Flashback Friday – A long time ago …


For Fandango’s Flashback Friday –

Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

OK, let’s see how far back to go? Back when my blog was really just a diary.

“January 17, 2016 – Sunday already, what a wonderful day it was though. Took more hikes in Zion National Park. Went out to dinner at Dickeys BBQ, then rented Ant Man. Totally good food, great movie, great night. This is a view from the trail.”


Or for a more story-oriented flash back try “inch by inch” originally posted right here January 17, 2019.

So there you have it, my blogging flashbacks, what were you doing?

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Monday Window – It’s Remarkable

12.30.19 remarkable
View from my window in Queenstown, NZ
looking out at The Remarkables

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge – Wonderful shots everybody, do pop over and take a look.

Monday Windows – It’s Remarkable

Isn’t it remarkable how a sound
can fill your heart with light
Even more so when it’s the sound
of your own voice lifted in song
for the first time, in a long time

Isn’t it remarkable how the year
now gone, passes into history
I look out the window and a new year
lies before me like new fallen snow
filled with the promise of
remarkable things

I Have A Dream ~ABBA

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Spoonie Sunday – more aromatherapy

It has been a wild week at chez spoons. We’re traveling, working, and squeezing in some time with family. As the trip draws to a close, my immune system is throwing tantrums like a 2 year old. Travel is always a challenge.

Most of my spoonie arsenal doesn’t travel well, so I go for compact items, like roller ball applcators. There are oodles of rollerball recipes on pinterest and google. Here are a couple of recipes I use a lot while traveling.

Make sure you dilute essential oils before applying to the skin.

allergy roller

I add 5 drops of eucalyptus for congestion

In a 2 oz. spray bottle, I mix 5 drops each tea tree, lavender, and ylang ylang fill with distilled water. I spritz liberally in hotel rooms to help clear the air. And, of course I always carry a small bottle of lavender oil for bathing, a few drops on a tissue beside the bed for relaxation.

That’s it for today spoonies, gotta go catch a plane. Til next time ~ may the spoons be ever in your favor


Dawn – a Writephoto prompt

WP 11.7.19 frosty-dawn

For Sue’s weekly photo prompt #writephoto


Dawn breaks above the snowy hills
cast away dark fear and ills
beyond the clouds, bright color spills

The night was long, dark and cold
nightmares flee as dawn unfolds
’til the sky is bright with colors bold

Colors dim now blossom bright
blends of purple a warming sight
now herald the coming of the light

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP