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!

Friendly Fill-Ins X 3

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Friendly Fill-Ins X 3 

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https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/09/friendly-fill-ins-week-73.html

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I am far too _________________.
  2. To save money, I _____________.
  3. ____________________ matter(s).
  4. ________ makes me think ______.

My answers:

  • I am far too indecisive. I can never make a decision on much of anything.
  • To save money, I like to shop at yard sales and thrift stores.
  • Animal lives matter.
  • Cooler weather and falling leaves makes me think of my favorite time of year.

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https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/10/friendly-fill-ins-week-74.html

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. October is the perfect time to ____________________________.
  2. Halloween _________________________________________________.
  3. Every October, I __________________________________________.
  4. My experience with the supernatural world is ______________.

My answers:

  • Open the windows and enjoy the fresh breezes.
  • Halloween is my favorite holiday.
  • Every October, I want all the Halloween decorations.
  • My experience with the supernatural world is very real.

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https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/10/friendly-fill-ins-week-75.html

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. Keep calm and ___________________________________.
  2. __________________________________ disappoints me.
  3. __________________________is my _________________.
  4. In retrospect, __________________________________.

My answers:

  • Keep calm and don’t let little things get you riled up.
  • Television programs disappoint me. I just can’t stand most shows any more, so I don’t watch.
  • Mexican food is my favorite food.
  • In retrospect, I shouldn’t worry about things I have no way of making better. It does no good.

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© 2017 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World

Share Your World – October 16, 2017

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If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? 

I have moved and lived in other countries, but nothing beats coming back home to the USA. If I had to according to the question posed today, I’d say Sweden, Canada, or Australia. I’ve never been to these countries, but for some reason I’m drawn to Sweden, Canada sounds nice, especially BC on the western coast, (thanks for all the wonderful descriptions, Emily) , and Australia because it has some interesting animals that we don’t have here.

What color would you like your bedroom to be?

I only have plain old white walls in this house, and it’s boring. I’d like to paint huge wall sized murals in every room, to depict a different culture in each. For the bedroom, I’d want a jungle scene, with lots of green plants, and also all kinds of animals peeking out of the greenery. The other rooms would be of a Mexican Fiesta, and a Japanese motif.

What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.

  • my family
  • my cat
  • my writing
  • my art
  • reading
  • shopping yard sales
  • rainy/stormy days

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Well

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Well

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 14/17

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You, too, can join in this free writing challenge! See the details by clicking the above link. Linda G. Hill, would welcome you, and lots of people would like to read what you write! Really! 🙂

Today’s SOCS asks us to expound (yeah, there’s a word I don’t use much!) on the word ‘well’. Or, we can just use ‘well’ somewhere in our ramblings.

Expound, from what I saw as a definition, means to give statements, using a lot of details, especially in writing. ..or something like that

Well, that’s what I’m going to do right here, right now. I’m going to try to remember the details of what’s been going on the past couple of days, concerning my computer.

It may not be just my computer…’my’ computer, or could be with lots of people’s computers, or rather any social sites they are on.

Are any of you having problems?

Here’s mine:

  • Word Press, Face Book, Hotmail / Outlook / email
  • All are acting wonky
  • Randomly can’t make or leave comments or ‘likes’ on WP or FB
  • Have to click a couple of times on anything to get it to come up
  • Get lots of blank screens
  • Partial photos and partial scrolling
  • Can’t save or it takes forever to use the save
  • Delete email notifications, then they are back again
  • Games are a mess
  • Sometimes all works fine, then randomly don’t

Well, that’s all I can think of at the moment, and there’s probably more I’ve encountered the past 2 days. I thought it was a Friday 13th trick, but it’s still going on today.

Well, we’ll see how it goes, and hopefully things will straighten out soon, as it’s driving me bonkers!

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© 2017 BS

 

Dear Diary – October 13 – 23, 1961

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Dear Diary – October 13 – 23, 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, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

10/13/61 – I went to school, I went to J’s (cousin). We played. At night N & B (aunt & uncle) came over.

