Category Archives: Challenges

Share Your World

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Share Your World – May 21, 2018

It’s time for a new set of questions from Cee, and answers from me! Click the above link to find out how you, too, can join in the fun. 🙂

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What household chore do you absolutely enjoy doing? (can be indoor or outdoor)

Create a sentence with the words “neon green” and train”.

Other than your cell phone what can you always be found with?

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  • I don’t absolutely enjoy doing any household chores! Since I have to pick something for this question, I’d say I don’t mind washing dishes. I wash them by hand all the time (our dishwasher quit working years ago, and I don’t miss using it)
  • Okay, let’s see… Laurel went by train to meet her good friend Yanny, who said she’d be wearing neon green deeley-boppers on her head, and a dress that might be black & blue, or maybe it would be white and gold. 🙂
  • Well, if I go somewhere I always have my purse/handbag with me. That does include having my cell phone, too, along with a bunch of other stuff. I’d also say I can pretty much always be found with my clothes on. I wear them indoors and outdoors. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – Mid-Month May Update

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Escapist Coloring Club – Mid-Month May Update

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – May 1, 2018

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Thanks for hosting this fun Escapist Coloring Club, Linda! Why not join in! It’s creative and relaxing. Click the above link to find out how. 🙂

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I know it is a little past mid-month May, but here’s what I’ve been coloring so far this month.

I did finish the vegetable basket, using the old pencils, I think. I may have done the basket in the new pencils I got. I had a great suggestion from Janet, about these Crayola Twistables pencils. They work so much better than those I had been using. Thanks so much, Janet! You can find her fun blog and coloring pages here: https://scr4pl80.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/making-memories-in-may-2018-2/

So, I’ve been more in the mood to color the pages since I have these pencils, as they show up much better.

I finished the feathers last night, and the last photo is what I’ll be coloring next.

  

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Words Ending in Ock

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock”

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  • Cinderblock
  • Duck Clock
  • Rusty Lock
  • Roman Numeral Clock
  • Funny Sock (s)
  • Petrified Rock (wood)

    

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

L’Aigle Noir – Song Lyric Sunday -The Name’s the Same

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 5/20/18

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Today’s SLS is a bit different. We’re supposed to find a song by someone that has the same name as ours. Here’s what Helen has said:

So, let’s just get right to it.  Put your thinking caps on, break out your playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week, brought to us by the lovely Kirstwrites, is “a song from an artist/singer who shares your name”.   While this might be a difficult challenge, you could always just post a favorite song if you aren’t able to find an artist/singer that shares your name along with a song you like.  We’ve got to make it difficult sometimes, right?

Thanks Helen and Kirstwrites! 🙂

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So, I could only think of two singers with my name, Barbara. Those were Barbra Streisand, and Barbara Mandrell. While these are very well-known and I do like some of their songs, I wanted something different and new to me. I spent some time googling, and you know what, there aren’t that many singers named, or called Barbara that I could find. Shocking, I know, as you’d think there would be a lot. Oh well, I kept on looking until I found this one, and I’d never heard it, but turns out it was a really beautiful song. The video is also so enchanting.

The singer is Monique Andree Serf, and goes by the stage name of Barbara. She sings in French, and the video’s lyrics are in French. I did find an English translation of the song. This song, “L’Aigle Noir” is said to have sold 1 million copies in only 12 hours!

Hope you enjoy hearing this song as much as I did.

***NOTE*** it says you have to click the YouTube symbol to watch the video there. 🙂

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“L’Aigle Noir”, by Barbara (Monique Andree Serf), was released in 1961, from her album, “Unforgettable Melodies”, and was written by herself.

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THE BLACK EAGLE ( Barbara)
1 One day or maybe one night
Near a lake, I fell asleep
When suddenly, it seemed to pierce the sky
And bolting from the blue popped up a black eagle
2 Slowly, spreading its wings
Slowly, I could see it twirling
Near me rustling its wings
As if it fell from the sky the bird came and settled.
3 Its eyes had the colour of ruby
And its wings had the colour of the night
And on its sparkling forehead
The crowned bird wore a blue diamond
4 It touched my cheek with its beak
And it slipped its neck into my hand
And then I recognized it
Popping up from the past, it came back to my mind
5 Oh tell me Bird, take me away
Let’s go back to our old land
Like before in my childish dreams
to pick up shivering some stars, some stars
6 Like before in my childish dreams
Like before on a white cloud
Like before to lit up the sun
And be a rain-maker and make marvels.
7 The black eagle rustling its wings
Flew off to reach back the sky
8 Four feathers with the colour of the night
One teardrop or maybe a ruby
I was cold, there was nothing left of me
The bird left me alone with my sorrow
9 One day or was it one night
Near a lake, I fell asleep
When suddenly, it seemed to pierce the sky
And bolting from the blue popped up a black eagle
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2018 BS

Reminders – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Empty/Hollow

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 19/18

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It’s Saturday, so it’s time for another SOCS, hosted by Linda G. Hill. Thanks, Linda!

Here’s the prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “empty/hollow.” Use one, use both, entirely up to you. Enjoy!

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Empty and hollow reminds me of this past Thursday and most of Friday. My computer went out, and had to be in the repair shop. I was feeling all empty and hollow because I couldn’t do my usual blogging on those days.

Empty and hollow reminds me of Halloween. That’s my favorite holiday, and sometimes we’d get a big pumpkin and hollow out the inside seeds until it was empty, making for a great jack-o-lantern.

Empty and hollow reminds me of the TV show, “Sleepy Hollow”. It was on a couple of years ago, and may have ran for a couple of seasons, but it was a really good show. I watched them all, discussed it with a friend, and we were both sad that they didn’t make any more episodes.

Empty and hollow reminds me of something my Dad wrote a long time ago. Going through old papers, from his own school days, I came across a little notebook. In it he had written a report (I think that’s what it was), on the short-story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Pretty cool!

Empty and hollow reminds me of finishing up my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”. I loved writing it so much, that when the ending came, I felt all empty and hollow…and sad that it was done.

Empty and hollow reminds me of turning the last page on a book you’ve really enjoyed reading. I always wish it would go on some more. I don’t like being in between books to read. I have plenty on my TBR stacks, but still you’re feeling in the last book’s world, and it’s hard to get going on a brand new read, hoping it will be just as good.

Empty and hollow reminds me of waiting a whole week until the next SOCS prompt is revealed. 🙂

Until next time, wishing you a lovely weekend and week to come, filled with fun, laughter, good times, and relaxation, but not empty and hollow.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS