The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 23rd

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It’s Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Today Linda has given this old chestnut of prompt:Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your post.


I opened my copy of :This is Lockdown by Marje Mallon. It was actually the only book in the room. I contrabuted to this book, in fact that said contrabution is my first foray into print.

I digress, I opened the book, closed my eyes, and pointed. When I opened my eyes the word I was pointing to, and I mean bang on the button pointing to was Thankful.

Firstly I am thankful to Marje for believing in me enough to ask me if I would like to contrabute, along with others, to her book.

Secondly I am thankful that I have a home, food, warmth and my hubby.

Thirdly I am so thankful that our middle lad has survived the Covid, it was nasty and very worrying at times. We lost hubby’s mother to Covid last June. He is back at work and though struggling with exhaustion he is improving.

Fourthly I am thankful that the other two lads, the grandchildren and the daughter in law are all well and coping.

Penultimately I am thankful that after an awful year, healthwise, last year. I am finally regaining my strength.

Finally I am thankful for all of you my lovely blog brothers and sisters. As always you have all helped and supported me. I am truly thankful for you all and my lot.

This is part of SoCs and Jusjojan.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sadje
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 15:09:06

    A wonderful list of gratitudes.


  2. Maggie
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 15:24:49

    So glad your son is getting better. I continue to pray for him. I am so thankful for your friendship.


  3. Stine Writing
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 16:03:03

    Congratulations! that is awesome!


  4. Ritu
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 16:07:53

    And I am thankful for you, Sis 💜


  5. Sandi
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 18:22:07

    I’m sorry to hear about how your family has been hit with COVID. Right at the time they stopped going to school, immediately, my teenage son developed a cough that wouldn’t go away, and in fact got worse, and bouts of not breathing easily and we had to call 911 and they didn’t think he had covid – I got enough albuterol in him (asthma) but it was no attack we had ever witnessed before…and when he gasped for air in the middle of the night again – lots of mucas…we drove him to emergency and they immediately admitted him. Performed testing – no COVID, but even though my kids are vaccinated, he ended up with pertussis – whooping cough. Guess the vaccines run out sooner now. He wasn’t due for a booster for another 2 -3 years. MAN…I know why we vaccinate now – that stuff is brutal and you can die from it. IN fact, my son’s with his asthma – it was SO BAD that I thought he was dying and he thought he was dying and we assumed it was COViD. And the thing about Pertussis – it takes like 7 months to fully heal. So, I get your pain. (except we didn’t lose a life) but man it was terrible and I still worry if he should get COVID.

    SO, I’m glad things are starting to get back to “normal” for you. Whatever normal means.


    • willowdot21
      Jan 23, 2021 @ 20:16:54

      Hey Sandi, I am so sorry your son was so ill. Whooping Cough is awful, our youngest son had it when he was two months old, we nearly lost him and he was over a year before he really recovered. He is 37 now with a wife and two boys of his own. Our middle lad has been very ill but on the mend now. We have three sons,all left home, they all have asthma but they manage it well. Two in their forties, cycle and run. Take heart and keep safe your lad should be fine if you keep to the guidelines. Thank you for reading and caring it means a lot. We are all on strict lockdown which is wearing. 💜💜💜


  6. J-Dub
    Jan 23, 2021 @ 22:17:47

    I am thankful for you and your positive attitude. Very cool to be part of the book. A gold nugget in all that happened last year.


  7. Laura
    Jan 24, 2021 @ 01:58:02

    So glad to hear that you’re regaining your strength. I love reading posts like this — they always remind me of the things I’m thankful for.


  8. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 24, 2021 @ 04:58:56

    I am currently reading this book, Willow. I look forward to reading your contribution in due course. I am so glad to hear your son is okay. I know the exhaustion is horrible. Hugs to you.


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