JusJojan & Monday Windows a Possibility

It is a possibility to join two blog ideas that have nothing in  common but in reality if you turn your words right anything can be a possibility. For instance…

The possibility for modern day construction to be able to replicate the beauty created in older stone work of buildings made in the early 1900 is not really possible or feasible thus making it an impossibility.

Coming home from work today I caught the image of the windows of the 3rd and 4th floors of the county government building and was intrigued by their beauty. I was driving so I apologize for them not being straight, plus it is my phone camera.

This spring I plan to make a blog post on the beauty of the stonework in my area. Some of it is quite beautiful and some of it you look at and go ‘what were you thinking’ thus proving the possibility of most any design regardless of it making sense. Maybe by then I will have a real camera.

May you have a week of great possibilities that make you happy. And if you do or even if you don’t, remember the rest of us struggling with our impossibilities and be utmost kind.

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JustJoJan – Intentions, Jan 5

The saying of good intentions paving the road to hell could not be truer in my house. It was my good intentions to get Mimi a companion to give her company on days that I worked. It was my good intentions that I brought in a puppy home so Mimi could have a playmate.

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Now I have two guard dogs who think plastic bags flying in the wind

and the mailman are  mortal enemies…

Two dogs who think the furniture is for their use and benefit…

And dogs who have toys, real and created,  scattered from hither to yon and run  thought the house at break neck speed.

I am in hopes that my intentions play out well as settle down and have less crazy and more relaxing and quiet times.

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Hoping for good results of all you good intentions through out the new year. And try to be kind. Even if the outcome of a good intentions is not great, if kindness is used, goodness usually always happens.

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Black & White of Black & White

A play on words with Cee’s fun challenge of Pets, Living and Stuffed in black and white, since both of my dogs are black and white.

First off, it is very black & white clear that the mailman is something to be dreaded…

Mimi on left and Daisy Mae on right…well the mailman does bring bills…’nuff said. And in keeping with the Christmas season we have the cat that sings Jingle Bells in meow tones and the dog that lets you know Santa is coming to town.

And since we are closing in on my favorite time of year, I wish you all a blessed and wonderful Merry Christmas. Remember to share your love and joy with others this season by being kind. It is not always a merry season for some.

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And if you are an animal lover and want to know how Dogs view heaven, catch the creative book Our Home of Love. It may be a fun Christmas present.

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A Hedgehog Christmas

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Oh, there you are!

Where are the kids?” asked Dad.

“What?” questioned mom.  “I thought they were with you.”

“Would I be asking you if they were with me?”

“Oh, good grief!” mom exclaimed exasperated as she walked past dad. “Grandma, have you seen the kids?

“They were  headed to the edge of the forest. They haven”t been gone long.”

Mom looked at dad, “They found the tree,” she stated. And they all headed toward the edge of the forest.

As they approached the tree, a small light glimmered through the branches and giggles of joy could be heard from inside.

May happiness and joy surround you and your loved ones in light throughout this wonderful season of love. And remember to spread that love, joy and kindness where ever you go so that the ripple effect of love spreads through the world.

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Humor on a Day When Needed Most

When you finally bite the bullet, you have to sort those 10 to 15 year old documents because somewhere in that pile, is a legal document you need to have. Ugh. So 3 trash bags of junk mail, old envelopes, old bills plus 6 Walmart plastic full of ground up documents later the sun room is finally fully clean. There were boxes of documents that were boxed up from the moved from Georgia to Alabama in 2002, then moved again to Iowa, never being opened – enough already. Start cleaning.

But I say all that to laugh at something I ran across that was emailed to me back in 2000. And of course with me trying to be a writer, I had to revise and update it. Hope you can enjoy the humor in it with me,  as I needed a good chuckle after all that cleaning, finding the document I needed, then finding out the document had issues of legality…good grief. I always say God has a plan and I believe so in this  but it is making my head spin.

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Jesus May Be Watching

A burglar broke into a house one night to see what he could find. He had been watching the comings and goings of those living there in their shiny new cars.  He just knew they would have good stuff inside as well, and they were both currently gone.

As he shined his flashlight around the family room looking for treasures he spotted a nice digital camera on the coffee table. As he placed it in his sack, a disembodied voice rang through the darkened room, “Jesus is watching you!”

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked off the flash light and stood frozen in the dark waiting for other voices. After a few moments of hearing nothing but the quiet of night, he shook his head and promised himself a much needed vacation after the next big score. He clicked back on the flashlight and continued looking for valuables that were easily carried and of good value. As he reached for the laptop that was sitting on the dining room table, the voice came again, clear as a bell, “Jesus is watching you!”

Totally freaked out, he shined the flash light around the room looking for the source of the voice that he kept hearing. In the far corner near the window his beam came to rest on a large green parrot. Seeing no other source, he went over to the bird hissing under his breath “Was that you old bird? Are you a talking bird?”

“Why yes I am,” said the parrot, “and yes I was just trying to warn you.”

“Warn me about what, huh? The man upstairs gonna zap me or something? What’s your name clever bird?”

“My name is Moses,” said the bird.

“Moses,” laughed the burglar. “What kind of idiot would name a parrot Moses?”

“The same kind of idiot that would name a 165 pound Rottweiler…Jesus.”

When the owners got home they found the front door standing open, Moses was singing his favorite children’s song ‘Jesus is Watching Over You’. The Rottweiler was sitting on the sofa with a ripped shirt in his mouth.

I hope this day has been good for you and if you needed a little humor like I did, I hope this helped. Jesus definitely is watching over us and I hope you can find peace in that and reflect some of His love through a gentle smile, a kind word or a loving hug.

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Sparks and Wrinkles, Macro Monday

We have all seen the sparkle in a babies eyes but puppies have them too, an honest show of happiness and love.

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But they also have cute wrinkles inside their ears.

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I know this is kind of stretching the idea about macro but because her cuteness is anything but macro and I had to share.

May I always be as deserving as the the love and devotion I have been shown in all the dogs I own…or may own.

Hoping you Monday was good and that your Tuesday will be even better. Share a kind smile as you go and reflect your light inside.

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Does Your Fridge Know You?

Who besides me loves refrigerator magnets?  I have many but love my smiley face ones. Recently I had to replace my refrigerator and the stuff that was all over my fridge fill a Walmart plastic bag. Sad. My fridge was suffocated by my stuff. Not all was junk, some was grandkid pictures, neat magnets of places I had been, thought provoking pictures and cartoons and etc.

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And of course reminders and appointments

We go in and out of our fridges multiple times a day so its a place that sometimes collects our happy thoughts. I know my does. Although I did clean up the new fridge a bit, after all, the grandbabies are now in school and no longer babies. It is now in a purposeful order, heart on the front, smiles on one side and important business card and data on the other side.

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Picture of me that was in the paper when I face painted for the kids park, precious pictures of dogs that show their heart, magnets my daughter cross stitched for me, and important reminders.

One side shows my two favorite B.C. cartoons, the all important recipe for instant mash potatoes because the box itself was destroyed and the potato flakes ended up in a plastic container and an reminder from a meeting at church on showing kindness. The other side show business cards for repairmen.

My refrigerator has become my visual communication board helping me to remember some appointment stuff while reminding me the important heart reminders of caring, kindness and ways to smile.

Does your fridge talk to you? Share of you like, its part of who we are.

As my fridge reminds me to smile and be kind, I also remind you to smile and be kind. You never know how that kind gesture may just change someone world.

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