Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

We've just hit the halfway point of The Spanish Inquisition, but I don't think I'll get far today. My tummy is unhappy. It's probably the result of being tortured. Let's get on with it, though, and here's number . . . 

26. The reason I started blogging?

Marriage (30 years) + Cheating (Him) + Gambling (him) + Not A Nice Person (him) = Divorce

Blogging is my therapy.

27. Fears?

Something on this corner cabinet could be out of its designated spot.

How will I find people tiny enough to use this china cabinet and tea set? And when I find the people, what if they don't like the kind of tea I have?

What if someone moves the tiny grandfather clock in this grandfather clock?

A poodle wearing a poodle skirt, and dancing.


Something on this dry sink could be out of its designated spot.


Please don't make me go back to work at the nursing home. I don't know why, but all the old men kept goosing me.

Palmetto bugs

Bad grammar

I hate it when Paul comes home from a tour and he has this crabby look on his face:

I hate it when Jon comes home from a tour and catches me with Paul.

Someone might take away the medicine I bought from that nice man in the back of the bar.

This could really be me, and I don't mean the woman in the mirror:

I hate it when Ryan comes home before Johnny leaves.

I hate it when Johnny comes home before Ryan leaves.

What if this is me and I don't know it?

You don't really think I could get pregnant, do you? I'm 55.

Maybe this is me:

What if this is my ass?

It's a good thing I don't scare easily.

28. Last thing that made you cry?

The conclusion of Billy Elliot (see HERE)

29. Last time you said you loved someone?

Carol's son was here this morning and he fixed my gate, my front door, and my roof. What's not to love?

30. Meaning behind the name of your blog, WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME?

First I called my blog Dumped First Wife. That was kind of a downer so I went all triumphant instead.

31. Last book you read?

Nothing In Particular by Kate LeDonne (not really--I'm lying because I want to give Kate a big, fat SHOUT-OUT). The last book I actually read is In The Midst of Life by Jennifer Worth. She wrote Call the Midwife.

32. Books you are currently reading?

This question said "book." The next person can change it back to "book." I read books--one in bed, one in restaurants, one or more in the family room, one at the pool during August. Here's my current list:

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
The Blogger's Survival Guide by Lexie Lane and Becky McNeer (I edited this book quite some time ago and I had forgotten a lot of the good tips in it)
Ashes by Brandon Ax (currently editing)
Wild Tales by Graham Nash (Cherdo shared this one with me. If you don't follow Cherdo, you should get on over to Cherdo On The Flipside.)
Little House In The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (I'm reading this one out loud to my pretend grandchild)

33. Last show you watched?

Lillyhammer on Netflix Streaming

34. Last person you talked to?

Franklin--I just told him we need to close the backdoor because mosquitoes are getting in.

35. The relationship between you and the person you just texted?

Favorite Young Man--not sure how I met him.

Oh, wow! We got through a lot of questions today in spite of my unhappy tummy. I think we should celebrate by going back to Brian Setzer's rockabilly roots with The Stray Cats:

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


  1. Hello, dear Janie Junebug!

    I can see why it's taking you so long to complete The Spanish Inquisition, Dearie, you're supposed to answer 50 questions... not answer one question 50 times!

    After seeing your miniature china cabinet, tea set and grandfather clock, my greatest fear is that you are a deranged puppeteer who has designed a machine that shrinks people. Have you added John Agar to your man doll collection?

    I feel naughty revealing this but that dancing poodle has me aroused!

    Thanks for posting a picture of you in your nursing home uniform and one that gives us an idea of how you'd look preggers. I say go for it!

    Have a good one, dear Janie Junebug!

    1. Sometimes a question can't have one answer. I don't like yes or no questions because I can always think of something in between.

  2. I've been known to have multiple books going but for now it's just one. Glad I'm not the girl with the ass taking the pic!

    1. Oh, I'm so embarrassed by that photo of my butt.

  3. You completely crack me up. Phil is 54 and I'm fairly certain he can't get pregnant, so I think you're probably safe, too.

    Mmmm....Johnny and Ryan....


    1. I had a hystericalectomy years ago. I think that might have been the end of any possible pregnancy, but I'd love to see the look on WDW's face if I told him I was "with child."

  4. I agree that blogging is therapy. It has helped me so much.
    I'm sorry about how your ex was. I had one like that. Their dysfunction drags everyone around them down into a black hole. Emotional and financial wrecking balls.

  5. No wonder I love you! We share so many of the same fears, loves, and starnge knack to read way too many books at once. I believe it's rooted in laziness. I hate to have to find a book, so I leave one in every place.

    1. I feel the same way about the books. What if I sit down in the family room and I don't have a book there? I might have to get up and walk all the way to the bedroom to get the book I'm reading. Books should be everywhere I might need them.

  6. Sorry to hear about your unhappy tummy. Hope you're feeling better soon. Take care.

  7. When I could see to read books, I had a book started in at least four places in the house. Your husband sounds a lot like mine.

    1. They are not our husbands anymore. WE ARE FREE!

  8. I used to be obsessive about order and dusting and things like that...

  9. You actually watched "Lillyhammer!?!" I'm in a club of people who don't have cable and only watch online streaming content and it seems like everyone purposely and violently avoids "Lillyhammer," so I'm deadly curious of your opinion of it.
    Hold on, you still continue to perpetuate your needless, bigoted hatred of pickles? Maybe just say, "I like pickles as they are, but the consuming of them makes me uncomfortable and seems cruel." Or just admit your hatred of brined vegetables and those who would dare to use them as their hastily-chosen monikers.

    1. I realized it's spelled Lilyhammer. WDW and I like it. We think it's funny. It's a bit like the lighter moments of The Sopranos. Besides, my mom's family is Norwegian. So what if I hate pickles? I don't hate pickleopes.

  10. I didn't even know a dry sink was a thing.

    Seriously, you fear pickles? Pickleope will be so sad...

    1. A pickle is not a Pickleope. Pickleope and I are fine. A dry sink is a thing.

  11. Poodles in poodle skirts - brilliant!!

    I hope you're enjoying Graham and his wild tales. When we saw him (and Stiils...and Crosby) in concert, I told everyone he was looking right at me because he had a crush on me. I was taken already and I'm sure it broke his heart. Having read his book, i realize it wouldn't have worked out. .. dude must be high as a kite most days. I need clarity in a guy. There are important gems I don't want him to miss.

    Thanks for the bloggy blog mention - you're sweet, in spite of it all...let the ex muddle up his life on his own.

    1. He stared at you during the concert? He must have been soooo high.

  12. Janie, I thought for a moment that you were "on" some special meds with your fears and pictures! Glad you are feeling better, and that you have really moved on!

    1. My fears are intended to be a joke. I don't fear many things.

  13. Is it wrong that I'm fixated with the last picture!?lol!.(she's in good shape). that and the one of Johnny Depp

  14. Wow, I wish I had time to read all those books. It takes me months to finish just one.

    1. Sometimes it takes me months to finish a book because a book might only get ten minutes of my time during the day. Other books get more time.

  15. LOL- someone moving the tiny grandfather clock, your last sentence to Franklin, and now being sure how you met favorite young man. You just crack me up!!!

  16. My recent favorite bug and your bug could hang out and scare everyone to death.


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