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JusJoJan &WOD & SOSC 01-30-21

It’s the end of the month, therefore, the end also of JusJoJan. It’s been fun, but on to whatever the new challenges will be.

Today I want to educate you on a newsletter I read called The Morning Brew. This little beauty is great for everyone from investors to regular Joe’s just wanting to stay in tune with what’s going on in the market, and/or the business world in general.

This is the first thing you see when you get your newsletter. A quick update on the stock markets and where they closed the night before. As you move down the page, you get other reports with links leading to relevant pages of information.

There’s more, of course, but I’m not here to lay out the entire newsletter, I’m just sharing the info.
At the end of the newsletter, you have the option to share and earn some cool swag, in addition to more newsletters you could choose. Check it out here, and see what you’ve been missing!

This educational post was brought to you by the WOD challenge, JusJoJan, and SoCS. 🤗

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JusJoJan & WOD Prompts 01-28-21

Gosh! The first month of this year is almost over! Where does the time go??

I’m sad to see that my prediction, and that of others I’m sure, is coming true. Miraculously, the government is trying to say it’s time to go back to school and easing up on restrictions now that Biden is in power. What a crock! Sure, I want it all to end, I hate wearing a mask and not going many places, but its comical that all of a sudden, even with supposed cases surging, he will claim victory and get us over the crisis. You watch and see.

Okay. Enough of that.

Onto a show I wish you all would watch on Netflix. It’s called The Pharmacist. This story tells how it is entirely possible for one person to make a difference, even during the perfect storm. This man, who lost his son, took on the Oxycontin war and at least put a stop to the doctors (one in particular) responsible for killing hundreds of people in the St Bernard parish of Louisiana. But his story goes much deeper than that, and had far more reaching implications than just getting that doctor out of practice. In fact, speaking of storms, he even kept going and doing what needed to be done, during and after hurricane Katrina.

As far as I know, it’s only one season, so give it a watch. Just a warning, it is incredibly sad and moving account of what this poor man went through. He is a hero!!

Well, I seem to be locked out of my account on the iPad, so no pictures can I share this morning. However, I am still able to blog from here. So I wish you all a happy Thursday. I’m going to cut this short before they cut me off completely!

Before I go, let me thank Linda for using my prompt in her story this morning! Thanks Linda G Hill!!!

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JusJoJan & WOD 01-27-21 Gastro Obscura

Today’s Word of the Day fits in perfectly with this wonderful new magazine I’ve been crushing on for more than a minute now.

Introducing Gastro Obscura, a newsletter about all the obscure foods from around the country! Click on the link and read a curious story about the Ice Cream Bean, then sign up for the free newsletter and you’ll have hours of reading material while you learn all about wondrous foods to explore and enjoy!

That is just one of 7 articles in this issue alone, plus, once you click on a story and read it, down at the bottom of the page will feature older articles from past issues. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

In this issue alone, you’ll find the story above in addition to learning about Australia’s Growing Camel Meat Trade, how “cream crowdie” goes from breakfast to dessert, who Wes Anderson is, the myth of Wild Haggis, Immortalizing Waffle House, to Fried Carb Masterpieces! I shared a picture from the article to illustrate how beautiful that can be!

PS-I’m not a vampire, but you might find one here! This magazine also takes you to any location around the world-even if the article doesn’t necessarily feature food. 

So dive in, and let me know what you think. Maybe tomorrow, I’ll share another obscure little newsletter I’ve been getting that treats me to the news you don’t get on your local stations! Adios for now! Peace out!



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JusJoJan & WOD 01-26-21

You know I was born Ulotrichous

Long, thick, and luxurious

I have to now shutter that image

That dream has gone and died

Heredity struck, my curls are gone

Replaced with memories superfluous

Wigs, caps, and potions

No match for notions

And memories of braids and pigtails

At least I’m not bald yet

And my only regret

Is that I never got to model like Bernadette


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JusJoJan & WOD 1-24-21

Well, sue me, I believe I missed a day of JusJoJan but hopefully I make up for it today.

I guess you could say I am hiding from my responsibilities this morning to relax with my coffee, read my emails, do my Spanish lesson, and write my blog before it’s time to go to the store, watch our church service and host family dinner. I don’t even know what we are making yet. 🤣

Yesterday, we visited my mother, and Dave’s parent’s resting place out at DFW National Cemetery. It was a fitting day, gloomy, foggy, misty, and cool. I didn’t know we were going, we just started driving and ended up there.

From there, we visited Living Spaces in Grand Prairie and neither of us were very impressed. Too expensive and not really our style for furniture.

From there, we went downtown Ft Worth, closer to home, to have a late lunch and a margarita at mis favorito restaurante, Los Vaqueros. After that, we went to visit the grave of our dear family friend, Jack Collier. Dave misses him so much!

I’ve written about Jack before in my short story Our Friend Jack, if you’d like to read it.

I haven’t seen my youngest and his girlfriend in several weeks and I find it’s getting hard to breath. I hope he visits today, but he works so much, I’m doubtful I will. His girl Becky got a mild case of COVID but has recovered, so it’s safe for them to visit now. Maybe we will get lucky and see them for dinner.

Maybe we will have gumbo. It’s another gloomy looking day with storms possible. Sounds like a great day for gumbo!

I have been watching a show on Netflix called Surviving Death. They talk with several people who have seen or seen signs of their loved ones after they’ve passed, giving hope and comfort to the survivors. Having been raised to believe that we go to heaven and the soul no longer cares what is going on down here, I’m very skeptical about these stories, but they are so compelling, it all sounds plausible. There is also talks with Mediums, ghost hunters and the like, but the people who specifically asked their loved ones to show them a sign and then got that very specific sign is encouraging.

The show explains a lot of the science behind the phenomena, and my scientific mind wants to allow for this possibility, even if my religious upbringing “forbids” it. There are experts, and first hand accounts throughout this show that make it all sound so believable. It is not “witchy” or evil in any way, these are beautiful stories told about near death experiences, and other cases of communicating with people’s loved ones after death. It is, in fact, all very spiritual, and most of these people are believers and Christians.

I asked for a sign from my grandmother for years after she passed away. I never got one, but maybe it is because my energy is too negative and I need to open my mind to the possibility. I HAVE always thought she was my guardian angel. Now, with Mom, it’s so different because we had a volatile relationship, yet I loved her. Is that why I don’t get a sign from her? I don’t know. I don’t even know if it’s right to want to, because of my belief system. Anyway, I tell you all of this to say that yesterday while we were visiting her columbarium (such a weird feeling btw), I asked her (in my mind) to show me a sign that she is ok wherever she is and that she is not angry with me. I wish I could have that peace of mind, but I may never until I am with her again in heaven.

I think the show is worth the watch, please do and share your thoughts with me later. I hope you all have a blessed Sunday!