Posted in Musings

Monday Musings

I want to be a better journalist.  Um, I mean, someone who keeps up with their personal journal in a much better way than I do now.  I was rather proficient at it when I was a teen, but I stopped when I turned 18, thinking that adults didn’t keep diaries like little girls.  Yeah. So. I was wrong. 

But getting back into the habit has been really hard.  You’d think just pick up a pen and write, but no.  I’ve learned a couple things about myself.  One, never sing where anyone else can hear me; and two, I prefer my journaling almost equally private. 

As a kid with a working mother, I had lots of alone time.  As a stay-at-home mom who homeschools her kids, in a small apartment, there is no such thing as “alone time.”  For the record, I wouldn’t trade that for the world, but I do need to figure out how to adapt to the way things are right now in a way that I can feel more comfortable. 

While my goal is to journal with pen and paper, I also want to have a digital form, too.  Good grief, there are a lot of diary apps out there!  I wanted something that synced across the web and my devices – those seem to cost money.  I really like WriteADay (rainbows!) but it doesn’t sync or have a web version.  😦 

I downloaded Journey journal to my computer, after checking it out on my tablet, and promptly got hit with a payment button, so I uninstalled it.  It looks awesome, I just wasn’t willing to pay.

Journal It seems to have a lot of great features, but doesn’t seem to have a web version. 

I know I can’t type on my devices to save my life, but I can add a picture or a couple of words (word suggestions help!), which is why I also wanted a web version so I could type – all this in addition to a pen and paper journal.

No, I don’t ask for much.  😉

Know what I ended up doing? 

WordPress.  Yep, I made a totally private blog.  I can add to it from any of my devices AND my computer, everything gets synced automatically, I can add tags and photos, all the entries are dated, and geo-tagged if I want, and it’s free!  FTW!  Plus, I can change the themes at my whim, which means I can do different colors (rainbows!).  If I wanted to, I could even share an entry with someone if I was struggling with something and wanted a little feedback. 

All that remains is some discipline (I think that’s going to be my word of the year for 2019).  I have a lot of things planned for 2019, but they all center around that. 

So, that thousand mile journey just got one step shorter.  😉

And how was your Monday?

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Posted in Quiz

What’s Your Christmas Color?


When you decorate for Christmas, you go classy and coordinated. You don’t believe in holiday clutter.
Your Christmas style tends to be subtle and sophisticated. If anything, you like to celebrate the theme of winter and the whole season.

You have no problem with tradition, but you are likely to switch things up from year to year. You prefer a modern holiday that is on trend.
You believe that you can have a great Christmas without going overboard. It’s all those little touches that make things special.


Yes, blue.  Pale, cyan blue.  🙂  And also pale pink!  I suppose if I could decorate Christmas however I wanted, it would look more like a baby shower than anything else.  And maybe that makes a weird sort of sense now that I think about it.  While I don’t believe Christ was born in December, it does tend to be when we celebrate the fact that He was born. 

Now I have just fully discovered a way to totally justify pastel pink and blue for Christmas!  FTW!


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Posted in Funnies, Jokes, Laughing


A Second Opinion

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him: “I’ve got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there’s somebody under it. I’m scared. I think I’m going crazy.”

“Just put yourself in my hands for one year” said the shrink. “Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.”

“How much do you charge?”

“Eighty dollars per visit,” replied the doctor.

“I’ll sleep on it,” I said.

Six months later the doctor met me on the street. “Why didn’t you come to see me about those fears you were having?” he asked.

“Well, eighty bucks a visit, three times a week for a year, is $12,480. A bartender cured me for $10.00.”

“Is that so?” With a bit of an attitude he said, “And how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?”

“He told me to cut the legs off the bed.  Ain’t nobody under there now.”


Now that’s one smart bartender!  I just shoved a bunch of boxes under my bed.  No room for anyone to hide under there!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Posted in Bible, Faith

John 15:5,8

John 15:5,8““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

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Posted in Quiz

What’s Your Winter Scent?

Your Winter Scent is Cranberry

You are multifaceted and difficult to pin down. You have eclectic tastes, and you surprised everyone – including yourself.
You are a realist, and sometimes you can be a bit hard to handle on your own. You need someone sweet to balance you out.
You are honest – sometimes to a fault. You aren’t as sour as you seem, and you are strongly bonded to your friends.
Deep down, you are a traditionalist at heart. You like to keep things simple and get back to what matters most in life.

This is one of the results from the quiz, What’s Your Winter Scent?


  Oh I’m every bit as sour as I seem!  😉  lolol  Grinchessa!  Ba-humbug!  😆


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