2020 picoftheweek # 4 – By the Book

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020 picoftheweek challenge week 4. Yeah I’m still catching up … grumble grumble stupid pain meds … my prompt for week 4: By the Book

I’m a reader. I read prolifically, voraciously, and well, a LOT. When I saw this urban artwork in Taipei, Taiwan I was delighted.

1.29.20 by the book

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
~Neil Gaiman

Theme from The Neverending Story

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek # 3 – Greenery

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First of all, let me apologize. I truly meant to keep this challenge up every week. Unfortunately, surgery, pain meds, and well … sleep have interfered. Bare with me while I catch up Week 3 of 2020 picoftheweek from Maria Antonia my prompt is: Greenery

1.22.20 Greenery

“The kiss of the sun for pardon,
the songs of the birds for mirth,
one is nearer God’s heart in a garden
than anywhere else on earth.”
~ Dorothy Frances Gurney

The Leaves that are Green ~ Simon and Garfunkel

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

SoCS – Choices

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From our SoCS host Linda G. Hill – Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “choices.” Base your post on the subject of making small, uneventful choices. Enjoy!

2.1.20 choices

A tiny piece of shell adorns my wrist
chosen from the thousands on the beach
a small reminder of how fate can twist
our will and choices become so hard

A left when I should have turned right
lead me to a long and winding path
showed me life through a different sight
and that has made all the difference

For at the crossroads I stood alone
there I waited for so long
until you came and took me home
and here we’ve stayed, together

A left or a right, choices near and far
It’s not our words, or even our actions
it is our choices that show who we really are
and that’s our choice to always be
where I have you and you have me

The Dance ~Garth Brooks

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 28 – a spot of tele anyone?

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Linda’s prompt forJusJoJan January 28th, 2020, is “television” and is brought to us courtesy of Barbara. Use the word “television” any way you’d like.

Six days post op. Activity restrictions abound, no lifting, no housework, no job work, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera (insert awesome Yul Brynner voice). You might think this would make for an excellent opportunity to catch up on some television shows. Yeah, not so much. You see, we don’t watch “television” never hooked the cable up, no antenna reception, we watch dvd’s or stream old tv series (can you say Star Trek?) Thirty minutes is about my tolerance limit and that’s without commercials. So instead, I’m spending my down time reading, catching up on some crafts and …. sleeping. I haven’t slept this much in years, unless of course it was in front of the television. 😉

Video killed the radio star ~ The Buggles

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 27 – Razzle Dazzle – Ouch

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Linda’s prompt for JusJoJan January 27th, 2020, is “dazzle” and is brought to us by Debbie Use the word “dazzle” any way you’d like.

1.27.20 dazzle

“If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle ’em with bullshit.” ~WC Fields (maybe I can’t verify)

That pretty well sums up my day today. Today is filled with “I think I can … I think I can.” I’ve been out of it for a few days. Wednesday last, I went to hospital for surgery. Overnight stay, no big deal right? Yeah, needless to say the words “Major Surgery” went right in one ear and out the other and I figured I’d be back to most of my normal routine by Friday. Nope, not happening. In layman’s terms I had a total hysterectomy and extensive pelvic floor repair. I have somewhere in the vicinity of 100 stitches, mostly internal. I came home and went to sleep and the last 5 days have been, get up walk around for a while, go back to sleep, get up, go back to sleep. ARAGHHHGHH!!! This is more down time than I had when I had my total knee replacements! Anyway just thought I’d stop in, let y’all know I’m still alive, recovering nicely and hoping to be back to normal soon. In the meantime I’m going to go take (another) nap.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 20 – Humor

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Linda’s JusJoJan prompt for January 20th, 2020, is “humor.” Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Sadje. Thank you so much, Sadje!

“In life and in death, always, always keep your sense of humor.” W.R. Copeland

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

Humor

When things don’t go your way
and there’s nothing left to say
turn that frown, upside down

When life gives you the shaft
don’t be gloomy, have a laugh
and laugh away those blues today

Speculation and wild rumor
take it with a sense of humor
In the war on reality
it’s the only weapon we have

Always look on the bright side of life ~ Eric Idle

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

3.2.1. Quote Me! – Balance

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Rory’s 3.2.1. Quote Me! prompt for today: Balance

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic
Post 2 pieces of music on topic.
Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.

“Some days I eat salads and go to the gym. Some days I eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.” ~unknown

“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astair did but backwards and in high heels.” ~Bob Thaves

Balance is an illusion. Stand on one foot, feel the muscles in your foot and leg shift to keep you upright as your mind wanders or the wind blows. You adjust, you stay balanced. This is life. It’s a thousand tiny adjustments, every day. ~Me to my yoga class Continue reading “3.2.1. Quote Me! – Balance”

3.2.1. Quote me – day late, dollar short

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OK so Rory is the host of the “3.2.1. Quote Me!” Challenge and I can’t resist this one. Plus, I’m probably spending a little more time sitting at my ‘puter than usual because I’m “recovering” from eye surgery yesterday. I’m a day late and a dollar short on this but I, literally, spent all afternoon yesterday at the Opthalmologist’s trying to figure out why 24 hours after surgery I can’t see out of my left eye. Anyway the topic was

Identifying With You”

Ohhhh my favorite subject!

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic

Post 2 pieces of music on topic.

Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.

Three Quotes

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Two Songs:

Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones

Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

One Picture

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And there you have it, lots of stuff I identify with (yes that’s my witch hat). Thanks for stopping by and as always ~Peace ~JPP

#Jusjojan day 3- Poke

It’s strange how beautiful things
have sharp edges that poke
if you’re not careful

People can be like that sometimes
you have to work your way carefully
around sharp points and edges

Until one day you find
that it’s the sharp edges
that made it worthwhile

“You are a strange kind of beautiful
the type of magic that foolish men
run away from
and run back to when it’s too late.”
~ Rudy Francisco

Beautiful Diaster ~ Kelly Clarkson

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP