JusJoJan the 27th, 2022- “Understanding”

I’m too old to understand this new generation or maybe I forgot how I raised my own children. For example, my granddaughter who is 14 turning 15 in March had all these emotions and feelings and I don’t know what to tell her.

She lives in Arizona with her sister and my daughter.  Recently she began to want to move back to North Dakota with us. She argues that mommy works all day, she doesn’t have any friends, and she doesn’t like Arizona.

My reaction as a grandma it’s lovely and sweet that she wants to be with us. What she doesn’t understand is that she needs to be with mommy. She needs to stop using the excuse of being alone and blame mommy for being working. I know she’s acting like a typical teenager but also, she needs to stop acting silly because everyone has to work including us.

I don’t understand her change of moods. It’s making me feel sad and I cry with her but she can’t do that to mommy.

We asked her all about what was bothering her at home or school. Her response it’s the same is she’s bored and does not like Arizona.

Understanding a teenager has become tough enough. I don’t know what to say anymore. I hope this goes away quickly and she can enjoy being a teenager.

JusJoJan is hosted by Linda G. Hill and the today prompt is given by Kim!

JusJoJanuary the 23rd, 2022

I guess we all have survived everything that has come into our life. Who doesn’t have survival skills?

I have survived growing up in a neighborhood with a group of bullies waiting for an opportunity to grab my arm or hair. Then, the pressure of being a teenager and surviving high school. With the adult years comes marriage, children, jobs, noisy neighbors, and my health.

Yes, we are survivors in one way or another. We all do.

Here I am a survivor, I have beat breast cancer. And I will continue to survive until the day I die.

JusJoJan hosted by Linda G. Hill

The word “surviving” is provided by Wendy. And please visit her blog. Thank you!

JusJoJanuary the 17th, 2022-“Joy”

Waking up full of joy on a Monday. It’s Martin Luther King’s Day and I’m off. It’s cold outside and I have no plans to go anywhere. However, the joy of being home in my pj’s with my cup of coffee is priceless. I don’t need to do much of the chores, because I already did it on Friday and Saturday. I only want to rearrange a few things around the house so it looks fresh. My weekend went great with my two youngest grandbabies staying the night. It was a sleepover at grandma’s house. We watched the movie “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” the fourth movie. It wasn’t my favorite; however, my little ones enjoyed the movie.

The joy of spending quality time with my grandbabies gives me a good start to the week.

JusJoJan 2022 challenge by Linda G. Hill

Today’s word “Joy” is by Indieshe

JusJoJan the 16th, 2022- “Ridiculous”

After a rough week being sick, I’m up and ready to finish what I’ve started. However, let me clarify I didn’t stay home because of being sick. I went to work wearing my mask all day. I’ve to be up by 4:00 am and ready to go by 5:20 am. At the end of the workday at 1:30 pm when back home directly to bed without doing anything else. I’ve been exhausted from working and sick at the same time.

 

On Friday, I was feeling much better and went to work as normal. However, I wasn’t counting on this. The day before we got 10 inches of snow so after I got to work, they announced the schools from our district would have a 2-hour late start. Okay, not too bad. I was in school already and classes would begin at 10. No breakfast for the kiddos so I did my bookwork, my food orders for the week, and the inventory for the week. I was ahead of my work. At 8:30, I got an alert on my phone that school was canceled because of the road conditions. Really? Why the school district didn’t decide it earlier?

 

The roads were awful. It was hard to get out of the parking lot. And guess what happened next. I got stuck on the road almost got into a ditch. I’ve to call my husband. It took almost half an hour to get my vehicle out of the snow. I got home safely after all the hazards.

What a morning? Nope, I didn’t go back to bed. Instead, I’ve been cleaning the house. The rest of my Friday and all-day Saturday, but it’s done.

 

It feels good to be home. Here it is a ridiculous day in my life especially when I began to feel better. On the positive thought, I’m ahead on my paperwork from work and have all my chores caught up.

 

It’s time to relax and enjoy my day reading.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 16th, 2022, is “ridiculous.” Use the word “ridiculous” any way you’d like. Have fun! Thanks to Lauren for the fun prompt.

#JusJoJan prompt the 31st “Candy”

I always have a sweet tooth. I crave candies all the time.  I have type 2 diabetes and I need to be more careful.  I have to take three different types of pills to control my sugar levels. So, you can imagine when those cravings start it’s tough to stop. It has been a challenge. I clean up my house of all sweets. However, my big challenge it’s at work. They always have sweets in the lounge and it’s tough to ignore. My favorite candy is chocolate kisses. And with Valentine’s day approaching who can resist. My family knows best and they won’t buy anything, but I’m worried when I’m at work.  Sorry, I’m weak.  I loved chocolate kisses and yes, too weak. Hooray for candy!

 

#JusJoJan prompt the 31st “Candy”

#JusJoJan prompt the 18th~ “Wish”

Where is the genie? I will love to be granted a few wishes. One of them would be the Covid-19 been completely gone forever. Second, on Wednesday, Jan 20th a peaceful Presidential inauguration. It’s time to heal all the hatred and the nastiness. It should stay in the past. No more racism and hatred. We can have our differences and have respect for others. We need to move and to show our children there still hope for them. Adults need to stop acting childless. Enough it’s enough. That’s my “wish”.

#jusjojan is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th-“first thing”

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

 I always have “first things” to do at different times of the day. The first thing I do when I wake up, the first thing when I get to work, and the first thing when I get home. And this morning, this prompt was supposed to be the first thing I will do before starting to clean. Guess what. I forgot and now it’s my last thing before I go to bed.  

SoCS~hosted by Linda G. Hill

JusJoJan prompt the 10th~”cheese”

How many people grew up thinking the moon was made of cheese? That was the story my mother told us when we were kids. She loves making all kinds of stories and the story of the moon been made of cheese was our favorite. I don’t remember all the details of the story it has been a long time ago.

However, the funny part was this little mouse name Miguel who by mistake gets into this spacecraft. Miguel came out of the spacecraft and he gets lost. The astronauts did their work and leave the moon except for Miguel who is trying to get back to the spacecraft. It was too late when he got there.  He begins to get hungry and took a chunk of cheese. The moon was upset because she was there to give us light at night.

Well, I can’t remember what happened next, but for us it was special. I should look at her notebooks she has lots of cute notes.

#JusJoJan is hosted by Linda G. Hill

One-Liner Wednesday & JusJoJan the 6th 2021

“Emotions are like CLOUDS

They can LINGER or move

Quickly They can be

INTENSE and TERRIFYING or

Tranquil and  BEAUTIFUL

but they ALWAYS PASS”.

~Chase Mielke

One-Liner Wednesday & JusJoJan 2021 is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com
Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com