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Bloganuary 1-28-22 My Favorite Tune Right Now

Jelly Roll singing Only & Love the Heartless

What is on your music playlist right now? That’s today’s prompt.

Well, I don’t have a playlist because I’m not 13, but I will tell you who my one of my favs is at the moment.

Jelly Roll with “Dead Man Walking.” This dude is actually a rapper who is the same age as my middle boy, Josh. How did he end up on Octane on Sirius/XM you might ask? Cause this song is a rock ballad with a great hook. It’s a damn ear worm, is what it is! I only heard a piece of it today because I’d just pulled up to my brothers house, and it’s been in my head ever since! He sings what sounds like country/rap/rock songs with such soul. This is what a self described pos with talent can do.


He’s hard to look at for some people, but listen and trust me, this song will make you a believer and possibly a fan. I don’t care for rap, but if he did more songs like this…

Just click the link above to listen to his song!

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#JusJoJan 1-28-22

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 28th, 2022, is “abscission.” Use the word “abscission” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

My corner garden a few years back.

The Garden

The garden’s abscission

Creates a soft cushion

Protecting the bulbs from the frost

Springtime comes and we rake it away

Making room for new growth

The bulbs were a gift, and pots I add later

But goodness knows I love them both!

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#JusJoJan & WOD 1-27-22

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 27th, 2022, is “understanding.” Use the word “understanding” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

One of the pastors from my church, Donna McKee, gave me this book-Understanding Your Grief but as I was reading it, I realized there is a workbook that is supposed to go along with it. I ordered it! Last night it came in and today I did my first bit of journaling from where I had read so far. It is a lot of writing, but so therapeutic. I need to do this work.

Long gone is the innocence I had when I was young. I can’t be sheltered from the pain or pretend it doesn’t exist. I don’t have parents anymore. Dave and I have that in common now. It’s a sad truth that I have to make peace with, little by little, day by day. If I keep reading, journaling, talking, writing, and praying, I will get through it. I must keep attending Zoom meetings on grief and seek other’s counsel. I don’t want to burden David with my feelings anymore, he has enough on his plate with work. I can always talk to my brother. Some people may be thinking that I should be “over it” now or I should “move on” but it doesn’t work like that. Everyone mourns and grieves at their own pace.

While it feels comforting to have Dad’s ashes here in the house with me, I think I will get more closure once he is at DFW National Cemetery next to Mom’s ashes. That will be an important step in the grieving process. I will be emotional when that day comes but that’s ok. It’s all part of dealing with my grief. It’s also important to understand your grief and dispel the myths I’ve always heard about “stages” etc. You should read the book if you’ve ever lost someone and feel like you did not make peace with it. I went through all my grief and mourning over my mom all by myself. I didn’t have this book or a network of people to really talk to. Maybe this process will help me address some lingering issues I have with her death as well.

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One-Liner Wednesday 1-26-22 I Need Caffeine

Current situation: Waiting for this headache to go away!

Ever since I quit caffeine to help my blood pressure go down, I get an afternoon headache most days. I’ve tried CBD, sugar free chocolate, and trying to stay busy, but nothing seems to help. Once in a while, I get lucky and have a day with no headache, but it’s only been a couple of weeks and most days I do.

I check my blood pressure and sometimes it’s high (probably because I’m in pain) but I don’t know if it’s related or not. Today it was 161/80 and my heartbeat was normal at 64. I am working out more too, so I don’t know the answer, but I go back to my kidney doc in a couple of months, so hopefully, he will have one for me.

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