Saturday, April 11, 2015

J is for JUMPING FOR JOY - ask for what YOU want.

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I am participating in the 2015 A to Z Challenge.

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I screamed, you screamed, we all screamed for ice cream. (Drizzled with some sort of adult libation in my case.

I couldn’t IGNORE my responsibilities any longer and did some serious visiting yesterday! I’m surrounded by such talented bloggers. (Must be my influence, or my charm, could be both!) Your A to Z posts are amazing and entertaining. Keep up the good work!


OKAY… HERE WE GO…


Today I’m talking about ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT.


There’s a saying…

Ask for what you want in life. Chances are you’ll get some of what you ask for.
Ask for nothing and you will always get what you ask for.


So - I asked, and this is what I got. 

My new baby - the iPhone6

It seems my 20 years of loyalty is worth something after all. My begging and pleading probably didn't hurt. I threw in the offer of my first born, but that wasn’t necessary. My continued loyalty and only one kidney, the one without stones, seemed to suffice.

Anyway… 2 years (with ball and chain) and no increase to my monthly plan (just to my blood pressure), only a little extra for the phone, a very little extra, given these bloody toys are a small fortune, and I was good to go. (To the clinic for a kidney transplant and a blood transfusion.)

And drum roll please. I got the same great deal for my first born, the one they wouldn't take! Seems they'd rather have her on the same donor program. 

Needless to say… I am JUMPING FOR JOY! Well, I am actually Jumping For Jenny! Joy can do her own jumping. It’s enough I should do mine.


Is there anything that's got you JUMPING FOR JOY? 

A new toy perhaps? A divorce? Marriage proposal? Clean undies what? There must be something!


Cheers, Jenny
A special shout out to Arlee Bird, from Tossing It Out. He’s the Founder and Creator of the  April Blogging from A to Z Challenge, As well as being a blogging friend, he is a great motivator and an inspiring leader. Thanks Lee - you rock!

43 comments:

  1. I am jumping for joy that spring is here and the grass is greening and soon the asparagus will be ready!

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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    1. Great things to be jumping for! Yum to asparagus - a favourite around my house, having it his weekend, Miss CP's birthday dinner on Sunday - Rack of Pork, Austrian style with all the trimmings. Can't wait - that's worth jumping for too. :)

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  2. Cool phone!

    I am jumping for joy at the spring weather. Sunshine, sixties, and my tulips are starting to bloom. Yay!

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    1. Isn't it though - I pick it up in a couple of hours, when the cell phone store opens. I'm very excited.

      Your jumping for some pretty wonderful things, Linda - I'll jump along. :):) xo

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  3. Reminds me (what doesn't?)...
    It was Christmas Eve and everyone was feeling merry.
    But Mary had to leave.
    Then they jumped for joy.
    But, she had to go, too.

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    1. Oh all… I was hoping poor Joy's past wouldn't be dragged through my post! hahahaha And, Mary was so contrary...

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  4. If I jumped for joy I'd probably break myself, or land on the cat and break us both. So my commando self will stay on the ground lol

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    1. LOL There's a visual - wily cat and you all broke up - I'd be there in a minute with my crazy glue. Then you'd both be right as rain. (I wonder where that expression came from, is rain ever right?) Regular glue wouldn't do… definitely have to be crazy glue. I'd get Al over to help with making sure you each got your own parts… lol

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  5. Haha, congrats on the phone!! I am jumping for joy--no, wait, for Anne Marie!--that spring is here and for the new novel idea that is starting to develop!

