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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Silent/Silence

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Silent/Silence

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 1/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS prompt words are silent/silence. Thanks, Linda!

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It’s hardly ever completely silent around here. The TV is on from the time we get up, until I turn it off at bed time. We watch some things, but mostly it is just background noise. Once in awhile I do turn off the sound for a little bit.

I like hearing the birds tweeting, the wind rustling the tree leaves, and sometimes a dog barking. But, if I hear a dog barking (the neighbor has two of them – a big one and a little one), so if I hear them barking, I know they are barking at our outside cats. I have to go check, because sometimes the dogs get out and like to aggravate the cats. I have to yell at the dog to go back home.

A couple of times this week the big dog got in our back yard through a gap in the fence where the board slat had come loose. We try to patch it up on our side, but really the fence isn’t ours, it’s the neighbor’s, and they do nothing about the rotten wood that is falling apart.

So yeah, the dogs get out and when they get too close to the cats, the cats take a good old fashioned swipe with their claws right on the nose of the dog. The dog goes yelping and whining back home.  Not much silence then!

But what I started out wanting to write about is this… blogging silence.

Do you ever get the feeling that some bloggers just don’t like you and your posts? All you ever get is silence from them. There’s been a few over the years like that. I go to their blogs, leaving likes and some comments, and I get nothing but silence. I see they leave likes and comments all over the place, but not to me, ever.

I hope I’m not guilty of this, as I do try to get back to everyone, even it it takes awhile. Sorry if I’ve missed you, it’s not intentional.

That’s fine…not everyone has to like everything someone does, and I’m not here just to collect likes, but it still makes me wonder why. Finally, you just give up trying with them, even though others rave about what a nice person they are, and are one of the most popular blogger out there. Hmmm…silence…I don’t know.

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And now, let’s all take a moment of silence for those enduring the tragedy that happened in Virginia Beach.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Flip – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – lip

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Flip – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – lip

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

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “lip”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS we have ‘lip’. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Ellipses…

Yes…the three little dots…are my favorite to use…I use them a lot…probably too much, but I still like them so much! Dot Dot Dot

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Flip = Flip was a dog in our elementary school reader. He was black and white, maybe a Cocker spaniel, or a Springer spaniel. I had a springer spaniel one time when I was a kid… but, I named him Skipper, not Flip. Kinda close, skip/flip…skipper/flipper … uh no …

Flip = When I was a kid, I wanted to learn to turn a flip with my feet up on the wall and my hands on the ground. I was not good at this at all. I tried and tried. Finally my mom said she’d pay me a nickle if I finally learned how, so I practiced more. I finally did it! I turned a flip on the wall.

Flip = I usually am typing and reading over here on the computer, while my mister has the remote control to the TV…he flips the channels to find something good,..or to avoid commercials … flip…flip…flip

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Have a great weekend! See ya on the flip side! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Back Where I Come From – Day 19

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Back Where I Come From – Day 19

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-19/

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Thanks for hosting the challenge, Suzanne, and the interesting questions!

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Question # 19

19. Did you have any pets in your childhood home? If so, please tell me about them. If you have a photograph of any of your childhood pets, please share.

My Answer:

We always had a dog. There were a lot of them over the years, but we only had one at a time, I think.

We had parakeets a time or two, also.

We had the occasional gold fish. Then, after that one kept jumping out of his bowl all the time, I got scared of fish, so we didn’t have any more in the house. That started my fish phobia.

We couldn’t have cats, as my mom was afraid of them.

I have thought about writing up a post about each pet I’ve had over the years. I’m pretty sure I remember them all (and may have a photo of most, but will have to look for them). We’ll see if I do that someday. 🙂

Here’s a photo of a couple of our (my) dogs.

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Stormy (and me)

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© 2017 BS

 

Share Your World 9/4/17

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Share Your World 9/4/17

Share Your World – September 4, 2017

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It’s time for another SYW, with questions from Cee and answers from me!

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Questions:

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

List at least five favorite flowers or plants.

