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Seeing the Humor in Struggles

2018 wasn’t the year I thought it would be.  I thought my husband would have a permanent job by now. I thought I had handled my insomnia, my Fibro, was done with surgeries, and wouldn’t have anything new until I was old.  Well, oldER. But I was wrong. Have you ever had so many weirdly […]

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At the age when doctors ask odd questions

I can’t believe it’s October 2018 already! Wasn’t it just June…1997? You know you’re getting older when the decades fly by.  But seriously, life has changed a whole bunch since I began this blog and since I began writing JoJoisms so many years ago. Now that I’m in my mid..ok, later, 50s, I find my attention […]

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New JoJoisms Coming Soon!

I’ve been busy writing some Purple JoJoisms for my For the Love of Purple Facebook fan page, but I haven’t had time to post them here. Most of them aren’t in my usual JoJoisms format, but here are a few. I’ll be back at some point to post some new ones I’ve created.  In the […]

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JoJoisms fans can now get free fun and MORE!

As many of you already know, JoJoisms.com is a member of the Grape Stuff Network of Family Sites. And as a member, we are contributing to the Grape Value News weekly email list! What does that mean for you?  It means you can get free fun, humor and JoJoisms insights as well as communication tips each week […]

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I’m not worried about death…

I’ve seen a lot of social media posts telling believers with chronic health issues to just think positive and remember that we’re going to heaven one day.  I’m sure they mean well, but I’m also sure those that write these haven’t experienced chronic health trails.  They tell me to ignore the present and look to […]

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I’m Not Weird; My Doctor Had Me Tested!

So the other day, I had to go back to my surgeon for a follow up five months after my ankle surgery.  They took my blood pressure and heart rate and found my resting heart rate was abnormally high. That prompted the nurse to tell me that he was required by law to tell me […]

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It could only happen to nontechie me!

So I needed to update the theme of our newest website, MugXpressions.  It’s the newest member of the Grape Stuff Network of Family Sites.  So I went into the themes and began looking around.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything that I liked.  As I previewed this and that, I found something that looked like it […]

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Sanity Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be!

This is MY mug! I wrote this saying from out of all the times I’ve wandered into the family room looking for a sandwich.  I’ve had insomnia since before my son was born–18 years ago.  I’ve tried just about everything, but the only thing that works for me is a muscle relaxer.  It’s used for […]

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How’d it get to February so soon?

Does anyone else have the sinking feeling that life is just running by them at 120 MPH and the world is a blur or is it just me? It’s February 2018 already!  Does anyone else still feel like it’s 2017?  Or maybe even 2010? LOL In the last few years, I’ve had five surgeries, lived […]

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Evolution of an Injury

As many of you know, I recently had my fifth surgery in a few years.  It started because I walked on the treadmill.  Yes, you read that right. I simply walked on the treadmill…and tore three tendons, damaged an already loose ligament-requiring a total of six surgical procedures.  After more than four months of recovery, […]

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