JusJoJan 20 – Scraggly

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For Linda’sJusJoJan our prompt for JusJoJan January 21st is “scraggly and is brought to us by Cheryl. Thanks Cheryl.

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Winter Skies

Winds from the south brought warm air to January skies
I watch the dirty remains of snow drifts melting
into tiny rivers flowing wildly down the asphalt
toward their destination of nowhere
a small crow lands on a scraggly winter brown shrub
and boldly caws, daring the song birds to return early
for he knows, as I know, that this winter is far from over
the air will chill again, more snow will fall
and I have plenty of cold days remaining
days to savor the peace and solitude of winter
a warm fire, a cup of tea, and a good book
come Winter and shroud my world
in your blanket of white stillness
for just a little longer

Song for a Winter’s Night ~Gordon Lightfoot

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”

Spoonie Sunday – JusJoJan 19 – Gratitude and gobbledygook

For Linda’s JusJoJan prompt for January 19th, 2020, “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Today’s prompt is brought to us by Jim.

Spoonie Gratitude

“Gratitude is a choice I can make every day.” My dear Mother sent me a kitchen towel with that slogan on it many years ago during a particular low point in my life. Back then I was an arrogant 30-something with a career, children to raise and stuff to do. I regarded that precious slogan as a bunch of gobbledygook, nonsense meant for the weak willed. Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – JusJoJan 19 – Gratitude and gobbledygook”

Really Real You

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So Rory’s The Really You question game is going strong. This week has some doozies

Are you ageing gracefully?

Depends on what you call gracefully. I’ve had 7 surgeries/surgical procedures in the past two years. Yeah I’ve got stuff giving out, breaking up, and well, you get the idea. The idea behind each one of these “procedures” has been to “extend my quality life.” At 60, I had the knees of a 103 year old woman, now I have the knees of the bionic woman and I can tell you that it has made a HUGE difference in my life. I can walk again!! So gracefully? Not so much, I’m fighting it every inch of the way. Continue reading “Really Real You”

JusJoJan 17 – Jade

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For Linda’s JusJoJan prompt “Jade” is brought to us by MB, Thanks!

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Immortality

Sharra carefully wiped each leaf of the jade plant until it’s waxy leaves shone in the sun. Carefully plucking a few, she placed them in her basket. Her withered hands moved with the effortless grace of a much younger woman as she gathered the remaining ingredients for her prosperity charm bags. No more wars, no more fires. She was just the simple village witch.

With a wave of her hand, the old village witch vanished and she was once again, Sharra Fire Fae, her strong wings unfurled, Dreamsong, grasped in her sword arm, blazing with magic fire. War loomed ahead and her heart sang with battle magic. But that was so long ago. With a sigh she returned to her older image. “Sometimes immortality’s a real pain in the arse,” she muttered as she returned to her jade plant.

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Who Wants to Live Forever – Queen — Freddie, ye left us too soon

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

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