#JusJoJan ~ 1/31/19 – Free-For-All

And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain

Picture it peeps, old blue eyes aka Frank Sinatra … singing his little heart out.

Can you believe it is already January 31, 2019???  Where did the month go?!?!? Blah, blah, blah … broken record.

Let’s do the time warp again!!!!

If I didn’t know better, I’d say it was #SoCS. But alas, ’tis Thursday in the year of our lord.  I linked to what may have been my favorite prompt of THIS year.  My particular offering to the prompt is not my fave but the prompt itself was muy bueno.

Okay, let’s be serious shall we??  Here are the specifics from the fantastic Linda.

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 31st is “your favorite thing/part/blog post of last year or last month.” Talk about what you did or discovered that gave you happiness and/or success. Have fun!

She is super human y’all.  Everyday she was there with the posts for our jots to ping back to and she also jotted herself.  Amaze-balls!! I offer a big heart felt … Bob Hope-ish

Thanks for the memory!!!

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More than memories, we did have FUN!  didn’t we?  I sure did!

Last year I discovered (or maybe not so much discovered as truly believed for the first time) that material possessions are overrated and happiness comes from within.  I get to choose how I react to any wide variety of situations.  Life’s a sH!t show y’all.  Or it can be.  But life is also ever so sweet.  I can choose to be happy!

No joke!  Even in the most dire, I will ALWAYS choose happiness and laughter.  Laugh to keep from crying “they” whoever “they” are say.

As always, more to come.

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#JusJoJan and #1linerWeds. For 1/30/19

Here we go here we go now ala RHCP! That’s a riddle y’all. Final twofer of the season. Super psyched and loving 🥰 life. Here’s my offering borrowed from the Hallmark 🏬.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

As always more to come.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/29/19 – Dirty

Time once again for #JusJoJan.  Jim prompted us with dirty.   Click here to find his last post 

Hi Jim!  In case you didn’t know it, Jim is an encyclopedia.  Check out his site.  You’re bound to learn something new.

When I saw this word some weeks ago my immediate thought bubble was “Dirty Mouth, Choose Orbit”  or some such nonsense.  I say nonsense because the commercials aim to grab our attention with exaggerated premises.  IMO anyways.  And like a sucker, I am hooked.  Orbit is my brand now when I buy gum.  Here is my fave commercial:

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We should all aspire to be lint lickers and/or cooty queens.  Lol.

As always, more to come.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/28/19 – Testify

Can I get an amen?!?!?  Time again for #JusJoJan.  Almost there folks!  Another January will soon be in the memory books.  Today Dan prompted us with testify!

Click here to find his last post and you’ll be sure to have a great time.  Especially when that is time spent with him at the bar. And don’t forget to check out the gallery too.

Testify – I hear a cheer coming on.

Give me a T … T

Give me an E … E

Give me a S … S … seriously.  Naw!  That won’t work.

Testify!  I immediately thought Can I get an amen?  Then my mind went blank.

I did not thnik of  go to court and testify  as a witness.  That has never happened to me and hopefully it won’t since I equate that with being in trouble and/or knowing someone in trouble. Jilly needs to keep her nose clean and stay in her own lane.

So what else is goin’ on?   Tonight is book club.  Yay!!!

See you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful evening folks.  And that’s all she wrote.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/27/19 – Cathartic and J-Dub’s Review of “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

T’is Sunday 1/27/19 in the year of our Lord.  Oh that was so yesterday’s news.

Today we jot!  Enthralling Journey prompted us with “cathartic”! Click here to find her last post .  Why hello there!  You’ve picked a good one. I am going to link this baby up.

I have been reading y’all.  Just for fun!  And for me that is cathartic!  Now I know you might not believe I am using the word correctly but I am!  Swear. Here’s the proper definition:


Dictionary result for cathartic

  1. providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.

For me, reading is physical too.  I inhale words.  I spontaneously yell out during the good parts or the not so good parts and the oh my land sake’s alive parts!!  Reading takes me to another place. That’s the psychological part.  My mind is set free!

Mr. Google went on to add:

(chiefly of a drug) purgative.

In my case, I reach catharsis via reading … totally drug free. Not like those on retreat in the book “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty.  I stayed up to 1 AM to finish.  I just could not stop until the last word!! I promised a review and here it comes y’all.  Sans spoilers.

Check here and here for preliminary teasers.

A group of nine strangers meet at a retreat.  All are partaking in this quest for spiritual enlightenment for varying reasons.  The story is told in alternating chapters titled with the name of the guest or the owner or her staff in which they give perspective and let us into their lives.  The characters are well developed and their sub-plots are very interesting.  The story moves quickly and never loses pace.

In the aftermath, the titles change to non specific dates … one week after … etc.  Finally the titles end but we do not need titles.  Those final moments for me were a mind bend.  Very clever in my humble opinion.  I think I understood what I was reading but not 100% sure.  I’d love to discuss at  my “real” book club.

Score one for the creative types.  Thank you Liane!  Look at me … acting like I know her.  Like she’d even see this post.  But heeeyyyy girl, if you do stumble across me in bloglandia (stranger things have happened) just know this fan girl would love to meet ya.

As always, more to come.

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#JusJoJan and #SoCS for 1/26/19 ~ ad/add/AD (Anno Domini)

Oh domino …

Good morning bloglandia.  We are combining #JusJoJan and #SoCS for the last Saturday of the month.  The lovely Linda prompted us with “ad/add/AD (Anno Domini)”. She says that we get bonus point for using them all.  Done.  Lol!

Okay, listing the prompt words “ad/add/AD (Anno Domini)” is not really “using” them.  Huh?

Real quick …

1- Ad as in advertisement.  As in we are being bugged.  Our cell phones listen to us talk y’all.  My friend was telling us how he was talking about Yeti decals on Etsy.  Before he could look them up, he got an Etsy email and Yeti decals were at the bottom of the email as if his conversation was overheard.  No fooling.  Big Brother is here!!

2- Add as in math.  As in not my thing.  As in moving on.

3- AD (Anno Domini) as Latin.  As in the year of our lord.  I say that all the time y’all.  Not being disrespectful.  It’s an expression often used round these parts. I can’t believe today is January 26, 2019 in the year of our lord.  MMXIX.  2019 AD.  Time is doing that thing again.  Flowing like a stream.  Rolling like a river.  Punking us.  Oh Domino!

I know domini is NOT domino.  But that’s stream for ya folks.  Mind goes where it goes.  When I saw the prompts words, my very first thought was Oh Domino!  Van freaking Morrison.  Happy ear worm.

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Happy Saturday y’all.  I am off to get my new do.  Might post pics later if the mood strikes.  If not, catch you on the flip side.  10/4 good buddy.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/25/19 – Balance

#JusJoJan on TGIF.  JP prompted us with balance.  Take look a JP’s last post here.

Hi JP!!!  Balance is what I need right about now.

When I think of balance, I think of peace, love, and serenity.

Ohm, Ohm, Ohm, Ohm

Can you picture me sitting all praying/preying mantis style?








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#JusJoJan ~ 1/24/19 – Zoomie

Here we are again.  We really should stop meeting like this.  Lol!

NOT!  Let’s keep this up for the remainder of January at least.  #JusJoJan in the house!!

Bee prompted us with zoomie.  Well I am going to have to google that.  Click here to find her last post .  Hi Bee!!!  I am uber happy to have met your acquaintance here in bloglandia.

The following picture is blurry as hell.  Is hell really blurry?  Who knows.  I took this picture last Sunday at 10:05 am CST to be exact because I saw my grand-pups soaking up the rays and thought how adorable.  I was in a hurry to run off to Home Depot which explains why the pic is out of focus.

They have lounged in this particular spot by the fence for so long, there is a groove and no grass grows – just dirt.  Even in bad weather, you can catch them there.    They are old men now turning nine this coming April.  They no longer zoomie regularly.  But back in the day, oh my.  The best!! With tons of room to roam and get out that energy.  Watching them frolicking or even now … thinking about them all zoomie makes my heart so happy!!!

As always, more to come.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/22/19 – Curiosity

Hello fellow bloggers. Time for #JusJoJan. Pamela prompted us with “curiosity”. See her last post here https://butterflysand.com/2019/01/21/daily-quip-1058/

Hi Pamela!!! Great prompt.

Thank goodness for curiosity because being curious was likely the impetus to improvements in a wide variety of things. Ya know, like light 💡 bulbs over candles 🕯. The telephone. Medical advances and as much as I grouse about the medical meat market I have to admit some very cutting edge work is happening. Skies the limit!! Cool 😎 stuff.

My first thought 💭 though was a rhyme.

Curiosity killed the cat 🐈

Satisfaction brought it back

So scratch those curious itchy parts y’all. In other words, if you’re curious about something then follow the path. Even if doing so bites you in the behind. Cuz “they” whoever “they” are say we learn even from our failures.

And that’s all she wrote. For today that is. Bueno bye 👋

As always more to come.

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