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    1. I'm glad you'll be jumping for Anne Marie - and for such a wonderful thing as a new novel idea. Now that's definitely worth jumping for… I'm jumping for you too. You're full of great adventures, I look forward to seeing where these ideas take you, and your writing. Hugs, xo

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  6. Enjoy the new phone! Sounds like you got a great deal with it too!! Now have fun learning it :)

    Jumping for joy it is Saturday!

    betty

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    1. Luckily I'm familiar with the iPhone4s so the transition should (should!) be seamless. Ah, nothing is seamless… I know I'll be scratching my head and cussing a wee bit. :) :)

      Any day of the weekend is worth jumping for - even though I work today (Sat) I'm jumping too - I love my job! Enjoy your Saturday! xo

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  7. Thanks for the shout out, Jenny! I have a sister named Joy, but I'm not jumping for her. I guess there have been a few times when she provoked me into wanting to jump out of a window or throw her out. We get along pretty well most of the time though--living 3000 miles apart doesn't hurt I guess.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. hahahahaha - ah, the love of our siblings! It ebbs and flows, and sometimes there's that unforeseen waterfall or wild rapids on the river that needs navigating. A good drowning comes to mind! LOL

      Thanks for stopping in Lee - I know you're a busy man, visiting and all - I appreciate it! With smiles, Jenny

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  8. Aha! That's a cool phone!! I'd be jumping with joy, if I could lay my hands on this new toy too, but since that's not happening. I'd rather jump with joy for the weekend that looks very entertaining and relaxing :)
    Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2015

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    1. Hi Shilpa - so nice to see you this fine sunny Saturday - well, it's sunny-ish in my neck of the woods… rain is working hard at getting the upper hand.

      As to the phone - yes, cool! I'm jumping alright, but my previous phone was still good, short of my toilet fiasco. That's what prompted getting a new one.

      Your weekend sound like it's going to be awesome! Enjoy it. Smiles, xo

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  9. Glad you got a new phone.Knowing my daughter is about out of school makes me happy.

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    1. I jumped for joy when Courtney's graduation came along. Mostly, I hated school politics. She has a rewarding career and that makes me happy.

      I know you'll be wearing the same happy face when Kiddo is out that school door for the last time. Happy weekend Ruth, I hope it's relaxing. Hugs, xo

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    2. Kiddo has come a long way. Like you, I hated/hate how the school operates. When one teacher has them watch The Smurfs as a good example of Communism and another teacher has them watch The Lorax in Econ class, I can only shake my head and say to myself " It's almost over".

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  10. I bet you are enjoying it! Mine died a premature age last month and I got the 6 as well. It's amazing what it will do.
    They wouldn't take your first born? Bummer.
    I'm jumping for joy that I survived release week.

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    1. Mine too! Well, not completely died - having minor strokes after it fell in the toilet! Yeah! I really wasn't planning on getting a new one quite yet, though my contract was up so all in all the timing worked.

      I actually pick it up today, so it's not in my sweaty little mitts yet! I did go into the Apple store, near me, and got the lowdown on it though. So, hopefully the learning curve isn't too bad.

      Yeah, what a bummer first borns have lost their bargaining powers! No longer a good trade I guess. LOL

      I'm tickled you've survived your release week - though the euphoria must be wonderful. Enjoy your weekend Alex, you deserve it. :) :)

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  11. Hi Jenny - how lucky .. I upgraded but did it a little too early .. still I'm happy now ... sometime soon! Sometimes life just gives us those happy times .. Spring coming, a new hip, asparagus and rhubarb here .. and longer days ...

    Cheers - lots to be happy for .. Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary - this whole upgrade game sure made me crazy. I don't know which was worse, the pain of a kidney stone or the pain of dealing with the Loyalty Department of my carrier.

      Yes, Spring is in the air - though yesterday it seemed like winter, it got so cold.
      How is that new hip of yours doing? Is it behaving? Yum to the asparagus, particularly white, and rhubarb is a family favourite. Longer days are a highlight too.

      I hope your part of the planet is shining happily on you! Hugs and love xxoo

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  12. Who doesn't love a new phone? I got the Samsung, but the iPhone and Samsung both are pretty comparable. I just can't stand iTunes.

    The kind of toys I jump for joy over go vroom vroom, and I always feel especially motivated after hours of cussing, banging my knuckles, and getting covered in grease pay off and I add something fun to either my car or the wife's car... and nothing explodes as a result.

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    1. Ah… I think I could say I now hate the "new phone game" - but, I do love my new phone. LOL I actually thought about switching to Samsung - but I'm Apple everywhere else, so is my daughter… in the end it just made sense to stick with the iPhone.

      If I could have a toy with wheels it would be a Harley Sportster - I love bikes, rode one in my twenties - still think about getting one. Ahhh, dreams!

      It's great to be a grease monkey - saves a ton on money… if nothing explodes! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by! Cheers, Jenny :)

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  13. Congrats to you! It takes some crying screaming and offering to get what you deserve:) I am jumping for joy that I could finally visit my mom (I was sick and had not seen her in a month!) It made me feel so good to see her

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    1. It makes me smile knowing you are jumping for joy about seeing your mom - how absolutely sweet is that! I hope you have a lovely visit, Birgit - enjoy her while you can. Hugs and love, xxoo

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  14. Strange, I got one of those today!
    There were so many papers to sign.
    The sales rep said, "It's like buying a house!"
    Funny guy.

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    1. Yeah, what's with all that documentation - so much for a paperless world. I'm a pill when it comes to papers though - I actually what to know what I'm signing. I know a lady was waiting, but hey, I'm not rushing to put my signature anywhere I haven't first read.

      Congrats on your purchase! I hope you enjoy your new phone! Hugs, xo

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  15. This Challenge has me jumping for joy when I'm not too tired to jump! It just seems super awesome this year and better than ever. You upgraded to the newest I phone and I just down graded back to a basic phone. LOL
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
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    1. You're right about this being a "better than ever" year. I've met some really awesome bloggers (you're in that mix) and I'm finding some pretty interesting blogs as well.

      I'm not laughing about the downgrade - don't think I didn't entertain the idea. I'm not that popular and don't need to be on the internet 24/7, however, since my daughter's plan was also up for renewal it just made sense we both get similar stuff because that's the one person I do talk to lots.

      Thanks for dropping in! Always fun when I see you're in my comments. Hugs, xo

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  16. I'm jumping for joy, because you're jumping for joy! Darn it, I forgot to wear a bra. Oh well, I still have one good eye. Enjoy your wonderful new phone, Jenny!

    Julie

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    1. Haha, I was typing my comment and reading this, and it made me chuckle!!

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    2. Julie:
      You're too cute, Julie - I'm honoured you'd jump for joy with me, and without a bra! You're a brave woman - hahahaha Glad one eye survived. I will do my best to enjoy my new toy. Hugs to you for stopping by. xxoo

      celinejeanjean:
      I'll agree - I laughed when I read it in my inbox - it's a visual alright! :)

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  17. Ooh nice - new gadgets are always lots of fun!! New books always have me jumping for joy - every time I get one delivered in the post.

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    1. Hi celinejeanjean - Welcome to Pearson Report.

      New books is right up there on my list for jumping for joy - good call!
      Thanks for stopping in and commenting - much appreciated. :) :)

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  18. That's great, it's amazing what you can get when you ask, isn't it?

    I'm still celebrating the fact that I convinced my husband that we should get a new car. It's costing us a bit of money now, but it's a lot less than we have been spending on the new one, and we did get a bit off by asking what the best deal they could do us on it was. ;-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. Hi Cait - Welcome to Pearson Report. How true - I always ask for what I want, sometimes a tad more, then I really get what I want, when they give me less - aren't I wickedly good! LOL

      A new car - wow! How much fun is that! I purchased a new car two years ago, not a day goes by that I don't smile when I get in it. I wish you equal felicity with yours. Happy driving!

      Thanks for stopping by - I enjoyed your comment. Cheers, Jenny :) :)

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  19. My phone is dying. Samsung S3. It must last me until July 31st. Then I will jump for joy! Other than that I'm jumping for joy a lot these days as you well know!! :-)

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    1. I love this… you've got lots to jump for, dear! And, I'm jumping right along with you. You deserve all the joy and happiness coming your way… I'm sending along a little Pearson love too! Hugs xxoo

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  20. "Joy can do her own jumping"

    Hahahahahahahahaha.

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    1. I'm laughing right along with you… thanks for dropping in Ivy. I sure hope you're jumping for Ivy! Hugs, xo

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    2. Sure thing. Happy Blogging.

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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