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!

Coo-Coo – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘co’

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Coo-Coo – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘co’

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 17/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “co-” Find a word that uses “co” as a prefix and use it in your post. Have fun!

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For today’s SOCS we have the prompt word/letters ‘co’.

Linda G. Hill hosts this fun weekly challenge, and you just never know what the prompt will be, but it’s always fun. Join in why don’t you! Click the above link to find out how easy it is, and also see other entries.

Thanks so much, Linda! 🙂

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cocococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococo

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There, that is out of the way. Just wanted to make a whole line of ‘co’ to see what it would look like. 🙂

It’s actually Friday afternoon here when I’m typing this part. I need a nap. But, I keep trying to think of something with the ‘co’ letters. Should it be like co-operate? should it be like co-conspiritor (whatever that is, and however you spell it – not gonna look it up), or should it be like cocoa, or coconut?

How about confuse, confused, confusing? I know … pro and con!

Well, time for a break 🙂

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Okay, now it’s Saturday morning. Time to think of more ‘co’ things.

The doves outside are always cooing. Sometimes they are on top of the house and I can hear them really good through our vent in the stove hood thing. I guess the outlet pipe is right by where they sit and coo to each other.

How about Coca-Cola? I like to drink a Coke sometimes, but have started drinking the sugar free kind called Zevia, made with the sweetener Stevia plant. It’s good.

And now I’m coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs with all this thinking about ‘co’. Wish I had a cookie!

Wishing y’all a completely contented weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World SYWinbetterhandsModified

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/08/12/share-your-world-8-12-19/

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Here are this week’s questions from Melanie, and my answers. To join in just click the above link.

Thanks, Melanie! 🙂

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What makes you laugh?

Things that make me laugh are: my family, silly things I hear people say, misprint bloopers, odd headlines, cat antics

What’s the world coming to?  (Credit to Mel of Crushed Caramel…)

I don’t know, but it will keep on turning

In one sentence sum up the Internet.

The internet is a place to learn new things, make new acquaintances, and have fun with.

If over time you replace parts on a car, at what point does it stop being the same car you bought? How many parts do you need to replace to make it a new car?

At some point you need to stop replacing parts, and just get a whole new car.

Gratitude is an attitude.   Yea or nay?   Explain your viewpoint please!  

I think gratitude is an attitude, so my answer is yes. Some people most always look on the bright side no matter what happens, and others are just not happy with anything …and they enjoy being downers trying to bring everyone else down with them.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


Playing Around With Magnetic Poetry

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Playing Around With Magnetic Poetry Honeybee on Apple iOS 12.2

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Three Haiku poems using magnetic poetry tiles.

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Listen bring it all

We two dance like morning sun

This eternity

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Wild eternity

Listen remember linger

Let it smile in peace

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Celebrate morning

We explore eternity

Listen to our dance

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~magnetic poetry page found here – http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Original/kit/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

A B C s of Foods I Haven’t Eaten

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Just thought I’d make this list of foods I have never eaten. 🙂

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A – anchovy

B – Borsht

C – caviar

D – durian

E – etouffee

F – fish taco

G – gefilte fish

H – hummus

I – iced coffee

J – jackfruit

K – kohlrabi

L – latte

M – mussels

N – naan

O – Octopus

P – persimmon

Q – quince

R – rutabaga

S – saffron

T – tiramusu

U – unagi

V – vichyssoise

W – wassail

X – xavier steak

Y – Yorkshire pudding

Z – ziti

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~ clip art from – https://classroomclipart.com/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – April 23 – 30, 1961

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Dear Diary – April 23 – 30, 1961

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Dear Diary – April 13 – April 22, 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,

4/23/61 – I went to church. When we came home I played. After dinner we went to Buffalo lake. I caught some snails. When I came home I played. Then I went to bed.

4/24/61 – I went to school. I made a string picture. When I came home J (cousin) came home with me. We played. When she went home P (sister) and I played. The I read to P. Then I went to bed.

4/25/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then I made a cake and biskets (biscuits). Then I read. Then I went to bed.

4/26/61 – I went to school. When I came home we went to B’s (aunt). When I came home I played. Then we went to Granny’s. When I came home I went to bed.

4/27/61 – I went to school When I came home, I played. At night everybody came over. It was Daddy’s birthday. He got two pair of pants, Two shirts, handkerchiefs, and a hat. We played all night. When they went home I went to bed.

4/28/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played with P (sister). At night N (aunt) came over. We saw fims (films – home movies). N got a permenint (hair permanent) When she went home I asked mama If P could sleep with me. Mama said she could. Then we went to bed.

