Well to tell the truth I am a colossal fail on resolutions. I have got to the point where I no longer stress myself with them
I do however have “Try toos” this year I will try to be the best Grandma, the best mother the best wife, the regular blogger, the best friend .
Spinning Around . Is a resolution.
THIS IS PART OF LINDAGHILL’S JUST JOT IT JAN
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and hopefully in to light ?? I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well. I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits. View all posts by willowdot21
20 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 1st, 2023”
Good track Willow. Kylie always seems to be enjoying herself when she performs.
Yes whatever is said about her I like her 💜💜💜
“try too’s”… has a lovely ring to it. No room for dissapointment there.
I’m so happy you’re trying to be the best grandma, best mother, etc. Indeed, little room for disappointment.
I agree it’s something that I can work on 💜💜
Yes I agree 💜💜
I like your idea of try toos. I can work with that. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year to you too and yes a try too is less daunting isn’t it 💜💜💚
No wonder you always fail at your resolutions.
Grandmas are not in competition with each other. If you are, resolve to stop.
You are the best mother. Unless they have others.
The best wife. Words fail me. Perhaps you’re a Mormon and I didn’t realise.
As for the last two; you’re a great blogger, how would you judge ‘the best’, and I will never trust a ‘best friend’ again, so I’d suggest ignoring that.
If you want to set a resolution (or try to) to listen more to what your grandkids, children, partners, friends and blogging buddies say, that would be fine. But I bet you do it better than most of us already.
And after that pep talk – happy new year!
You are awesome ❤
Oh! My Jemima what words of wisdom you have given me to ponder…. Having read them I have come to the conclusion that you are quite right! On reflection I have decided I will try to be a better person there really is no such thing as the best. Thank you for the pep talk you really are awesome too! So have a happy New Year and be safe ,happy and healthy! 💜💜💜
I love your outlook, just try to be the best. Happy New Year, Willow.
Thank you so much 💜
You are welcome. 💕
You won’t need to try, because you are the best, already, Sis ❤
Thank you Sis ….. If only 💜💜💜💜
Your try too’s sound perfect, Willow.
Thank you Robbie 💜😘
I like that. It’s more continuous. Often, when resolutions seem to be broken, the whole thought goes out the window.
Yes a ” try to” is less demanding