I Had A Fleeting Vision

Gymnastics, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 13 May 2014 @ 2:01 PM 25 Comments

I had a fleeting vision
that maybe it’s not too
late for ME to learn

to swing ’round & ’round
like that, until… I recalled
those two times a few


years ago I had to ride
that thing… (thought I
would die both times.)



Nope. I’ll leave
all that whirling
twirling powerstuff

to the Pea,
as in “Sweet Pea,”
Jr. Olympian, Level 7.

oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo to all.

P.S. I have not been out in blogland for a while, but I DO have blog-hopping penciled in for two whole hours on Thursday, May 15th, whooohooo!!!!

1st “Pirate Ship Terror Ride” photo credit to… “Japan Ryan“, Blogspot.
Thanks, Ryan, if you ever read this.

Wow, Look What She Can Do Now!

Gymnastics, Just Good Stuff, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 27 February 2014 @ 2:25 PM 21 Comments

Isn’t she AMAZING!!?!!

Earned 9.250 for that at our just-ended Junior Olympics competition season, Level 7.

And what a season it was! One of great growth, development, learning, perseverance, travel, friendship and fun.

So proud of that shiny little gal who always gives it her best!



And isn’t their new team leotard Absolutely Freakingly Fabulously GORGEOUS!!

xxooxxoo to all you blog wanderers.

~~ Jannie

Siver Medal On Balance Beam — With Her Sights Set On Gold!

Gymnastics, Just Good Stuff, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 7 January 2014 @ 7:45 PM 29 Comments

Yep, she came in second for that routine Sunday in Dallas, with a 9.2. (The winner scored 9.3.)

Not bad for her first meet as a Level 7. Not bad at all.

She vows, “Next time I won’t have those 2 little wobbles, and will perfectly stick my dismount. I AM GOING TO GET A GOLD MEDAL ON BEAM THIS SEASON!!! And bring my floor, bars and vault up to at least 9.0s too.”

You go, Kelly-Girl, you GO!!! I KNOW you CAN do it.

And so our competitive gymnastics meet season starts…..



A Thanks To My Parents

The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 26 November 2013 @ 8:04 PM 32 Comments

“My parents are the best people in my life, and I owe my thanks to them.

They are the ones who motivate me, help me with school, and pay for my school lunches every day.

My mom, and my dad pay a lot of money every month, so I can do things I love. So I can have a home to come to every night. So I can have a bed to curl into. They ares the ones who cherish me. They comfort me. And love me. I would like to thank my parents. For lending me their heart.

I will always love you just as you do to me. Thank you.”

~~ by Kelly, as a recent blog writing assignment for English class.


And we are so so so so so so so thankful for her!!

Photo trio from her choir concert a few weeks ago. Choir is part of her daily school curriculum, yeah — AWESOME school!!! She apparently has a solo harmony part coming up in the Christmas performance! Whoohoo, can’t wait to hear it and post a video for you.

How’d life get THIS awesome???

[And I just took via timer and edited in the other photo tonight — Thanksgiving 2013.]

Happy day to you and yours.

Happy Thanksgiving, every day.

Love, Jannie-Bo-Bannie


10 Things To Do While You’re Waiting For Your eBay Photos To Upload

Just Good Stuff, Nova Scotia, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 8 November 2013 @ 6:43 PM 41 Comments


1. go pour some wine

2. go make some tea

3. go eat some candy

4. go eat some cake

5. go eat some pie

6. go pop open a beer

7. go scrub the bath tub

8. go rinse the bath tub

9. go enjoy your bath

10. go call your mother
if you’re lucky enough
to still have one


and if your mom
has passed on, write
exactly this in an

email, text or
on A Real Piece Of
Paper to one of

friends or

“I am grateful
for the gift of
you today,”

see what


(that message
of gratitude also
works beautifully
with significant
others, especially
ones who only
grow cuter and
sweeter with


(my S.O. is even more
handsome now than
when I first met him
all those years ago.)

Love, Jannie

Happy day to all.


P.S. That first bit was close to 55 words, eh?? :) And it IS still Friday…