Back Again, An Explanation


I saw Jo stab the ancient 1994 modem with her usb, eyes flashing. She blew the dust off the old keyboard and started typing. I grinned. Jo was back! Doing her whole torturing of my poor sis-


But JOOOOOO I haven’t been on here since like, October!

And I would like to KEEP it that way Zeke!

*huffs* I’m older than you, by, like, 2 years, so you really should cut me some slack.

Shut up and go. Shoo! This isn’t your blog!

Fine, but don’t come crying to me when everyone demands my triumphant return!

Nobody will demand any return from you, and I don’t cry. Shoo. You’re bothering me.

*slinks away from laptop* *muttering* *accidentally tripped on laptop charger*

Well, now that Zeke has ceased and desisted (phew) I guess you’re left with me. And *maybe* just maybe you’re wondering, “why did you leave for almost a week Jo?” Aw, how kind. To be honest, I bet zero people have asked that. And I wouldn’t expect them too. It’s normal to leave. And that’s what I did. Not by choice, however.

This week has possibly taken the world record in hardest weeks. I’m sure it will be topped, eventually, but it was hard. And dark. And even, well, hopeless. To paraphrase Maggie from Dreaming Of Guatemala, it was so dark I almost forgot the light.

Thankfully, God didn’t forget me. And neither did the people He put around me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll explain… Sometime. If I remember to. ๐Ÿ˜› I tend to forget, y’know, I’m a Jo of very little brain. And a middling sized heart. *thumbs up*

But again, we’re not here to talk about that. It’s with a happy (really, extremely, all the “ly” words) pair of hands that I type the words I AM GLAD TO BE BACK HERE AND WHAT DID I MISS? XD

Let’s see.. where do I pick up after I left off?

Oh. I discovered cookie and ice cream sandwiches. Behold.


So that was a plus. A tiny and delicious reason to smile. Anyway.

Zeke was right about one thing. And that would be that I’ve been writing. Like a lot of writing. Which may probably lead to burnout with NaNo and all, but hey, I got a chapter down- and a little something that I keep hinting at, but am actually close to mentioning. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will tell you this though, it’s kinda something I’ve never done before. And I’m almost finished. >:) But yes. Anyway, here’s a snippie from Just Come Home, because I miss sharing my writing. ๐Ÿ˜›

” Myย phone rang suddenly on me and serving Miss Addy and a bunch of her shopkeeper friends that day, ย much to Miss Addyโ€™s consternation and her friendsโ€™ delight. โ€œWhups,โ€ I apologized, slamming an order down on the table. I quickly fished out the source of the Lion King opening and hastily pressed the decline button mid โ€œnaah!!โ€ โ€œSorry about that,โ€ I said awkwardly, passing the drinks down.

My phone rang again.

With an even more obnoxious โ€œnahhhh!โ€ ” — Just Come Home


Hand lettering helped so much during the tough times, kinda like a coloring book, but you draw as you color. So I’ve gotten into that, and ended up with a bunch of different quotes cursive-fied and pasted onto my journal. “Thank God It’s Friday” was the one yesterday.


And this was one for another day. It’s one of my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚ Remind me to stop by the dollar store and pick up markers. And maybe more cookies. XD

I keep mentioning food in these posts. Send help.


My headphones have practically been glued to my head (with good reason) and won’t leave (with VERY good reason), and the songs I end up muttering turn out to the best kind. I’ll talk about them another time. They, along with a billion other things that you don’t really notice at first glace, were little lights that shone rather brightly in the dark. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Also, Rend Collective came to Toronto recently and I’m rather sad I missed them. XD)


As for reading wise, I’ve pored over the Bible, and when it wasn’t the Bible, it was Ms. Marvel: Mecca, Black Widow: Shield’s Most Wanted, and this really weird and sad book called Cat’s Eye. It’s sad. I hate Cornelia (at least I think that was her name) and also, Toronto was weird in the 90’s, apparently. Who knew? Oh, and I almost died overย Love To Everyone.ย That book gives the feels. It’s so good, ah. XD So that’s what I’ve been up to book wise. Not that it matters, but it’s fun to talk about, so, y’know, why not? ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and if you caught theย Winnie The Poohย  reference, then I suppose it’s relevant to mention that my family got and watchedย Christopher Robin last night, and I finally, finally,ย finally got to comment on the whole beautiful story plot wise without anyone giving me weird looks.

winnie the pooh GIF by Walt Disney Studios


The comments mostly consisted of things such as “THIS PLOT IS SO WELL DONE” and “Awwwwww, look at that character development” and “the animation asfghjkhjhgdfa wowowww”- I loved Christopher Robin.

winnie the pooh GIF by Walt Disney Studios


Loved it.

And there, dear people reading this, is a recap of everything. For the most part.

Also to the Eugene who contacted me, thank you so much, you recognized genius of Campbell County Community College you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also to Penny, I died laughing at your posts.

Also, glad to be back.


You can tell, I’m sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey, maybe I’ll actually record with the Patrie. Maybe.

*accidentally breaks a string* O_O

I’m glad to be back.

winnie the pooh GIF by Walt Disney Studios


life is a highway, Jo


24 thoughts on “Back Again, An Explanation

  1. YAY Jo youโ€™re back!! We missed you!!
    AH CHRISTOPHER ROBIN THAT MOVIE WAS SO. GOOD. Iโ€™ve always LOVED the Winnie the Pooh books and cartoons so I was super excited when it came out! Plus it was actually quite hilarious ๐Ÿคฃ

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    1. Thank you so much Faith โค๏ธ That means a lot to me. And no, no, I love it when you ask about the ministry- or anything really! ๐Ÿ˜€ itโ€™s going better, actually. My church set up amuch more structured schedule, and the class seems to be learning. Itโ€™s really great, since I get to step back and just be an assist instead of needing an assist. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Aw Jo. Those terrible weeks can be well, pretty awful. I’m sorry girl :””'(( I’ll always be praying for you โคโคโค
    I’ve missed you so much!!! It’s good to see you on the blogosphere with your inspiring posts โคโคโค
    And thank you for the sweet shout out!!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ I always aim to amuse. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. They were- but it was your prayers that helped get me through ๐Ÿ˜‰ so thank you so much and ahhh I have missed you! The sentiment is mutual, believe me. XD and hehe, you could post about something as mundane as oranges and I would still smile. XD (RIGHT JUST AHHHHH)

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  3. *has a party* You’re back!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ Great post, very funny. ๐Ÿ˜œ I love ice-cream and cookies together and I don’t trust people that don’t. ๐Ÿ˜† Great hand-lettering too, I love making that kind of stuff tho I’m not very good at it. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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  4. Welcome baaack. Oh my goodness Inna so sorry you had such a rough week Jo. I’ll be praying for you still. Hang in there, you got this. The best part is you’re looking in the right place and you’re going to come out of this stronger and shining brighter than you were before it.
    I really really really want an ice cream sandwich now and it’s not it even 8 am yet.
    Gtg get ready for sundayschool. Take care of yourself Jo.


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    1. Thank youuuuuuuu โค And thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll be praying for you too- and you're so right abut that.
      And the ice cream sandwich. You're also right about the ice cream sandwich. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll try, Libby.

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