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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

 

Glow-in-the-Dark – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fab

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Glow-in-the-Dark – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fab

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 6/19

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

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How Fab! Linda G. Hill, our hostess for SOCS, has given us this for our prompt today. Thanks, LInda! 🙂

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So, you might be wondering what my photo is all about?

I’m pretty sure I cut it out of a cardboard package of the laundry detergent called Fab.

It’s a cool word, and I still use this word a lot, when I’m liking something and think it’s fabulous.

Well, anyway… I glued this cardboard cutout into one of my old scrapbooks way back in 1968.

What is that odd looking stuff on the letters, you might ask?

That is glow in the dark paint!

See, me and my now husband would go out to fun places around town, and one of those places was called OZ. It was over by the college, and was a cool and fab place. We’d sit on big pillows, be served coffee or tea or cokes, while listening to poetry readings, or someone singing and playing the guitar.

OZ was dark inside, using only black-lights, and everyone was given glow in the dark paints to paint whatever…mostly on ourselves. That was fun. I have a small mirror with the paint on it around here somewhere, too.

We went to OZ a lot of times, but then it turned into an Italian food restaurant. Can’t remember the name of it, but we went there, too. It had wine bottles with candles stuck in the top, so the wax drippings would flow down in multi-colored formations. I actually made a few of these at home, too.

Fab is a fab word, and I wish y’all a fab Saturday!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

I d’ohn’t like it – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dough/d’oh

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I d’ohn’t like it – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dough/d’oh

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 30/19

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

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Today’s prompt words are dough and d’oh. Thanks, Linda!

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First of all, I can’t stand the use of the word or sound made when you say d’oh. I just cringe when I see it or hear it. When did it change from ‘duh’ to d’oh? Was it the Simpsons cartoon? I watched a few of them, and didn’t see anything funny about them. Guess that’s just not my kind of humor at all, so I never watched any more of them.

Blechhhh, I can’t keep that sound out of my head, now. Stop!!!

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So, on to dough. Dough is good. I make dough in cooking, sometimes. Pie dough, cookie dough…but I really don’t make any of that any more either. I’m not supposed to eat pies or cookies, though I’ll take a bite now and again. So, no making a big bunch with dough, for me any more.

Dough is used as an alternative word for money, I think. I’ve never actually said this much. I’d more likely to say ‘moo-lah’. Haha that sounds dumb, but we’ve called money that a lot of times. There’s lots of other words to describe money…such as scratch. I don’t know why, as it sounds silly, too. My mister uses this one a lot.

I don’t like using the word ‘hun-doh’ or hundo? instead of saying a hundred for a hundred dollars, either. I hear them say that on some TV shows. Just say the price is a hundred, not a hundo!

Well, so far all I’ve done is complain about words I don’t like, or don’t use. hmmm…is there anything good to say about the prompt words?

Nope.

I will say I appreciate that Linda G. Hill thinks up these fun challenges every week. It’s fun to see where it leads with everyone’s different thoughts on whatever is presented.

Why not join in with the SOCS crew! It’s fun and easy…just click the above link to see how, and read other entries. Then write your own thoughts so we can read them. It won’t bring in any dough, but you get to meet a bunch of friendly people! 🙂

Happy weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – bash

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – bash

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 9/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “abash/a bash/bash.” Use “abash,” or “bash” as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you manage all three. Have fun!

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Linda has given us the starting prompt of these … abash/a bash/ bash. Thanks, Linda.  If you want to have a bash, and read a lot of fun posts, just click the above link.

I don’t know what abash means, and I don’t want to look it up. So, I’m left with a bash and bash.

A bash sounds like a huge unruly party or something. I cringe at the thought. I don’t do parties, and really never have. I’ve been to a few way back when, but probably didn’t enjoy myself. I don’t like crowds of people. It gets too noisy, and makes my head spin and my ears go funny with the dull roar. Same happens in a crowded restaurant. Really, all those people talking at once? What on earth do people have to talk about on and on? Ugh!

Bash also sounds like you are hitting something really hard. I don’t go around bashing things.

Maybe I’m pretty dull…no bashing parties, no bashing things, no fun?

Is there a cartoon called Bash Riprock? I don’t know, but we have (or had) a restaurant/bar called Bash Riprock’s here. I never went, of course.

Oooh wait, how about bashful? Wasn’t there a cartoon dwarf named Bashful? Was that Cinderella, or Snow White that had those little guys?

Well, to use the word bash as in hitting something, I’ll bash the publish button on here instead of hitting it. Okay?

I’m done here, and not bashful to say it.

Have a super Saturday, y’all! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Standing Tall – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – cele

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Standing Tall – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – cele

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 2/19

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For today’s SOCS, Linda has given us the challenge of using ‘cele’ as a prompt. Thanks, Linda!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cele-.” Find a word that starts with or contains “cele” and use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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celebrate

celebrity

bracelet

canceled

celestial

voiceless

celery

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As my diamond bracelet caught the noontime sun’s rays, flashing prisms of beauty, I reflected on my rise to stardom. It was a rags to riches story, my life. From my poor beginnings I now was a celebrity, with people clamouring for my attention everywhere I went. It was a hollow victory, though. People paying lip service just to be near me. I sometimes regretted it, even as I enjoyed the luxuries I was now able to take advantage of.

As I gazed at the bright sparkles, I reached a meditative state with my mind a blank, open to any thoughts that came to me. It was a weird feeling.

