Monthly Archives: November 2021

Color Your World – Blue Green & Blue Violet


Color Your World – Blue Green & Blue Violet blue green color your world photo challenge badge


  • My art of a blue green star with the words in the middle and circles around the edge
  • Crayola Crayon Blue Green
  • Cross wall hanging made of blue green, tan, and white marbles
  • Blue Green Facts: Hue family is blue – Year introduced 1934
  • Big blue green sign at Barnes & Noble Books saying Barnes & Noble, Jr.
  • My cat salt & pepper shakers – one cat is blue green
  • Sign with some blue green letters spelling MAZE




Color Your World – Blue Violet blue violet color your world photo challenge badge


  • Blue Violet Crayon
  • Blue Violet facts – it is in the blue family of colors, and was introduced in 1934
  • My painting of a wolf (gray & yellow – with blue violet back ground)
  • My word art (square outlined in blue violet and the words in the middle)
  • Some Blue Violet Flowers
  • Funny Ghost Feet (a fun flashlight that shines images like these ghosts onto bare feet)



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Flower of the Day – Berries & Bolls


Flower of the Day – Berries & Bolls


This is a pretty red and white arrangement made of red berries, white cotton bolls, a red carnation, and some sparkly greenery. We see a lot of flower arrangements using cotton bolls around here, as our area is the largest cotton producing region in the world.



For Cee’s Flower of the Day:


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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Golly Gee


Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Golly Gee


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “golly gee.” Use “golly gee” or another interjection that displays the same sentiment in your post. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for always providing a fun prompt on Saturdays, Linda! 🙂


Hmmm  Golly Gee?

I don’t remember ever saying this phrase. I say a lot of things, but this isn’t one of them.

This just reminds me of the character Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith show. He was always saying ‘Golly’ and drawling the word out to make it sound funny.

What’s it supposed to mean? Is it that you are surprised or amazed at something you see or hear? I’d more likely say ‘what on earth!’, or ‘wow!’.

Oh my goodness is one I say a lot, or even ‘OMG or Oh My God!’.

Gee Whiz is another I don’t remember saying.

Oh My Word! Now that’s one I say all the time, and so does my daughter and grand-daughter. That’s my favorite.

Some people say ‘My Stars!’. I like this one, but still I’ve not said it that I remember.

Anyway, that’s all for today. Hope y’all are having a great weekend! We’ve finally had some rain, which hasn’t happened in months around here.

Woo Hoo! 🙂


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Share Your World


Share Your World


Thanks for hosting the weekly challenge, Melanie! Thanks ES for providing today’s questions! 🙂


If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be? (Real names aren’t necessary, vague descriptions are fine… and yes, this is being asked in fun and not to be mean)  … Maybe not in my actual life, as I don’t personally know any of these people – but I strike any and all politicians speechless.

If you could relive your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you? … My phone


Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colors of the rainbow.
Name something you love (or greatly admire/appreciate) for all six major colors of the rainbow! (Sorry indigo, you’re just blue-purple.  Hot pink?  You’re too flashy!) …

Red – apples 🍎

orange – sunsets 🌇

yellow – flowers 🌻

green – trees 🌲

blue – sky 🔷

purple – fabrics? 🟣

If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read? This one that I actually got from a fortune cookie one time.

Tap into your imagination, it provides interesting results


Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night!  If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead? (This question applies whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  It’s just for fun, so imagination?  Welcome!  )

Coffee in a to-go cup, and peanut butter crackers


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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 233


Two Souls: Into the Fire # 233

Warning … adult content


After tending to the children, Linda came back into the kitchen. “The kids are fine. I explained it to them. They seemed to understand, and weren’t scared, just curious and concerned for Ghost.”

“Oh, that’s good,” Lisa said.

“Yeah, and I looked in on Steve and Ghost. They’re both sound asleep, again.” She shook her head and smiled. “I know Ghost needs to rest, but should I wake Steve up? He’s supposed to be helping me pack some stuff…and the U-Haul…and the movers are coming. I’ll tell ya, there’s just too much to think about. All I want to do is go back to bed, too,” Linda said. “And, don’t tell me I can call it all off. I’m going through with it, for real, and we’ll be fine.”

