Category Archives: Challenges

Green Gunk – Three Things Challenge # 33/34/35

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Green Gunk – Three Things Challenge # 33/34/35

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/three-things-challenge-pl33/

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/three-things-challenge-pl34/

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/three-things-challenge-pl35/

Today’s prompt: earthquake, vanilla, pillbox

Today’s prompt: guitar, forest, caviar 

Today’s prompt: stockings, radio, algae

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I felt the earthquake seconds before hearing the emergency announcement on the radio. I’d been through earthquakes before, so wasn’t overly concerned. However, the shaking and undulating kept on for quite awhile this time.

I was still in my stocking feet, but I knew my earthquake survival tips. First, though, I grabbed my pillbox. If things got too bad, I’d need my medications.

The rumbling continued. Living as I did near the redwood forest, I hoped none of the ancient trees would topple over. I was surprised to hear the radio still playing guitar tunes in between warnings and updates.

Things in my house started falling now, including my spice rack that had been hanging on the wall in the kitchen. A bottle of vanilla broke open. It smelled really nice, and I’d have enjoyed it more if I could be sure my house would still be standing when this was over. My expensive jar of caviar was next to bite the dust, as it were. That smell wasn’t as nice, but it did make me hungry. I adore caviar on toast points, and vowed to get another jar soon.

And now it is over. I stood up, checking for more damage. Outside others were coming out of their houses, too. We weren’t prepared for what we saw. A giant crack in the earth was right in front of our houses…the street was one long fissure. It had swallowed up the cars, the sidewalks, and everything else in it’s path. There was some kind of green gunk too, that was creeping up the sides. It looked like algae to me, and I didn’t want to get near it, so I went back inside to start cleaning up.

The radio was still playing, but I froze when I heard the next warning. They were saying the green algae was all over town…suspected to be highly radioactive. We were to stay indoors, sealing up any doors and windows so it wouldn’t contaminate us.

Well crap…where did I put the duct tape?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

March Squares – Spikes # 21

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March Squares – Spikes # 21

Spiky Squares

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For today’s post I have some keys. Every key we have has unique serrated edges.

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Here’s a cute little song I found about a girl that finds all kinds of things in her purse, except her keys! It’s funny. 🙂

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“She Can’t Find Her Keys”, by Paul Peterson, was first performed by the actor on the “Donna Reed Show”, in 1962. It was written by Roy Alfred and Wally Gold.

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© 2019 BS

 

One Liner Wednesday

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One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday – I take it back

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“Everything looks good!” ~ my doctor this morning

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It’s always wonderful to hear this when you have a doctor’s appointment.

Wishing everyone good news and a happy first day of Spring.  🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

March Squares – Spikes # 20

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March Squares – Spikes # 20

I found more barbed wire!

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For today’s spiky square I have the photo of the full moon that I took a couple of nights ago. The tree is in our front yard, and has lots of pointy spikes.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

March Squares – Spikes # 19

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March Squares – Spikes # 19

Spiky March Squares

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For today’s spiky photo I have this one. I took this photo from the plane, as we were flying over Missouri. We were getting close to our destination of Columbia MO. It is the Missouri River, and I like how it snakes around and has all the little spiky edges of water.

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From Wiki: “Oh Shenandoah” (also called simply “Shenandoah” or “Across the Wide Missouri“) is a traditional American folk song of uncertain origin, dating to the early 19th century.

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“Across the Wide Missouri”, by the Kingston Trio can be found on their 1959 album, “Here We Go Again”. It is also the title of the movie with the same name.

 

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Note: Sending special prayers for all those in the areas of flooding along the Missouri River. ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Share Your World

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Share your World

I’m combining these past few SYW Q & A because I’m behind and  always late anyway. 🙂

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/04/share-your-world-3-4-19/

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/11/syw-3-11-19/

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/18/share-your-world-3-18-19/

Here are the questions from this week and the past weeks. from Melanie! If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details. It’s fun! 🙂

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What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

I notice what they are wearing and if they are smiling.

What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life?

I don’t go around correcting or making suggestions about other people’s habits.

What takes up too much of your time?   Would you stop that if you could?

Writing blog posts, and reading other’s blog posts. I wouldn’t stop, because I like doing this every day.

Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie or cake?   If not, what does your sweet tooth crave?

All the above sweets, and candy! Any kind, any flavor, any way the sweets are presented, I want them all.

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If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  If you don’t think Heaven nor God exists, you might want answer by saying something outrageous, just for fun!

Welcome! Your family and pets are right here waiting for you.

 

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

The death of your child.

 

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

The song on the radio that I’m singing along to.

 

How would you rate your memory? 

Good, with a few glitches here and there.

 

 

And lastly:

 

What’s one song that always cheers you up, no matter how blue you’re feeling?

Too many to name them all. I love all kinds of music. But here’s one I can’t help singing along to, and trying to dance to.

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Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures?

I don’t think so, because if do something I’m pretty much enjoying whatever it is, so why feel guilty?

 

What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard?  

For fun… ‘that’s a nice pick-up truck you have’, about our Big Blue Dodge Ram Pick-up Truck.

            For the guys: What’s The Worst Pick Up Line You’ve Used?

What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?

?? Maybe some of the words kids use today that seems to be in some kind of code I don’t know what it means. But if I want to know, I can ask, or look up something I’ve heard.

Oh and some TV shows that are aimed at the younger set and are supposed to be funny…I don’t get it…they are not funny at all to me.

What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?

That one from the movie ‘Ghost’, by the Rightcheous  Bros. “Unchained Melody”.

Instead of a Tender Mercies question, here’s a philosophical one instead:

You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?

Probably not. I’m not one that usually reads ahead in a book.

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© 2019 BS


 

 

March Squares – Spikes # 18

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March Squares – Spikes # 18

Looking beyond the obvious

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For today’s spiky photo I have pineapples!

The first one was a big one at the grocery store.

Then, I saw these at the plant nursery that were growing. They are small right now.

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“Pineapple Express”, by Huey Lewis, is from the soundtrack of the 2008 movie, “Pineapple Express”. It was written by Huey Lewis, Johnny Colla, and David Fredericks.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS