Daily Archives: May 18, 2017


HA!!!  DOUBLE HAHA!!!  I am chuckling so, So, SO hard, folks!!!  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  🙂    😉    😮  So-Much-So…that I have JUST been jolted back (or forward)ONTO ANOTHER “TRIP”…RIGHT-ON-INTO  C-R-A-Z-Y  “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  Ready???  Set???  HERE WE GO…(with “ME”… STILL chuckling ALL THE WAY…HEY!!!  Especially since “I AIN’T GOT NO MONEY” was PART I of this “CRAZY” series that JUST  N-O-W developed, yet was FIRST written and published back in April, 2015–just “TRY” to figure “THAT” one out!!!  Please strap yourselves in , folks.   I also encourage you to search & read the ORIGINAL blog post, “I AIN’T GOT NO MONEY,”  4/1/15!!!  Now “THIS” is gettin’ CRAZIER-by-the-minute!!!

SOOOoooooo, NEEDLESS-TO-SAY…”LIFE” has been a bit “DIFFICULT” since Hurricane Matthew destroyed our home back in Oct., 2016.  But, “THANK-YOU, JESUS”!!!  We JUST moved back home 2-3 weeks ago. (the LAST weekend in April)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

And the “difficulty” continues, folks, as we “TRY” to ready ourselves for furniture delivery/arrival… during continued renovations…with a 2-week house-guest…while prepping to celebrate my son’s H.S. graduation and Eagle Scout ceremonies. (And  it’s ALL “GOOD,” folks)  But…???…???…???… NO WONDER I’M NOT THINKING CLEARLY!!!  RIGHT???  RIGHT!!!  😉

I admit it, folks.  I decided to drop by Walmart on my way home from work Wednesday afternoon…which is REALLY my “FRIDAY”.  Uh-Ha…and I raced right into our HUGE SuperCenter, shopped real quick, stood in line for a LONG while, placed ALL of my items on the check-out counter and stood there watching the fella in front of me until he reached for his wallet as if to pay for his items…when I SUDDENLY realized I entered the store, completed my shopping, AND…was NEXT-in-line to check out in ISLE #6… “W-I-T-H-O-U-T”  MY PURSE, folks!!!(Yep, you read that right).  I, LITERALLY, had NO $ or plastic…to pay for my “STUFF” that was placed atop the check-out counter waiting to be scanned…while numerous “SHOPPERS” lined-up behind me!!!  Eeeccckkk!!!

Aaahhhhhh!!!  Tick, Tick, Tick…  TIME WAS RACING BY…WAY TOO QUICKLY!!!  I PANICKED, folks!!!  The fella directly in front of me was nearly checked-out!!!  I, literally, saw him reaching for his wallet…as I screamed in SHEER PANIC (my family KNOWS that scream QUITE well, folks, and they ALL HATE IT)!!!  I, somehow, quickly explained my predicament to the cashier-fella…and RACED out of the store…HOPING…beyond ALL HOPE…and “PRAYING”… that my purse was  there…in the van!!!  :/

MY HEART POUNDED, folks, as I fearfully “raced” out to the van, recalling how I frequently leave the house, in “FLIGHTY-JILL-“ mode, on my way to work… withOUT my purse…PERIOD!!!  😮  YEP!!! It was HIGHLY likely that I was jogging out to my van…ONLY to discover: “I AIN’T GOT NO MONEY” to pay for those groceries sitting a-top that check-out counter…in ISLE #6 at our local Walmart SuperCenter, here in St. Augustine, FL!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “SO!!!”

WHEW!!!  My purse was there, folks.  And… I raced back into the store-in “FLIGHTY-JILL,” panicked-sprint-mode…JUST as the fella in front of me received his receipt!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  (I, somehow, was blessed to get a VERY close parking spot…in my usual parking row, or area…in order to “HELP” my“SELF” remember where I parked!!!)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

AGAIN…”LIFE”…???…???…???…is so, So, SO much BETTER THAN FICTION!!!  I simply canNOT make this stuff up!!!  Yep, JUST ANOTHER DAY, folks, IN “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  :/  I sure do HOPE you enjoyed the ride!!!  😉


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

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





UGH!!!  It wasn’t supposed to be like this.  We longed to get back home for nearly 7 months after Hurricane Matthew.  We survived the “displacement” phase quite nicely.  And…???…???…???… “TOGETHER”.  TOTALLY!!!  BUT now that we are finally “HOME” again???…???…???…??? “LET THE BICKERING BEGIN!!!”  🙁  OUCH!!!

“UN”-packing the boxes of “STUFF” salvaged from the ruins of Hurricane Matthew is very, Very, VERY “DIFFICULT” when our home is ONLY furnished with 3 beds, a dining room table, sofa sectional and a few appliances.  UGH!!!  I “STILL” (a previous blog post) drive around with clothes thrown on the floor of my van!!!  SAD, BUT TRUE!!!  THINGS ARE SURE IN DISARRAY…at the “ALLEN CASTLE” (another previous blog post-or-two from back in the archives…SOMEWHERE!!!)     🙁 

Furnishings for our bedrooms HAVE been purchased and deliveries are scheduled to begin Thurs., 5/18/17.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Let the unpacking CONTINUE!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

“TEAM ALLEN” is struggling a bit, folks.  We are finally HOME, but are faced with COMPLETE CHAOS!!!  Items we purchased last fall during the Holiday sales season, 2016, don’t seem to “FIT” our new HOME…size and/style-wise.  AND…???…???…???…The house is NOT finished.  INSIDE…OR OUT!!!  There’s ALOT more work to do.  PLUS…many ideas and decisions we made have changed throughout the entire renovation process!!!  “THINGS” are FAR from PERFECT, folks!!!  UGH!!!  WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

And in perusing many of the boxes left to unpack…???…???…???…ALOT of the contents appear to be “JUNK”.  READY for the “YARD” (junkyard).  🙁  OH, but I’m so very, Very, VERY tired.  And I just wanna go to bed!!!  Ain’t nobody got time for “UNPACKING”…AFTER returning home DURING continued renovations POST hurricane devastation!!!  :/

“TEAM ALLEN”…???…???…???…is tired.  We’ve ALL had ENOUGH!!!  We’re tired and we wanna go to bed, or just plain RELAX!!!  “HELP” us, Father, to keep moving forward along this challenging “JOURNEY” of “SURVIVING HURRICANE MATTHEW” in loving kindness toward each other as we near that FINISH LINE that keeps being pushed further back.  And Further Back.  AND FURTHER BACK.  :/ 

HA!!!  And guess what???!!!???!!!???!!!  The new master bath shower doors exploded just last Saturday as the fellas were preparing to install them!!!  Yep… they “EXPLODED”!!!  Both men sustained superficial wounds and the glass shrapnel was Everywhere in our garage!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “SO!!!” 

We are in NO hurry…for ANYthing, folks.  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS!!!”  My mother-in-law is flying in this weekend for Chase’s upcoming H.S. graduation and Eagle Scout celebration.  She will be here for a couple weeks…amid our unpacked boxes of “STUFF” as our SAGA continues:  “SURVIVING HURRICANE MATTHEW”!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “HONEY, WE’RE HOME.”  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO,WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  (Pppsssttt…”NO”…we are NOT having ANY fun yet!!!)  We’re tired.  “TEAM ALLEN”…???…???…???…IS OVER IT!!!  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!  (I do expect some “FUN” to begin, however, with EACH arrival of “NEW” furniture.  And…???…???…???…with the completion of continued renovations!!!)  😉


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

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