10/14/61 – I played. B (aunt) came over. We made some popcorn at night. We watched tv.

10/15/61 – I played. P (sister) got sick at her stomact (stomach)

10/16/17 – I went to school. P (sister) was sick. I played.

10/17/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. I went to J’s. We played.

10/18/61 – I went to school. I played.

10/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

10/20/61 – I went to school. I went to J’s (cousin). They came over. We played. We had fun.

10/21/61 – We went to town. I got a flue (flu) shot. I got some shoes. We went to B’s (aunt).

10/22/61 – I played. I went riding with J (cousin). I went to grandma’s. Granny came over. I played.

10/23/61 – I went to school. I played. I made some fuge (fudge) candy.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Save/Safe

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Save/Safe

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 6/17

To find out details of how to join in, just click the above link. See other entries there, too.

It’s time for the SOCS fun! Today’s challenge is hosted by Joey! Her blog, “Joeyfully Stated” can be found here.  https://jolenemottern.com/ Thanks so much!

The prompt words today are ‘save/safe’.

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The first thing I thought of was this song, because I always liked it, and listen to it a lot.

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“Save Tonight”, by Eagle Eye Cherry, was released in 1997, from the album, “Desireless”. It was written by Eagle Eye Cherry, and is on the Work label.

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Then, I only could think of regular things with the word save, such as:

  • Save the date
  • Save the last dance for me
  • Safe and sound
  • S**t fire and save matches (sorry)
  • Keep safe

So, I thought some more, while I was putting the wet laundry into the dryer.

  • Life Savers candy (I used to love the CinnOmin ones, especially with coffee, but they’re hard to find any more)
  • Life Savers (as in life preservers, life jackets that you wear when on the water or in a boat)
  • Super Savers (a coupon company I did telemarketing for – coupon booklet sales)
  • Clipping coupons to get the savings amount (I did this for awhile, but never remembered to actually use them)

And…that’s about it.

Except for saving all kinds of stuff for my scrapbooks!

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Wishing y’all a safe weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World

Share Your World – October 2, 2017

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Happy Monday! It’s time for SYW with questions from Cee and answers from me!

The above link will take you to the details of the challenge, and you can also see other entries. 🙂

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If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would go?

I have already taken a ride on a helicopter. It was fun! This was in NYC, and we rode from one airport to another, I believe they were JFK and LaGuardia. For some reason I had to make a connection from the airport I wasn’t at, so they had us go on the helicopter. I still have my helicopter ticket that I’d put in a scrapbook.

 

What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, seafood, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)

Meat would be the main protein I eat, such as beef, chicken, and fish. Then, I do like eggs, milk, and cheese.

What would be your preference, awake before dawn, at dawn, or awake before noon?

I can get up any time I want, and it seems I normally wake up before dawn, at about 5 a.m. I used to sleep until about 9, but somehow got into the routine of waking earlier. I like it fine. I get my coffee, feed the cat, and turn on my computer. It’s dark and quiet in here, as I only have the computer screen for light.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Back Where I Come From – Day 30

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Back Where I Come From – Day 30

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-30/

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This is the final day of the September Challenge – Back Where I Come From – Day 30.

I’d like to thank Suzanne for hosting this challenge for the 2nd year. I have enjoyed reading and answering the questions.

It is always fun to think back on our memories of growing up, and our hometown.

I hope everyone who visited here this past month, has enjoyed reading. Thank you so much!

Now, I’m already looking forward to next year’s challenge, and questions from Suzanne. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Do What?…SOCS – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – do/dew/due

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Do What?… Stream of Consciousness Saturday – do/dew/due

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS September 30-17

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Today’s SOCS gives us the prompt words, do/dew/due.

Join in the challenge! If you do, you’ll find it is fun to write stream of consciousness style. Click the above link for details. 🙂

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Do you usually have something come to mind, as soon as you see the new prompt for the week? I do, but then I keep thinking about it, and come up with a bunch of other things that have to do with the prompt words.

This is the first thing I thought of for the word, ‘do’. The TV game show, “Jeopardy”, and it’s final jeopardy theme song. Every time I hear it, I don’t actually hum it, but say the word ‘do’ along with the music. Do you do that, too?

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Next, I thought of what I say all the time, when I didn’t hear what someone said, or need more explanation of what they said. “Do, what?” I read that it is mostly heard from people in TX and throughout the southern states. Do you say, “Do what?” a lot?

Then, I thought of dew. Well, everybody knows what dew is, right?

But, did you think of the library way of classifying books on the shelves? The Dewey Decimal System was created by Melvil Dewey in 1876, and is still in use in today’s libraries. Thank you, Mr. Dewey! (yes, I did look that up)

Last, is the word, ‘due’. I’m thinking that it is the end of the month, and the usual bills are due to be paid, again. Blah! I hate to see our bank account dwindle, as each bill is paid. Has to be done, though.

As a latecomer to the thinking about the prompt words, I thought of another phrase we say  lot. When someone asks you, “How ya doin'”, we lots of times just say, “I’m doin'”. Guess that means we’re doing just fine, getting along okay. Is this just another southern saying?

Well, this post is due to be posted, so do whatever you need/want to do this weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Back Where I Come From – Day 29

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Back Where I Come From – Day 29

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-29/

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Thanks so much, Suzanne, for hosting this most interesting challenge for the month of September! 🙂

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Question # 29

29. Does your hometown have a newspaper?  Does it come out daily, bi-weekly, weekly, or some other frequency? Does your hometown have its own radio station?

My Answer:

We do have a hometown newspaper, called the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. It was founded in 1900, and is a daily. There used to be a morning and an evening edition, but then was only issued for the morning.  In 1997 they launched the digital newspaper, called LubbockOnline.com. So now we have a choice of how we read the newspaper.

We used to take the home delivery of the paper, but stopped a few years ago, as we get most local and national news from the TV.

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For radio stations, I saw a list someone made that said there are approximately 35 FM radio stations, and 14 AM stations here and the area. They cover all formats, from music, of all types, sports, news, and talk radio. I have my favorites, which are the oldies music stations, and the rock stations.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Seven More Jigsaw Puzzles

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Seven More Jigsaw Puzzles

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We’ve been steadily working on our jigsaw puzzles this past month. Here’s six that we’ve finished, and one we just started on.

This first one we just started yesterday. So far, so good. It’s called, “Puzzler’s Desk”, and is a Buffalo brand puzzle, and is 750 pieces.

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I liked this next one a lot. We just got done with it a day or so ago. It has funny words on the items in the pantry, all to do with cats. 🙂 There were lots of pieces with specific words or pictures on them, so it was easier than some other puzzles. It is called, “Ethel the Gormet”, and is from, “The Cats of Charles Wysocki”, a Buffalo brand puzzle. It is 750 pieces

 

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This one is called, “Kitten Kitchen Capers”, and is a Buffalo brand puzzle. It is 750 pieces, and was fun to do. Those cats were sure making a mess.

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This one is called, “Classic Gas”. It is 750 pieces, from, “Wheels”, from the Master Pieces brand puzzle.

  

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Here’s a few extra photos of puzzle things: 2 pieces that look like other things, puzzle dust (from the cardboard they are made from), and a large spatula we use to gather up lots of puzzle pieces at one time. 🙂

  

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This one is called, “Roadside America”. It is a White Mountain puzzle brand, and is 1,000 pieces. Lots of things to find on this one!

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This one is called, “The Man Cave”, and has lots of hobby type things in the room. It is a Ravensburger puzzle of 1,000 pieces.

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This one is called, “Picture Purrfect”. It is one of the Cats series of Buffalo brand puzzles, and is 750 pieces. Very cute. 🙂

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Next up I think we will do a Halloween themed puzzle that we already bought! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS