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#JusJoJan 1-17-22 Filled with Joy

Steph and I in 2020


Your prompt for JusJoJan January 17th, 2022, is “joy.” Use the word “joy” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

I was delighted to hear from Lynn last night that Stephanie needed me to come work for her for a few days. Seeing her this morning filled me with joy because I have missed being able to help her, now that she has Christina full time. Poor thing is under the weather right now, but will be back on Thursday, hopefully.

However, once we got going, I realized two things very quickly. One, I am terribly out of shape. Two, I have forgotten a lot! Lynn, Stephanie’s dad, was there, thank goodness, and helped me do much of the work. I am so glad I brought him goodies today, he really deserved them! We shared some of our home made summer sausage, baracha beans, and some chocolate chip brownie bread. I hope the beans and sausage were better than the bread. It was a tad bit dry.

Hopefully, the fact that I took a walk once I finally got home (I had many errands) will make me less sore tomorrow. I doubt it though, I’m old. 😜😘

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WOD & JusJoJan 1-16-22 Ridiculous Restrictions

Photo credit: Unsplash (the kind of mask im willing to wear)

I want to attend church in person. I want to sing in the choir. I want to join the new pickleball team. But not wearing a mask.


Your prompt for JusJoJan January 16th, 2022, is “ridiculous.” Use the word “ridiculous” any way you’d like. Have fun!

There are some places that the ridiculous restriction cannot be fought, like your doctor’s office and, at those times, I just have to suck it up and comply. You simply won’t be seen if you don’t. But with church, I have the choice to view online, so that is what I choose to do until the restriction is lifted.

You have to see now that masks in this instance have not prevented or fixed a thing, any more than the vaccines have. Many people who do both have still gotten sick.

Masks work for instances like cleaning up biohazardous materials and preventing blood from getting in your mouth during a surgery. Not once during this whole pandemic have I believed that making us wear a mask prevented anyone from getting the virus or that it makes any sense, especially in places where people are gathered and sitting close to each other…like the choir at church. It infuriates me that they have to sing with masks on. In my opinion, we comply because we are a bunch of sheep, scared (still) into doing what the government, Dr Fauci, and the CDC swears will work.

Photo credit:Wikipedia

Has anyone seen the new comedy Don’t Look Up? It’s a great example and spot on in my humble opinion of just how ridiculous all of this has been to me. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. (on the movie, not on wearing or not wearing masks 😉)

Have a blessed Sunday everyone! Stay warm and say a pray for the island of Tonga.

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#SoCS & JusJoJan 1-15-22

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “a rainy day.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “a rainy day.” Enjoy!


Thanks, Linda!

When I think of a rainy day, I think of getting cozy and either reading or writing. Maybe catching up on indoor projects, most likely not though. Rainy days make me feel creative and therefore productive. That’s how it used to be anyway. Since my dad passed, I’m having a hard time getting my groove back, but I am trying to create a new routine…

This can be difficult when you get interrupted with unexpected phone calls, or you just are not feeling well that day, or errands pop up that must be attended to…but I digress.

Back to rainy days. They are my excuse to shut myself in my office and try to make something happen. If it’s cold in my office, I either bring my laptop into the living room and work there, or I turn on my space heater or throw a blanket over my legs.

Today it is cold with high winds, but no rain. Unfortunately, I am expected to get out and run errands with my hubby, when I could just as easily stay in my blanket cocoon, reading and writing. However, I know its a much better thing for me to get off my butt and move around.

As I was saying earlier, my new routine involves working out so I can close the rings on my Apple Watch, that won’t get done sitting around, no matter how appealing that might sound. 😜


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WOD & JusJoJan 1-14-22

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Your prompt for JusJoJan January 14th, 2022, is “freckled.” Use the word “freckled” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Due to Frank’s presbyopia, he almost missed the light dusting of freckles across the bridge of Annie’s beautiful nose. God, but she was gorgeous! Frank considered himself a very lucky man that Annie didn’t mind his thick glasses. She said she would happily be his eyes.

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#One-Liner Wednesday & JusJoJan 1-12-22

Thus gift helps me organize my Diamond Art gems.

I’m not sure if there is a particular theme today, but just in case the word is clutter:

“I’m discovering I want to declutter my life and get as organized as my Diamond Art gems are.”

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I have to insert a note here and just confess that this case is really not organized except for the gems. It has so much extra stuff in it (that came with it) that I need to find someone in the Diamond Art destashing group who might need some of it. Here is a bag of all the leftovers from past projects.

Bag of extra gems I can’t use on future projects.

Now if I was really talented, I could use all of these extra gems on a Diamond art project I came up with on my own, but I am not that talented. I need the kits which have the design already on it, with the coordinating numbers and symbols. Like good knitters don’t need a pattern, I’m not a designer. Oh well, I still love the projects that I do! Here’s hoping I get the rest of my life decluttered, my mind included! 😜

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