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!

Mystery of the Missing Pill

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Mystery of the Missing Pill

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So, being the usual klutz that I am, there was a small incident last evening.

I knocked my weekly pill container off the cabinet, and all the little doors opened and out spilled all the pills, on the floor.

I immediately gathered them all up and put them back (after wiping them off!) in the separate places, but one was missing.

Now, each day has 2 pills, one for morning and one for evening. I don’t usually forget to take one, so they should all be an even number in the container. But, one was missing!

I looked, and looked, all over the kitchen, where they fell. Still couldn’t find that one missing pill. It was gone somewhere. It wasn’t a big deal, as I have more I can take, but I didn’t want the cat to accidentally eat one.

And, it bugs me to think why would there be only one pill in one segment, when I know I put the right amount in all of them when I renewed the weeks worth.

So, where is the missing pill? I still haven’t found it! Did it fall through a black hole, or into another dimension, or a parallel universe. Will it show up at a later date? I’ve dropped lots of things before, such as an earring, and it was totally gone, but then showed up later. Why is this? I blame my house ghost of taking things all the time, which is a fact. Maybe they wanted to try out my medicine?

Well, you can see how my thoughts always turn to the mysterious conclusions. No secrets there, as that’s just how I am.

Meanwhile, I’ll wait and see what happens. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Share Your World

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Here are the latest questions from Melanie for SYW. Thanks!

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What’s the biggest screw up in the kitchen that you were responsible for?

Setting the oven/kitchen on fire while cooking cinnamon toast in the broiler, having to call the fire department,  having to get the stove replaced because it was totally toasted, and getting a write up in the Stars & Stripes newspaper about it.

 


What, in your opinion, makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories?

I don’t know why other people believe these crazy stories/rumors, but I just like hearing about them, and speculating about how much (if any) truth there is in them.


In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?

The age they were 40 years ago.


Is a hot dog a sandwich?  

Yes and no. A hot dog is a hot dog, and a sandwich is a sandwich, but they are pretty much the same thing. It’s just what you put in the middle of some bread, that you call it one thing or the other. A sandwich can have any kind of ingredients, but a hot dog…well, we know there will be a weenie involved, for sure.  🙂


And finally:

 

What wonderful thing happened to you this week that you’d like to share?  It can be a gratitude moment or something that just made you feel very happy at the time or made you laugh.

Anything my grand kids say makes me happy and it’s usually something funny that I can laugh about and be amazed at their way of thinking.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS


Just Silly – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Precious

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Just Silly – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Precious

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 13/18

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

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Linda has given us the prompt word, ‘precious’ to write about today. Thanks, Linda!

I encourage everyone to join in this weekly writing fest…we can be a serious or as silly as we want to. It’s fun to write and fun to read what other people write. Click the above link to find out details.

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What’s to say about the word precious? I don’t know. It’s a word I pretty much never say for anything. Guess it’s just too precious for words.

We used to live near a person who had a dog named Precious. We didn’t know her, or the dog. Can’t say I ever even saw the dog, but we could hear her calling loud and clear quite often, “Precious! Precious!” It always made us laugh.

Let’s see what other little words I can make out of precious:

sip, price, sup, pus, rice, spice, our, crop, pious, pose, pore, sop, ice, spire, cipro,

yeah, that’s all…

the pus in our pore was cleared up with cipro and ice, so we struck a pious pose, and paid the price to sup on a crop of rice. We sopped it up, that spice of life, and sipped some nice rice wine then climbed to the top of the church spire.

And…that is probably the silliest thing I’ve ever wrote! haha

So, farewell until next time on this stream of consciousness playground.

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Have a fun weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Share Your World

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Share Your World SYW10818

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2018/10/08/share-your-world-10-8-18/

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The Questions This Week: 

Do you prefer Apple (‘I’ products) or Android for your technology ‘fix’?   

I suppose Apple, as I’ve never used an Android anything, although I wouldn’t mind having Data, from Star Trek, around.

What’s something on your personal bucket list? 

I don’t have a bucket list. Oh, well…maybe winning the lottery!

What would you name your boat if you had one?   The Unsinkable 3? The Please Don’t Sink? Your choice! Also, what would it look like? Do you want a motor yacht, a sailboat, or perhaps a dinghy?

I wouldn’t want a boat of any kind. That would mean I’d have to be on some kind of water, …with fish in the water…absolutely not! But, if I had a cool, old pirate ship, I could park it in the back yard, and have it for an extra house. I could call it ‘Dry Dock Inn’, or ‘Patio Pirate’.

