It’s the last day of Just Jot it January and here is today’s prompt: Your prompt for JusJoJan January 31st 2023, is “write.” Use the word “write” any way you’d like. Have fun!
First, a limerick!
There once was a girl who could write
But she suffered a terrible fright
If she lost her thoughts
They’d employ the robots
Her job would be gone out of sight!
This limerick is my homage to my fears about the newest technology ChatGPT. Will our jobs as writers and creators be replaced by robots? What are your thoughts?
Arizona is experiencing the coldest winter they have had in awhile, according to the locals and snowbirds that visit yearly. Still, we don’t have sleet and ice like my family and friends in Ft Worth do right now. I’ve been up since 4:30 due to rain making some god-awful racket that sounded like banging at the back of the bus. I thought something had come loose and was rattling around, or that the supports holding the slide outs were snapping and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I came into the living room and finished my book, and started another when Dave came in to check on me. I shared my concerns and he laughed and said it was rain drops falling from the top of the bus landing hard on the rear engine cowling. In the bedroom, it sounded much worse than that. I couldn’t hear it at all from the living area.
I just finished Stephen King’s book-Billy Summers and started The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand. Her writing style is different than King’s but nevertheless excellent. I’m already through with the first chapter and her writing is so descriptive! I wish I could write like that. I’ll make it my mission for this year. My writing is too close to the way I speak, I need to stop and think about how each sentence sounds and try to make the reader feel like she or he is there, truly experiencing it. Instead of saying it’s cold and windy today, I need to say something like “The cold wind whipped through my hair as I walked, making my eyes water and causing me to hunch down into my jacket.” Doesn’t that sound a little bit better?
I just need to slow down and think, and practice, practice, practice! And I need to learn to make stuff up instead of always relying on real life experiences.
With all that said, it’s time for me to hustle off again into the wind and join the others at the community center to play Mexican Train. We will see you on the flip side!
I don’t want to jinx anything but I’m here to say that I think my canine is over her bout with pancreatitis!
I know I’ve talked ad nauseum about our dogs, you might be sick of hearing about them, but today’s prompt word is canine, so I thought I’d update you on their health. Brandy has two more pills to go and then she needs her labs retested in about a month. We also got her some lower fat kibble and canned food and pretty much stopped the table scraps.
Your prompt for JusJoJan January 30th 2023, is “canine.” Use the word “canine” any way you’d like. Enjoy!
You’ve seen plenty of pictures of the girls, so I won’t bore you with more, but we just got back from a walk because Whiskey was barking at us so we thought she needed to go. I wish I spoke canine. When we got back, we noticed her water bowl was empty. She probably just wanted a drink of water! 🤣
It doesn’t take much to tucker them out these days (but they are also 7 1/2, and 8 yrs old) so now that we’re back, they are laid out fast asleep 😴
Your prompt for JusJoJan January 29th 2023, is “exercise.” Use the word “exercise” any way you’d like. Have fun!
I wish every day was as good as this one has been as far as exercise goes!
The whole family got good exercise today, Dave went and played golf, and the girls and I (that being my dogs) took a 45-minute walk. I closed my exercise ring and then some! In addition, I was up and moving in the kitchen for quite a while making what turned out to be a big mess. I was trying to make zucchini muffins, but they refused to bake all the way through. Ah, the trials and tribulations of working with an RV oven. It’s a learning curve for sure! The edges were delicious though, crispy and tasted like a sugar cookie. I had to make myself stop, thank goodness I went on the long walk right after!
I took a couple of pictures while we were walking of the far end of the park. The locals refer to this section as the “ghetto “ 😂🤣. Maybe because it’s so far from the main hub where everything is centrally located. Idk. Anyhoo, I have been having so much trouble with my editor lately, pictures won’t load, and the media storage loads so slowly that sometimes I just give up. But we don’t have the best connection here either. We constantly have problems with the tv, internet, and even streaming. I was right in the middle of church service this morning when everything froze and would not come back. 😡
It’s been nice here for the last two days, nice enough to go sleeveless for a few hours anyway. Cool weather is coming for a couple of days, then we will creep back up into the 70’s.
I did find that photo I was talking about the other day with the epic selfie of myself and the Sam Houston statue? Maybe that will load for me.
It’s a miracle!
Well folks, I can’t get ANY photos to load, even those already in my media center, so sorry! And somewhere along the way, the print has gotten so small, I can barely read what I’ve just written when my contacts are acting up…like right now. Ugh.