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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Social

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Social

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 15/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “social.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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The word of the day for SOCS, is ‘social’. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Social…

I have no idea what to say about this word, social, because I’m not very social. Not in real life, anyway. On commenting on blogs, though, I think I’m doing okay with being social. I mean, it’s called social media, after all. We’re kind of supposed to be social on here. Making online friends, having conversations, and all that.

But, here at home, I dread the social doings. I’m okay with family, but please don’t ask me to go to a get together or party. I won’t be upset if I’m not invited. I’ll be so happy that you didn’t include me for the festivities.

They always sound fun, and I know people enjoy getting together to talk and have a good time with other people. Just not my kind of fun at all. Oh, I’ll go sometimes, and be friendly, and mingle a little, but the whole time, I’m counting the minutes/hours until I can leave.

So I go along to be sociable for a little while. Then I get fidgety and shaky and nervous, and just need to get out of there. I’ll go lock myself in the bathroom for awhile, or go outside to be by myself for as long as I can, before having to go back in there. Ugh!

Is being social when you have a few words with a stranger while standing in line at the grocery store? If so, then I’m fine with that, because there is only a short few minutes you have to interact.

So there you have it. I’m not a social butterfly, or a social animal as they say, at all.

What are some animals that are social…is it because they live in groups? Maybe ants, or bees? Social insects?

Do kids have to be socialized, have to learn how to meet and greet other kids? Probably a little bit, to get a feel for how to get along with others. Later on they can be as social or not as they want to be.

And then we get into the word ‘anti-social’. That’s a whole other topic, I think.

Enough of this…I’m getting antsy already!

Have a great Saturday!

I think the neighbors behind our house are going to be very social this weekend, probably because of Father’s Day here. They’ve set up a huge trampoline the kids and also the older kids have been jumping on since yesterday. And this morning they are getting ready to barbeque, as I can see the smoke all over their back yard!

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful father’s out there! Have a great day! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Magpies – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Close Eyes/Point/Write

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Magpies – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Close Eyes/Point/Write

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 8/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “open book, point, write.” Pick up the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. Close your eyes, open the book, and place your finger on the page. Whatever word or phrase your finger lands on, write about it. Enjoy!

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Well, this should be interesting! Our always amazing hostess, Linda G. Hill, has given us this prompt. Thanks, Linda!

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

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So, I’m to get the closest book to me right this minute, close my eyes, point to some part of the page, then write about what it was I pointed to. Okay…

How close is close? Where should the book be? Should it be the one on top of the desk, the one on the middle shelf of the desk, the shelf to the left of me, or the table to the right of me?

Actually, none of the books nearest me are what you’d call ‘reading’ type books.

To the left is my old diary, that I kept and wrote in when I was 10 years old. I post some of these sometimes.

On the desk here, top shelf, is my little notebook I write Haiku for Cats in.

The next shelf down is a bird identifier book.

And, to the right I have pencil puzzle books, crossword books, and coloring books.

So … I’ll choose the bird book. Here’ goes!

First a photo of the book:

 

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Here’s the random page, and I’d pointed to the first paragraph. The first line says ‘The magpie’s streaming, dark green, iridescent tail is as striking and diagnostic as its black-and-white plumage pattern.

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Okay, then. First of all, I’ve never seen a magpie around here. I don’t think our part of the country is part of their normal territory. I may be mistaken, but from the little map included on the page, it doesn’t show it’s range as being here. They are much farther west.

I’d like to see one. Aren’t they supposed to be pretty smart, and can learn to talk? I’ve heard they like to find shiny objects to take. Or maybe that is crows? I never see crows here, either. Except one time when I was a kid, there was a crow (I think). He kept chasing this one little friend of mine who had blonde hair. I guess he wanted some of her shiny blonde hair for it’s nest, I don’t know. All I remember is we kids would all go running when that bird was dive bombing us.