4/29/61 – I played all day. J (cousin) came over to play. When she went home I planted my garden. Then we went to town. We went to the pet store. Then we went to get daddy some golf clubs. Then we went and got P (sister) some training wheels. Then went over to grand-ma’s. P rode the bike. When we came home we watched tv. Then went to bed.

4/30/61 – I played all day. We went to church. When we came home Granny was over. After dinner we played. Then went to Grand-ma’s. J (cousin) and I played. Then we went to N’s (aunt). Then we went up the trails. Then we went home. Then we went to the store. When we came home we painted my placks (plaster of Paris molded plaques). Then we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

One Liner Wednesday – What’s Going On?

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One Liner Wednesday – What’s Going On? 

One-Liner Wednesday – Hindsight

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Me: What’s going on with Word Press now? Everything is messed up!

Word Press: Says nothing, but keeps messing things up with no explanation!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Weekly Prompt – Hearty Meals

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Weekly Prompt – Hearty Meals

Word Prompt Hearty Meals

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For this week’s prompt we were asked to share a time we enjoyed a hearty meal. This could be at home, or out at a restaurant, and with family.

If you’d like to join in the challenge, just click the above link for details.

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Mine will be a meal we had at a restaurant just last Wednesday.

We got together with family – seven of us all together, and went to a new to us BBQ restaurant called “Evie Mae’s”. It was in a little suburb town right to the west of us here, and is a BBQ place that is fairly new.

We didn’t know what to expect, since none of had ever been there before, but we figured it’s BBQ, so were sure there would be plenty of good food to choose from.

The list of what was on their menu was printed in big letters on brown paper up above the cafeteria style line. There was even a little chalk board that said ‘Free Beer – 21 and Up’.

As I was standing in line I was taking photos of all kinds of things, including the swinging doors the led off into the kitchen part of the restaurant. The doors had small windows, and advertising stickers pasted all around.

After getting through the line with our trays of yummy looking BBQ, we found a seat. There were lots of wooden picnic tables inside for seating. There were also picnic tables outside.

Here’s what I had to eat. Smoked sausage, sliced brisket, coleslaw, pickles & onions, bread & butter. It was very good.

After eating and having fun talking with my family, my grand-daughter wanted to go exploring, so off we went walking all over the restaurant. She was having a great time, and I was taking more photos.

The photos above show a large black smoker/cooker with some pictures above, and the name of the place. A large oil painting of a steer, a ‘caution-watch your step’ yellow sign (because there was a step down there, some tall stools to sit on around a wooden bar area, and off a side area was an old fashioned box Coca-Cola cooler. Another part of the place had a meat market where you could choose something to take home & cook later.

While some of us had desert of chocolate pie and chocolate cake, I went outside for a little bit. I found this huge pile of chopped wood that I suppose they use for smoking all their meats for the BBQ.

Anyway, that was our fun day out with the family at the BBQ restaurant. I’d go back again some day. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Level 1000

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Level 1000 🙂

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I admit I play Candy Crush, and have for a long time. Just the other day I made it up to level 1,000! (I’m now on 1014).

It’s fun, and something to do. I only play a couple of times a day, so it took awhile to get this far.

Anybody else play this game? 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Borrow the Lyrics Challenge – Texas in My Rear View Mirror

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Borrow the Lyrics Challenge – Texas in My Rear View Mirror

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Borrow the Lyrics Challenge — Mitski

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I was tagged for this challenge by Li, of “Tao Talk”. You can find her awesome blog at the above link. Thanks so much, Li! 🙂

“Borrow the Lyrics Challenge”, created by PJ — I’m Sorry for the Inconvenience.

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Rules:

  1. You need to choose a verse from a song and use it in an original poem or story.
  2. You must include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning.
  3. You need to challenge someone else and invent ONE rule they need to follow.
  4. You must credit the person who started this challenge and the person who challenged you (see above.)
  5. You must include the rules of this challenge.

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  1. ONE rule that I’m asking Barbara to follow is:  choose a song about a place you love

Here’s the verse I chose to write about. The song it’s from is posted below. It’s “Texas In My Rear View Mirror”, by Mac Davis.

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I guess happiness was Lubbock, Texas
In my rear view mirror
But now happiness is Lubbock, Texas
Growing nearer and dearer
And the vision is getting clearer
In my dreams

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My take on this song and lyric:

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I always wanted to travel, to see new things and new places, but felt stuck in my hometown. That’s just how it was up until I got married. My husband joined the U. S. Army, and we got to travel to places all over the world. I finally got my dream of flying in an airplane, seeing other countries, having new experiences. It was great fun living in Japan and Germany, and many stateside towns and cities. We moved a lot.

The thing is though, I’d get homesick for my extended family and wish I was back home here in Lubbock TX a lot of the time. There would be years in between seeing them. This was way before computers and facetime, and smart phones. We had to write actual letters to each other, and it might take weeks to hear from them. Calling home was way too expensive at that long distance.

