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Journal entry, which rambles a bit:
Door does not open
Backward onto those days past,
At least I hope not,
Walk forward into future
Where hope glows forever bright.
Memories may haunt
Our days, but they are dispelled
By the onward march
Of newborn hours that beguile
Us with pleasant smiles we love.
The paths we begin
Are green, verdant, abundant
Filled with the rich scent
Of sweet lavender, roses,
And climbing honeysuckle.
We amuse ourselves
With speculation about
What our days may bring,
But we may never hold back
The oncoming procession.
Time waits for no one…
It extracts its full payment
Claiming the price due
For every moment we spend
No matter what our reward.
Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I am grateful:
1. I have learned to be thankful.
2. I enjoy so many blessings.
3. God is in Heaven watching over us, each and every one.
4. I went back to sleep after the telephone woke me this morning.
5. We have a good fan in addition to the air conditioning.
This is a sweltering Saturday, I hope you are staying cool wherever you are. It is time for you to get your creativity in gear and make something of lasting value. That does not mean it has to be perfect, it just has to be your interpretation of life in this world or the world of your imagination. I know you can create and I urge you to do it. It will help you deal with the disappointments of life and infuse you with hope for the future.
If you need a prompt, think about all the wonders that grace your life, and write about some of them. You could make a rambling journal entry as I did today, or write a poem about something specific. You could simply make a gratitude list, but do something that leads you to reflect on life’s goodness. If you use the prompt, please leave a link in the comments so we can visit your work.
I realize I rambled a bit today, but I hope you found something you enjoyed. Please feel free to leave me any comments or suggestions. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and entering my world.
A cup I gave my Mom a few days ago…
A cup I gave Mom a while ago…
One of Mom’s piggy banks…
Another of Mom’s piggy banks…
A springtime notion container…
I am grateful:
1. I was able to get my teeth filled.
2. I have a place to live.
3. I have a dog who loves me.
4. Mom’s Diet Cokes were on sale at Wal-Mart.
5. I have a bed in which to sleep.
I hope your Tuesday was a good one. Try to tap into your creativity in some way.
I finished reading Overbite by Meg Cabot this evening. It was a very good novel with an unexpected, but satisfying ending. I am trying to decide on a new book to begin. Perhaps I have too many to choose from because I cannot seem to make up my mind. I am 9 books behind on my goal of reading 120 this year. This is disappointing, but the goal is only a target, not something I must complete.
The new Kindles are to be released next month, but I think I am waiting a while before I purchase one. In fact, I am in a holding pattern on most electronics. I want to wait for the next operating system before I get a new computer. I want to get the next model Nikon when it first comes out. I want to see if the next generation of tablets and e-readers are better. I am content with my BlackBerry, although I am considering an Android or iPhone if plans and pricing come down. My iPods are sufficient for the time being.
It seems I am regressing to older technology lately. I am so taken with the books I purchased at Borders’ going out of business sale and those I borrow from the library that I am hardly using my Kindle 3. I have started writing with an ink pen rather than on my computer and am enjoying seeing words fill my notebooks.
This entry was written in my notebook and copied so that I might add it to my blog.
Hope all of you are doing well.
One expects great care
Dealing with professionals,
Most tasks are carelessly done,
Mistakes often made.
Such outrageous costs
For inferior service,
Must still fully pay.
The price quite absurd,
Total incompetence rules
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
1. I love my steak medium rare.
2. I could spend unlimited amounts of money on books and eBooks.
3. I treat my puppy dog, Hope, as if she is my second child.
4. I am a very good editor and once published a magazine.
5. I love electronic gadgets: computers, iPods, BlackBerry cellphones, Nikon digital cameras, digital video cameras, and my Kindle.