Lisa nodded. “I hear ya, sister. If anyone can get it done, it’s you. So, go wake up Steve. Ghost can sleep, and we’ll look in on him. He’ll be fine, too, but Steve really needs to help. He can be lazy when he gets back home.” They laughed, and Linda headed off to the bedroom.

She tip-toed in and shook Steve awake. “Steve, come on, get up. I need your help.”

Steve groggily rolled over, then sat up. “Okay, I’m up, sis.”

“Let Ghost sleep. We’ll check on him, but I need to get some things done.” She left the room, and Steve soon joined her in the living room.

“Linda was going over what had to be done and in what order. “First, we have to go get the U-Haul, Steve. We both have to go, because you’ll be the driver, and it’s under my name. So, Lisa and Bill will watch the kids, and let Ghost know where you went, if he wakes up.”

Steve was ready to go. Linda hollered out to Lisa, “We’re leaving.” They went out to the car. “It’s not far,” she said, pulling out into the street.


Lisa checked on Stevie and Mandy, and she got them to start putting some of their favorite toys into a big box. They would take this with them on the road. Then, going into the kitchen, she began getting out all the dishes Linda said she wanted to take with her. She set them out on the table. The movers would pack these. Bill put tags on the pieces of furniture to be moved. They were busy, going here and there in the house, and almost didn’t notice Ghost, as he walked silently through the living room, and out the front door.

He was walking toward the big tree out front, looking up into the branches, when they caught up with him.

“Ghost…where are you going?” Lisa asked, trying to stay calm. He didn’t answer her, but stopped and blinked a few times, before continuing on. He reached the tree, and touched it…saying strange sounding words.

Lisa looked around at Bill. “What’s he doing? Make him stop, it’s scaring me,” she said.

“It looks like he’s still asleep…like he’s sleepwalking or something,” Bill said. He took Ghost’s arm, turning him back toward the house. He was still saying strange words, and had no recognition of them.

At that point, Steve and Linda returned with the U-Haul. Steve pulled up in front of the house, by the curb, and had not noticed everyone out in the yard, yet. He was still getting used to driving the big truck. Finally getting out, he saw what was going on.

“Steve,” Lisa said, “I think he’s still asleep, but he came out here to the tree.”

“Yeah, looks like he is. He sleep walks all the time. I forgot to tell you,” Steve said. He guided Ghost back to the bedroom. After settling Ghost back in the bed, he came out to explain. “Glad ya’ll caught up with him…he can wander off pretty fast.”

“What if you’re asleep, and he leaves your house?” asked Bill.

“He has before, but he don’t get very far off…it’s just the woods, and the graveyard. Sometimes, though, I handcuff him to the bed. That way I know he won’t go running off,” Steve said.

They just stared at him. “What?” Lisa asked.

“Oh, yeah…sounds weird, but it works, and it was his idea,” Steve said.

They kept looking at him, as if that was the craziest thing they’d ever heard.

“Well,” Linda said, “that just sounds so…” She hadn’t heard of this before.

“What…you got a better idea?” Steve asked, getting a little defensive.

“No, but can’t a doctor give him something?”

Steve sighed, and shook his head. “Linda, he’s been to all kinds of doctors…nothing works…and I had to drag him to those. He don’t like taking medicine, except those herbal remedies, anyway. So, until something better comes along, this is our solution. It’s not great, but it works.”

Linda nodded. “Sorry I stuck my nose in where I shouldn’t have.”

“It’s okay…at least you know,” Steve said.

Lisa and Bill had already gone to the kitchen, letting Steve and Linda work it out. The kids were now playing in the back yard.

“What needs to be done next,” Bill asked.

Lisa looked around. She saw that several boxes had been packed, already. “All the boxes that are full, just take them to the U-Haul…get them out of the way,” she said.

