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Conversations with JJ

My horrorfest was pretty good. I watched Psycho, Halloween 1-4 (Three sucked!), and Nightmare on Elm Street. I know that I went old school. And just for kicks, I watched the original Prom Night. This was the first horror that I ever saw and it scared the living daylights out of me. I can still remember the rush of watching my first horror movie and the nightmares that I had for days afterwards. Some movies still scare me and most don't but I still watch them.

I love my conversations with my son. The mind of a three-year-old is an amazing thing. He made up his own knock knock joke.

JJ—Knock, Knock.
Me—Who’s there?
Me—JJ who?
JJ—Your son, silly!

Most grownups can’t tell a knock, knock joke. Yesterday evening, we sat on the steps at our house eating popsicles, watching the vehicles drive on the road and discuss things. Why do fireflies light up? Where does the sun go at night? He is so full of curiosity and wonder. I hope he never loses this. He’s a great kid who knows that his mommy is not like other mommies.

I am not a big fan of Mondays. It’s the day that I file for unemployment and usually the day I find out about jobs that I applied for. In the past few weeks, I have applied for 55 jobs with two interviews and no job. So I’m a little down but JJ always cheers me up. So yesterday, we played soldiers and dinosaurs. I got to be the T-Rex. We watched our favorite shows—Arthur, Word Girl, Martha Speaks and Curious George. After dinner and bed time stuff, we watched Cars. All in all, it was a decent Monday and now I am ready to face the world.

On today’s agenda is the library, maybe the park and a retirement dinner for me to cover. The best way to combat being down and sad is to be proactive so I’m trying to line up some more writing assignments. I figure that I give myself a day to bum (Sunday) and then I have to up and out the door.

Daily Dose

1. Popsicles on a really hot day
2. Going shopping in your bathroom. I am finding clothes that I forgot I had.
3. Having a really sweet son who just wants me to be happy.


  1. Aww, what a cute knock-knock joke. Kids can be so much fun, huh?

  2. I love it! I can SO relate to this! Now, if I had watched those horror movies, I would be sleeping with the lights on for 3 weeks... LOL... if I could sleep at all :)
    You rock!


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