SoCS & JusJoJan…


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 the smell of rain, so comforting

When it rains, remember the rainbows ❤

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

Enjoy your weekend blogger’s ❤ .

Jusjojan…

January Blogging Challenge/Widget

Tempest in a teapot and storm in a teacup

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 ❤ . )

Our Rosie ❤
Sullivan’s Christmas Eve ❤
What will be, will be Que Sera, Sera ❤

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.

Thankful Thursday…

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.

When we were young ❤ … 1990’s

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 ❤ . 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 ❤ .

January Blogging Challenge/Widget So I thought I throw in my #jusjojan challenge for todayThe prompt for today is “Anticipation” and again I usually will do the first thing that come to mind. Today that would be a song by Carly Simon. https://youtu.be/PDJ_Mz8ftqI

One LinerWednesday & Jusjojan…

“Don’t worry about the people from your past, there’s a reason they didn’t make it into your future 😉 .”

January Blogging Challenge/Widget

Today I’ll get to catch up on #jusjojanThe 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…noun I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbors ❤ . 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 ❤ …

China

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 visited that those markings in the pic were our name in Mandarin…How cool is that ❤ . We love you Matthew ❤ .

Christmas Eve, 2021

I’ve got the best kids ever !!! I love you ❤ .

Tuesday…#jusjojan

#jusjojan

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/one the way…Y A Y we broke the tie 3 girls/3 boys and baby girl frain #7 on the way, in May !!!!

Missy & Connor & Baby Girl Frain
Such a sweet couple

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 ❤

Still working on my word of the year !!!

Happy New Year 2022

Today I was going to start out with a new blog challenge…Justjojan Let’s hope I am doing it right. Not sure but there is a whole lot of gobbledygook IDK if I spelled that right. Will someone please tell me how to link my “JustJotJan” widget to Linda’s page. A lot has changed so please have patience with this.

I think I’m going to have to take that class on WordPress b/c so much has changed…Let’s see how Song Lyric Sunday works out. Happy Sunday and Blessings Blogger’s…