When I heard a voicelesscelestial humming, I knew. I knew it was time to renounce all my riches, and become a more grounded person. I canceled all my appearances and decided to hold an auction to rid myself of all my worldly goods. The money taken in would be gifted to charities.  I knew my fans and business associates would be disappointed, but I had made up my mind.

My heart was telling me to go back to my roots…go back to a simpler time. My family had been sharecroppers for generations, and I wanted to get myself back to the land. I wanted to feel Mother Earth under my bare feet, my fingers digging into the fertile soil, experiencing the hot sun and the welcoming rains again.

My dream came true. I found a few acres of virgin land to begin my own truck farm. I grew many crops of vegetables, including my favorite. Celery represented the money I gave up. Celery was tall and proud, standing up for itself in it’s own way. I gave all my celery crops away to homeless shelters and food kitchens so hopefully those who ate this noble vegetable would soon realize they too can stand tall and proud, and that they have untold riches already, and should celebrate that fact even now.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Marie – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Critic(al)

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Marie – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Critic(al)

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 23/19

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For today’s SOCS, Linda has given us the word/s critic(al). Thanks, Linda!

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All I can think of since seeing the prompt is the TV show, “Everybody Loves Raymond”. It’s a really funny show. One of the characters (Ray’s mom, Marie), is the most critical person ever! There isn’t anyone she won’t cut down to size with her hurtful words.

The thing is, she couches her words and intents within backhanded compliments. She claims she’s not meaning to hurt anyone’s feelings, but says what she says just to be helpful, and it’s all for love.

hahahahaha I don’t know what planet she’s living on, but her whole family knows she has something bad to say about everyone and everything.

I tried to find a clip of the episode when Debra, Marie’s daughter-in-law, calls her out on it. So funny and true. I couldn’t find that exact one, though.

Marie criticizes everything about Debra…her relationship with Ray, her looks, her cooking, the way she raises the kids, and more. I’d sure not like having a mother-in-law like that…or anyone for that matter that is so critical.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for today’s prompt!

If you’ve seen the TV show, you know what I’m talking about. If not, you should look for some episodes. It’s a good show, which is only in re-runs now.

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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

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

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art

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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art  

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 12th

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Our challenge hostess, Linda G. Hill, says…

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “art.” Talk about something that’s hanging on your wall. Add a picture, if you’d like. If you have no art on your walls, talk about something in a museum. Have fun!

Thanks, Linda!

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This SOCS prompt should be fun. I’m looking forward to see what everyone else posts today. The link above will take you to the main page, where you can join in, and also find other entries.

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I’ve got quite a few things hanging on the walls around here, but not as much as I used to have.

Years ago we planned on painting the walls, so I took everything down…and the walls never did get painted, so I’ve occasionally hung some more stuff up. Here’s just a few.

I got this painting at a yard sale. I like it because it’s the little Dia de Los Muertos skeletons dancing. I really love anything to do with the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead, and little skeletons doing ordinary things are to honor those who have passed on.

In the bottom left corner is a small greeting card. My aunt gave me this for Halloween one year, when I was just a little kid. I’ve kept it all these years because if you know me, I love ghosts and Halloween.

In the bottom right corner is a blank card I found somewhere. It is a tiger and a kitten. A tiger is my spirit animal, and of course I love all kittens & cats.

So, yeah, you could say this all means a lot to me.

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This needlepoint of a Siamese cat, I found a yard sale, too. Of course a cat…and it reminds me of our outside cat, Big Man, blue eyes and all.

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This tiger painting I’ve had a long time. My mother painted it for me. She did oil paintings all the time, and there were so many different subjects she painted. I still have a lot of them, but others were sold. This one is special.

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Here’s a couple of paintings I’ve done to showcase my blogging…teleportingweena & Ghost. They were done in acrylic, and aren’t framed or anything, but the orange one is hanging on the wall, and the blue ones is propped up beneath it. I see them every day. The orange one is made to look like my other blog on blogger. That’s the way the background theme looks.  The Ghost one has some shimmery shiny kind of paint, so that in different lights, the word appears and disappears. Pretty cool!

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There are other paintings I’ve done here on the walls, and my collection of crosses are covering the wall above my computer desk. Nothing at all is fancy or expensive, but I like them all.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – S

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Just Jot It January & SOCS – S

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 5th

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sap/sep/sip/sop/sup.” Use one or all of these words or find a word that contains them, but most of all, have fun! Wondering what to do with “sep”? This is interesting: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=SEP Enjoy!

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Well, that prompt is quite a tongue twister! sap/sep/sip/sop/sup … say that real fast a few times. haha! I didn’t put them all in the title of this post, though. It would have made for a very long title.

Now, I’ll take an intermission while I think of something to say about it. I do that a lot…take a break from writing posts. I get distracted and just leave it with that little line blinking blinking blinking, and then come back later. Or do something else. Does everyone else do this, or just me?

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Okay, I’m back, and it’s been about 24 hours. I still have no idea what to say about the prompt. Except, I’m getting a headache trying to think of something. Ugh.

A sap in September, sipped and sopped up his supper.

*** intermission again…while I go take my medicine, and put a load of laundry that’s already washed, into the dryer.

*** Done, and I figure I’m done with this sappy ramble on a super Saturday that is not in September. I’m going to sip some more iced tea for now, and think up something we can sop up for our supper later on.

Happy Saturday!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS