What is one topic you love to talk about?I suppose one of my favorite topics is my planner, writing, and archiving…Love to document just about anything and everthing..
Ask the wonder question . ‘But so, suppose there was a magical wizard standing right in front of you and you could turn your life into anything you wanted, what would you do? ‘ For example: What, who, where, why? ‘ (Short explanation: Suspend disbelief and suppose for a moment that you COULD turn your life into anything you wanted it to be. Answer any or all of those “W” codicils as you wish)
For “What” I’m pretty sure my life as I know it would not change so much. My life is good. Definitely the “Who” wouldn‘t change either, I’m pretty much loving me 😉 . I think I would live somewhere warmer and by an ocean. Most likely the Atlantic. I would have a thriving, on-line business with the husband’s artwork. Throw in a couple of cats, a gourmet kitchen and a studio where the husband can create many more masterpieces !!! Sounds pretty perfect to me <3 .
(This one has been asked before in various ways) Could you adjust to life without any internet? This means the net has theoretically failed and there’s no cyber connection any longer. Things have gone back to the old ways of land-line telephones (because cells don’t work without the ‘Net) and hand written letters. Paper newspapers and magazines. Hard bound books. Having to actually do finances with ledgers, paper and pen or pencil. There are a myriad of things the internet brings with it that I think we’ve all gotten so used to that we now take them for granted. The Millennials and generations after them don’t know the ‘old ways’ at all really in my opinion.
I’m thinking I could survive w/o the internet. It would be an adjustment, but I think I could remember how to live. I’m thinking life was so much less complicated before the internet…
What do you think is unique about the human ‘animal’ (homo sapien)?
Human’s and their ability to reason and think compassionately. Life is not just black or white…
Always good for at least one song…The prompt for today is, “Movie Songs…”
I thought I would take from one of my favorite artist, Barbara Streisand. She is an amazing singer that has recorded many of my favorites…
This is from the musical, “West Side Story”…
There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us somewhereThere’s a time for us Someday a time for us Time together and time to spare Time to look, time to care Someday Somewhere We’ll find a new way of living We’ll find a way of forgiving Somewhere There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Time together with time to spare Time to look, time to care Someday Somewhere We’ll find a new way of living We’ll find a way of forgiving SomewhereHold my hand and I’ll take you there Somehow Someday Somewhere
Fill in: ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that …’ This is a question for ‘radical honesty’. What are the things you wouldn’t normally say? Things you would otherwise actually hide? What’s on your mind? What would you really like to be able to say? ********************************************
I guess I normally don’t speak about my conservative morals & values b/c they aren’t likely to align with today. I don’t really hide them, it’s better just to keep your cards close to the vest. The people that really are important in my life know what they are and that is all that matters. Actually all that truly matters is me, but whatever. I write in my Common Place book quite often and one of the entries way back on February 16, 2013 was
Have you ever broken anything? What about rules? *******************************************
I suppose that’s all I ever do is break the rules. The question I have to ask myself is who makes the rules?? Isn’t that why rules are made to be broken ?? I don’t care about these wordpress settingsthat keep changing and altering mid post, whatever…ugghhhhhhh
Are you also afraid of spiders? What is your biggest fear, other than spiders? (if you’re not afraid of spiders, use your biggest phobia instead). ***********************************************
Spiders just creep me out. I mean how can you be afraid of something so small…Just smash it with a shoe or your foot. But whatever you do, don’t have your husband kill it b/c he hates them worse than you do and 9 x’s out of 10 he misses and it disappears under the bed!!! :0 Ahhhh OMGGGGGG
Do you think time goes faster as you get older? ***************************************************
I’m certain it does. Think of your life’s timeline as a roll of toilet paper…At the start it is big and bulky and takes some coaching to come down. When it gets to the end of the roll, well it just spins out of control right til it’s empty 😉 Am I right ??? You know I am 😉
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)
Please share something that really inspired you from this last week or month.
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “a rainy day.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “a rainy day.” Enjoy!
That is my favorite kind of day…Spring rainy days are good as long as they are warm. Summer rainy days are good, love the thunderstorms and Fall rainy days are probably the best. Dark and comfortable as long as I can sleep in. They are the, “Maybe I’ll start some soup”kind of days that I love, love, love.
I’m pretty sure the only time I get a bit weary of rain is during the Winter. Winter in Chicago it is definitely not suppose to rain and if it does, I’m pretty sure were in for some nasty weather !!!
I too also love thesmell of rain, so comforting…
I’m sure it will be sometime before the rain comes. Happy the snow storms seem to be going south. About 2 months before were almost done with the cold. March can be very wonky.
So excited got a prompt up in jusjojan…It’s on January 25th and the prompt is, “Journal”… Thank you so much Mz. Linda <3
So I just realized that I have not been blogging. Totally in my January Slump. I don’t like January at all except for January 1st. I haven’t been doing anything that I am suppose too. That’s going to stop right now.
The husband is at work at I can’t tell you how that worries me. It’s not the same Chicago it was back in the day. Very dangerous place and I would rather he just work from home. A business man was attacked right out on Michigan Avenue, OMG stabbed right out in broad daylight !!!
There’s really nothing I can do about it and I can’t waste my days worrying about it. Hopefully he will retire soon and we can leave Illinois. As far as states go, it’s pretty horrible here.
My BFF called this morning so we chit chatted for a bit, as we do every morning. I’m her phone call as she drives to work. She works for the husband (i.e. he’s a dentist) at his office. We catch up on the day or whatever, I’m her ride to work. I look forward to that call everyday <3 . When she calls, I know it’s time to get to work 😉 …I’m thankful for her and our phone calls. It’s good to keep in touch with the people that you love <3 .
