Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

TGIF

 

Ah, weekend eve.  This week seems to have been a long one for some reason. I guess it might be the work being done on home projects and trying to balance work on the WIP. Sometimes it makes the days a little longer and the nights a little shorter. All in all the week felt slow, and I’m not complaining. Something about taking things slow seems to work out.

The weather has continued to be hot and humid, but that’s what it is every summer here. The tourists are behaving themselves for the most part. Last night there was some kind of firework extravaganza on the beach. Since they are illegal here, I hope the police cracked down. The noise stopped abruptly so maybe that was why.

Other than that everything has been pretty quiet.

Todays JohnKu talks about the tedious aspect of ordinary. I hope you have a super weekend.

Normal by John W. Howell © 2018

When things are normal,

We may take it for granted. . .

Until the deluge.

 

 

59 comments

  1. This is a great JohnKu! I can’t recall when I’ve been so happy to wake up to Friday, John. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. It is a good feeling. Enjoy your family this evening. 😀

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      1. You know me well, John! It was a nice afternoon and evening!

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      2. You as well, Jill

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great JohnKu; I needed that reminder. Time seems to have slowed to a crawl this past week. It’s made me wonder if there is something to the Mercury Retrograde stories. Have a wonderful weekend, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

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  3. Love the poem. Enjoy the normal periods. 🙂

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    1. Do not look the gift of normal in the mouth.
      😀

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  4. I’ve always enjoyed the fact that the liturgical calender has dubbed the season between Pentecost and Advent “ordinary time.” It’s a good reminder that every day’s worth celebrating, including the routine ones we tend to wander through half-awake.

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    1. At this stage of life, my advice (to those who ask) is always to celebrate today.

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  5. Seems like there’s always a deluge waiting around the corner. Happy Friday, John!

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    1. To quote SNL. It is always something.

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  6. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the ordinary. It does seem to help one slow things down and just be. And it’s always funny how a week can feel slow yet looking back, passed so quickly.

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    1. You have hit on a good point. The same can be said for a lifetime. At points there is agonizing slowness and at others the speed of light. Then in the last quartile one has to wonder where the time went afer all. Thanks, Dale. 😀

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      1. I read somewhere that time is like a toilet paper roll: the closer you get to the end, the faster it spins. I’m thinking those ordinary slow moments are to be cherished.

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  7. I’m glad you had a good week, John. Have a great weekend. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  8. Good thoughts! I’m ‘delugenal’! BUT, love the ordinary! ♥

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  9. So true, John. Even the ordinary, though, can become extraordinary — just call me Pollyanna, ha!

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    1. Thankyou, Debbie

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  10. Unless, of course, deluges are normal. 🙂

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  11. I love the Friday graphic. Very cheerful and vibrant.

    Great haiku this week, too.

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    1. Thak you, Staci

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  12. Lots of action on your end :)) fireworks, heat & busy annoying tourists :))

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    1. Especially the annoying tourists. 😀

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  13. As far as normalcy goes, you never know what you got until it’s gone . .

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    1. I still have my yellow taxi.

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      1. That’s good, because they paved paradise and put up a parking lot. So we best scram . . .

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      2. All the trees in a tree museum.

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      3. Which . . really . . isn’t science fiction any more, is it?

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      4. The old price of $1.50 just to see em is now $25.00. And no it is not fiction.

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      5. And that is no . . tall tale either.

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  14. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Great JohnKu! I will gladly take the ordinary:) Have a great weekend

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    1. You as well, Denise.

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  15. It’s even hot over here, John. The whole world is baking. Like the Johnku.

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    1. Thank you, Guy.

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  16. Well-said, John

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  17. Happy Friday John!

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    1. Thank you, Phillip. Have a great weekend.

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  18. I like this haiku, Butch. Enjoy your Friday!

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    1. Happy weekend, Audrey. Thank you.

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  19. You always accomplish so much, John. Yes. Here’s to normal. Exquisite Johnku. TGIF hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  20. It must be interesting dealing with those tourists each year.I be you’re happy when the season passes.
    Nice JohnKu and photo. Happy weekend,John!

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  21. Well said!

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  22. Sumx up my week very well, John. Between project work and trying to crank out SoCS, I missed a bunch of blogs yesterday. Catching up today as the rain has me sidelined.

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    1. Rain is nature’s way of saying take some time off. Thanks, Dan

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      1. If that’s true, John, thunder must be nature’s way of saying hold your dog 🙂

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      2. Hug your dog is what thunder is saying.

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  23. Had the same kind of week, exhausting tho. I think the moon played her part in it. Happy Sunday John.

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  24. Fireworks are illegal here too because it’s so, so dry. It’s nice that you weren’t kept up all night with the noise of fireworks.

    JohnKu is pretty wise.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah

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