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Just Jot It January #17–Oddities

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 17, 2016


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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

“Just Jot It January #17” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every remaining day this month, but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:

Today, I celebrate odd experiences (oddities) and how I react to them.

Oddity is defined here:  http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddity

This is what I found in my washer recently.

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How did I react?  I laughed out loud!  Wouldn’t you?

Where have you found oddities?  In the refrigerator, back of a sock drawer, etc.  Once I unloaded the dishwasher and found a tea bag.  It was still intact.  I didn’t reuse it.  😉

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January and to comment on other participants’ posts.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating today.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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Just Jot It January #10

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 10, 2016


 

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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

“Just Jot It January #10” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every remaining day this month, but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:  Today, I celebrate…

Today, I celebrate the big things and the little thingsTomorrow is my dearest friend’s birthday.  That’s a big thingI won’t have access to the internet tomorrow; so I’m posting today.  The timing’s not perfect, but that’s one of the little things that won’t stop me from celebrating.  So today, I celebrate the big things and working through the little things.

Celebrating a BIG THING--Joan's birthday! Clip Art

Celebrating a BIG THING–Joan’s birthday!

To learn more about Joan Edwards, my friend and fellow writer visit here:  https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/under-the-weather-sick-sad-and-then-a-song-brought-a-smile-to-my-face/

Writing Prompts:

  • What do you call a big thing?  A little thing?
  • Name a time you had to switch from Plan A to Plan B.  Was that a big thing or a little thing?  Why?  How did you handle it?
  • What are you celebrating today?

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January and to comment on other participants’ posts.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating today.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

 

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Just Jot It January #9

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 9, 2016


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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

“Just Jot It January #9” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every remaining day this month, but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:

Today, I celebrate a “Toothy Critique,” inspired by…

http://theforesterartist.com/2016/01/08/toothy-critique/comment-page-1/#comment-14693

I have been a follower of Tim Livingston’s blog, The Forest Artist, for several years.  Today’s post made me laugh.  It also caused me to reflect on a “toothy critique” I received.  That critique spurred me to rewrite until my manuscript is now marketable, according to a friend.  So, today I celebrate a “toothy critique.”

How about you?  Have you ever received a “toothy critique?” Were you able to use it in a positive way?  Tell about it.  What do you celebrate today?  I look forward to your comments.

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January and to comment on other participants’ posts.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

 

 

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Just Jot It January #8

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 8, 2016


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“Just Jot It January #8” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every day that remains but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:

Today, I celebrate…that my internet and home phone service were repaired and are now performing perfectly.  This repair order required multiple visits with lots of trouble shooting, but now everything’s up and running!  So today, I celebrate.

How about you?  What do you celebrate today?  I look forward to your comments.

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

 

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