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April 2015

Jamie’s Jelly


A series? I don’t know. More of a play on a conversation ages ago and a stab at myself. We’ll see where this goes. 🙂

My Weekend on the Military Diet

April 122 April 129 April 138

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

I remember looking at the list on and going no way. That is not enough to eat. I’ll be starving. Needless to say I did cheat on the the first day, a serving and a half of Kettle corn. The second day? Well it was National BYOC day at 7 – Eleven. I just had to go get a Slurpee. The little ones did the BYOC, and I? Well I bought a small Slurpee and could not finish it. It was too sweet after eating unsweetened food for the past 5 meals. That night? Well I didn’t substitute, and maybe I should have but I had a little bit of Ranch to dip my Broccoli in. I do not like the flower part of the broccoli. And the third night? I had a tablespoon of chocolate with my icecream.

All in all? I lost 3.6 pounds. Not the 10 lbs I was told was possible. Could I have lost more if I had been exercising? Probably. I am doing this again this weekend and over the next four days I am watching what I am eating. Trying to stay within the same calorie range as I ate over the weekend. Slowly loosing weight. And drinking tons of water. And the horror of all things: Exercise.

Lovely side note:

Did anyone watch Game of Thrones Sunday?  OMGomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!


Share Your World – 2015 Week 14

I’m a week late, but at least I’m here. Broken toe, holidays, crazy life… and a post for the Absolute Write Blog Chain. Yes I write this chalk full of excuses because I have em. 😀

Share Your World

What type of music relaxes you the most or do you prefer silence?

Oh. It completely depends on what is going on. If I am highly agitated I will of all things throw on the soundtrack from Batman, oh lord the name escapes me. The one with the Riddler and Two-Face. I have a very eclectic range of music ranging from Techno to Enya and Celtic instrumental. Now on my Youtube (J Elyzabeth) page, well… It’s even more of a hodgepodge because I was making assorted annoying (I was being a brat) play lists for a Twitch channel I was watching.

Show us a two of your favorites photographs?  Explain why they are your favorite.   If you are not a photographer, think of a two favorite scenes in your life and tell us about them.  I am sad. I cannot post them as they are photos of two men I respect. I need their permission. But let’s say the photos have become a muse for me as I see them in answer to the writer’s block that I have been suffering.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

I honestly do not have one. Things have become so fluid with all of us slowly making our own families.

If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself?  Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 50?

Do not get a credit card!! Your grandpa is correct. Save your money and do not go out with the next seven guys you meet. They are not worth it. Take the post in England and do not get married!

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Share Your World – 2015 Week 15

I’m on time with this week. And Missing last week’s. I’ll go back and do that one next. I am trying to get things done. I did post twice last week. It was the Absolute Write Blog chain for last week.  Enjoy


refrigerator.jpg0ae078ba-cfad-4bff-adaa-15155ec75ee7LargeRegarding your fridge, is it organized or a mess inside? Right now? It’s organized. Though I can guarantee that as soon as someone else open’s the door that will no longer be the case. I periodically clean the fridge out and put things where I think they belong. lol

Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do? A few. Usually for my son’s activities. Supporting which ever group he currently was participating in. A few for a job I had where I got to throw candy and not be the person chasing after children.

How do you stand out from the crowd? I don’t I do not want to be the person noticed. Well no, I do want to be noticed, by one or two people but to have a swarm come after me? no. I guess what would make me stand out is that I can be rather bold. Not bold as in “I’ll do anything” but bold as in I will tell you what I think. If I think you are a safe person to share my opinion with. I can get a ‘take-charge’ attitude and run people over if I see something that needs to be taken care of. I try not to run my friends over, but sometimes it is easier to get things moving than wait for them to catch up.

How many bones, if any, have you broken? Oh, here comes the clumsiness that I possess. As a kid, only my right wrist. But since reaching adulthood, both wrists and currently a toe, again. I really should just quit walking. lol

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  (I borrowed the picture from Cee’s questions)

I am grateful for my three-day weekend last week. It was nice to have stuff got done and laziness was abundant. Looking forward too? The next weekend, actually Sunday night, 6 pm, HBO Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 2. I can’t wait!!1

Frank – collected with a new piece.