Or maybe a space ship ufo house! I could call this one ‘Out of this World’.

(these two photos found on Pixabay)

Ship Boat Pirate Buccaneer Corsair Transpo Ufo House Kunststoffhaus Live Ufo Ufo Ufo

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life? 

Debbie Downer of Saturday Night Live.

And finally: 

What brought gratitude, a smile or laughter to your life this week?

Lots of rain, some thunder & lightning! I love rainy, stormy days & nights!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Blue Sky Tag – Questions & Answers

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Blue Sky Tag – Questions & Answers

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I saw this Blue Sky tag over at Diana’s blog – “Myths of the Mirror” https://mythsofthemirror.com/2018/10/07/blue-sky-tag-time-for-a-little-fun-and-distraction-tgif/  and wanted to participate. I’ve done one before, but these are different questions! Thanks, Diana!

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Use the Blue Sky banner  (that Rachael Ritchey designed).

It is sort of polite to mention the person who tagged you.

You need to answer the 11 questions set by your tagger.

You will need to make up 11 original and interesting or funny questions for those you tag.

You need to tag 11 people.

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Diana’s Questions & my answers:

  1. What country have you never visited but would love to, and why? I’ve been lucky enough to have been to several countries in the world, but have never been to Sweden. For some reason I feel drawn to that country. It seems to be a beautiful place with friendly people, and wonderful sights to see. Maybe I lived there in a past life, or something?
  2. What person in your life (not including family members) has most shaped who you are today? I’ve never been around anyone long enough, other than family, so nobody else has had much of an influence on me.
  3. List three things that make you happy? Family, pets, writing.
  4. What’s your favorite genre to read? Memoir, Survivor/Travel, Conspiracy, Horror.
  5. What time period in history most intrigues you, and why? The 1960s, because I was in my element, back then. I still live about the same as I did back then. Sure, it was all hippie, peace & love, but also a time of great turbulence on the world’s stage. The contrast is historic and intriguing to me.
  6. If you could add a new talent to your repertoire, what would it be, and why? If I could whip up a talent I’d be good at, it would be actually being able to sing in tune. I’ve always envied those who can, but for me it’s a lost cause.
  7. Where is your favorite place in the world, and why? Home, my home, my house. This is where I can be myself the most.
  8. What animal best describes your personality, and why? That would be the Basset Hound dog. They are clumsy, funny, and lovable, and like to lounge around. That’s me! haha
  9. What’s your favorite recipe (and please share it)? Recipe? I don’t like reading recipes at all, but an easy one our family made up and we all enjoy, even today is this. We call them ‘Flop-os’ which is our own version of tacos. Here’s what you do. Chop up lettuce, tomato, onion, and grate some cheese. Get corn tortillas. Fry hamburger meat, and add picante sauce and a bunch of ketchup. Fry tortillas in a little grease, blot, then fill with the meat & vegetables. Yum!
  10. Hiking boots, sneakers, heels, or flip-flops? I wear flip-flops year round here in TX, except on a few days, I wear Crocs.
  11. Would you rather have tons of love and little wealth, or tons of wealth and little love? Tons of love, first, then enough wealth to get by on with a little extra for fun.

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My questions:

  1. What’s your favorite flower? Any special reason?

2. What word do you find annoying, and you hear it all the time?

3. Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket? What was it for?

4. What bends your mind every time you think about it?

5. What is in your fridge right now?

6. Where’s your favorite place to do your writing?

7. If you could close one fast food chain, due to disgusting food, what would you pick?

8. Rainy days, or sunny days?

9. If you could only speak one word today, what would you say?

10. Would you rather live (permanently) in a roller coaster park or in a zoo?

11. What question would you like to ask me?

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I’ll leave this tag open for whoever wants to play along! I’d love to hear your answers! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Card Saver – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Card

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Card Saver – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Card

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 6/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “card.” Use it any way you like. Enjoy!

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Our intrepid hostess, Linda, has given us the prompt word ‘card’ for SOCS. Thanks, Linda!

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This looks like a pretty easy subject to write about, doesn’t it? There are all kinds of cards and meanings of the word, and other words that has the letters c a r d  in some form of a different word.

That’s where it gets hard. There are too many choices, and ways to go with this. I’m no good at making a decision about anything, so ever since I saw the prompt, I’ve been thinking card – card – card – card what?

I’ve played some card games like spades, bridge, hearts, poker, crazy eights, rummy, and lots of others. Those are fun, but you need someone else playing along, too.

