Category Archives: Challenges

Bloganuary 2023 – Language

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Today’s a great day to blog, and the Bloganuary prompt is:

What language do you wish you could speak?

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I took a couple years of French when I was in high school. I don’t remember but a few words of it now. Nobody I know speaks French around here.

What I should have taken was Spanish. I know a few words just from hearing them a lot, as there are lots of Spanish speaking people here.

Lots of our foods are labeled in Spanish along with English. It would be fun to be able to be fluent in understanding and speaking Spanish.

I know a few words in Japanese and German too, as we did live in those countries for awhile and as happens, we learned a little of the language.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2023/01/23/share-your-world-23rd-january/

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  1.  Do you find it relatively easy to fall asleep at night?

I can fall asleep very fast, anywhere any time and I have no problem at night.

  1.  Do you remember your dreams?

Yes, most of the time, at least for a short time. I’ll write them down. I have lots of dream journals.

  1.  If you can’t sleep, do you watch TV, read or listen to music in the hope you will nod off?

There’s hardly ever a time I can’t fall asleep, but if it does happen I won’t read or watch TV. I just get comfortable again and I’m back asleep. I do have the sound machine set on ocean waves going every night, though. Or I’ll try to think of song lyrics to songs, and I’m usually asleep before I get to the end of one.

  1.  Can you literally sleep anywhere (chair, sofa, bus, train, flight etc)?

Yes, I can be asleep in a matter of minutes anywhere any time. I’m almost asleep right now. If I close my eyes for a little bit, I’ll be asleep anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or two.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS

Golden – Just Jot It January – Ideal

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Golden – Just Jot It January – Ideal

https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/24/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-24th-2023/

Today’s prompt word, ideal, is suggested by Astrid

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 24th 2023, is “ideal.” Use the word “ideal” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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A picture I took of Sonny, the orange tabby, in 2021, as he sat in the tall grass enjoying the sun on the first day of Autumn. There is a golden glow on the grass tassels and on Sonny’s back.

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The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. ~ Jules Renard

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS

Flower of the Day – Snow White

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Flower of the Day – Snow White

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These look like Hydrangeas to me. They are snow white, and shaped in round clusters of small flowers. They look like snowballs!

This goes good for us today as we’ve had snow overnight!

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2023/01/23/fotd-january-24-lilac/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS

Just Jot It January – Paintbrush

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Just Jot It January – Paintbrush

https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/23/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-23rd-2023/

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Today’s prompt word, paintbrush, was suggested by Paula

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 23rd 2023, is “paintbrush.” Use the word “paintbrush” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Well, I’m sure you’ve probably seen some of my own paintings here before. I like painting on canvas, and also on rocks. I use all types of paint brushes, from wide ones, and very small pointed ones, and even one shaped like a fan on the end. That one is fun.

But, I’m going another way this time. I was thinking about brushes, and remembered those huge brushes in the car wash that slap against your car.

First they squirt some pretty colors of soap onto the car and windows, then the brushes sort of paint the colors around to make sort of abstract art. It’s usually very pretty. Sometimes it’s one color, and sometimes it’s several colors. You get a whole art show right there in your car.

Here’s a photo of the brushes, and also after the soap/paint stuff is streaking down the front window. This one was orange and red, but I do have photos of blue, and multicolored.

 

 

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Cool patterns made from suds at the car wash

 

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Another neat way to paint I found out was by this painting my husband had made for me while he was in Korea. It was done by a street artist in a matter of minutes, and is so beautiful. He used only a bamboo stick frayed at the end for his paintbrush to do these intricate designs of birds and fish and flowers in all colors. The painting is long on a piece of paper and spells my name.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS

Bloganuary 2023 – For January 21, 22, 23

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Who is your favorite author and why?

My favorite author is Poppy Z Brite, because I really like her novels, “Lost Souls”, and “Drawing Blood”.  I liked the first two so much, I began to write my fan fiction, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”, to continue the stories. This got me to discover blogging and posting my writing online for others to read.

There are a few more favorite authors of which I will buy and read everything they write.

These are:

Laurie Notaro – humorous memoir type stories

Sophie Kinsella – fiction Shopaholic series

Cathy Glass – true stories of her experiences fostering children

Jenny Lawson – humorous & also serious memoir type stories

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What was your dream job as a child?

My first dream job that of course didn’t work out was … archeologist. I wanted to go on digs and uncover mummies and treasures and animal bones. This was when I was like eleven or 12 years old. I told all my friends. I also would go on hikes and whenever I came across some animal bones I’d take them home to examine. I never came across any treasures, but I did see some mummies (they were in a museum).

But mainly my dream job was to be a writer with something published. I wrote stories since I could even print words. I guess you could say I did get my goal of being a published writer.

I publish things on my blog every day and people read them.

I’ve also been published in magazines with my poems.

It’s nice when a dream comes true! 🙂

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What’s a lie you tell yourself?

?? I don’t know about this question. Maybe I don’t lie to myself?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS