Just So You Know…

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My word, yes it has been a week. I had good intentions and did make it to a few of you this week but not like I had planned. I hope you are still out there.

I have a better plan for this next week and hopefully life will cooperate. Until then I thought I would give another installment of “Just so you know.” It has been awhile…

Just so you know… I have found the map to the universe. It is printed on my eyeballs or at least they look like universe road maps.
Just so you know… flip-flop connoisseurs. Target sells a yoga mat flip-flop that equals the twice-as-much name brand. My biggest question now is, “black or brown flip-flops?”
Just so you know… I had an epiphany in the shower this week. Childhood games did prepare us for life. Not to be politically incorrect but do you remember, “Smear the queer?” A post in draft.
Just so you know… my dogs need a bath. Yesterday a flea jumped on my shoulder and shouted, “Did you not see the room service sign, clean my room please.”
Just so you know… I received my LAST unemployment check. Which now…
Just so you know… I’m looking for the bank that is going to loan our government money to pay their bills. I’m not an accountant but something seems wrong with this method of bookkeeping.
Just so you know… my Grandmother is losing her grip on time. The same person visited 3 days in a row and apparently I was around when she was a girl. Neither of which is reality but I agree anyway.
Just so you know… be afraid of the “Tea Party.” 4th of July I saw their booth and their wares. T-shirts reading, “Yes, I’m a Racist.” I guess hate tactics are now a moral value.
Just so you know… music can soothe your soul but it can also annoy nosy neighbors. I love volume knobs.
Just so you know… I discovered a new fitness routine. “What is that on the floor?” Reach to pick it up, nothing there, take a step and there it is again and you repeat this down the hall. This is what happens when you do not clean your glasses, fitness due to laziness.
Just so you know… I really miss you guys.

Now you know why I did start blogging while I had a job, 16 hours is too long to look at a monitor. I sure hope life is treating you well and the tide has turned.

If I have missed something important I should know about, please leave me a comment. Until next week…

Have a great weekend!


Queen-Size funny bone said, 

Just so you know! we are still here..lol

July 16, 2011 at 7:57 AM  
Manzanita said, 

Thank you for caring about us and concerned if we'll be here. We'll be here. With fleas on. OOpps that's from your dog. :)

July 16, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
KarenG said, 

Monopoly was the game that prepared me for life. And I live on Baltic Avenue not Park Place. But at least I've avoided jail.

July 16, 2011 at 8:31 AM  
Larri @ Seams Inspired said, 

Just so you know - life gets busy and in the way sometimes, but your bloggy friends remain steadfast and are thrilled when they see you post. Happy Saturday! ☺

July 16, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Tammy said, 

Love your new fitness routine. Not-vacuuming presents the same opportunity to get fit. Just so you know...glad you're back whenever you can be. Have a great weekend.

July 16, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

LOL, I love the headphones too. And won't another belly shake stir up your grandma's memory and put it back on track. Nevertheless take care of her.

Blasphemous Aesthete

July 16, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Just to let you know we are all here for you.

Enjoy your week-end.

July 16, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Jayne said, 

Why do epiphanies always happen in the shower? I think that is where I also realized that cleaning the house was a workout in itself. What more does a woman need?
Actually, a little puff and spa time would be nice after all that work. Whew... ;)
Hang in there, Jules.

July 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Paula said, 

yes, I have seen such a T shirt last year in Tampa, FL. Was one of the reasons to consider whether I should move here or not.
Even more embarrassing I used this phrase of yours as i remembered it from a few weeks ago and nothing else came into my mind. Now searching for another title....Lost my wits between bananas and melons...

July 16, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I am really sorry about your grandmother, Jules.

July 16, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

Enjoy grandma. She obviously enjoys you.
No more unemployment? Welcome to the land of where do I go from here? I'm your neighbor there too :-)

July 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

We'll be here. :)

I agree on the bookkeeping. The way things are going just doesn't seem like a good way of balancing a budget.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

July 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Katie Gates said, 

I love the idea of fitness due to laziness. I hate the idea of The Tea Party. They are super scary.

July 16, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

love this post Jules, yuck fleas- sounds sure for baths. have a great day!

