Category Archives: MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

This is where I say whatever I want about anything that crosses my mind…I’m sure it will ramble from one thing to another….just like I think. I will get distracted a lot! Have a laugh or two!

Dear Diary – December 2 – 16 , 1961

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Dear Diary – December 2 – 16 , 1961

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

12/2/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We went to milimians (Milam’s – a toy store). Then we went to grannys.

12/3/61 – I played. N (aunt) came over. I pulled a tooth.

12/4/61 – I went to school. I played. It is Grandmas birthday. J (cousin) and I played. I got 35 cents.

12/5/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. We played. At night mama, P (sister) and I sang Christmas songs. P warked (walked) home.

12/6/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/7/61 – I went to school. My throat hurt. I played.

12/8/61 – I did not go to school. I was sick.

12/9/61 – I played. N (aunt) came over. At night her and B (uncle) came over. At Evenin (evening) Grandma came over.

12/10/61 – I went I played.

12/11/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/12/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/13/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/14/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

12/16/61 – We went to twon (town). I bought Christmas presents. I played. We got our tree up.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World

Share Your World – February 19, 2018

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How do you like your eggs?

I like eggs fixed all kinds of ways. I think we had this question before. Let’s see..I like them scrambled, fried, deviled, boiled, poached, and made into omelettes. That pretty much covers it. I wouldn’t have one raw, though.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes, we met Kinky Friedman, who was running for governor of Texas. He was making a speech at a book store, and also signing his books. We met for a few minutes, took pictures, and had a short conversation. I’ve also met several other authors at book signings. To me they are famous!

There are a few local celebrities I’ve met, such as mayors, and TV news anchors.

Can I say I’ve met my daughter? She was an extra in a movie!

I’ve also met Natalie Maines, of the Dixie Chicks. Actually, we’ve personally known her extended family for many years. A wonderful family, each and every one.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

I probably bought candy. We had a little mom & pop store at the end of our street, so all the neighborhood kids would go down there to buy penny candy. Then, my cousin and I got industrious and created a little business to earn money. We’d buy bars of soap to decorate and sell. We did pretty good, too. Later on, when I had a real job with a paycheck, I bought a purse/handbag made of leather. I still have it, too. Here’s a photo of it!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friendly Fill-Ins

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 93

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  1. My Chinese zodiac animal sign is __________________.
  2. My zodiac sign is ___________________.
  3. Income tax season ___________________.
  4. In hindsight, _______________________.

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  1. My Chinese zodiac animal sign is the Tiger
  2. My zodiac sign is Sagittarius
  3. Income tax season is something I’ll never understand
  4. In hindsight, we shouldn’t have bought that last jigsaw puzzle. It’s too hard, and we’ve already put it away.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – his/her’s

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – his/her’s

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 17/18

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Today’s prompt suggestion is to use ‘his/her’s’. Thanks, Linda!

His and Her’s monogrammed towels. Yeah, that’s what I first thought about. Why that? I remember when I was a kid, we’d go to my granny’s house on Christmas Eve for a get together with some family members that were in town. We didn’t see these relatives very often, just at Christmas mostly. We’d have supper, a gift exchange, and most times the men would play dominoes.

Anyway, my aunt would all the time give my mom a set of his & her monogrammed towels. I always thought it was a nice gift, and were really pretty. Later on my mom would complain about it. She didn’t care for them, year after year, and said it wasn’t a good gift because there was no thought behind it. It was as if my aunt just grabbed something, without thinking of what my mom would like, or her interests, or anything.

Do they even have monogrammed towels these days? I have no idea, but if we had some I’m sure we wouldn’t care what towel we used, just so we had one to dry off with. If I only had the ‘his’ towel, I’d use it just fine.

That makes me think of toys for kids. You know, boy toys and girl toys. Why does it make any difference what toy a kid plays with? I know my sister and I had plenty of so called boy toys, like trucks and cars, cap pistols, and little green Army men plastic figures to play with. My first bike was a boy’s bike. We also had our dolls, and tea party sets, and play jewelry and make-up sets. I think a child can choose what they like to play with, and it may be the so called boys toys or girl toys, no matter if the child is a girl or boy. They’ll go from one to the other many times during a day of play.

So, that’s my thoughts on this lovely Saturday, about all things his and hers.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace  ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Share Your World

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Share Your World

Share Your World – February 12, 2018

Time for another SYW with questions from Cee, and answers from me! Join in the fun by clicking the above link for details.

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Are you a practical jokester?

No, I don’t think so. Can’t remember if I ever played a joke of that kind on anyone. I don’t see the humor in these, as it makes the ‘victim’ be embarrassed.

