Daily Archives: May 5, 2015


as a bee, Bee, BEE!!!  Aaahhh!!!  I’m struggling…to keep up, folks!!!  YOU TOO, huh???  “LIFE”…can sure be “DIFFICULT”!!!  Sorry, but I need to combine about 4 days-worth of “STUFF” into 1 post, okay???  Ready for another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”???  READY OR NOT…HERE WE GO…

I am happy to report that I am still living…AND “learning” to enjoy each day’s difficulties by seeking to identify the positive side to EVERY situation.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Now…THAT’S the “2015 CHALLENGE,” folks.  Please refer back to that blog post dated 2/24/15 and then…TAKE THE CHALLENGE “WITH” ME!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  RIGHT???  Or wrong???

So Mon, 5/4/15 was such a busy, Busy, BUSY “Marvelous Monday”!!!  I had to hurry, Hurry, HURRY-UP and go, Go, GO…ALL DAY LONG.  Work; meeting in Jacksonville, back to work, to my daughter’s dance studio, grocery shopping, home…to more “home-” work mixed with pleasure while also trying to watch the NBA playoffs…and then BEDTIME-FINALLY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

WAIT A MINUTE… “SOMETHING”… seems a bit “fishy,” folks!!!  I just commented about the additional “home-“ work I needed to do LAST night after returning home from a FULL day AT work…DOING “WORK”!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???  Yep, that’s right, folks… “work.  Work.  WORK!!!  “THIS”…is called “LIFE”.  EVERYTHING we do…EVERY single day… is a form of “WORK”!!!  And believe me, we each get “paid” in some way, shape, or form for ALL the work we do.  Hhhmmm…it is so, So, SO important to MAKE EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY COUNT!!!

In moving right along,  my daughter’s senior year of High School is coming to an end…QUICKLY!!!  SJCCA(St. Johns County Center of the Arts) which is housed within St. Augustine High School just finished their final musical performance of “South Pacific” on Sunday, 5/3/15 after a month of intense practice every day after school, a school “lock-in” and a few Saturday rehearsals.  The four shows ran from Thurs. 4/30/15 through Sun. 5/3/15.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM SJCCA!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Mr. Dodd, chorus/theater teacher does “IT” AGAIN!!!  He, somehow, put this entire 3 hour musical together in just a month’s time(mostly after school)!!!  With High School kids!!!  I am amazed by the excellent talent present in these young kids!!!  There were also two(2) VERY YOUNG kids(middle-school-ish-aged) with singing/acting parts who were also, BOTH, AMAZING!!!  AND…there were also supporting cast members to make sure EVERYTHING went smoothly during each show from ticketing/programs, concessions, silent auction, to clean-up etc., etc., etc.!!!  THE WEEKEND WENT SMOOTHLY!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

So, on this busy, Busy, BUSY Marvelous Monday my husband attended my daughter’s dance class to learn the parent/family number for Showtime USA’s end-of-year show!!!  GO TEAM SHOWTIME USA!!!  I warned Mr. Matt before the class started that my husband, Chris, was sure to be a “HOOT” with his no sense of “beat”!!!  SURE ENOUGH… Chris, my husband/Danielle’s father… WAS A HOOT!!!  I guess the girls and parents were laughing/crying “WITH” him as he…???…???… “struggled” to learn the steps.  HA!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  Hhhmmm… I wish I knew how to add video to these posts.  You would ALL get a chuckle.  I’m sure!!!

The night’s entertainment then continued on at our home…with Danielle teaching both Chris and Chase, her brother, the dance steps!!!  I taped portions of this “dance practice” at our home….  Now, “THIS” practice session…was HYSTERICAL!!!  Danielle quickly posted the video with a comment onto Facebook. ( I was NOT kidding, Mr. Matt, when I warned you about Chris’…???…???…??? “TALENT”!!!)  I, then,  re-posted Danielle’s statement: “A Family that [rips} together stays together!!!”  She soon replied to my post with,”Mom it’s whips not rips!”  Oopse…”A family that whips together stays together!”  Sorry.  GOT IT!!!  :/  What a fun evening at the Allen household…GO TEAM ALLEN!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

School is wrapping up for the year.  Danielle’s Senior Prom is this weekend.  Then… graduation!!!  🙁   WHAT???!!???!!!??!!!  HOW CAN THIS BE???  ALREADY???  But WAIT…we JUST signed her up for kindergarten…YESTERDAY!!!  RIGHT???!!!???!!!???!!!  WOW!!!  TIME FLIES, folks!!!  EVERY SINGLE MOMENT IS  SO VERY PRECIOUS!!!  Please try to enjoy ALL of them!!!

And “IF” you’re NOT enjoying EVERY precious moment of “LIFE”…then look for those reasons that explain “WHY” you’re NOT enjoying them and use those reasons in a positive manner to “HELP” others along their journeys through “LIFE” while simply seeking to survive their lives.


P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!