Answsers:

  1. I wear black most all the time. Black pants, always, and mostly black shirts/sweaters with a colorful design, is my usual outfit. If I’m not wearing black, I have some combinations of brown.
  2. My favorite kind of dog is the Basset hound. We’ve had several over the years. Ours were big, lovable, and fun. They all wanted to be lap dogs, though.
  3. Five favorite flowers or plants would be … chrysanthemums, cactus, sunflower, hollyhocks, and larkspur. I like irises and roses a lot, too. Well, I like pretty much every kind of plant and flower, but have no luck growing them.

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© 2017 BS

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – TWO of ANYTHING

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CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – TWO of ANYTHING

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Couples, Twins, Two of Anything

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This week we are to find photos that include anything that consists of twos. To join in the challenge, and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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  • 2 Fortune Cookies (Pandas)
  • 2 Sun Flowers
  • 2 Birds on a Fence
  • 2 Bottles of Wine
  • 2 Feet/shoes
  • 2 Dogs in Costume

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© 2017 BS

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – SIDEWAYS, BACK, BOTTOM, UNDER

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – SIDEWAYS, BACK, BOTTOM, UNDER 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View From the Side

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View from the Back, Bottom or Underneath

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Here’s the Fun Foto Challenge for last week and this week. Lots of fun trying to find photos that go with the themes, side, back, bottom, & under. If you’d like to join in, just click the link/links above to get the details, and to see other entries. 🙂

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Fire truck from the side

Giant restaurant steer from the side

Dogs wearing costumes from the back

Under the overpass

Wasp nest from the front

Wasp next from the bottom

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© 2017 BS

 

JUST JOT IT JANUARY 2017 – MONGREL

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th/17

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Todays Just Jot it January is hosted by Dan Antion. Thanks for hosting today! His blog, “No Facilities”, can be found here  https://nofacilities.com/about/

The Just Jot It January 8th prompt, brought to you by Geoff of TanGentle is: “Mongrel.” Use it any way you like. Make sure you stop by Geoff’s website and say hello to him!. Here’s the link: https://geofflepard.com/

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Today’s JJJ prompt world is ‘mongrel’, and is suggested by Geoff. Thanks! 🙂

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Mongrel, I think, mainly pertains to members of the dog family of animals. I suppose it could be about others, but today I mention only dogs. This only means a dog of mixed breeding. Other words to describe a mongrel would be…

  • mixed breed
  • cur
  • mutt
  • heinze 57
  • feist
  • cross breed

We only have cats now, but in the past we have had all sorts of dogs, from the mongrel type, to pure-bred. I loved them all, as they all had such different personalities. They were part of the family.

Here’s some photos of our dogs. 🙂

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Stormy

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Ginger

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Maggie

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Bud

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Weasel

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© 2017 BS

 

CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 12 – FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY

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CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 12 – FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY

https://ourrandomview.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/christmas-writing-prompt-12-favourite-christmas-memory/

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Today’s writing prompt is…

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This photo is of our Christmas tree from many years ago. It’s pretty, isn’t it? Now, look close. See that red ribbon going horizontal in front of the tree? That is the top of a fence…a fence made of chicken wire. Yep, we had to fence in our tree that year. We had some dogs…they liked to get into all the presents under the tree. They chewed up a lot of them. That’s why I made a fence to keep them out. We had the chicken wire on hand, because we used it for around our vegetable garden the past summer, so that was good.

The chicken wire fence wasn’t all bad. I hung some ornaments from it, and it made for some fun conversations. I know we will always remember this Christmas. 🙂

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© 2016 BS

NO SILENCE HERE – for DAILY POST

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NO SILENCE HERE – for DAILY POST

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/silence/

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Today’s prompt word for Daily Post is silence.

There has been no silence around here today.

Had to call a plumber to unclog the drain pipes.

He climbed on the roof, and his cable made lots of noise.

The cats were scared and ran under the bed.

All morning one cat has been meowing for something.

He has been fed, so he should settle down.

Now, there is yard work going on. Weed-eater is noisy.

Dogs next door are barking at it.

TV continues on blaring out a show nobody is watching.

I should turn it off, or put it on mute.

Where is the silence today?

Not here!

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© 2016 BS