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Wrapping Up 2017~ an Unsettled Year

Written By: Jackie Weger - Dec• 04•17

We are all fast-forwarding to 2018, but this year ain’t over yet.

My Money Jar–Kept on my Kitchen counter where it’s handy.

Telling you up front I’m older than God and younger than Death. I’m cruising eighty years old. My daughter gave me a book this week: Sub-titled: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy Until You’re 80 and Beyond. I don’t want to be sexy at 80. What kind of fool notion is that? I just hope for ordinary functions…like waking up every day, snapping in my $7,000 dental implants–which by the way broke in half the first year. I glued ’em back together with Super Glue and they’ve worked fine for three years on.  I want a good, hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning until my eyes are open to see if the sun is shining or if it’s raining.  That’s a good start for me and you, too, whatever your age.

My brain is functioning well and if it fails me now and again, I ask Google for a hint. I used to toot around the earth by train, plane and pickup. I’ve walked up mountains and fallen off the dang things–horses, too. I’ve lived in jungle villages and been lost in the Pacific Ocean. I’m good if all the traveling I do these days is to Walmart or cruising the Internet. Oh. I’ve learned to shop on-line! I may get addicted.

I’m a creature of habit. I save all of my loose change in a jar in my kitchen for good luck. I never throw out a blouse or skirt before first snipping off the buttons for my button jar to avoid bad luck. So far, that’s working. Yep, I have a few bumps along the way, but so far, I’ve always come out just fine on the other side.

I pick up every penny I see on a store floor or in a parking lot and say this adage:

I release the need to be poor.

Money flows to me freely.

The wealth and kindness in the Universe flows through me.

And there is an abundance for all. Amen.

Y’all know I’m a writer.  Sometimes I don’t write for years on end, but when I feel the pull, I write. I’m an indie author now and I love it. Success or failure is up to me and honey, I don’t whine, steal, lie or cheat because my generation knows the value of integrity.  When bad things happen, we suck it up. When good things happen, we’re appreciative. Another thing: My generation never felt entitled to anything we didn’t work for or earn.

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One Way I keep from being dead-end poor is recycle aluminum cans. Got a crusher on the kitchen wall. Snagged $30 today when we sold them.  I don’t buy paper towels. We use kitchen cloths. That $400 a year in savings I recycle into publishing my indie books.  I’ve made and followed budgets my entire life and have never lived above my means. Perhaps scared to, because I’ve seen folks that do scatter $ like leaves often find themselves be in a world of hurt.

A note about that book my daughter gave me. It’s written by men. And when they reach eighty don’tcha know they’ll be standing in line to get penis implants or Viagra in hopes of snagging an arm piece forty years younger. Imagine that sex scene in a romance: “Hold on a minute, Sugar, while I pump ‘it’ up.”  Of course, there are exceptions, but I don’t want to meet ’em or bed ’em–whatever their age.  I’m not alone in the world. I have a Keeper. He’s funny. Makes me laugh. He annoys me, makes me crabby. He has his side of the house and I have mine. We share expenses, the dog and the cats. Works for both of us.

Wishing all of you a safe and glorious Holiday.  And when New Year’s Resolutions start tugging at you, consider this one:  Do the best you can manage for yourself and your family. That’s a no-fail resolution and wholly guilt-free.

Being kissed by a Camel is an adventure all it’s own. Say hello to Fred.

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21 Comments

  1. Jackie Weger–you will never know how much your wit lightens my heart! From one old broad to another==here’s wishing you a wonderful Christmas and the very best in 2018. (I have no idea how I missed reading your books until I stumbled upon The Sheriff’s Woman–but I LOVED it, and will definitely look for more)

    • Jackie Weger says:

      Thank you, Gloria. I sort of stay under the radar so am easy to miss. So happy you discovered my books. Always a treat to have a happy reader.
      Ditto– your Christmas holiday. ~ Jackie

  2. flaxroots says:

    Great – it did me good to read it! Looking forward a year to learn what you think of 2018. 🙂

  3. Fun read! I have a bag of buttons too.

    • Jackie Weger says:

      I love my button Jar. It’s colorful. When I had my babies, it was a rattle–always snagged their attention. Next, it came in handy for rainy day projects.

  4. Patricia says:

    Reading your books and your post today is like conversing with an old friend. We share the same values but you can express them better than me. Enjoy all your books. Write when you can because we will buy them. Love you!

    • Jackie Weger says:

      Waving to you and sending you a grateful hug for your kind words, Patricia Hornsby. You’re like me. We managed somehow to feed, clothe and shelter our kids against the odds and sent them out into the world with our work ethics. We don’t make a lot of noise, but we get the job done and hope somewhere, some day, it’s appreciated. But, if not, we did what we had to do. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  5. Linda Lee says:

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face and hope in my heart! 🙂

  6. Rosie Dean says:

    I love your affirmation. I must learn thet one. Your positive attitude is what the universe needs more of. Happy Holidays, Jackie.

  7. I love your affirmation! Keep doing what you’re doing, Jackie. It’s a wonderful set up. Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

  8. I have a button jar! It started from my mum’s button tin. Just love your sass and guts, Jackie. You warm my heart. All the very best for a peaceful Christmas and gentle New Year.

  9. Jackie, You have the courage to be honest, the insight and cleverness to be funny, but most of all you are an inspiration. I feel blessed to know you

    • Jackie Weger says:

      Thank you for kind words, Roberta. In case you don’t know Roberta Kagan, she’s another shy author, but produces books that stay with the reader forever. Roberta’s Historical series of the Holocaust begins with a book with above 1000 reviews. See it Here.

  10. Donna Fasano (@DonnaFaz) says:

    I love, love, LOVE affirmations! You are one amazing woman. The places you’ve been! The adventures you’ve experienced! I’ve already said it, but I’m going to say it again. You’re amazing! And I’m blessed to know you.

  11. P. C. Zick says:

    Happy holidays to the most energetic woman I know!

  12. No whining … that sound you heard was me taking a head smack for teetering on the whining abyss several times this year.

    Yeah, yeah. I can rationalize WHY I let the whines get a foothold.

    Stripped down to my altogether on Judgment Day (now that would give some people a heart-stopping moment), I face the facts:

    A damned good life that allows me to write what I want to write.
    Every day a chance to be a better person.
    And great opps to learn and share from my experiences.

    Thanks, Jackie. To you and all the Enovaaws who have helped me so much in 2017, have a joyous season filled with laughter and wonder.

  13. Thanks for the giggle! I would totally buy that romance, by the way. Happy new year and happy sales figures to the most-givingest lady I know. (I went with nice, rather than articulate.)

  14. I love the wisdom you share, Jackie. It’s shared the best way; through humor.

  15. lfarrelly says:

    This post made my day, Jackie! 🙂

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