Just Jotting Share Your World — January 23, 2017

Do you prefer juice or fruit?

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
Mostly I grew up in the city, and I loved it.

If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?
Blue, green, and yellow, for sky, grass, and sunshine

Ways to Relax List: Make a list of what relaxes you and helps you feel calm.
Staring at my trees
My pets
Herbal tea
My bed
The Mister
Foot rubs

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Despite high anxiety levels and vertigo, I had a good week overall. I was ever so grateful for Friday. Friday was the best and date night was great! I’m grateful for sweater weather, open windows, and sleeping in, and for snuggles and doorscursion.
I am both grateful and looking forward to how I made cottage pie, chicken pot pie, and chili for this week — and it’s all just waiting to be reheated on the right night.
I’m looking forward to the arrival of my new Fiesta dishes — more Ivory, Sage, and Paprika for me, hurrah!

LindaGHill’s Just Jot It JanuaryCee’s Share Your World — All are welcome to join in and play along.

What’s going on in your world?


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Neurotic Bitch, Mother, Wife, Writer, Word Whore, Foodie and General Go-To-Girl
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45 Responses to Just Jotting Share Your World — January 23, 2017

  1. meANXIETYme says:

    I am sorry for your high anxiety and vertigo, as I know they both suck as solo issues and more as tandem issues. I hope that gets better real quick.

    Also, your food prep sounds yummy. I just made split pea (vegetarian) for the week, and like a dumb-dumb I didn’t make it in time for lunch TODAY and now that it’s finished cooking I’m wondering if I have room in my tummy for some of it. LOL

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  2. Alice says:

    Grateful for last week’s unseasonably warm weather! Looking forward to it returning!*

    *Until it returns in the form of the last of the polar ice caps melting and my whole city finds itself submerged below sea level, that is.

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Sorry for the vertigo. Yeah, driving and vertigo is not fun, and I’ve had to do it, too. Hope all is better this week. …Hey…we both used the word Fiesta in our posts. haha I didn’t read yours before I posted mine. Two totally different ways to use the word…cool!

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Thanks Joey for sharing this week. 😀

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  5. Cottage pie ??? Not sure what that one is… I love making soups/stews that are always better leftover.

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  6. Your dinner line-up for this week sounds wonderful. What a great idea–making dishes ahead of time. Careful…you may have company. 😉
    I hope you have an enjoyable and worry-free week! 🌻


  7. Ooooh I love a cottage pie, and I quite fancy the sound of a chicken pot pie too!
    Hope you are feeling better this week, Joey 🙂

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  8. Benson says:

    Fiesta Ware. Lucky you. I used to have some Fiesta Ware;but like everything else it got lost along the way. I love Fiesta Ware. May every day this week be like Friday.

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    I love chicken pot pie but I don’t know what cottage pie is. Or, maybe I do but we call/ed it something else. I hope your great Friday carries you through another week.

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    The colors of your childhood are wonderful, soothing when put together. I’m with you on the herb tea and tree staring, both of those activities calm me down.

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  11. Vertigo: the worst. I achieved menopause, and haven’t seen hide nor hair since. Hope this week goes better.

    Cottage pie?

    Fiesta ware! We spent several long afternoons cruising the antique malls for radioactive fiesta ware – the vintage crockery had uranium salts in the pigment – usually the bright red colours. We took along a small radiation detector to see if the dishes set off the beeper.

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    • joey says:

      There are a lot of women who report the end of anxiety/ vertigo/ migraines after menopause. I really hope I’ll find myself in at least one group! I’ve been peri for some time now. I’d hoped for a less weird and lengthy reverse puberty, but what can I do? lol
      I’m sorry you experienced vertigo. It really is hellish at times.
      Cottage pie is shepherd’s pie with ground beef instead of lamb 🙂
      Radioactive red is still one of the most sought-out colors and people DO still use it, too. Can’t say I would. The new red is Scarlet, and I like her quite a bit! The only antique bits of Fiesta I have are gifts. I dare not spend $40 on a single plate.

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      • at the risk of TMI – I found that my anxiety climbed a notch with menopause. It took me a while to figure it out, but eventually I noticed a pattern. Just before a hot flash, as in 30 – 60 seconds, I’d feel a release of adrenaline, or something similar that made me feel that I had had a fright – and then the hot flash hit. Before I cottoned to the advance warning, the whole episode was very uncomfortable and distressing. Now that I know what’s happening, I just say “Wait for it…. aaaaand WARM!

        Of course, no two of us little snowflakes are alike, so I do hope this passes you by!


  12. Laura says:

    music, pets, and trees…ahh…

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  13. loisajay says:

    I have so much Fiesta from my parents. But it is all boxed away for my son…..whenever. I gave my daughter my old Fire-King and I still use my Lu-Ray. We keep new stuff to microwave, but then transfer it to the old dishes. they are just so pretty.

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    • joey says:

      My SIL loves Fire King pieces like I love Fiesta. Makes for nice antique browsing.
      Lu Ray, oh my yes. I’ve always felt Lu Ray made a superior teapot, and I covet one!
      Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Jewels says:

    Our lists for relaxing are identical aside from the Mister. 🙂


  15. What was/is your most favorite part of living in a city?
    I am glad that you had a great date night. 🙂
    Have a blessed day.

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  16. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    I don’t know that I ever heard of cottage pie. I like a good pot pie.

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  17. prior.. says:

    I like your relax list…
    but this is my fav of the responses:

    sky, grass, and sunshine

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  18. reocochran says:

    I feel compelled to reveal to you, later than sooner. Then I can reveal and chat while being more myself.
    I am on month seven in a confusing relationship with Calisto. He is a co-worker, has anxiety and depression issues. He goes to counseling but I honestly love him. He gave me a first Christmas ornament and an awesome gift of huge art portfolio and paints, pastels, pencils, sketch pad and beautiful paintbrushes.
    I have to admit my family wishes he were secure inside, had his own home, but his divorce from a shrew has made him retreat to his parents’ home. He has plenty of savings and I am being patient, waiting for him. April gives me confidence this may work out. Life is exciting for me lately. 🙂 Thanks for your sharing your world with me. Hope you see my belated “share.”

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