July 16, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

I feel properly informed now; I appreciate it very much! My favorite is the laziness and fitness thing. Will have to try my own spin on that one.
Happy rest of the weekend,
Karen :)

July 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

loved the first point... and the rest... :) hope you are taking good care of yourself .... your grandma is in my prayer... take care ... will wait for next post..

July 17, 2011 at 6:15 AM  
The Words Crafter said, 

just so you know, the bookkeeping stinks, tea parties should be with children and their imaginary friends, and i'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. i really hope a job opens up soon for you-a great one that you'll enjoy.

and tell the flea it's not nice to shout!

July 17, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Jules, I appreciate your visits when you are so overwhelmed and just know that we're here whenever you have time. Sad about your grandmother. That is so hard. My grandmother didn't know me at all at the end.

July 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Samantha Vérant said, 

Oh man, I hated when my unemployment ran out. Sucked.

July 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
li said, 

lol Smear the Queer, yeah I played that. One of the boys broke his arm and then it was forbidden but we played anyway on the vacant lot.
And if there is like here, that poor flea came inside to get the hell away from the mosquitos.

July 17, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Never heard of "Smear the Queer", but until I was in high school I always thought of the word "queer" to be an adjective.
My unemployment ran out at the beginning of the year. Hope my situation doesn't become overly dire in the months to come and hope you find a good resolution as well.

Tossing It Out

July 18, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Elle Strauss said, 

Thanks for the humourous post. Made me smile.

July 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

I can't keep up with blogging either. I'm having a hard time keeping up with social networking, and I'm not even on twitter. By the way, I hate the term "social networking".

I'm so sorry about unemployment running out. I hope something works out and soon.

The Tea Party Scares me. The direction our country is taking and how people don't listen to one another anymore is scaring me.

July 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Hey Jules! I'm baaaack! At least I have DSL at home now, so I'll have more time to get on here to keep up. Like Theresa, it's been easier to keep up in one paragraph or sentence bytes on Facebook. But I've missed blogging and my Blogger friends.

All haters scare me. Especially haters that ban together. And they're beginning to piss me off, too. Hmmmmm...

I've missed you much! that rebel, Olivia
P.S. I'm sorry about your Grandma. Sending a prayer your (and her) way.

July 19, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

I miss you too! These little tales had me laughing and I really needed it today. Thanks!

July 19, 2011 at 11:32 PM  
Corine said, 

Just so you know... I could use about 5 more hours in a day; and, I REALLY MISS YOU, TOO! :o

July 19, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

This whole debt thing drives me crazy. Don't get me started....

I'm so sorry about your Grandma.

July 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Julie said, 

I'm so sorry about your grandma, Jules. I know how hard that kind of situation is to deal with. Also sorry about the unemployment running out, I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that things will be on the upswing for you soon.

I laughed about the flea and room service, so funny. I can relate!

Just so YOU know, your blog is always a pleasure to visit. Hugs to you!

July 21, 2011 at 8:47 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

We're here, we're here, we're here! Hang in there, Jules!

July 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

NASA would probably be very interested in your eyeballs then.

Been missing you, but I understand what it’s like to be a blogging absentee :)

July 22, 2011 at 7:45 AM  
nutschell said, 

Just so you know..you are fabulously hilarious! We're still around so once you're done cleaning that flea's room, we'll be waiting for your next brilliant post.

July 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Amie Kaufman said, 

Just so you know, we're still here and we're not going anywhere!

(I thought I was the only one who did dirty-glasses aerobics...)

July 24, 2011 at 5:57 AM  
kobico said, 

Splurge and buy both the black and the brown flops. :)

July 25, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

The Tea Party doesn't sound too delightful. I guess we now know what kind of person Donald Trump is, since he almost ran for president under The Tea Party. Maybe they should have a T-shirt with Donald's image that says, "Your fired!" Uncle Sam can be at his back pointing the finger at his marvelous hair.

Wendy S. Marcus is visiting me today.

N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

July 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

This is a repeat 'just so you know' but I have to say it too. Just so you know.. we all Love you, Jules!! So hoping everything works out for you my friend!!
Big, Big Hug for both you and your sweet grandmother!!

Coreen xoxo

July 25, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
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