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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 237 :: prepare for the best

25 Aug


It’s Sunday night and time to prepare for the week ahead. 

Prepare: to put in proper condition or readiness.

I’ve been thinking much about preparing lately, and how when you prepare you keep preparing and sometimes (I) forget to enjoy what I have prepared. So, here’s to preparing for the week again, and enjoying what comes! That is a lesson in trust.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.


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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 364 :: joy is preparing for a new year

30 Dec


A new year is almost here, and I have to say I am joyful about preparing for a new year and a new promise. Joy has been a joyride this year, with new adventures and big moves which makes it hard to imagine a new year

But a new year is almost here and a new promise is on its way….. 

Here’s to as much joy to behold before the New Year arrives. 

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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 195 :: oh dear

6 Aug


Speaking of kindness. I ran into this little guy twice today!

He seemed so serene and so unfazed that I was so close. Maybe he spotted me before I spotted him? Maybe that is the secret to being kind… knowing what’s coming and preparing for it.

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Day 239: how to prepare for a hurricane?

27 Aug

How do you prepare for a hurricane?
Apparently you buy stuff.

The surge before the storm is most certainly at grocery and hardware stores. And, I have done my part by purchasing my fair share.  Today’s list included batteries and making a stop at the ATM to load my wallet full of cash.

I haven’t bought clothes or shoes. But none of that really seems to matter when facing the force of Mother Nature.

It is still calm here.

The tennis courts are empty:

The boats have been moved to the inner harbor and the outer harbor is bare.

The ocean is calm and the sky is gray.

Everything has slowed down to a crawl.  There is nothing to do now but wait.

While waiting I stopped in at a neighbors for a brief second which turned into a 45 minute chat.  I sat on her couch, drank tea, and shared stories.  After leaving I thought — why haven’t I done that before?

I suppose that is the one gift Mother Nature brings with her fury.

Maybe it takes extra ordinary occurrences for extraordinary things to happen.

Ah… there it is now. The rain. She is almost here.

Speaking of that …if I lose power over the course of this storm I will post my blogs once we regain electricity. I am keeping my promise.  I will write every day even if I can’t post it here.

May you stay safe.


Day 238: f*ing friday :: funny

26 Aug

Today continues the weekly series, F*ing Fridays, which will coincidentally occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the word(s) Finish Line.

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:

As in, sense of humor.

I am notorious for messing up song lyrics.
You may remember my rendition of Katy Perry’s Firework song on Day 44.

Tonight, I’ve been singing Come On Irene purposefully changing Come On Eileen to my own hurricane appropriate lyrics, in honor of the She-Ra headed up the east coast.

Today, while President Obama prepared to cut his vacation short and leave the island, the rest of us ran around purchasing last minute items.

For me, it was acquiring things we can eat if we lose power for a few days, including:

3 bags of carrots
3 tubs of hummus
2 bags of rice cakes
apples, peaches, kale
rice chips
2 cans of soup
4 cans of beans
frozen chicken (to grill if we can’t cook)

As I left the store with bags upon bags in my arms I thought:
“This may the closest to I get to a Back -To-School shopping feeling this year.”

It wasn’t just errands and purchases today. I also scavenged around for my un-fair weather friends …my pink and green rain boots.

Just in case.
They have come in handy during other key moments this year.

Everyone else, who is left on the island, seemed to be doing the same today too. Finalizing errands.

Those who weren’t at the grocery store were waiting in line in front of me at Mobile for one last gas up before the storm.

After the super cheerful  gas attended filled my tank (you’re not allowed to fill your own tank here) he gave my car a good pat on the trunk and said: “Have a good hurricane!”

Funny boy.

While the coast line may be loosing its sense of security, at least our sense of humor is still in tact.

I might be singing an ironic song tonight, but I do hope everyone plays it safe this weekend.  Because there’s nothing funny about what could happen.

May the last laugh be on this f*ing hurricane and not all of us.
Toora Loora Toora Loo-Rye-Aye

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