JusJoJan and Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- January 23 2021 – Point the finger

Linda is the host of JusJoJan and Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post. Enjoy!

I had this book at hand. It belongs to my granddaughter who is 21 months old. The word I got was “Downstairs” ( from the poem; Wee willie winkie)


Upstairs, downstairs all day long

Burning so many calories I can’t count

Then the knees started creaking, the back protesting

No more running up and down the stairs for old me

I moved my headquarter downstairs permanently

Now I only go upstairs if I want to look at the view

Admittedly, the terrace affords a lovely panorama

Beautiful enough to move my old bone to climb the stairs





Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Dawning – January 21, 2021 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 169

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Welcome to the next normal, as the stories around us change! 


Create a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.


I look at it with anticipation and dejection

The answer to humanity’s problems

It will cure all illnesses, all sickness

One of the greatest discovery of all times

A lot of hope and fear rides on this one injection

If I call it an elixir of life, I won’t be wrong

The only trouble is that it has never been tested

Not on any living being, animal, or human

And till I am given permission to use it on live subjects

How can this greatest discovery be of any use

So I wait with hope and fear




Sunday Writing Prompt – Two Minds at Loggerheads – January 17

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt

This week consider the concept of Two Minds at Loggerheads.

“Loggerheads as in minds in conflict from which there doesn’t seem a simple solution.”


I said yes

He said no

I say we go

He says we stay

I say let’s go right

And he says go left

After so many years together

We have started behaving like siblings

Arguing for the sake of arguing

And opposing each other for the fun of it

Are we always at loggerheads or just pretending?

You guess and let me know too!




The Friday Four- Game # 2.9

Rory is the host of The Friday Four

If the world started ticking backwards how long would it take for you to move forwards time-wise?

I think never! The backward ticking time will keep on making me younger and younger and ultimately I’ll cease to exist. So yes, I think never.

What are three foods you hate with a passion and refuse to eat whatever and also, what is it about these foods that turns your stomach so?

Red meat, like beef and mutton because I cannot abide by their taste.

Smelly cheeses, I can’t stand their taste and smell.

Game birds, because I just don’t like the idea of killing and eating them.

What is something that everyone looks stupid doing?

Scratching their heads.

If you were to have a nickname here in your blog [and different from your Blog Avatar if you use one] that we all called you with your consent, what would you choose and why?

You can me Ma Sadje and I like it.

I can also get used to Doc Sadje.




JusJoJan January 22 2021 – Limp

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

She could barely walk.

The limp was more pronounced when the pain was severe. Doctor had advised her to get her knee replaced but she was afraid of the pain she’d have to endure. Many friends told her to go ahead but she had read a few stories on the social media about things going wrong and the patient not being able to walk at all.

I met her by chance. During our conversation, I told her about my own experience with bilateral knee replacements. How it had totally changed my life and lifestyle. She asked probing questions about everything related to the procedure.

When I met her the next time, the limp was gone and she thanked me with a beaming smile.

“You gave me the confidence to go ahead with the decision and now I can walk, even dance she said. The surgery was successful and now I can be myself”






5 Things- My Favorite Winter Soups

Tanya is the host of 5Things

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5 Favourite Winter Soups

Tomato soup;

This is my all-time favorite soup. It works both in winters and summers. I love the roasted tomato basil soup.

Hot and sour soup;

An old favorite. It’s a soup popular in our local Chinese restaurants. I make it at home too and it’s good when you are not feeling like eating a meal.

Cream of chicken soup;

This was the very first soup I made by myself, from my mom’s recipe book. I love it because it’s so yummy, yet easy to make.

Broccoli cheddar soup;

A bowl of broccoli cheddar soup with some warm bread makes a delicious meal.

Mulligatawny soup;

This is much like lentil soup except it also has some rice and chicken in it. It is flavored with garam masala and thickened with chickpea flour. This is a family favorite as well.



Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #311 – How To Be A Prince Charming – January 21st

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

You have been asked to contribute your thoughts to the yet to be published “Fairyland For Dummies” on what is required to be a Prince Charming.


How to be Prince Charming in easy steps;

• Be nice clean and presentable, not everyone can be handsome

• Oral and personal hygiene is very important, even if you are a royalty

• Learn to ride a horse and how to wear an armor

• You should be a good dancer

• Impeccable manners are a must

• Remember she is a delicate beauty in need of your chivalry

• Pick up that glass slipper, and don’t, ever lose it or drop it

• It’s okay to kiss her if she looks dead at first glance. She is just waiting for that.

These are a few tips to start with. The rest of the guidelines can be found in;

“Fairyland For Dummies”




JusJoJan January 21 2021 – Spell

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

Please stay for a spell

Be spellbound by my charm

I think we are in for a spell of rain

The long shadows of trees fading as clouds roll in

Let’s sit under the canopy and enjoy the drizzle

A brief interlude before we are swallowed by

The busyness of humdrum daily life

Just for a spell




Thursday Photo Prompt- Return # WritePhoto

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt

This week’s prompt ~ Return


For visually challenged writers, the image shows a solitary figure on a rocky ledge, holding a staff and silhouetted against a pale sky.


“I am back”,

he said with a beaming smile as he surveyed the valley below. The sky was just lightning up as the sun was rising. The flowers were waking up with the dewdrop acting like an elixir to jolt them from their dreams.

What a wonderful feeling it was to come back. The home was what he had been missing when he roamed the world in search of his truths. But now he realized that the biggest truth lied here, in his heart. He had to face the realities of his self to find himself.