6. I collect so many things my room is overly cluttered.
7. I love my son, Alex, so much that it is often overwhelming.
8. I don’t believe in buying songs from iTunes, but always buy my music on CD.
9. I am a perfectionist, not a good thing at all, as it keeps me from trying things at times.
10. I am very loyal, trusting, and love my friends and family very deeply.
11. I have a slow temper, but once I am angry I can hold a grudge for a long time.
12. I sometimes have a very dirty mouth, usually when angry.
13. I hate to cook, but am quite good at it.
14. My favorite color is red.
15. The Rolling Stones are my favorite Rock stars and I have seen them in concert twice.
16. I watch very little television and find it very irritating.
17. I am a Christian, but have moderate attitudes.
18. I have never flown on an airplane.
19. I am very good at entertaining myself and almost never become bored.
20. I take care of my 81 year old mother who has Parkinson’s Disease and other maladies.
21. I believe all people have unlimited creativity and special talents.
22. I love art and can draw and paint a bit.
23. I almost always wear Nikes.
24. I have had the same email address over ten years.
25. Some people say I am a talented writer, but I have not written creatively in a while.
Just so you know what is going on if I should be gone a while today. I am leaving to go with Alex to look at cars and some other stuff. I promised I would do this today, and I try to keep my promises. I tried to get enough together for you all to read while I was gone. I should be back as soon as I can.
Thank you for reading while I am away.
Jung Test Results
Extroverted (E) 70.59% Introverted (I) 29.41%
Intuitive (N) 65.71% Sensing (S) 34.29%
Feeling (F) 60% Thinking (T) 40%
Judging (J) 52.94% Perceiving (P) 47.06%
Accuracy: – 5 high 4 3 2 1 low
Your type is: ENFJ
ENFJ – "Persuader". Outstanding leader of groups. Can be aggressive at helping others to be the best that they can be. 2.5% of total population.
Enneagram Test Results
The Enneagram is a personality system which divides the entire human personality into nine behavioral tendencies, this is your score on each…
type behavior motivation
I must be high and entertained to be happy.
I must be helpful and caring to be happy.
I must be perfect and good to be happy.
I must be peaceful and easy to get along with to be happy.
I must be impressive and attractive to be happy.
You scored as Type 7
Your variant is social
Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..
Orderliness results were high which suggests you are overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense too often of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.
Extraversion results were high which suggests you are overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense too often of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.
clean, likes large parties, outgoing, makes friends easily, optimistic, positive, social, high self control, traditional, assertive, rarely irritated, self revealing, open, finisher, high self concept, controlling, rarely worries, tough, likes to stand out, does not like to be alone, semi neat freak, fearless, dominant, trusting, organized, resolute, strong, practical, craves attention, adventurous, hard working, respects authority, brutally honest, realist, altruistic.
I found this test on Paste and Color where MCP is… I am sure that you will enjoy it so take it already.
…causing you to upstart suddenly, like a person who by force is awakened. Before you stands an enormous gate with an inscription that reads:
Through me the way to the eternal pain,
Through me the way that runs among the lost.
Justice urged on my high artificer;
My maker was divine authority,
The highest wisdom, and the primal love.
Before me nothing but eternal things were made,
And I endure eternally.
Abandon every hope, ye who enter here."
Your fate has been decided….
You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility. Through contrition, confession, and satisfaction by works of righteousness, you must make your way up the mountain. As the sins are cleansed from your soul, you will be illuminated by the Sun of Divine Grace, and you will join other souls, smiling and happy, upon the summit of this mountain. Before long you will know the joys of Paradise as you ascend to the ethereal realm of Heaven.
Here is how you matched up against all the levels: (Click on a level for more info)
Level Who are sent there?
Purgatory Repenting Believers Very High
Level 1 – Limbo Virtuous Non-Believers Moderate
Level 2 Lustful High
Level 3 Gluttonous Low
Level 4 Prodigal and Avaricious Very Low
Level 5 Wrathful and Gloomy Very Low
Level 6 – The City of Dis Heretics Very Low
Level 7 Violent High
Level 8- the Malebolge Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers Moderate
Level 9 – Cocytus Treacherous Low
The Liberal Beauty
You scored 87 looks, 93 personality, 32 politics, and 91 sex drive!
You’re beautiful, you have a great personality, and youre highly sexual. You’re a liberal with your views and you don’t put morals before everything. You’re probably a great wife or girlfriend, and you know how to make sure that the ones you love are happy. You’re probably fun in a conversation and I’m sure that you are as loveable as you are beautiful.
You scored higher than 66% on Appearance
You scored higher than 81% on Personality
You scored higher than 15% on Beliefs
You scored higher than 66% on Sexuality