Then, I’ve got cards in my bill fold for all kinds of things…medical, credit, gift cards, licenses, I D cards, and who knows what else.

I used to make my own greeting cards to send to people, like for birthdays and holidays. I’d paint a picture on the front of some card stock paper, then write something on the inside. Those were fun to do.

One of the best (and some people who won’t be named) think it was the worst things I ever got was this… I found and bought 12 huge scrapbooks at a yard sale…one dollar each…they were filled with cards. Mostly they were Christmas cards sent to the scrap book maker, over the years, starting from the 1940s on up until the 90s, I think. So – many – cards! There were also photos, and newsletters. I still have them all, and look at them from time to time.

It is interesting to see how the cards changed from the early days, on up to more modern times. The older ones were very cute, with cute poems or greetings, and nice little pictures. The more modern ones, were pretty, but just more generic in style…no personality to them at all.

Here’s a photo of just one…the outside cover of the scrap book shows some cut outs from cards, and then a couple of pages that were inside.

I’ve saved all of the cards I’ve received all my life, and have put them in scrap books, too. There are cards of mine that my mom saved from when I was a baby, cards for every holiday, invitation cards, and birthday, too. All of them are in my many scrap books. I still save all the cards I get.

I like sending cards to people, too. Do you send many cards? Do you save all you get, or throw them out?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Share Your World

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Time again for SYW, with interesting questions from Melanie, and answers from me! Find out how to join in the fun, and see other entries, by just clicking the above link.

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Questions:

What’s your go-to for unwinding after a stressful event or day?   Can be someone or something – music, pets, family or whatever you choose.

I’d say I don’t have many stressful days, as I do whatever I want every day, but if I’ve been out and about doing things, seeing people, and all that, then I can’t wait to get back home to my computer. I do my blogs, read other blogs, play games, and that is relaxing. Also, I like to do coloring, and reading a lot of books.

The plane you’re flying in is going to crash, no survivors.  If you had one song you could listen to before it happens, what would it be?  (credit to NewEpicAuthor for this one).  Please share the link to the song if you can.

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What a disturbing question! Let’s hope it never happens! In the SYW world anything can happen, so let’s say at the last minute, a lucky turn of events comes about, and the plane does not crash, and everyone survives!

Anyway, there are so many good songs, and different directions to go on this question, and I could keep finding songs all day. This song, though, is one I really like, and I actually went to see the movie more than once, and even bought the DVD and watched it a bunch more times. I never get tired of listening to this song, and have put it on repeat many times.

So, if we’re going down…I’ll be rocking out to this one! Just go ahead and ‘Bring It’! \m/

“Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)” by Cobra Starship, was released in 2006. It was written by Gabe Saporta, Travie McCoy, Sam Hollander, & Dave Katz, and is on the New Line, Decaydance, & Fueled by Ramen labels. It was used in the movie, “Snakes on a Plane”.

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What is one thing you’re really, really good at and not ashamed to admit it?  I worded that deliberately because aren’t we taught to be humble and not pushy about our achievements?  Celebrate your ability!

Untying knots. I’ve told this before, and yes, I’m very good at untangling chains, knots, strings, and anything like that. People even in school would bring me their tangled up stuff, and want me to straighten it out for them. Somehow it just happens…I can see how it’s tangled, and unravel it in no time at all.

Would you rather lose all of your money and valuables or all of the pictures you have ever taken?

Well, I don’t have much money or even any valuables to lose, so whatever…but photos, the ones saved on the computer or phone, and the actual old photographs…it would be horrible if those were lost.

And lastly

What were you grateful for or something that made you smile during the past month?

The whole month I have to remember? I can barely remember what I did yesterday! I’d go with the usual, family, pets, rain, sunshine, food to eat (even if we can’t make up our minds what we want to eat), and a place to live.

Okay, something that made me laugh yesterday was this…we went out for lunch, and I was ordering iced tea with no sugar (unsweetened). As usual I get my words all mixed up when I talk (this is normal for me) and I told the lady I wanted tea with no sweetening. Well, that got me laughing, and also the lady. The mister just shook his head. haha 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dom

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dom

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 29/18

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For today’s SOCS, Linda has given us the prompt of ‘dom’. Thanks, Linda!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dom.” Use it as a word, or find a word that starts or ends with it. Have fun!

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seldom know what I’m going to post on here until I find myself actually doing it. I’d say mostly I do random things. That’s one good thing about having a blog…we have the freedom to write about anything we want to, or anything that interests us.

Sometimes, to avoid boredom, I make up lists of things I remember. Here’s one…can I name all my elementary school teacher’s names? Let’s see.

  1. Miss Prather…she was very nice
  2. Miss ? then she got married & became Mrs. McIlroy … I got in trouble a lot with this one
  3. Mrs. Pistol … an older woman, but nice.
  4. Mrs. Jackson … one of my favorites (took our class to her house one time – very fancy)
  5. Miss Herman  … nice, but we got in trouble a lot…she had a dog named Trebataw, then got another named Dee O Gee
  6. Mr. O’Neal … fun teacher & loved to talk about his time in the armed services

It’s funny how I can remember all that, and I have trouble remembering even what we had for lunches this past week! It actually took me awhile to think of these! Could be we had…

Friday – tuna fish salad at home

Thursday – chicken sandwich (from leftovers of the night before)

Wednesday – Jr. cheeseburger at What-a-Burger place

Tuesday – Homestyle pot roast at Cast Iron Grill – (family gathering for a birthday lunch)

Monday – ??

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So, that’s all I can think of at the moment.

Happy Saturday, hopefully with no boredom! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – February 1 – 10, 1961

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Dear Diary – February 1 – 10 , 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,

2/1/61 – I went to school and had fun. we went out side for since (science). when I come home I played outside. when we come In we ate supper and watched tv. then we went to bed.

2/2/61 – I went to school and had to show a wheel of food and to tell about a murail (mural). mother came to school to here (hear). When I came home I played. At night Granny, aunt M, and B came over. When they went home we went to bed.

2/3/61 – I went to school and had fun. when we came come home we went to Grand mas house. When we went home we went to the store. When we came home I played and went to bed.

2/4/61 – I played then daddy and I went to the library and Sears and to the post office. when we came home we went to the show. (movie…I wish I’d have written what show we saw!) When we came home we ate supper and went to bed.

2/5/61 – I did not go to school today  it is Sunday. I played all day. I could not find any thing to do. we made a  house and played in it. When we got thrugh (through) we went to bed.

2/6/61 – I went to school. we went to the plantaterryen (planetarium). When we got out of school I got into the car. B (aunt) had brought me a dog. We have not named it. then we went to bed.

2/7/61 – This morning I named our dog Dusty. Then I went to school. When I came home I played with Dusty. after that we watched tv. Then we played with Dusty. Dusty stuck his nose in my shoe and then he curled up in my nightgown. Then we went to bed.

***note*** weird and fun fact… Dusty was the dog I knew I would get, because I’d asked the Ouija board if and when I would get a dog. It said yes, and told me when. It came true! Dusty was with us for 9 years before he crossed the rainbow bridge (I was in my senior year of high school)

2/8/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. At night we went over to see N (aunt) and B (uncle) Then we went to bed.

2/9/61 – I went to school. We made some pictures. After school I went over to Grandmas house. Her dog grew a lot. I ate supper over there. When we went home we went to the library. When we came home we went to bed.

2/10/61 – I went to school. when I came home daddy took a treatment,  (chiropractic) so we did not go bowling. we stayed home, and then we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Can’t Find It – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Flower/Flour

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Flower/Flour

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 22/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flower/flour.” Use one, use both, it’s totally up to you. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, Linda has given us the prompt words ‘flower/flour’. Thanks, Linda!

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Where is it? Why can’t I find it? It was right here…I just saw it not long ago, but it’s just not here. Where did it go? Where did I put it? It’s always right here.

These are my thoughts, and I also say them out loud to myself when I can’t find something. I don’t claim to be any which way of organized, because I’m surely not, but when you know you have something, I’d think it should be in the last place you saw it. Right?

That never happens. I’ve been looking since I saw the prompt, because I had an idea of what to write about, but what I was looking for just is not here. I wanted to take a photo of it, now that idea went bust.

I’ll probably find it later today, or tomorrow, in the exact place I was looking today. That’s the way it goes.

Anyway… what I was looking for is a book. It is an illustrated how to book of making cute little flour/salt doo-dads or ornaments. They are really easy to make, and we’ve made them before. It takes salt and flour and water, then you either let air dry, or bake for a little bit until dry, then you can paint them. We’ve made the occasional Christmas ornament, or magnets, or just fun little figures.

Now, I can’t take a photo of the colorful cover of the book I can’t find. Do you even know or have seen these craft items I’m trying to talk about? Surely, everyone has, at one time or another?

Well, I post photos of flowers every day, so I wanted to use the other prompt word in a slightly different way…flour…but not as used in edible food.

So, how do I end this?

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Pretend that is a photo of the salt/flour book cover.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS