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!

Share Your World

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Share Your World

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/02/18/share-your-world-2-18-19/

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Here are this weeks SYW questions from Melanie!

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If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I’d do the same as I do all day anyway, read blogs, read books, get my blog posts ready, play computer games.

What job would you be terrible at?

I’d be terrible at any job that required math. Anything to do with numbers I just don’t get, so I’d make a mess of that job.

When was the last time you climbed a tree?

I used to climb trees when I was a kid. I’d take a book way up in the branches, and stay there for awhile. Haven’t climbed one since.

Do you count your steps? 

I do count steps…not all the time, but quite often. Why? I have no idea.

Bonus question (just because it’s really silly)   What’s the dumbest way you’ve injured yourself?

My dumb way that I injured myself was when I was a kid. I was crawling around outside chasing my ducks. Somehow my bare foot scraped across broken glass, resulting in a severed artery on the top of my foot. Blood was spurting out with my heartbeat. Had to be rushed to the hospital for stitches.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

SOCS – Yawn & #3TC – Apples/laser/Michigan

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Yawn

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 16/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yawn.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “yawn,” when you sit down to write your post. Enjoy!

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Three Things Challenge # 2

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/three-things-challenge-pl2/

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Today’s prompt: apples, laser, Michigan

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I’m combining these two challenges in one today. We have SOCS hosted by Linda G. Hill, and the Three Things Challenge hosted by Paula. You can find details and other entries at the two above links.

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Trying to think of something using these three words that pretty much have no connection – apples, laser, & Michigan, is making me yawn.

You see, the 3TC and the SOCS challenge both are today – Saturday.

Three Things Challenge & Stream of Consciousness Saturday challenge are writing prompts, and I kind of want to combine them, because I can’t think of anything to do with either of them separately.

My cat Cricket is staring at me, wanting me to get up and get her something…probably food. She won’t eat apples, though, or any people food, except maybe a tiny bite of bacon or something once in awhile. There isn’t any apple flavored cat food that I know of.

We don’t live in Michigan, either. I did hear on the news that the cold weather up there froze some apples on the trees, which then they called ghost apples. That’s because of the ice that covered them, then the apples turned to mush, leaving behind the frozen ice form of the apple. The pictures looked pretty.

What’s any of that got to do with lasers? Nothing at all. We have a cat toy that shines a red laser dot for Cricket to chase around. Except she doesn’t. She just looks at it for a minute. Then she yawns.

Here’s a photo I took of her yawning one day.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Feline Friday – Wink

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Feline Friday – Wink

https://comedy-plus.com/2019/02/15/feline-friday-80/

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This little kitty is named Wink.

He is the resident cat at the vet’s office, where we take our cat Cricket. Cricket wasn’t feeling good last week, so we took her in for treatment. All is better now.

I asked about the office kitty, and took his picture. They said he is blind in one eye, so they called him Wink. He’s such a good kitty, nice and friendly to everyone that comes in, people and animals of all kinds. He comes over to say hi. He has a soft little bed up on the counter, too. I showed him (and the receptionist) the little video of Floyd playing with his toy, and they liked it, too. Wink was really interested in this, and wants a toy like that, too. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ly

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ly

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 9/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ends with -ly.” Start your post with any adverb that ends in “-ly.” Bonus points if you end with an adverb too. Have fun!

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Today we are to start and hopefully end our post with an adverb…a word that ends in the letters ly.

This SOCS is a fun game we play every weekend. Sometimes, like today, we get bonus points for following the prompt exactly! Yay!

Come play along, why don’t you. Just click the above link to find out details, and see other entries. It’s hosted by Linda G. Hill, and she is a lovely person, who always says the more the merrier! 🙂

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Obsessively, the words ending in – ly – go around, spinning lazily to the forefront of my thoughts, then fading to the background, only to appear once more, hardly giving me a break.

I tried giving up, but barely does this occur to me, than I’m hearing, seeing, thinking again of ly words.

