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Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay

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Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay

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Sabi Saturday, Week 14

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FOWC with Fandango — Sashay

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Combining two challenges here today – Sabi Saturday, and Fandango’s One Word Challenge…

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The one word is ‘sashay’ and I have something that sounds the same, but is a different thing all together. That is a really old ‘sachet’ package.

That brings us to the description of Sabi Saturday:

Sabi Saturday is open for a whole week where we share:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

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As I’ve been going through some old boxes of my parent’s and grand-parents things that they kept over the years, I found this cute little sachet packet.

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The note that was written and was inside the little pink container says:

To Nina (my aunt)

From Mrs. Frances

McCamey Texas

1930

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The little pink container must have had some sweet smelling sachet in there. Sachets were used (and may still be used today) to place in a person’s chest-of-drawers to make everything smell nice. I used to use similar ones, myself.

The original box for this says it is a Dorothy Perkins product, and has the word Memories, and Sachet on the top, along with some pink roses.

On the front of the sachet container is a square, with blue flowers, and a small clock.

I think it is really cool that my aunt saved this little item, and my granny still had it, too.

I know the word sashay and sachet are different, but I can imagine my aunt would sashay out and about, with sweet smelling sachet scented clothes. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Social

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Social

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 15/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “social.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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The word of the day for SOCS, is ‘social’. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Social…

I have no idea what to say about this word, social, because I’m not very social. Not in real life, anyway. On commenting on blogs, though, I think I’m doing okay with being social. I mean, it’s called social media, after all. We’re kind of supposed to be social on here. Making online friends, having conversations, and all that.

But, here at home, I dread the social doings. I’m okay with family, but please don’t ask me to go to a get together or party. I won’t be upset if I’m not invited. I’ll be so happy that you didn’t include me for the festivities.

They always sound fun, and I know people enjoy getting together to talk and have a good time with other people. Just not my kind of fun at all. Oh, I’ll go sometimes, and be friendly, and mingle a little, but the whole time, I’m counting the minutes/hours until I can leave.

So I go along to be sociable for a little while. Then I get fidgety and shaky and nervous, and just need to get out of there. I’ll go lock myself in the bathroom for awhile, or go outside to be by myself for as long as I can, before having to go back in there. Ugh!

Is being social when you have a few words with a stranger while standing in line at the grocery store? If so, then I’m fine with that, because there is only a short few minutes you have to interact.

So there you have it. I’m not a social butterfly, or a social animal as they say, at all.

What are some animals that are social…is it because they live in groups? Maybe ants, or bees? Social insects?

Do kids have to be socialized, have to learn how to meet and greet other kids? Probably a little bit, to get a feel for how to get along with others. Later on they can be as social or not as they want to be.

And then we get into the word ‘anti-social’. That’s a whole other topic, I think.

Enough of this…I’m getting antsy already!

Have a great Saturday!

I think the neighbors behind our house are going to be very social this weekend, probably because of Father’s Day here. They’ve set up a huge trampoline the kids and also the older kids have been jumping on since yesterday. And this morning they are getting ready to barbeque, as I can see the smoke all over their back yard!

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful father’s out there! Have a great day! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Thursday Inspiration # 8 – Stranger

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Thursday Inspiration # 8 – Stranger

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https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/thursday-inspiration-8/

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula!

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link above. 🙂

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This week’s theme is stranger and the picture is below.

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Here’s a poem I wrote back in 2017, using titles of some books I have.

These are fun to do, as there are tons of combinations you can make, for ideas of poems.

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THE STRANGER

I’m Looking Through You

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know

I’m a Stranger Here Myself

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

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“There’s a Stranger in My House”, by Ronnie Milsap, was released in 1983. It was written by Mike Reid, and is on the RCA label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Feline Friday – Yard Sale Kitties

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Feline Friday – Yard Sale Kitties

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Feline Friday

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Here are some cute kitties I saw at a couple of yard sales last weekend.

First are two little smiling, orange and brown tiger striped kitties. They are salt & pepper shakers!

The next one is from Halloween, I think. A medium large black cat made with felt. It has orange eyes, and a collar with an orange half moon. This looked to be a bucket of some sort, maybe for holding candy? 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Thursday Doors – A Pink Mystery

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Thursday Doors – A Pink Mystery

https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/thursday-doors-june-13-2019/

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had a somewhat interesting door to post for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge, but I finally have this one.

It was a side door to a thrift/junk store we went to a couple of weeks ago.

It’s pink! It has a lock, no door knob, and is nestled in between red brick walls. Why is there no door knob?

What I found interesting was what was sitting in front of the door.

See those two little items there? They are pecans. Why? Why were two pecans just placed right there? There are no trees of any kind on this business sidewalk, so where did the pecans come from? It’s a mystery, but a fun find. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – Pink Glads

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Flower of the Day – Pink Glads

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Seen at the store’s floral department – pink Gladiolus!

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Pink, fully opened Gladiolus flower and also some buds, surrounded by green leaves.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – June 13, 2019 – Bearded Iris

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Question Fun # 8 – Philosophy? Maybe…

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Question Fun # 8 – Philosophy? Maybe…

Question Fun – Is it? Is it … a Philosophy?

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The Topic Today Is – Is It philosophy?

Why is there a “d” in “fridge” but not in “refrigerator”

So it will rhyme with bridge?

Would you rather be or a wasp?

I guess some would say I already am a WASP, but I’d rather just be my own self.

[This is NOT a typo – l do not ask would you rather be a bee or a wasp, l ask if you would rather be or a wasp]

Is the “S” or the “C” silent in the word “scent?

The C – they put the C in the word scent, to not confuse you with the word ‘sent’ as in sending something, not smelling something.

Why is A first in the alphabet, why not Z, or P, or K? Who said A had to be first, on the other side of the coin who said 1 had to be first?

I have no idea who decided, maybe Webster when he created the dictionary?

If I try to fail, but succeed, which one did I do?

You succeeded at failing.

If Cinderella’s shoe fit so perfectly well when the Prince tried, why and how did the silly thing fall off in the first place?

Because it was magic that the fairy godmother made happen, so Cinderella would lure the prince back to her place.

Given no choice except to choose one option, would you kill 10 people to save just 1?

Yes, if the bad people were coming after me or my family, then I wouldn’t hesitate.

How do we really know what is real?

We don’t. Nothing is real, it’s all a dream we’re living in.

Must we have evidence to know the truth?

No, you just have a way of knowing.

If God is “good,” why is there so much evil in the world?

Beats me… Maybe the devil made the evil happen

What in your eyes is the most important purpose to life?

Enjoy your time here as much as possible, and foster peace.

Do you think computers will ever take over the world?

No, but computer components will be implanted into humans, who will then have the capabilities to take over the world.

Why is it called ‘falling in love” – do we really truly fall?

It just sounds nice, same as being swept off your feet. Neither one is literal.

Which historical figure, good or bad, do you think had the biggest impact on the world? Your country?

Too many to name.

Is there really such a thing as good luck or is it, just so?

I think there is good luck, and also bad luck.

What is the right age to become a parent, do you think age is a consideration that is important here in the decisions of becoming a parent?

Some people should never become parents no matter how old they are.

How much freedom should people be allowed to have?

It depends

Do you think governments have the right to dictate to their people’s concerning their health and lifestyle?

No

Do you governments have the rights to dictate population control?

No

Provide one good quote that in your eyes sums up philosophy?

Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination. ~ George Henry Lewes

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Can you now provide a piece of music that achieves the same result?

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“Strawberry Fields Forever”, by the Beatles, was released as a single, in 1967. It was written by Lennon-McCartney, and is on the Parlophone & Capitol labels.

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“Incense and Peppermints”, by The Strawberry Alarm Clock, was released from their album of the same name in 1967. It was written by John S. Carter, and Tim Gilbert, and is on the UNI label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

One Liner Wednesday – Winners

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One Liner Wednesday – Winners 

One-Liner Wednesday – It’s True

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The winning photo for the contest is from Laura!

The photo shows blue sky, blue water, and a long wooden dock with railings going off into the distance.

Thanks for a great photo, Laura!

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We are all winners here. ~  Alfonso Ribeiro

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We have a new photo for the One Liner Wednesday challenge! Isn’t it pretty!
Thanks to Laura of Riddle From the Middle for submitting her entry because she’s a winner! Find her blog here
I like the quote, too, because we are all winners, as we get to see this lovely photo all year.
Everyone who entered the contest are winners, too. They win for trying, and we got to see all their wonderful photos, too.
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2019 BS