Steve and Bill began doing that. Linda came in to sit at the table. “This is overwhelming.”

Lisa brought her a glass of iced tea. “Just sit here and rest a few minutes,” she said. “I made a bunch of sandwiches for lunch. They’re in the refrigerator.”

“Oh, thanks, we’ll need them,” Linda said. “Then, after lunch, the moving van comes; they said around 1:00. Then we can see where we stand.”

The guys had finished loading, and now poured themselves tea, and sat at the table, too.

“Any more boxes?” Steve asked Linda.

“There will be in a little while…just the kids things, and some of mine.” She got up to start filling another box. The kids ran back inside, through the back door, wanting Kool-Aid, and wanting to know if Ghost could come out to play.

“Take your drinks out on the porch…Ghost is still asleep. He’ll come out later on,” Lisa said.  She went over to help Linda with more packing. Bill kept an eye on the kids, and wondered when all the chaos in the house would stop.

“When we’re gone,” Ghost said, coming into the kitchen. Bill jumped, as Ghost spoke, not having heard him enter.

“Ghost…didn’t hear you come in,” he said.

“You’ll have peace when we are gone,” Ghost said. He started singing the old *Kansas song…”…lay your weary head to rest, don’t  ‘cha cry no more…” he sang. “He smiled at Bill. “It is kinda chaotic, isn’t it?”

Bill smiled. “You heard what I was thinking, huh?”

“Yeah, when I came in. Oh, I’m awake now…for real,” Ghost said, reading Bill’s thoughts again.

Bill laughed. “Damn, you’re good.”

Ghost shrugged.

“Everything okay, now?” Bill asked. “Are you feeling better?”

“Um-hmm, except I’m really hungry.”

“Me, too,” Bill said. “Lisa made sandwiches. I think we all need to stop and eat. If you’ll get them out of the fridge, I’ll go get Linda and Lisa. Have you seen Steve?”

“Yeah, he came and woke me up. He’s still in the bedroom, I guess,” Ghost said.

“I’ll holler at him, too,” Bill said, as he went to find everyone. He was humming the song that Ghost had been singing.

Ghost got out the food, then called the kids in.

“Ghost…Ghost,” they yelled. They jumped all around him, grabbing his hands. He laughed, but said, “Hey, you two, go wash up…it’s time to eat.” They hugged him, then ran over to the sink. The others came into the kitchen just in time to hear and see that.

“Amazing,” Linda said. “You’re a good role model, Ghost.”

They all sat down, eating and realizing how tired they were, already. Ghost had had a long nap, but was still a little shaky from earlier, though.

“Here’s my list of things that go in the U-Haul, and the moving van, and my car. See if I’m forgetting anything, Lisa,” Linda said, handing over her list. “Steve, I want you to map out our route, and where we’ll be stopping at night. I’ve never driven cross-country before.”

Steve took the map, opening it up on the table. “Sure is a long way across, huh? I figure it’ll take at least three days…that’s if everything goes smooth. I’ll work on this,” he said.

“Thanks,” Linda said. “Ghost, if you feel up to it, can you be in charge of Mandy and Stevie, while the moving people are here? Maybe just play out in the back yard with them?”

“Sure, I can do that,” Ghost said, smiling, happy he could help with something.

As Lisa cleared the lunch items from the table, they heard the big moving truck pull up out front. “Oh, my, they’re here,” Linda said, already flustered.

“Linda, stop worrying…everything is going fine,” Lisa said, giving her a hug. They went to let the movers in.

“Come on y’all,” Ghost told the kids. “We gotta go out back, outta the way. And, we have games to play,” he said, opening the screen door, following them outside in the back yard.


*”Carry On Wayward Son”, recorded and sung by Kansas, 1976, on the album “Leftoverture”… Label – Kirshner Written by Kerry Livgen



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This is a work of “fan fiction” based on the novel, “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite. All credit for the original characters, places, and some backstory mentions, belong to Ms. Brite and her publishing affiliates. Only newly introduced characters, places, and original elements of this story are entirely from my imagination. Character descriptions are a blend of the original book descriptions and my interpretation of them.

