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!

Happy New Year 2023 & Just Jot It January


Happy New Year 2023 & Just Jot It January  Free photos of New year

I wish you many blessings for the New Year, filled with love, laughter, happiness, and Peace. ❤

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May joy and peace surround you

Contentment latch your door

And happiness be with you now

And bless you evermore

~ an Irish Blessing


May your troubles be less

And your blessings be more

And nothing but happiness

Come through your door

~ author unknown


Just Jot It January – 2023

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 1st 2023, is “resolution.” Use the word “resolution” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Thanks, Linda, for hosting this challenge again! Happy New Year!


For Just Jot It January, the prompt is ‘resolution’, which ties in great with my Happy New Year post!

For me, I don’t make any resolutions at all. I used to think it was fun, but I never kept the ones I half-heartedly made. What’s the point of saying you’re going to do something, just to set yourself up to fail year after year?

So, that’s my jot for today! Enjoy the first day of the new year! 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2023 BS





December 16, 2022 – 5:45 p.m.

I meant to write about this then, but got busy with other things.

Anyway, we had an earthquake here. They say it was a 5.4.

I was sitting here at my computer desk when it started shaking. It lasted about 30 seconds maybe.

When my husband came in from the garage I told him I think we just had an earthquake. He said he didn’t notice! haha

Then the local news and social media sites were swamped with calls and texts.

It’s not unheard of that we’d have an earthquake here, but it’s sure not common. When we lived in Japan we got used to them happening almost every day. Mostly small ones, but enough to shake the house and make our hanging lights sway back and forth.

So, that’s about it. Strange thing about earthquakes, you never know when one will happen. Not like tornadoes and hurricanes and typhoons, where you are having storms and some kinds of warnings. I’ve been in all of those, too. 🙂

Have any of you been through these kind of experiences?


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Holiday Traditions Q & A


Holiday Traditions Q & A snowman with christmas trees and gifts clipart


I found these fun questions from Li, at Tao Talk. She got them from another, so I’m taking part also. See her answers and other entries at the above link, and join in if you want to. 🙂


1.24th or 25th?

When I was a kid we’d go to to Granny & Grand-dad’s (my dad’s parents) on the 24th evening. Then we’d have our regular Christmas morning fun with presents at home on the 25th. We’d then go to Grandma & Grandpa’s house for a big dinner with all the family and also more presents. When our girls were kids we just had ourselves at our home, because we were mostly living far away from family. Now we do not do much at home (but open presents sent to us from one of our daughters), and might go to our daughter’s house here in town a day or two before Christmas for supper & gifts.

2. Real or Fake?

I love a real fresh, lovely smelling tree, but it’s been many years since we had one. We used artificial green ones for a long time, and now I just have a teeny tiny green one I put on a shelf (or not). I don’t decorate any more.

3. White or Green?

White or green what? Tree? That would be green. White or green weather? Green and warm most times. Once, or maybe twice we’ve had snow for Christmas.

4. Colored Lights or White Ones?

All different colors!

5. Eggnog or Hot chocolate?

I like both.

6. Turkey or ham?

Meh … I’d rather have ham. But will eat turkey. Mostly for Christmas we have something else, like chili, or barbeque, or finger foods, or lots of sandwich fixings, or Mexican food, or anything else.

7. Gift cards or Gifts?

I like both, and we mostly only give cash money to people now.

8. Christmas Story or Home Alone?

Christmas Story is a must see every year.

9. The Grinch or Charlie Brown?

Haven’t seen either one in years, but prefer Charlie Brown.

10.  At home or clocking in?

Always home.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Lots of 1s, 2s, & 3s


Lots of 1s, 2s, & 3s


Today has been a little strange with numbers and combinations of numbers.

It is December 12 today  – 12/12/2022

I did see 11:11 a.m. on the clock

At one point today my email notices were  – Inbox 33 – Junk Email – 3 – Deleted Items 333!

I do like seeing numbers doing strange things.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

2 in 1 – Unfinished


2 in 1 – Unfinished


Here’s a poem I wrote back in 2015. I was trying something different by having the couplets divided by words opposite of what the main poem was saying.



Quietly, quietly drift the clouds

Far above Earth’s rowdy crowds


Parading stately across the sky

Painting paradise in our eye


Take a moment to gaze above

Fill your senses with peace and love


Imagine floating without a care

Our mortal souls are free up there


Beauty does our eyes behold

Orange, pink, and nature’s gold


Sunrise, sunset, and in between

Starry nights, a moonlit gleam


Dream along, embracing peace

Praying for all war to cease


Pure air inhale, life’s true incense

Live and love your truth…intense…



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2015 – re-posted 2022 BS

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving, Pumpkins, Greetings


Feeling thankful for all the online friendships here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your photos, your laughter and tears, that make this close knit community such a wonderful place to get to know each other and your ways of life, wherever we are in the world.

Whatever this day brings, I wish you Peace. ❤

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Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~ Erma Bombeck

Whether enjoying your Thanksgiving meal with family, watching parades, and later watching a favorite team play football – I wish y’all a wonderful and peaceful day.
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
©2022 BS


Psychotic Air Bags


Psychotic Air Bags


I’m always hearing things wrong. Whatever it is never makes sense, but makes me laugh so much.

I’m usually typing or reading blogs, while the TV is on, so I’m only half way listening until something strange is said.

This morning I heard about a re-call about cars. They mentioned ‘psychotic air bags’.


I started laughing so much, the Mr. had to ask why.

Well, just a little bit ago I thought I’d check to see what they really were talking about. It seems there is a re-call on air bags in certain cars. Some company that makes them is called Takata, and they have a big problem with the air bags being dangerous in a crash.

It makes more sense, now. But, I still am laughing about air bags going psychotic.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Books & Stuff – SOCS – Happy Place


Books & Stuff – SOCS – Happy Place


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “happy place.” Write the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “happy place.” Have fun!


Besides being at home, which is always my happy place, there are a few places I am happy being there.

These are any library, and the more the better. Everywhere we’ve ever lived, in the states or over seas, I’ve found all the libraries. Some places have just one small one, while other places have a large one, or even just a book-mobile. I have library cards from public and college libraries. I find all the libraries!

Next, and this is right up there, are book stores. I’m very happy browsing around in them all. They can be fancy big ones with coffee shops inside, or just a junky little used book store. I like them all.

Yard and garage sales. Many years of ‘sale-ing’ happiness. I find these wherever we go, too.

Antique and junk stores are great, as is thrift shops of all kinds.

I can go to any of these places and be happy. Even if I have aches, pains, headaches, whatever, if I go to any of these my troubles go away fast. 🙂

Here’s a couple of pictures of the library basement book sale one year.



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS