Just Jot It January – 2019 The Missing Days

Wow!  It’s been a whole week since I posted.  Can you hear the echo in the silence?   I know your curiosity is piqued because I had been posting every day since the beginning of January as part of the Just Jot It group.  What could possibly be taking me away from the blogosphere?

I even had the best quote for One-Liner Wednesday – “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to Dance in the rain.

But no, instead of being able to post daily and play along with all of you, I’m doing the zoomie dance trying to keep a balance between a transcription job in an actual office and keeping up with my regular transcription work that I do from home.  This office job is very hush-hush.  It is dealing with medical issues so there is a lot of privacy protection going on.  I am in a locked room that only two other people have access to and I am there doing my work from about 10 to 2:30 or 3 every day.  In addition to the part about actually having to get dressed to go into an office to work, I am also having to learn to work ON A PC!  I am a Mac person for a reason and there was definitely a learning curve for me.  Word should be Word no matter what but it isn’t.  Saving a file should be saving a file but it isn’t.  Yikes!!  Plus, there is no internet access on this computer either.  They don’t want me to be able to connect with the outside and reveal medical information.  I had to have a background check and sign confidentiality agreements before I even started.  I would say it’s like working for the government but…

I came home from work the first couple of days so exhausted that all I could do was sit on the couch and color while I watched mind numbing TV.  The Escapist Coloring Club will be so proud!

My husband has been really great at getting dinner going and keeping up with the dishes and such.  Fortunately we have the Home Chef deliveries to help.  I just keep thinking about this:

and how nice it is going to look here:

Jim, our guest host for the #SLS game has given us a few prompts in advance so that made it a little easier to get this done in time.  Today’s prompt is “No” and I’ve gone with a song from Steve Perry’s new CD, Traces, called “No Erasin’.”  The songs on this album are not like the ones you are used to hearing him sing with Journey or even his solo albums.  This is one of my favorites.

No Erasin’
I know it’s been a long time comin’
Since I saw your face
It’s been so long since we’re together
In the back seat of your car
Ooh, oh
You used to be my girl
Hold me close ’cause I remember
How could I forget
No erasin’
I’ve felt this once before
No erasin’
No runnin’ anymore
My soul’s burnin’
Just like it was before
No erasin’
Our love just won’t let go
Oh
Summer nights in sweet surrender
Underneath the stars
One more time we’re here together
In the back seat of your car
You used to be my girl
Hold me close ’cause I remember
How could I forget
No erasin’
I’ve felt this once before
No erasin’
No runnin’ anymore
My soul’s burnin’
Just like it was before
No erasin’
Our love just won’t let go
Oh
Told you of my love today
Rain comin’ down
You laughed with me and sheltered me and
(Turned me on)
You won’t see me, you won’t see how
(You done me wrong)
You done me wrong, and you won’t try
No erasin’
I felt this once before
No erasin’
No runnin’ anymore
My soul’s burnin’
Just like it was before
No erasin’
This love won’t let go
I told you of my love today
Rain comin’ down
You laughed with me and sheltered me and
Turned me on
Songwriters: Steve Perry / David Spreng
No Erasin’ lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The story Steve shares is that he had a brief but intense relationship with a woman who died from cancer.  She made him promise not to give up his singing after she died.  Most of the songs on the CD sound like songs written to her and/or about her and their love.  A few are a little too intense for me but knowing that he would probably sing some of his earlier hits, I would see him in concert for sure if he decides to tour.

Oh, and I was really sad that I missed the eclipse – it was too cloudy and I forgot anyway – but I did manage to catch the full moon on Monday:

This is what it looked like the next morning!

Well, that felt really cathartic!  Yes, I did just use today’s prompt from Enthralling Journey for the Just Jot It January gang.  I managed to get every prompt from the week of challenges in one post.  Now, I know that technically posting like that is not really “following the rules” because I’m supposed to be jotting every day but after spending so much time at the computer during the day, I have to step away for a while.  I’m not even getting any crafting done!  It is almost February and I haven’t made anything new to sell on the Etsy site! Here is a cute Love Coupon box I made last year:

What have you been up to?  Did you miss me?  Even notice I wasn’t around?  I did try to read some of my blogging friends’ posts but most of them I was just able to “like” not comment on.  Sorry!  I’m going to do my best to finish out the month on time.  I do kind of like John’s idea.  He wonders why they didn’t take a day from January and a day from March and give it to February so they would all have 30 days?  Brilliant!

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I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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29 Responses to Just Jot It January – 2019 The Missing Days

  1. Pingback: The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – February 1, 2019 |

  2. LindaGHill says:

    What a great compilation post! Very clever, my dear. 🙂

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  3. Shelley says:

    Wow – that’s a busy week. And YES, I did miss you. Way to take on learning a PC over a MAC. I’ve yet to figure out a MAC, so I think PC’s are easier. Funny how perspectives change. Way to combine so many prompts!!! You ROCK! PS, I’ve always been a fan of Steve, too.

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  4. I wondered where you were! Beautiful coloring, by the way. Hope things settle out for you soon.

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  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    I love your colouring pages. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the colouring pencils out but like you, I found it very relaxing to do at night watching mindless TV or when I couldn’t sleep.

    The job sounds very stressful. Not sure I would like being confined in a locked room all day. Hmmm -note to self, stay on the right side of the law. Prison would be tough to take 😉

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      It is not very stressful, just time consuming. The work is not like my typical transcription so it takes me longer to do each batch. But, I think as time goes on it will get easier as I am making some shortcuts for myself along the way. Yes, I’m not sure I would like a prison, although I am not locked in, other people are locked out!

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  6. J-Dub says:

    Very clever and creative to fit a week into one post. Loved the song choice. Glad Steve Perry is still going strong.

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  7. joey says:

    I DID notice you weren’t writing, but I also knew why, and you’ll have that. I’m so glad you’re reaching your goal.
    I have to use the internet to read about what I’m reading in medical records. Not often, but every now and again. Like physiatry and some of the billing codes I encounter. Not having internet would definitely impede my work.
    Your coloring pages are so bright and happy 🙂

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I have to lock up my purse but they let me keep my phone and I’ve told them that I use it to look up medications and things to make sure I am spelling them correctly. They are okay with that. I love coloring.

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  8. Of course we noticed you weren’t around, Janet. Apart from being tired when you get home, are you enjoying the job? You’ll settle into a routine, once you get past the learning curve. Have a great week!

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    Ah-ha! Now I know the rest of the story! I can imagine how tired you are, but kudos to you for giving a new job a try. Your coloring pages are pretty. So much detail in them, how do you do it?

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks, Ally. I use a lot of different colors and shading. I also use both pencils and markers. This job is not a forever job, it is a pilot program which is why there was so much confusion when it first started. I was supposed to begin it in October and it didn’t really get off the ground until January 11!

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  10. Mary B says:

    I really like this new album and I’m truly happy to hear Steve Perry singing again. He had been gone far too long. I also love to color, it’s so cathartic.

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  11. msjadeli says:

    Love the coloring and the tune from Steve Perry!

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  12. Janet you really made the most out of this post.

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  13. Tara says:

    I hate when work gets in the way of having fun after work. Happy to see you here this weekend, though! And I LOVE Steve Perry! I was so happy to see him come back last year. I would see him if he toured, too.

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