Friday JohnKu – AKA TGIF #JusJoJan



A brand new year with the promise of a new beginning. It is funny how one day can be so different from another. Yesterday was so last year and today is what is happening now. I hope everyone had a lovely New Year’s Eve. Mine is usually pretty mild. We normally have a nice dinner and then pretty much sit and do what we always do. A little talk, some iPad time and one hour of a favorite show that has been pre-recorded. We are usually in our reading room (a euphemism for the bedroom) well before midnight. On New Year’s Eve, we don’t make an exception. Of course, we do have to put up with the tourists who think it is legal to shoot off fireworks on the beach (it’s not). So we have an interlude of explosions and idiots yelling from midnight until about one o’clock. Maybe I’m being persnickety but I think the choice of being up for the new year should be mine.

Today’s JohnKu talks about the difference in one day to another. I hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year one more time.

Day Difference by John W. Howell Β©2016

Nighttime comes this year,

The resolutions are made…

Dawn reconsider.


This post is part of Just Jot It January. If you want the lowdown visit Linda Hill at


  1. Good job of tying a bunch of things together John. Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to a quite day and hoping for a good year. Wishing you the same.

    1. Need to watch Notre Dame (my school) win over Ohio State today. Here’s hoping.

      1. Wow. I’ve never rooted FOR ND but I’ll make an exception today.

      2. You make me tear up.

  2. Haha! That’s about how it happens. Great Johnku. Happy New Year hugs! ⭐ πŸ™‚

    1. Happy New Year Teagan. Hugs

  3. Love that word – persnikety! Happy New Year – may it be very kind and hugely successful for you πŸ˜‰

    1. I think it is a good one as well. Hoary New Year Jan. All the best to you.

  4. Dallas and I are right with you on those fireworks, John. Seems like Fourth of July should be sufficient for noise-making! Anyway, lovely Johnku and Happy 2016!

    1. Thank you Debbie. Happy New year to you and Dallas.

  5. In our new community it ain’t fireworks, it’s guns. Last night at midnight it sounded like Yosemite Sam was on a rampage out there!

    1. He’s a neighbor right?

  6. Happy New Year John. There were a few fireworks going off this side of the pond last night too. Enjoy the American football/gridiron.

    1. Thanks Guy. Go Irish.

  7. And a happy new year to you, John, and yours, too,

  8. Funny, I sleep in my reading room too! πŸ˜›

  9. “Yesterday was so last year and today is what is happening now.” Great line, John…so true, isn’t it? Happy New Year!

    1. Yes. Wait! Are we talkin’today or tomorrow?

      1. Hehe…gotta wait until next year, I guess. πŸ™‚

  10. Thanks for kicking off the new year in style, John!

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