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JusJoJan, #SoCS, & WOD 1-01-22 My Resolve is Strong

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “resolve.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

The Word of the day is “beginning” so have fun using that in a sentence, poem, or jot!

So there we were, having a good time last night, and my husband pops off and says something about vaping. I was so close to caving in at that point, but my resolve is strong!

When I make up my mind to do anything, like walking, or dieting, I can really stick to it for a long time. I quit smoking in 2014 and never went back, so I know I can do it!

However, I resolved to quit before the new year, and I don’t have any resolutions per se, but I do have some goals.

I want to finish my transcriptionist course, and boy am I out of practice after taking off the last 3 or 4 months!!

I want to close my circles on my iWatch as many days as possible, which means I will hopefully get in better shape. Of course, it was easy when it was warm outside, however, now that it is cold, I will have to connect to my fitness app and do some indoor workouts. That is going to take a lot of self-discipline!

Speaking of new beginnings, welcome to the new me. I finally decided to do something for myself about my hair and my insecurity about my bald spots, and I went and got this wig. My husband was kind enough to pay for it, and I think I will call someone on Monday about where to donate the other one or maybe both of them. This one fits me, my style, and my skin tone and even blends in with my own hair! It is definitely a keeper!

I am also resolving to do Just Jot it January again this year, this being my first post. I have to get back to my writing! I have been writing some in my journal, but it took a month after Dad passed for me to want to do even that!

Since the decision was already made to stop vaping, I don’t think I am going to beat myself up this year about my diet. I will clean it up a little and hope that the extra exercise will be enough to whip me into shape and help me firm up. I am enjoying food again, so maybe I just cut back on sugar and eat smaller healthier portions.

I hope you have some goals of your own, and you work on them this year. Click on the links to learn how to get involved with JusJoJan, SoCS, and WOD challenges. They will keep you plenty busy this month!

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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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