#JusJoJan ~ 1/17/19 – Inch

Happy Thursday folks!!!  John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing prompted us with inch.  Thanks for the prompt and a BIG hello this morning.

John is the music man and collector of rad vintage commercials.  Check out a post of his here. Then peruse his site.  I guarantee you that you’ll learn something new and cool.

INCH – my first thought is give them and inch and they’ll take a mile.  Greedy buggers.  Not you who are reading this … nope.  If I gave you an inch, I am sure you’d say thanks.  Taking a mile is for schmucks.  < thought bubble…image of Steve Carell and Paul Rudd >.

Ugh!  Get out of my head.  This is not the film “Dinner for Schmucks” and/or #SoCS.

Up next, inch worm, inch worm give me a mile.  Doh!  That’s not right.

What was it?  Oh ya.  There was this toy you see.  That I had to have.  But never got.  Why? well because my parents realized it had no staying power.  You’re getting a bike they said.  And that bike was the best gift ever.

Can’t picture an inchworm?  Well in typical JH fashion, here is a vintage commercial.

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As always, more to come.


WP Cut Me Off

My ability to comment keeps erroring out. I’ll keep trying though. Reading some fantastic posts tonight.

As always more to come.

Final Musings for Sunday 1/13/19

I get these alerts on my phone about screen time.  I guess Apple thinks I’m a kid who needs monitoring.  Limiting screen time is good for all of us which is why I am NOT complaining.  Or balancing screen time maybe?  Moderation in everything including moderation as the coaster from the Esquire Tavern reminds me.


Now if we were on FB, I’d tag three of my favorite people!!! But I am leaving FB … sort of.  There was this thing about someone hacked your account.  I did the things and checked the things and looked like the all clear.  I changed my password and now use two factor authentication.  Which is why I did not log in all week.  I mean c’mon that extra step takes a millisecond but what a pain in the arse.

Specifically my usage is down 34%.  Only two hours and 19 minutes over the last seven days.   Not too shabby.

Letting you in on a little secret, I moved to my desktop.  Lol! Oh wait!  I cracked that code, that must be why my screen time is down … no FB and more desktop. Big Brother aint got nuthin on me.

I am calling it a day though.  Two good books in the hopper.  Wishing you fine folks a fantastic rest of your Sunday. See you tomorrow for Haiku Monday and #JusJoJan.

As always, more to come.

Do-Over Books-Wise

I made a very poor choice with my book bundle.  I tried reading each one at various times and just blah!  I am hard core and rarely if ever quit a book but today I quit all three.  I need more lighthearted fiction or escapism in my life.

I am now nine days behind on my goal to read 24 books in 2019.  I know I will get to 12 due to book club.  Doubling that seemed doable.  Off to my happy place.  I am burning daylight and need to get going.

As always, more to come.

Addendum: I found these.

Much better 😎


I Got Ma’am’ed & the Tenacity of B

Sweet boy held the door at the ice house open for me as I exited. When I said “thanks” he said “you’re welcome ma’am”. Now I’m not gonna lie. I could’ve done without the M word. Lol! Actually I’m glad that he was polite. That’s in da hood too. More dispelling the myth.

The plumber who came to do an estimate to fix the shower ma’am’ed me too.  Like a bazillion times.  He took pictures on his iPad as I asked questions B wrote down for me.  Plumber politely answered them all tacking on ma’am to the end of each response.  Then he told me “I cannot talk prices since you went through Contractors Connection; only they can talk price with you.  I will email them the bid before I go home today”. And that was on Thursday.  Today is not Thursday.

Ugh! more red-tape.  And we have a mess!! But now the floor is dry and cutoff to the shower is secured.  Guess mess is no longer the case.  Just a pain.

Oh how he tried!  Really he did … the he is B.  With the shower.  To FIX it dammit.  Like he fixes everything else around here.  After the leak, he said resolvedly “do what you want”.  Ooooh don’t have to tell me twice – time to remodel … maybe??!?

As always more to come.

Sunday Funnies!!

Best day eva!  as in ever not Eva.  Who is that??? I’m Jilly and what am I doing?  I have laughed so much today and I decided to share some funnies.  Like comics in the newspaper that I read on Sundays (well every day) but Sundays funnies were the best.  Seeing as we no longer subscribe to the newspaper, my funnies are of the garden variety – life.  And likely not funny to anyone but me.  I slay me!  lol.

First, I slept til I felt like waking up.  NO beep, beep, beep of the alarm.  Made cooked from scratch, spinach, chunky homemade salsa, and cheese omelets for breakfast.  With a side of wheat toast and bacon. Mhmmmm bacon!!!

Then Lulu and I went to the store duo vs. trio.  We had a big list too but we told B to stay at home because he already does SO freaking much for us that he needed a break.  I told Lulu that I was going to empty cart walk, run, jog two or three laps around Wally World before I started shopping cuz you see I got 5K steps two days in a row.  I wanted to make today a trifecta and I did!  Yay me! She of course went off to art supplies and got some stuff for school since she returns in less than a week 😦

I was like a mama to be y’all. Getting ready for the big day.  We’ve got a plan and we are implementing.  Feels good I tell ya.

As we checked out, the women we see every week asked after B.  T at check-out asked Lulu “where is Papa today?”  I snort laughed as Lulu said “we gave him a ‘free’ day”.  T’was the Papa that made me snort.  He is old … as am I.  I know this by the way everyone ma’am’s me these days.  K at the exit asked for him by name.

Of course I could not wait to share this info with him!  As we are unloading at home, I tell him “Your girlfriends asked where you were” And he replies “ya right” because he never believes me. Lulu said “they did dad” oh right and then he believes 😉

Once everything was put up, then the cleaning begins.  We de-cluttered places that have not seen the light of day in forever.  Moved the rarely used elliptical and you’ve no idea what was under there.  This was the purge part two … this time of our family room instead of the office.  A deep clean was long over due.

The feature photo is of my finger that I cut with an actual scissors while taking the tag off a new runner. The wound hurt like a mother goose (another regional saying).  And it took “foreva” to stop the bleeding.  I had to make due with paper towels for band-aids because when your nest is empty, your need for band-aids drops.  Guess it is time to stock up again.

As always, more to come.


My Route Today

After a stressful meeting but nothing really too terrible, I took my break. This is the year of less talk more doing.

I took off across St. Mary’s St, through Club Giraud parking lot bee 🐝 lining it to the library 📚. I was on a mission for this:

My bundle. No one had snagged it so bonus score. I was out of the stuff and I needed MORE stuff. Stuff is code for reading material. And I hear y’all “no shit Sherlock 🕵️‍♀️ ” lol 😆

Did you know I could self checkout without untying my bundle? Technology! Just set whole stack on the reader and bloop bloop bloop. That’s the sound the scanner made.

After I left the library 📚, I walked 🏃‍♀️ run jogged down Soledad … which was a bit unnerving I must admit. I was on the backside of a few hotels on a road with much less foot traffic. The saving grace was the valets were out in full force. Not completely deserted. I was headed to Subway on East Houston with a coupon in my pocket and spring in my step. Without leftovers, I needed lunch. A sandwich 🥪 to go with my oranges 🍊 and blueberries.

In and out … sort of. At 10:50, there were already four in front of me. But assembly line work got us through quickly. Then I headed back down Navarro. Past Travis Park. Next time I’ll do a few laps. I’m psyched to get 5000 steps. I need 3x that amount but I’ll take what I can get.

As always more to come.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/4/19

Woo Hoo!  Enigmatic!!  Fancy word.  Thank you to Virgobeauty! for providing the prompt.  Click here to find her last post You’ll find the how, the why.

Thank you to Linda as well for hosting.  See the rules and ping back for all the fabulous offerings. After that, come back to see me puhleese!!!!!!

You’re back?  If you’re reading this you sure are!  And all I have to say are borrowed words “Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, come inside! come inside!”

How’s that for enigmatic??

How’s this for a delightful song Karn Evil 9 from Emerson Lake and Palmer!!!

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

You’ve been down the rabbit hole with me.  What I first thought when I saw the prompt was a play on enigma as in Edward Nygma aka the Riddler from Gotham .  Of all the  Batman villains, I like the Riddler the best.  Even better than the Joker or Poison Ivy.  When I was a kid, Penguin was my favorite because … well you know penguins are cute.

I have a love/hate relationship with riddles.  The witticism is fascinating … Love Love Love but my impatience makes me cuckoo for coco puffs trying to figure them out.  JUST TELL ME THE ANSWER!!!” Or I am all Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment “GIVE MY DAUGHTER THE MEDICINE!!!”  Not waiting.  Nope!

Tune in tomorrow, same Bat time, same Bat station …

As always. more to come.


And I Took The Path …


That’s the running theme lately in several of the blogs I follow. I don’t envy my blogging buddies. Sometimes there’s a conundrum the size on Alaska. A choice that even the best pro/con list can’t solve. Ultimately we do the best we can with what we know. Cosmic how I find myself in similar circumstances.

I was going to pitch my plight to the blogosphere but then I decided. I’m as shocked 😳 as you. You see no good can come from saying what I know.

But seeing him like that … pleading with me to show him how to get an Instagram so he can make sure she’s okay … well no words 😶 and here come the tears again.

B tells his Dad

It’s better this way. You think you want to know. You don’t. Please just let it be.

I didn’t help. But I’m left with questions. Am I doing the right thing? Should he see for himself? Is ignorance really bliss?

The older I get I believe with my whole heart ❤️ that it is. Ignorance is fucking nirvana. So many things I’d put back. Un-know if possible. The conspiratorial “I’m telling you this for your own good” is bullshit. I could have gone my whole life not knowing what I know in certain instances. I’m not passing that baggage along.

As always more to come.