Usually, I can focus on one thing (not really), and get something said about whatever it is, unless…like now…there are too many lovely choices. So many good ly words…or is that goodly words? They say not to use adverbs, the ly words, in your writing…or at least not very many. Why is that? They are perfectly good words. You don’t go censoring your speech when you’re talking about something, automatically leaving out any ly words, do you? No.

Lovely, happily, awesomely, wonderfully, peacefully, are all good adverbs.

Dearly, truly, deeply, otherworldly, eerily, madly, are more good adverbs.

Yeah, I can think of a lot of songs using adverbs, but I won’t put any on here right now, which interestingly enough is an oddly behavior for me.

Totally!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Book Stuff

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Book Stuff

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2002 Michael Crichton – Prey

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Here’s the book I’m currently reading. I’m about half way through, and it’s really good.

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I’d been in a sort of a doldrums with finding something to read lately. I kept reading parts of old books I’ve read several times, and yeah, they were good, but after so many times, I just couldn’t finish any of them again. I really don’t like to be without something to read that keeps me interested for awhile, and want to read more every chance I get.

I have tons of books, old ones, and even new ones. The thing is, sometimes I’m in a mood for something, but don’t really know what it is …until I run across some book that will hook me for a few days.

This one I got at a book sale, probably, a long time ago. I hadn’t read it before, and I guess it just hit the right mood at the right time.

So, you can enlarge the photo to see the back cover synopsis, if you want.

Here’s what I’ve figured out so far.

The main character husband has been without a job for awhile, so stays home to care for the children. His wife has a high powered job, and is doing good, But…she starts acting very weird…like nice to everyone one minute, then cross and snappy with her family the next minute.

The baby gets sick.

There’s a super secret scientific lab out in the Nevada desert (the wife works there).

The lab is manufacturing tiny robot cameras. Some of them escape.

That’s as far as I’ve gotten. So…I have to keep reading to find out what happens next.

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So, how do you go about finding something new to read? Like me, do you stand in front of your bookshelves, picking up one after another, reading a few words, then going nope, nope, nope, okay I’ll try this one…nope…Hey, this one sounds pretty good. Start reading it, and it turns out that you picked a good one after all! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World HeartsSYW

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/02/04/share-your-world-2-4-19/

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What’s wrong but sounds right?

What physical action or gesture do you find romantic?

What’s something you really resent paying for?

What’s your favorite romance movie?  A movie you may find romantic, even if that’s not the genre.  I’ve been watching a lot of those lately, loosely titled “romance movie” and found a surprising number of dramas, action and comedy among the hearts and flowers.

And of course we have our gratitude of the week question:

 

What were you uplifted by in the past week?

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Okay, to me something that sounds right and nice and sweet, is to have someone bring me breakfast in bed. But, at least for me, it’s all wrong! I would never want to eat breakfast, or any other meal in bed. I’d feel all grungy, icky, and disheveled from being in the bed all night, I wouldn’t have clean teeth, and my hair would be a mess, and I wouldn’t have done my make-up. Blech! Then there’s the messy covers, the cat trying to sit on my lap, and how to prop myself up enough to eat, and not choke on the food. There would need to be a tray of some sort, which we don’t have, so I know I’d spill everything, which I do anyway all the time. It would be a big ol mess. Just no…

What do I find romantic? Well, not breakfast in bed, for sure. I do like when we spontaneously go to the book store, get a good coffee, and I get to browse around the shelves as long as I want. There also would be no sideways looks, comments or complaining about how much money I’d be spending on a bunch of books.

What do I resent paying for? Bills, I guess. I know we use the services they provide, such as utilities, and it’s convenient to use credit cards sometimes, but I still hate to pay for it all, and see our account getting lower and lower as the payments are taken out. Has to be done, though.

A romance movie? Can’t really think of any right now, as we hardly ever watch any movies. I’ve probably seen some in the past, though, and they’d have to be sweet and funny…a situation comedy or whatever they are called.