All songs included in this work will be solely owned by the original performers/writers and will be credited. Creative license is taken in including them in this story.

No harm is intended toward author, musicians, or people and situations to whom there may be a resemblance.

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The content herein is rated by me as being at the high end of MA (Mature Audience). It includes strong language, violence, sexual themes, including same sex pairingsreligious themes, and fantasy horror.

High School – Song Lyric Sunday – School


High School – Song Lyric Sunday – School


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This week the theme is songs that feature  This week the theme is songs that are about School, College, Education, Class, Degree also suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:


Thanks for hosting, Jim, and thanks Paula for the topic suggestion! 🙂


This is a pretty good song, and I’d never heard it before. Reminds me of a “Friends” TV episode, where one of the girls go on a date with a guy she knew from high school. He’d never moved on in his life, and was still living his life as he did in high school, whereas she had begun her adult life already.

I don’t think I know anyone like this myself, but it could have happened.

From a Wiki article:

Kelsea Ballerini says about her song “High School” …

The song tells the story of two people who had a relationship in school, but begin to grow apart because the boy won’t grow up while the girl has “traded in prom queen for a big-city dream. And a slate that’s clean.”

Ballerini said the song “[is] not necessarily about the boy that the song is referring to; it’s about that moment when you realize you’ve outgrown your young self. You’ve changed, and you’ve evolved, and you don’t fit somewhere anymore.”


“High School”, by Kelsea Ballerini, is a single from her  2917 studio album, “Unapologetically” and was written by her. It is on the Black River label.


He’s still driving that 1970 hand-me-down truck
And he’s still wearing that red and black jersey
Waiting for the band to start up
He’s still showing up 20 late, finding hearts and rules to break
Why would he wanna change when every memory still bows to him?
But this ain’t high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday, take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up
And the world gets cruel when you’re still living in high school
He’s still calling that first love, first time, pretty-eyed blonde
And she’s still letting it ring ’cause his ring isn’t what she wants
‘Cause she traded in prom queen for a big city dream
And a slate that’s clean, but
Your heart just don’t get it and that’s why you can’t forget it
‘Cause you’re living like you’re 17
But this ain’t high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday, take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up and the world gets cruel when
You’re still living in the hallways
Where everybody stopped and stared
And cared and knew your name
‘Cause this is the real world that don’t know you like that
You can remember, but you can’t go back
To high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday and take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up
And the world gets cruel when you’re still living in high school
When you’re still living in…
Five years later
Oh yeah, oh yeah
He’s still calling that first love, first time
And he hates he said goodbye, she went on with her life
He’s still driving the same old back roads
Wondering when he got so old
Where did his life go?
Oh, but he knows
Oh, he knows
Yeah, he knows
That this ain’t high school, oh, whoa
And he’s still driving that 1970 hand-me-down truck
And he’s stuck in high school
But this ain’t high school
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Kelsea Nicole Ballerini

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Neighbor Houses – # 9 & 10


Neighbor Houses  – # 9 & 10

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These are my thoughts and memories of the houses in our neighborhood when I was a kid.


Here are a couple more I remember from the neighborhood houses:

The Carne’s House – Across the street and down one from ours. I didn’t know these people, but their daughter went to the same class in school as my younger sister and they were friends.

The ? House – I didn’t know these people either, but they were a little farther down across the street, though still in our block of houses. This is a scary and awful story that I heard about the lady that lived there. Seems one of her family was mowing their lawn, and the mower slung something out and it hit the lady’s leg. Very serious, and she developed gangrene and died from it. That is why now, I’m so afraid to be around anyone mowing, because it certainly could sling something from under it and hit me or someone else.

It was also behind their house that something strange happened in the middle of the night. I was just little, and I’d get up in the middle of the night to look out the front windows for UFOs. Well this one night there were huge fireballs exploding above their house. I know I saw it, but no one else ever said they knew anything about it.

I wrote about this before, so if you want to read the whole expanded true story it is here


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