JusJoJan 7 – Mix it Up

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Interesting prompt for today, so let’s mix things up a little. My blog is an eclectic mix of poetry, flash fiction, short stories, spoonie life advice and wow, just whatever happens to pop into my head. I like to mix things up at home sometimes too. My usual Spotify playlist of Taylor Davis’ music today has been preempted by French Cafe Jazz – shameless borrowed from The Simply Luxurious Life .

Robin the Haphazard Homemaker has some great ideas for mixing up your Winter decor using items you already have on hand.

Shortly I’ll be enjoying some Mexican Hot Cocoa (from a homemade mix) and a bit of art journaling. So whatever you’re doing today, take a minute or two and mix things up a little. 😉

Raise your Vibration Music

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan Spoonie Sunday – Intentions

Today’s Just Jot It January prompt was generously supplied by Faye, of Faye’s Mystical Musings. Thank you Faye!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 5th, 2020, is “intention.” Use the word “intention” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Excellent prompt for today, which is also Spoonie Sunday here at Wide Eyed Wandering Spoonie. Continue reading “JusJoJan Spoonie Sunday – Intentions”

#Jusjojan — Intentions

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My first entry for #jusjojan – I find it fascinating that this is 2020, just like hindsight is 20/20, and it’s always easier to look back and criticize than to look forward and dream. I do not make resolutions they are too confining and demanding for this stage of my life. Too negative. I set intentions, visualizations of the life I would like to live this year, and I plan. How will it all come about? We shall see … we shall see.

2020 Intentions

This year I intend to live my life Louder
To sing and laugh loudly and more often
To wear more hats and sparkly T-shirts

This year I will be awed
by the perfection of a single rose
and the beauty of a weed in the sidewalk

This year I will splash in more puddles
remember that life is better barefoot
and that music is the key to the soul

This year I will dance under the moon,
stare at the night sky, read poetry
and ponder the big questions

I will cherish tiny moments of perfection
look for everyday epiphanies
seek the sacred in the ordinary

I will take a step outside
and dance in the rain
to find the mystical in the mundane

Warning — Jenny Joseph

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Year

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For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday – our fitting final prompt for 2019 is “year.” Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “year.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

2.17.19 SD beam me up
Flash at Sunset

2019

It was a year both terrible and glorious
filled with tragedy and triumph
a year of great loss and equally great victory
and in between, it was filled
with the very core of spirituality
those stormy Mondays and rainy Saturdays
flowers, weeds, good soup and tea
and all the mundane and glorious details
of this epic fantasy we call life

My Cup Runneth Over — Ed Ames

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Goose is Getting Fat

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from my polyvore collection

Winter is coming …. oh wait it’s already here, uhhhh Christmas, Christmas, that’s what’s coming. At this time of year, a lot of us need to hone our skills in the art of “suspension of disbelief.” So come along, journey back with me to 1897 and behold the answer to the ultimate question (hint it’s NOT 42).

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
VIRGINIA O’HANLON.
115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.

“VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Continue reading “The Goose is Getting Fat”

Windows in My Mind a Monday Window Challenge

12.23.19 sun beams
View from My Window

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge. Do pop over for some excellent Christmassy windows.

Windows in My Mind

Like the sunbeams that break through
a window in the dense clouds
so a single happy thought
breaks through the window
of my mind, casting light
on the shadow of depression
and my heart begins to sing
once more

For all of us who suffer from varying degrees of Holiday depression

Lord Send that Morning – Evie

“Lord send that morning
with light so bright
it fills my soul with song
and I will look up to the heavens
and laughing I will say
‘I saw that morning coming all along.'”

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Spoonie Sunday – The Weather Outside is Frightful – Keeping Warm around the house

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Last week we had our first blizzard of the 19/20 winter season. Winds gusting at 65mph and temps in the single digits (fahrenheit) can make for some real challenges for spoonies. Many folks with autoimmune and/or chronic illness (myself included) are profoundly sensitive to cold weather. (OK, I’m actually profoundly sensitive to all weather, cold, hot, changing, you name it, but I digress.) Today I’m going to share a few things we do around the house to keep ourselves warm.

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digital pic from Pinterest by tailpic.com — every night of my life 🙂 Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – The Weather Outside is Frightful – Keeping Warm around the house”