Posted on March 21, 2013 by J Elyzabeth

“Why are you still here?” Frank was amazed and worried. When he had talked to Jake it had sounded like the weekend had gone well, but Nat was back to work on Wednesday. Well Nat’s body was back at work, his mind not so much.

Nat looked up at Frank obviously trying to hold it in, Frank melted. “Come here kid.” Nat came for the hug and comfort he so obviously needed. He started bawling and all Frank could do was hold him. He’d be talking to Jake tonight. “Shh.. It’ll all work out.”

“There was nothing I could do” Frank was saying later that night. “He was devastated Jake, how could you just leave him here?” Frank had spent all morning in the auto office consoling Nat instead of working on the car that was due the end of this week. Nat had needed it. “You do realize I had no choice but to bring him home. He’s asleep in the guest room.”

“I had no choice, he has to make this decision.” Frank could hear Jake growling at the sound of his boy in someone else’s house. “He has a lot of issues and I’m moving over there as soon as I have everything here straitened out. .”

“But to leave him like this?” Frank was growling now. Both of these men he cared about and they were both stubborn. He knew Nat wouldn’t call Jake and Jake like the good Dom he was would give Nat room to figure things out. “Well don’t wait too long, I don’t want to lose another office admin. That kid has the auto shop running so tight. He has to get it together before the boys in back find out.”

Frank ran his hand over his head. He was losing hair quickly and these two were not helping him.

“I’ve already talked to an agent. I just have to find a place over there. Keep an I on him.” Jake let out a huge sigh. Frank could hear him drop onto some furniture. “I’ll try to get back quickly.”

“He’s not going to call you.”

“I know Frank.”

“Just… just keep an eye on him. I have to make sure I have everything ready before I can give him what he needs.” Frank could see Jake sitting with his head in his hands. He’d seen that pose many times when Jake was working out a problem. “I’m coming for him. I don’t think he believes that. But I am coming for him.”

Frank snorted. Kid had gotten under the almighty Jake’s skin. “You fell for him.”


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Frank watched as Nat and Jake left the shop. It was closing time and he was once again going home to an empty house. He was envious for his friend. Envious and well… He had mentored Jake and now was happy to see his friend settle down with his own sub.

He should probably go and check in on the club. See the new crop of boys, but who was he kidding?

Making sure the office was locked as well as the store front, Frank walked back to the shop just as they guys pulled down the doors.

“You going out to play tonight?”

“Not tonight boys. I have some things to do.” Frank watched as everyone got into their cars and drove off before going and getting on his bike. He checked his messages

There is a rogue out. We may need to tighten security. Talk in the morning.

Frank looked at the sky. Just what the community needed. Well nothing for it tonight.

Posted on June 10, 2013 by J Elyzabeth


Yep. Bugs. Simple and easy.
Prose, poetry, play. Fiction, nonfiction. It’s all good, all bugs.

“Jake! Jake! Jake!”

Jake came running from the shop with Frank right behind him, “What?”

Nat was standing on the table in front of the couch in his office, “B-b-b-b-b-bug!” He pointed over towards the corner behind his desk.

Jake walked over to look thinking it would be a little beetle or something, nope! He scooted right back to stand behind Nat, he wasn’t quite joining him on the table. “Frank?!”

Frank walked around the desk and looked down, a very large, ugly, brown beetle was sitting in the corner. Frank grabbed a cup and a piece of paper and scooped up the bug. “I’ll just take this outside.”

“My Hero!” Nat jumped into a laughing Jake’s arms.


Posted on April 2, 2015 by J Elyzabeth

Frank checked with each Security station, the dungeon master, his partner James, double checked that Nat and Jake had indeed left and walked out the door.

He made sure that his phone was on. Every now and then something happened and he had to go back. Rarely as he was more the silent partner. He was growing tired of the games. Tired of trying to find a little innocence in the fresh faces that came in with each new crop.

He’d given the training of the subs and Masters over to Dirk, their new Dungeon Master. Upgrading security and hiring someone, that someone being a long time friend of all of theirs and his security firm. Well that had been a stroke of genius and a little luck. He could use a little luck, he seemed to be spending more time in the shop running herd on the boys there, watching over his friends.

Frank was ready for love to come his way.

Frank saw the screen on his phone flash. Dirk.


“Frank, we have a problem.”

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