In 2021 I Plan to…

These are NOT New Year’s Resolutions.  They are “meaning to do” and “wanting to do” things.  This will be a ‘working’ list that I add to once in a while when the muse moves me. 

Read my Bible and pray – every morning, with my coffee – no matter what.  

Get more sleep. 

Walk my dog more.  Brush my dog a lot more.  

Deep clean my house from top to bottom, one room per week.

Find new recipes, [sick of the old usual meals]

Blog more. 

BE the Sunshine.

Fix the weak spots in my novel, (it has a bunch of those.)

Clean out and organize my office.  At least become able to use the desk!

Start saying good-bye to ancient story ideas and old manuscripts  OR  take pieces from them all, writing a patchwork story – it works for quilts.  I’ll see if it works with setting up different characters and sub-plots.  

Hey, it could happen!

Today’s Silliness

Opinionated Correspondence
Have you ever wanted to tell someone how you REALLY feel?  Ever wish you could rant like Dennis Miller?  Well, let’s do it!

Write a letter to a (company, product, retail store, restaurant, or health condition) that makes you want to scream.  No holds barred, tell it like it is – just watch the language, please.

 Please comment with a link to your letter, We all want to hear (read) your rant! 

  Oh, and if you found a great comedian, please let us in on them 

Take care and be safe out there,

  Jodi Lea

When I Look Back on 2020

I don’t want to dwell on the heartache, loneliness, or anxieties. I want to let go of the resentment I had about people breaking the “rules” and doing whatever they wanted. I was jealous, yet I had to listen to my conscience and follow the instructions given by state governors, the White House.

Everything I looked forward to in 2020 was canceled. Mostly family fun time with my best friend and the exclusive time with my granddaughters over the summer. It’s the little, simple times together – like playing cards, watching movies, Oscar night, and being silly.

Hey! I think that may be an answer for many of us. Things are so serious now. News is not worth watching unless you want the weather forecast. They are usually wrong about that anyway. Where did my silliness go? I need some back, to help me feel normal again. Maybe it’s time for a Jeff Dunham marathon? Nobody is as silly as Peanut, right?

If you have not had the pleasure of seeing a Jeff Dunham special, the time is NOW. Other comedians on my “best of” list: Sinbad, Jim Gaffigan, and Louie Anderson. Lewis Black is a big favorite of mine. Probably because he is such a good ranter (is that a word?) I can forgive his occasional use of foul language because, well, I love him. I love the fact that his parents are at the show and laugh so hard – even at their own expense.

Okay then. You have your assignment this week. Find comedians that make you laugh and feel good. Search on YouTube for Jeff Dunham and meet Peanut. If you have HBO or Showtime channels there’s a good chance of finding comedians. Prime Video is an excellent source.

Y’all have an excellent & Silly week