Who cuts your hair?  You, a friend, or professional.

I trim my bangs myself, otherwise I don’t cut it at all. I used to go to the beauty shops once in awhile, but most times they ruined it, so I quit going.

Did you have a stuffed animal when you were a kid, if so what kind?

I had tons of stuffed animals, and they all had names. I’d make them do funny tricks, like turning flips. There were so many they took up most all of the bed. I still have one my my favorites, a little white floppy dog, I named Softie. I wrote a story about this one. Maybe I’ll post it here someday.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tail/Tale

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tail/Tale

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 10/18

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Getting a headache from trying to think of something to write about tail/tale.

Reasons to not write about tail/tale today…

  1. Can’t think of anything
  2. Tired of trying to think of something
  3. Bored from thinking about not writing something
  4. Hungry
  5. Nothing good to eat (or that I am interested in eating)
  6. Just snippets of things with those words come to mind, like A Tale of Two Cities, (which I’ve never read), or animal’s tails. Tall tales? A poem? Nope, nope, nope…
  7. Waiting for an idea that won’t come
  8. Writing muse has deserted me lately (where are you?!)
  9. Whatever I think of is dumb
  10. Watching cats and birds outside in the back yard. Wishing we had some cute squirrels.

So there you have it y’all. My non-post post about tail/tale.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Funny for Friday

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Funny for Friday

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Wishing y’all a fun weekend!

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Here’s a fun thing I’ve been messing around with today. It’s Google Poems. Have you every tried it?

You know how when you do a search, Google will do that automatic fill in thing, of what you might be looking for? Well, some in the list are pretty funny, so it’s a thing to make it into a poem. Some I’ve taken straight off the list, while others I’ve skipped around with different search words.

Here’s some I did:

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Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus

He’s a pirate who said

Birds of a feather flock together

Whoosh – let it go

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Sometimes we stumble where shadows stand

Sometimes we tell the truth

Sometimes we put up walls

Sometimes we need a break

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I could use a love song

I come to the garden alone

I could only imagine

I couldn’t sleep

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Why will the world end

Because the night isn’t what it’s cracked up to be

Why will message not activate

Isn’t life strange

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Share Your World

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Share Your World

Share Your World – February 5, 2018

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Time for another SYW, with questions from Cee, and answers from me! Want to join in the fun? Just click the above link to find out the details. 🙂

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What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday?

Collecting my millions of dollars from the lottery commission after winning!

What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?

If I am out of contact with them, I couldn’t say thank you to them. No, really I’ve said tons of thank yous to everybody I know, or have known, so I’m good with leaving it at that.

List your favorite toys or games as a kid?

  • any and all board games – One called Gusher comes to mind. It was pretend drilling for oil, and winning money. Another one was Kreskin’s ESP game, and the Ouija board. It took me awhile to understand Monopoly, but I liked it later on.
  • card games – Crazy Eights, I Doubt It, War
  • jacks – all the different little games and what they were called…round the world, shooting stars, peas in a pod, etc.
  • games outside with other kids – king of the mountain, piggy wants a signal, annie over, swinging statues…
  • art supplies of all kinds
  • books – Trixie Belden series, Little Golden Books, library books such as the Black Stallion series
  • Barbie
  • bicycle
  • roller skates

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Jigsaw Puzzle Update

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Jigsaw Puzzle Update

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It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned the jigsaw puzzles we work, and we are still going strong on completing them. Here’s how it’s been going.

I believe all these can be enlarged by clicking the photo.

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We just finished this one today. It took a long time, as all those sunflowers were pretty hard to do. There were so many yellow and yellow/orange pieces!

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This one was pretty cool. It was a glow in the dark one, and the middle photo shows it actually glowing.

 

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This one was fun to do. The hardest part was the rug.

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This one was interesting. It was fun to work, but kind of hard. At first we thought the picture and the puzzle pieces just didn’t match up, but in the end it did. There was a little booklet, with a story of a murder mystery, and after working the puzzle we were to find out who did it.

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This one was fun, and not too awfully hard to work. Lots of kitty cuteness!

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Here’s some more cat puzzles. I can’t remember in which order we did these. Seems we’ve bought so many puzzles featuring cats!

    

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Here’s one that’s not about cats. It has toys and games from a long time ago. It was fun to see some that we had when we were kids.

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I liked this one a lot, because it was all about spooky things of Halloween!

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This one is the newest one, which we started today. So far, so good. I’ve already got most of the outside border done.

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So, that’s pretty much up to date, if I didn’t forget one. Hope you enjoyed looking! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018