This afternoon the day started to drag and I needed to get something accomplished so I went through my recipes and found one that didn’t need a lot of ingredients or energy to make. I came across a really tasty one and you could even say it’s healthy, 😉 😉 … I’ll let you be the judge.
Let me know what you think ?? I‘m waiting for my Nespresso Coffee order to get here. It’s out on truck being delivered today, Y A Y … Love, love, love my coffee.
I have to get busy and get caught up on the challenges…Blessings blogger’s <3 .
Who do you think is an example of a successful person?
A person who is kind and is loved. Someone who is agiver and not always taking.
Why are you doing what you’re currently doing?
Staying inside keeping warm and getting the house back to ground zero from the holiday’s. Setting up my plan for the next year and finishing up on decorating. I just have 1 room to paint, 1 bathroom and then the kitchen. I should have it all done by the summer and then we’ll move 😉 Isn’t that how it always works out ???
What is your personal theme song?
This one is an easy one and for anyone who knows me, well it will always be this song…
What do you think about tofu?
I don’t like it. I thinks it’s just blah…
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)
Where did you find bliss this past week?
I am loved and I have a friend. We went out to an exhibit of “Princess Diana and to dinner. It’s nice to have a friend to do things with <3 .She is my royal friend…We watched both of the wedding’s together and we love all things Royal…Yeah we’re kind of geeky that way but we have fun <3 Love ya, Mz. Beth <3 .
A tempest in a teapot is a small problem or event that has been blown out of proportion. A tempest in a teapot is an American idiom, the British equivalent is a storm in a teacup. Other languages have similar idioms, including the French une tempete dans un verre d’eau, or a storm in a glass of water. The basic sentiment of a tempest in a teapot and a storm in a teacup seems to have originated in 52 B.C.E. in the writings of Cicero, in a phrase that translates as stirring up billows in a ladle. The Duke of Ormand, in a letter written in 1678, refers to something that is but a storm in a cream bowl. Both of the idioms a tempest in a teapot and a storm in a teacup seem to have originated in Scotland in the early half of the 1800s.
Who knew the reference was that. Like I said I always do what comes to mind first. When I looked at the prompt for #jusjojan and it was, “Tempest” this is what I thought of. Not only that in my reading for the New Year it said to learn something new everyday. Two birds with one stone, except I’m a day late as per usual with the prompt.
There are many times in my life I have experienced a, “Tempest in a Teapot 😉 ” I think that would be a good thing to control. Keeping life in a calmer perspective…How important is something ???
Like just not giving a care to how my blog is looking right now. Still trying to figure out this wonky wordpress…Whatever 😉 another snow storm is on the way but I don’t care. It’s Saturday and I’m in my warm house with my two favorite people, the husband and Rosie (albeit she’s our doogie <3 . )
I’m setting up my planner and going to have my leftover’s from dinner at Rosebud’s last night, so it’s all good.
I always like to think about all I have to be thankful for. Being grateful and thankful are the key to being happy. I have experienced many things in my life that were a challenge and if you’ve followed my blog you know many of them. I must admit though I am grateful for those experiences because they taught me much about life and myself.
All of them made me a stronger and better version of myself and for that I’m truly thankful for. I came out on the other side of it all a little wiser and learned that when life happens you just have to hold on a little tighter and realize you are not in control. There is something bigger than you and has a plan for your life. I have learned that you have to trust in that plan and believe it all happens for our good. I pray a lot and that has gotten me through all of it b/c sometimes that’s all you can do. The higher power is in control and I believe in God and his plan for me to get back to him.
After having my children and experience the gift of being a mom and seeing my children being born that is when I knew there was a God b/c only something that grand could create something so perfect. He took one from me, a son Sean Patrick, but that was all part of his plan. I didn’t understand it at the time and I don’t really understand it still. One thing I do know though is it was part of his plan for me and I have an angel in heaven. It made me a better mother and for that I’m grateful for. We will meet again <3 . I am have been blessed with 5 children and for that I will always be thankful for. Blessings Blogger’s and remember to say thank you at the end of the day and thank you when you are given a new day. Happy, Happy 2022 <3 .
“Don’t worry about the people from your past, there’s a reason they didn’t make it into yourfuture😉 .”
Today I’ll get to catch up on #jusjojan… The prompt for today is “Generosity.” Another great word!!! It brings positive thoughts of kindness and consideration. Both of what the world could use a lot of at this time.
” gen-er-os-i-ty…nounI was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbors <3 . It is so much better to give than receive. Saying that, You cannot keep it, unless you give it away … Which is true about so much in life <3 …
This was a gift our 4th son, the ballet dancer, brought home from China for us when he went there to dance with his company…I didn’t learn until this past Christmas when he visitedthat those markings in the pic were our name in Mandarin…How cool is that <3 . We love you Matthew <3 .
Today’s prompt for Monday (Albeit a day late) is Abundance … abundance/noun…1. A very large quantity of something: She has an abundance of planner supplies 😉 Ya think, yeah I do !!!! The state of having a copious quantity of something: plentifulness:
Middle English: from Latin abundantia, from abundant-overflowing, the verb abundance (see abound).
I also have an abundance of joy and happiness in my life which I would not trade for anything. I am part of a family, I have a husband who loves me to the moon/42 years married, 45 years together, 5 Children, 6 grandchildren w/onethe way…Y A Y we broke the tie 3 girls/3 boys and baby girl frain #7 on the way, in May !!!!
In a world that has been very wonky for a very long time, I count my blessings every day and I say thank you for all that I have…It makes for a very happy life. Blessings dear blogger’s, I hope than you have an”Abundance”of happiness in your corner of the world wherever that may be. Happy, Happy 2022 <3