#SLS ~ 1/17/21

Jim gives us DJ (title of song must start with the letter D or J). Since I am feeling nostalgic, I picked “Jackie Blue” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Writer/s: LARRY M. LEE, STEVE CASH. Yeah buddy! More at the wiki

Ooh, Jackie Blue
Lives her life from inside of her room
Hides a smile when she’s wearin’ a frown
Ooh, Jackie you’re not so down

You like your life in a free-form style
You’ll take an inch but you’d love a mile
There never seems to be quite enough
Floating around to fill your lovin’ cup

Ooh, Jackie Blue
What’s a game girl, if you never lose?
Ask a winner and you’ll probably find
Ooh, Jackie they’ve lost at sometime

Don’t try to tell me that you’re not aware
Of what you’re doing and that you don’t care
You say it’s easy, just a natural thing
Like playing music, but you never sing

Ooh, Jackie Blue
Making wishes that never come true
Going places that you’ve never been
Ooh, Jackie Blue, you’re going again

Ooh, Jackie Blue
Lives a dream that can never come true
Making love is like sifting through sand
Ooh, Jackie, it slips through your hand

Every day, in your indigo eyes
I watch the sunset but I don’t see it rise
Moonlight and stars in your strawberry wine
You’d take the world but you won’t take the time

Ooh-hoo-hoo, Jackie Blue
Lives her life from inside of a room
Makes you think that her life is a drag
Ooh Jackie, what fun you have had

Ooh, Jackie
Ooh, Jackie
Ooh, Jackie
Ooh, Jackie
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Sunday Reflections: A Week In Review ~ 1/17/20

Well what a week folks!! I had a couple of double duty with daily #JusJoJan in da house. I love what Linda has done this year with the stories. Makes my day to read her nuggets of gold. She is a master at her craft that’s for sure.

So first things first … a backward roll call. Ya see the first thing ending with last thing for bonus points was the #SoCS prompt yesterday. Look HERE for my entry.

Friday #JusJoJan ~ 1/15/21

Thursday #JusJoJan ~ 1/14/21

Wednesday #JusJoJan & #1linerWeds. ~ 1/13/21

Tuesday #JusJoJan ~ 1/12/21 ~ Sing!

Tuesday Share Your World 🌎 ~ 1/12/21

Monday #JusJoJan ~ 1/11/21

Monday Haiku – Release & Simple ~ 1/11/21

Sunday #JusJoJan ~ 1/10/21

Sunday #SLS ~ 1/10/21

Whew! Short and sweet without any additional nonsense. Just the facts ma’am! I’m not overly chatty today.

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

As always, more to come.

#JusJoJan & #SoCS ~ 1/16/21

First things first can ya dig it? Song lyrics. I’m pretty sure. No time to google it though. Girl has gotta stream. All I remember is “first things first, can ya dig it … whole world something something … can ya dig it?” Or I’m MSU = Making Stuff Up. Yeah buddy.

Linda writes and I rewrite “Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!” To join the fun and/or read the creative works of other participants, here are the rules and ping back.

I don’t really have an ear worm because I cannot remember the words. Bummer. I’m fairly certain it is a song I really liked. Any hoo, moving along.

The first thing I do every morning is make my bed. We aren’t talking hospital corners, bounce a coin off the bed but I do make sure the fitted sheet is secure, straighten the top sheet, arrange the pillows and put the comforter over all. Making my bed has become a ritual.

If I “forget” I make the bed as soon as I remember because there is something about turn down that makes going to bed comforting. Crawling in after a crappy day and snuggling under the covers. Who needs a weighted blanket when we’ve had comforters for years? Same premise only maybe not as heavy.

I didn’t always make my bed. Of course growing up, we did. Mom made sure of that. When I moved out and got my own place, I quit. I mean c’mon. Why? What a waste of time I said. For years, I stopped. Until we had a speaker come talk to us at work. US Navy Admiral William H McRaven. Here is a clip, only six short minutes. We had him for an hour!

After that, I started making my bed each morning. I get teary eyed thinking about his talk. Because days like that, days where we all pile into the auditorium to listen to a speaker are gone. Over. And man we had some of the BEST people come talk to us over my almost 37 year tenure. And with technology those talks can still happen but it’s not the same as in person. All of us together. Strong. Palpable. Like one huge heartbeat. ❤

The last thing I ever could have imagined was a pandemic resulting in our office closure with 90+ percent of our employee base working from home. Surreal. But the last thing I want to do is give Rona any more air time. So I will quit while I’m ahead.

Happy Saturday folks! Hope your weekend is wonderful. #free72 because I am off Monday.

As always, more to come.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/15/21

Well for today’s jot the prompt is button. Such a coincidence that Linda the mind reader is peeking into my real life. To join in, click on the Rules and Ping Back

Today I received a letter from Buick connected by OnStar. They said because I traded or sold my vehicle, that my account has been canceled. I called to inquire as I am never going to sell or trader this vehicle. I don’t drive much anymore so I’m going to keep this car till my dying day.

I was told to walk out to the car and press the blue Onstar button twice. Which I did. However that did nothing. We did a 40 second recycle and still nothing. The sweet rep told me it was a hardware issue and I should take my car to the nearest GM dealer. Piss on that. Or “screw that noise” channeling my inner John Holton.

And that’s all she jotted for today.

As always more to come

#JusJoJan ~ 1/14/21

First off Happy Heavenly Birthday to my Brother Jimbo Pete! Today he would have turned 60. QEPD. Tonight we celebrate by ordering in from Capparelli’s!! I can’t wait to eat my eggplant parmesan. Delish!!!

Now is the time for #JusJoJan. The prompt is neighbor. Look here for Linda’s story, the rules and ping back.

Yesterday I wrote about my neighbor Mimi D. I had no idea the prompt today would be neighbor so score! Quick lil Jot and I get credit.

See you tomorrow 🙂

As always, more to come.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/12/21 ~ Sing!

Time for #JusJoJan. Check out the rules and ping back. The prompt is sing.

I immediately thought of the movie. Sing!

I really enjoyed this movie. I LOVE to sing! I was in Glee Club at St. Margaret Mary’s. I also sang in the church choir for a few years. I sing to myself in the car. Well I used to sing to myself in the car, back when I drove places. My kids tease me because I say every song is my favorite!!! Or I say “I LOVE that song” about every song right before I start wailing in my sometimes on key alto voice.

And that’s it folks. Just a Jot in January. Hope your Tuesday is fantastic!!!

Share Your World 🌎 ~ 1/12/21

Howdy 🤠 folks! Melanie gave us some thought provoking questions. Let’s get to answering them.


What should you get rid off, that would make your new year better, and why? (Don’t say Covid-19, we all want to get rid of the dang virus) I snagged this question from another blogger, but failed to note who thought it up. My apologies! I KNOW better than to trust my memory any more. If it’s your question and you’d like credit, please let me know! Great question too, in my opinion! Regrets. I’d kick ‘em to the curb. What’s done is done. No reason to regret something you can’t change. Dust off and move on.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? I’m so boring. And a big chicken. Though in 6th grade, I jumped off the 10 meter diving platform at Alamo Heights swimming pool. It hurt like hell but the next weekend I did it again. Twice was enough for a life time.

Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken? Unspoken – it is what it is. Sort of like question #1. What’s done is done.

On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? (this does not mean ‘smell’ or looks; because this is a judgment free blog!) Haha! Well 10 of course. Even if only in my own mind. I figure I can always make myself laugh🤭 That Jilly she’s a laugh riot.

GRATITUDE SECTION: Tell everyone something that you found personally lifted your spirits! Coins taped to the vending machine saying have a drink on me. I did that awful day and went around leaving more coins with same note on other floors’ break rooms. I never found out who the original benefactor was and that made it all the more fun.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/11/21

My daily contribution to #JusJoJan follows. Take a look here for the rules and ping back. C’mon in to join the festivities. Today’s prompt is letter.

Take a letter Maria

Send it to my wife


Ear worm!!

Not all ear worms are awful and I do, I do really like that song.

Sound a bit like Porky Pig or the Rooster. What was his name? Never mind, his cartoons were banned anyway. I think??

And why would I like a song about a cheating wife?!?!

Well probably because I don’t fully listen to the words. I am a famous mis-remembrer who is MSU = making stuff up. In the case ‘stuff’ is ‘word’. Mis-remember-er (noun) is not a word but there is a word for misremembering lyrics … MONDEGREEN!

Whew! Crazy. I think I thought it was Saturday. LOL.

To close this ramble, few people write letters anymore. We have so many other ways to communicate these days. Snail mail, long hand writing could go the way of the dinosaur. And the dictionary is changing. Only a matter of time before shorthand from text messages is documented in ye ole Merriam Webster’s. Heck maybe it is already???

Makes me glad I was born when I was born. I know how to write a proper letter. Salutations dear ones. Until tomorrow.

As always, more to come.