The birds we have around here are mostly doves, sparrows, and grackles. Occasionally I’ll see a blue jay, or a cardinal, or a hawk. There are sea/lake ? gulls that fly over the little lake by our house. And there are cranes over there, too. They are fun to watch.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for writing about magpies.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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

Rhyme Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Rhyme Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 25/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rhymes with rosy.” Find a word that rhymes with “rosy” or use the word “rosy” and base your post on it. Enjoy!

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Today we are to find things/words that rhyme with ‘rosy’. Thanks for the fun prompt, Linda!

To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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Rosy

Posey

Mosey

Nosy

Cozy

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As I moseyed down the path, I picked some rosy posies.

A nosy bee stung me, making my nose all rosy red.

I moseyed back home where it’s cozy, and got back in bed.

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I was surprised that there were not many words that rhyme with rosy, when I looked for them.

I did think of Rosie the Robot from the cartoon Jetsons, and Rosy the Riveter of poster fame.

Then I remembered this fun song that has the word dozy in it. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Freely Given – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Adverb

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Freely Given – Stream of Consciousness Saturday- Adverb

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 18/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “adverb.” Start your post with any adverb and just run with it. Have fun!

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Today, for SOCS, we are to start our writing with any adverb. Thanks, Linda!

To join in this fun, weekly challenge, just click the above link. You can see other entries, too. It’s fun! 😉

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Hungrily, I keep checking the clock.

Why is time so slow?

I’m so famished I can barely think

My hunger brings me low

Promptly served meals are what I need

Or fainting I will go

What time is it now…I have to look

Excruciatingly slow I know

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That’s me every few hours. I’m almost always hungry, and the timing of meals with sugar control of diabetes is pretty crucial. Ugh!

Yesterday, at a restaurant, we got our whole meal for free. That’s because we used a special coupon. We did leave a nice tip, though.

Then today, we checked our fast food purchase after we got home with it, and they’d included two extra chili dogs. They didn’t charge for them, either.

Free food is always welcome, especially when I’m so hungry! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Strainers – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Strain

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Strainers – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Strain

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 11/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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For today’s SOCS, we have the word ‘strain’. Thanks, Linda!

If you’d like to write something for this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s lots of fun! 🙂

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These are my strainers

I use them a lot

Sometimes I strain cold things

Sometimes they’re hot

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Yes, I do use both of these strainers a lot. I use the big one most times to strain the seeds out of picante sauce. The small one I use in case there are coffee or tea grounds that need straining before they get in my cup. They work really good, and are handy, being so simple to use.

~ here’s 12 other words I managed to make using the letters from the word ‘strain’

rain – as – in – stain – rats – rat – train – trains – art – arts – tan – rant

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Have a great weekend! Take it easy – don’t strain yourself! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Day Out Splat! – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Falls From the Sky

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Day Out Splat! – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Falls From the Sky

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 4/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fall from the sky.” Write about anything that falls from the sky–real, imagined, or idiomatic. Have fun!

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Our day out almost started with a splat falling from the sky!

Yeah, my daughter and I had another day out, trying to find some yard sales, then going to the library book sale, then to eat lunch. My grand-daughter didn’t come with us this time, as she stayed home with her dad.

First yard sale we found nothing good…some old toys, knick-knacks, purses…blah, blah, blah. Then, when we got back in the car after buying nothing, my daughter told me the toys had mice poop all over them. Ewwww! People…clean up your junk before trying to sell it!

So, we drive off, and about a block away it happened…the splat that fell from the sky. Bird poop landed on the windshield…right on my side! Ugh! It did make a splat noise, too. Well, we were hysterically laughing and grossing out over that for awhile.

The library book sale was okay, but crowded as all get out…with half the people coughing and/or sneezing all over the place. Wonderful….

But, we did find quite a few used books to buy.

Next, lunch…at almost 3 p.m. We were starving by then, the food was good, and we enjoyed it. (today though, my daughter said either that food or something else had made her really sick overnight)

Back at home…time for a big ‘ol thunderstorm…loud thunder, bright lightning, and of course falling from the sky was buckets of rain and some hail stones. Splat!