So for awhile, I thought my hometown in the rear view mirror was great.

But I’ll tell you, coming home after being away for so long, seeing the skyline from the road or from the air, seeing my family waiting and waving for me, well, there’s just nothing else like the feeling you get … I’m home.

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~note~ Mac Davis is originally from Lubbock TX, and we even have a street named after him – Mac Davis Lane~

There are a lot of actual scenes of the city in the video.

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“Texas in My Rear View Mirror,” is by Mac Davis, and is on his 1980 album of the same name.

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I was just fifteen and outta control
Lost to James Dean and rock and roll
I knew down deep in my country soul
That I had to get away

Hollywood was a lady in red
Who danced in my dreams
As I tossed in bed
I knew I’d wind up
In jail or dead
If I had to stay

I thought happiness
Was Lubbock, Texas
In my rear view mirror
My momma kept calling me home
But I just did not want to hear her
And the vision was getting clearer
In my dreams

So I laid out one night in June
Stoned on the glow of the Texas moon
Humming an old Buddy Holly tune
Called Peggy Sue

With my favorite jeans
And a cheap guitar

I ran off chasing a distant star
If Buddy Holly could make it that far
I figured I could too

And I thought happiness
Was Lubbock, Texas
In my rear view mirror
My momma kept calling me home
But I just did not want to hear her
And the vision was getting clearer
In my dreams

But the Hollywood moon didn’t
Smile the same old smile
That I’d grown up with
The lady in red
Just wanted my last dime

And I cried myself to sleep at night
Too dumb to run, too scared to fight
And too proud to admit it at the time

So I got me some gigs on Saturday nights
Not much more than orchestrated fights
I’d come home drunk and I’d try to write
But the words came out wrong

Hell bent and bound for a wasted youth
Too much gin and not enough vermouth
And no one to teach me
How to seek the truth
Before I put it into song

I still thought happiness
Was Lubbock, Texas
In my rear view mirror
My momma kept calling me home
But I just could not, would not hear her
And the vision was getting clearer
In my dreams

Well, I thank God each and every day
For giving me the music and words to say
I’d-a never made it any other way
He was my only friend

Now I sleep a little better at night
When I look in the mirror
In the morning light
The man I see was both wrong and right
He’s going home again

I guess happiness was Lubbock, Texas
In my rear view mirror
But now happiness is Lubbock, Texas
Growing nearer and dearer
And the vision is getting clearer
In my dreams

And I think I finally know
Just what it means
And when I die you can bury me
In Lubbock, Texas, in my jeans

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Now I will pass this tag challenge on to … J Dub

Hope you enjoy the challenge, as I know you love all kinds of music, writing, and challenges. 🙂

The ONE EXTRA RULE I challenge Jill to is: choose a song with numbers in it

Have fun! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

How to Waste Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Instructions

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How to Waste Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Instructions

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 13/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “instructions.” Write instructions for anything you know how to do. As detailed or as rambling as you’d like. Enjoy!

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For today’s SOCS, Linda has given us the instructions to write about instructions. This will be interesting to see.

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link for details, and also to see more entries about instructions. 🙂

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I’m probably an expert in wasting time. I have plenty of time in a day, just like everyone does, but at the end of the day I’ve found I did nothing much.

If you’d like to know how to waste time too, here’s some instructions of the way I do that:

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Get up early

make coffee  & feed cat

play computer games while you are waking up

look outside – it’s still dark

heat up coffee that has gotten cold already

Look outside – it’s light out now

Count cats

go in another room

forget why you came in there

go back to original room

flip through a jillion tv channels for something good

don’t find anything good

look out window at the birds

count cats again

feed & water cats

talk to cats

decide to listen to that song that you can’t get out of your head

find it  – listen to it

listen to several more songs

decide you need to move around some, so do some living room dancing

try to get the cat involved – she just stares at you

make up silly words to song for the cat – she just stares at you, then goes to sleep

go get some iced tea

think of something to write on blog

now you’re hungry – go to kitchen – maybe you’ll get an idea

take a photo of what you found to eat

look at the hundreds of photos you already have

look at the time – half the day is gone already

get a text from somebody – answer it

this takes awhile, as the conversation goes back & forth

look at time

get more iced tea

count cats – aww they are so cute … look at them being cute

wait – one of the cats aren’t there

worry about where that cat is

watch birds eat cat food

watch cats watching the bird eating their cat food – and they don’t care

check the weather on TV or phone – look outside to see if it matches what the TV or phone says – it doesn’t

try to keep your eyes open, because you got up so early you now need a nap

play some computer games to stay awake

remember you’re supposed to be doing a blog post

look at time – it’s late – time for bed

next day – repeat all the above

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS