Saturday, 28 January 2023

Just Jot it January - Day 28 - #SoCS - Throw in the Towel


2 for the price of 1 again today.  A #SoCS post that will count as a Jot.

For all the information on how this works go here.

The prompt for the post is "throw in the towel"

Well it's day 28 of the Just Jot it January challenge and I've posted something everyday so far (although one post was past midnight here but still on the right day in the US so I'm counting that as a win) oops digressing as usual.

Anyway I'm not throwing in the towel now with only 3 days to go and one of those is my own prompt.

Actually I hate throwing in the towel on anything.  Readers this month will have seen how tenacious I was at getting a difficult jigsaw puzzle completed.  Although I did think I might give up on it in the first couple of sessions when I seemed to make hardly any progress.

I'm like that with books too.  I hate not finishing a book although there have been rare occasions when I have done - sometimes when I realise I've already read the book!

I've just started reading "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving.  Needed a book with a J either in the title or the author's name and that book has been lying around in my TBR pile for ages.  I try and use books in my TBR pile for reading challenges when I can but this might be more than I can handle.  I'm not sure I'll have it finished by next weekend - it's long.  Anyone read any Irving books?  Let's just say it feels like you're reading a combination of books in one volume.  He is very verbose - definitely must work on the premise why use a word when a sentence would be better or come to that why stick to a sentence when a paragraph could be used.  And why not go off on a complete tangent while we're at it!

Oops just broken a SoCS rule - I went back and switched an exclamation mark for a full stop.  I use too many exclamation marks.

Hmm I've lost my train of thought so maybe now would be a good time to throw in the towel on this post.

Friday, 27 January 2023

Friday's Fave Five - 27/1/23


Friday's the time to look back on the week to see what we're grateful for and the favourite things of the week.  Then we share over at Susanne's site here with like minded bloggers.  

Here are mine:

1)  A visit from my cousin and her husband today.  They have been in London dog-sitting for their daughter and decided to pay us a visit.  They brought Mimi the dog with them today.  She is very cute.  Unfortunately I didn't take a picture but I stole this one from social media:


2)  Quick service from the library.  The library is part of a consortium so we have access to a vast range of books.  I'd read the first in a series recently and ordered the second one which was ready to collect today.

3)  Time with Grandsons Rory and Vinny on Monday.  Rory had no school so I had him here in the morning and then after lunch I picked up Vinny from nursery and met tProgheir Dad at their GP as they were both having booster vaccinations for polio.  Rory didn't get upset at all at the jab but poor Vinny came out silently sobbing.  He soon recovered though and then I watched them until their Mummy got home.

4)  A walk around the lake today.  It is still very muddy but today was the first day it hasn't rained at all this week so I took advantage of that this afternoon.

5)  Progress on Maisie the Pig!


That's her body.  Now I'm working on her arms.

Have a good weekend all.

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Just Jot it January - Day 26 - Family


Today's prompt is provided by J-Dub who blogs here.

As always the rules etc can be found here.

I could write reams on family.  I don't have a huge family myself, just 2 brothers, but I married into a family where I gained 6 sister-in-laws and a brother-in-law.

Initially only 2 other siblings of my hubby were married but since then all of them have married and a lot of multiplying has gone on.  Now the offspring are pairing up and multiplying too.  When someone has a birthday the messages on our WhatsApp come thick and fast.  I don't have any audio pinging on that group as it would be going non-stop most days.  .

I love all my family, especially the Grandkids

L-R Vinny, Rory, Miles, Noah, Nathan and Ella.


Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Just Jot it January - Day 25 - One Liner Wednesday


As it's Wednesday today the prompt for Just Jot it January is to do a One Liner Wednesday post.

Confused?  Don't be - go here for all the info.

Here's my one line:

And we're off!