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Magnets are Creepy – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Magnets are Creepy – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 19/2020

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Today’s SOCS is asking for something about magnets. Thanks, Linda!

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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Some of my refrigerator magnets.

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I really like those refrigerator magnets, and I seem to have a thing about collecting them. I will usually get one from anywhere we travel, and also if I see any at yard sales I’ll get those, too. They are fun.

However, I think magnets are petty creepy. If you think about it … which I try not to … it’s properties of making things stick to it, attract metal stuff, or even repel other things according to … well, I don’t know what makes them do that thing they do.

Even as a kid I was afraid of them. I’d get this shuddery feeling when I messed with any kind of magnet. I still do. I can’t hold one for any length of time without throwing it down and shaking my hand to get rid of the creepy feeling. What if the thing got stuck to your hand or fingers … what if it made you yourself magnetized? Horror!

Okay, enough magnet talk!

Hope you have fun with your magnets, though.

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© 2020 BS

July Squares # 31 – Blue – Fanfare Fini

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July Squares # 31 – Blue – Fanfare Fini

Feeling the blues

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics, or at least something to do with the photo. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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Today is the last day of the Blue July Squares! It’s been a lot of fun to find blue things, and also some songs to go along with the photos.

Thank you, Becky, for hosting this wonderful challenge! 🙂

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For the last entry of my blues, I’m just showing several photos of some I took that never made it into the earlier days of the month.

  • Red, White, & Blue USA flag inspired helium balloon
  • Miscellaneous items (small fabric sack with blue & white candy inside, A toy blue and yellow thermometer, a white pencil with a cat’s head wearing a stocking hat of blue, white & yellow, and a blue ruler,
  • a sign at Ft. Davis TX saying ‘enlisted men’s barracks 1876 – 1887, Canteen 1888 – 1891)
  • White jellyfish enhanced by blue lights in a large aquarium at Kansas City Missouri Aquarium
  • My blue magnetic board with some magnets that have blue on them
  • My blue magnetic board with lots of words in blue

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“True Blue”, by Madonna, was released from her album of the same name in 1985. It was written by Madonna and Stephen Bray, and is on the Sire/Warner Bros. label.

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© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Clean/Dirty Chicken

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Clean/Dirty Chicken 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 27/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “clean/dirty.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!

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Today, Linda has asked us to write something about clean/dirty. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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First thing that came to mind for me was my dishwasher magnet. It’s a wooden chicken. It is a white chicken (red comb/yellow beak) with a blue shawl. Dangling on a chain below is a blue heart. One side of the heart says clean, the other side says dirty.

It’s supposed to indicate if the dishes in the dishwasher have been cleaned already, or not.

I don’t know if I’ve ever used it for that. I just think it’s a cute magnet on my refrigerator. In fact, we don’t even use a dishwasher. We’ve had them, and one is still in place, but it quit working years ago. Even when it was working, it didn’t work very well.

The dishes that were supposed to be cleaned just weren’t clean, so I’d have to do them over anyway. What’s the time saver here? None at all.

I don’t mind washing dishes by hand, and have done so most of the time. It’s the one household job/chore that I do like. I like the hot water, the soap bubbles, and the fun little scrubbies you can use, too.

Even when I was a kid, I’d ask to do the dishes at home, and when we ate at someone else’s house I’d do their dishes, too.  I just like doing dishes. I’d rather do a thousand dishes than do one tiny thing with the floors. I hate doing floors. Give me some dishes to wash, and I’ll get them clean every time. 🙂

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Clean/Dirty chicken magnet for dishwasher.

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© 2019 BS