Gratitude for the week? That I got good treatment at the hospital, and all the nurses were very kind and helpful. And…that I got better and came home.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January – Favorite – Day 31

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Just Jot It January – Favorite – Day 31

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 31st

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 31st is “your favorite thing/part/blog post of last year or last month.” Talk about what you did or discovered that gave you happiness and/or success. Have fun!

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This is the final post for the Just Jot It January challenge. It’s been a lot of fun.

I did miss the last few days, though, because I was in the hospital…just got out last night.

I wanted to do this last one, though, even though I didn’t complete the whole month of prompts.

Thanks to Linda G. Hill, for hosting this challenge again this year, and to all the ones who provided interesting prompt/jot words to write about!

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Today’s suggestion is to talk about our favorite post, which I’m taking to mean for the challenge.

I looked on the stats page, and the most viewed post of mine was on Day 10. It had a couple of sunrise photos, and a poem. So maybe that was a favorite from your point of view.

I had another couple in mind as my own favorites. Those were Day 21, which was Echo, and I had a couple of new poems done in the Echo Poetry style.

One other was on Day 22, which was Curiosity. I posted a favorite quote I like, and talked about being curious about things.

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I’m used to posting something every day, even more than once a day normally, so doing a whole months worth of this challenge’s posts was no problem for me.

I did have to really think hard to come up with a response to a couple (or more) of the suggestion plots. It’s not always easy to do. That was a challenge some days.

The best part of the challenge, for me, was visiting with y’all, and seeing how everyone took a different slant on the same prompt words. I’m always amazed at how everyone is so talented and such great bloggers/writers this group of online acquaintances are. You all Rock!!

I do want to thank everyone for paying a visit over here, and I appreciate all the views, likes, and really great comments you left! ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Well, I’m Back!

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Well, I’m Back!

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Sorry for being absent the past few days…couldn’t be helped.

I was in the hospital for pneumonia & pleurisy. Just got home last evening. Still coughing and tired, but almost done with taking meds. Going to take it easy for a little longer, and will be slowly catching up a little bit with what y’all have been doing.

I tried to get on the hospital WiFi but for some reason it wouldn’t work on my phone or kindle, even though some of the nice people up there tried to get it going. Oh well, that’s how it goes. Now I’ll be getting back to normal around here.

Hope all has been well for everyone! I’ve missed you!

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Here’s some photos I took.

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – March 3 – 12, 1961

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Dear Diary – March 3 -12, 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,

3/3/61 – I did not got to school. I played with J (cousin). Then I played out side. When I came home I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

3/4/61 – I played. I watched tv at morning then I went outside. Then I went over to granny’s and played with S (cousin) and B (cousin). Then we ate supper. We played outside. When we went home I went to bed.

3/5/61 – I played. It was windy. I went over to J’s (cousin) and played. Then I went home. I played some more. We went over to J’s house. It was her brithday (birthday). She got hair clamps, an Ester hat and purce (purse), a dollar in change, two skirts, a dress. We ate cake. Then we went home. Then I went to bed.  and a slip.

3/6/61 – I went to school. we brock (broke) the penyahta (pinata). we ate the candy. When I came home I played with clay. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. I had a headace (headache). It was when the Alamo fell.

3/7/61 – I went to school. I played. When I came home I went over to J’s (cousin) house. When I came Home I played. then I watched tv some. Daddy made some popcorn. Then I went to bed.

3/8/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. J (cousin) came over to play. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed. M and O (parent’s friends) came over.

3/9/61 – I went to school. I made a puppet. When I came home Granny was over. P (sister) and I played. Then We went to the library. When I came home I went to bed.

3/10/61 – I went to school. I finished my puppet. When I came home I played. Then I went utside. Then I came in and went to bed. I went over to J’s (cousin) house and played

3/11/61 – I played. P (sister) was sick. Then We went to the Stamp Center. When We came home I went over to J’s house. I spent the niht. We played all day.

3/12/61 – I played with J. I stayed until 3:00 oclock. When I came home I played. Then we went over to Grandma’s house. It was N’s (aunt) birthday. When we came home I went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS