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Just Jot it January 10th – Sane — January 10, 2016

Just Jot it January 10th – Sane


Today we have ‘sane’ as our prompt word for Linda’s Just Jot it January Prompt. The more I think about this word, the trickier it becomes to write something about it.

Being sane is, of course, having a healthy rational mind, and being able to make sound decisions. Therefore, being insane is having an unhealthy mind, and being irrational at times? Hmmm, it seems it is not as simple as that.

Most of us at some point have joked about insanity, referring to ourselves or others as being mad, crazy, nutty, mental, gaga, off their rocker, or a lunatic, and think nothing of it. It is not really something we take seriously, in fact, we very often laugh about it.

We all make irrational decisions at times, or become overwhelmed with emotion and feel unable to deal with  everyday ‘life.’ This normally doesn’t last too long and we can continue on with our lives with no ill effects. sometimes, though, it does last for a long time and it becomes difficult to function.  Luckily, we are able to visit the GP and get the help we need, whether it be medicinal or counselling and therapy, or perhaps a combination of both.

Thankfully, over time, treatment for mental health problems have progressed, so that sufferers are no longer carted off to an asylum, as was the case not too long ago. Anyone from a ‘promiscuous’ woman (funny but I have never heard of a promiscuous man being considered insane) to a person who has learning difficulties, to menopausal women (we don’t half get a raw deal), have in the past, been incarcerated in institutions for the insane, never to get out again.

I, for one, am grateful that we live in an era where mental illness does not necessarily equate to insanity and having to be locked up!




Wacky Word Wednesday — December 30, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday

Welcome to the last ‘Wacky Word Wednesday’ of 2015. My chance of digging around for words that are weird, wacky or just plain wonderful (and perhaps even all three)! I then get to dust them off, dress them up and give them another whirl. Today’s word is one that has rather an onomatopoeic quality to it, as you will see.

Daft. Yes, this is a silly word. It is barmy and bonkers, someone who is a little odd or offbeat. For some reason, we Brits use ‘daft as a brush’ to describe someone, or something, which makes no sense at all really as I was unaware that brushes were stupid. I thought they were rather useful for sweeping things up, but there you go!

It is the dopey and the gormless, the half-baked halfwit that is not quite on this planet. It is the crazy, and the crackers, nutty professor type of person who is off their trolley.

It also applies to animals, the dippy dog that twirls around and around chasing its tail, or the preening parrot, prancing about spouting nonsense. What about the cat that jumps on top of the swing bin and ends up falling through!

No-one is immune, as we all have daftness within us. Some of us just use it more than others!


Episode 441: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 3 — August 3, 2015

Episode 441: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 3

This is the last day of the quote challenge that Erika has nominated me for, I have had a lot of fun with this so thanks again Erika. For the last quote I have tried to make it topical.

‘There is nothing wrong with doing something a little crazy once in a blue moon. In fact, it is good for the soul.’ Judy Martin.

Blogging From A-Z Challenge: ‘E’ — April 6, 2015

Blogging From A-Z Challenge: ‘E’

As it is nearly Easter, it would have been so handy to have chosen that word for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge post. However, there is a much better word that I think suits me perfectly.

Let me present to you my word, eccentric. This word is the mad professor, blowing up things in his shed as he perfects his inventions;  the crazy old girl who trots about in multi-coloured clothes and unruly hair, who has about 100 cats!

What about the elderly gent that still likes to wear a top hat and tails whilst doing his weekly shopping? Maybe he lives next door to a rosy-cheeked grandma that has a load of dollies that she treats as her children, dressing them up and holding tea parties for them.

It is peculiar in its nuttiness, unconventional and odd. It is what I aspire to be when I get old.

Yes, eccentric seems to be mainly applied to the ‘more mature’ person. Presumably. it takes time to perfect the art.

I am working on it!

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