What all has been falling from your sky?

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Here’s a picture of a giant, brown, carved wood bear. He is standing on his back legs so he’s really tall, has a fish in his paws, and a red bandana around his neck. He’s in front of glass windows in the lobby of the restaurant we went to, which is a seafood place.

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

2019 BS

Exploring – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – xp

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Exploring – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – xp

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

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

Today for SOCS, we have the letters ‘xp’ to explore. We can write whatever we think of using these letters, or words that have the letters in them.

I want to thank Linda G. Hill, for continually motivating us to stretch our imagination by suggesting all kinds of interesting prompts.

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

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Do you like to explore? I do. There’s all kinds of ways to go exploring, such as taking trips to interesting places, taking hikes, or even exploring caves.

For me, I’ve not done much of those, but I do like exploring locally. I go exploring most every Friday and weekend in the summer time…I go to yard sales. It’s fun to explore all the things people put out for sale in their front yards.

In the past, I’ve enjoyed exploring the new towns we’d moved to, by driving around getting to know where things are, and going along new roads. Most times I’d need a map for the first few times, but eventually I learned my way around.

It’s also fun to go exploring sitting right here at home, using your computer of choice. When you are curious about something, just look it up on the internet/google to find out all about things. The more you look, the more you find, and you could end up exploring for hours.

The word explore reminds me of a song (as most everything does).

Jana Stanfield has this one called, “I’m Not Lost, I’m Exploring.”

Here’s the song, and my remembrance of meeting her.

 

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I’ve had the pleasure of attending 3 concerts of the lovely Jana Stanfield. She hails from a small NM town not far from here, and every so often schedules a musical performance here. The venues are usually small, and friendly. The ones I saw were at a church, a swimming pool outdoor area, and a private ranch/restaurant. In fact, at the restaurant, Ms Stanfield sat at our table, to chat, and had  a BBQ supper with my daughter and me before her performance. She is a great humanitarian and motivational speaker, and travels the world speaking her message.

She describes her songs/music as “Heavy Mental”,  and music with a message, as she always has a positive message to deliver, with humor. I find that is so true. She is booked as a keynote speaker all around the world, where she is also an advocate for humanitarian and peace endeavors. If you ever get a chance to attend one of her concerts, you won’t be disappointed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Rib

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Rib

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 20/19

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

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It’s time for Saturday’s fun fest called SOCS, brought to you by our super hostess, Linda G. Hill! Join in and see other entries by clicking the above link. Thanks , Linda!

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Okay … rib

First of all I think of BBQ ribs, which we eat quite often around here. We get them at places to eat around town, or pre-cooked ones at the grocery store, or we cook them up ourselves on the grill. Most times it will be spare ribs, or baby back ribs, but the ones that have the most meat on them are the country style ones. All are good.

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Scribble has the word rib in there. I like to scribble. I scribble on paper all the time.

We always said the cats were scribble-scrabbling when they sharpen their claws…scratch scratch scribble scrabble. It’s funny they seem so serious about it. When do they think it’s enough scribbling? I don’t know, but they seem very satisfied when they’re done.

Speaking of cats, we had one, Weena, who loved, and I mean loved trying to eat ribbons. Maybe she thought they tasted like ribs? She’d hear us get out wrapping paper and ribbons, and make a bee-line to it and start gnawing on them. It didn’t matter what kind, either.

Cats love to play with ribbons, but keep a close eye on them, because the streamers should not be swallowed…it can be deadly for a cat to get those.

Weena was fast at her ribbon obsession, too, Before you knew it she’d have bitten off pieces. It got so bad that we totally quit putting ribbons on any packages, No ribbons on Christmas or birthday presents any more, because she would find them. We’d try to bribe her away from them, but that almost never worked.

How do I end this?

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter…whether you BBQ ribs outdoors this weekend, or scribble on paper, I hope you have fun. 🙂

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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