day when the factory is running & the wind is blowing. Over time, that novelty for “chocolate always in the air” became a hit or miss type thing but we happened to take the tour around main street on a good day. And yes, the street lights were all shaped like Hershey’s kisses. I have to wonder if anything has changed since we went there, maybe even the factory has closed. But we can still get the delectable treats so must still be producing somewhere. Not a clue and no time for Google.

Alright, I guess that’s it for today. See ya tomorrow.

Always, more to come.


Astrid gave the prompt of unicorn 🦄. Thanks Linda for hosting. I’ll keep this short and sweet since I’m already late.

Unicorns 🦄 🦄and rainbows 🌈 🌈 around here is a common expression used when things are going well … too well to be true. Ya know since unicorns aren’t real. Not sure where the rainbows fit in since they are real. Oh well. Thoughts 💭 for another day.

✌️ Peace out.

As always more to come.

#SoCS and JusJoJan ~ 1/8/22

Oh how I love thee my Saturday. Sunday isn’t so bad either. But we’re taking things day by day. So #SoCS here we go with the bonus #JusJoJan in da house. Linda writes and I copy paste.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “In the.” Start your post with the words “In the” – that’s the prompt! Enjoy! 

In the city … city of Compton. Ear worm and done.

Reminds me of the new TV sitcom American Auto and a very funny line from the show this week which referenced one and done. I will not elaborate. But I’m giggling inappropriately all over again. The show is funny not funny and stream goes where it wants to go. BTW, check it out … on NBC. Ana Gasteyer & crew are hilarious. Her Admin, Dori played by X Mayo is my favorite character so far.

As always, more to come.