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Veteran’s Day – SOCS – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Arm

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Veteran’s Day – SOCS – Stream of Consciusness Saturday – Arm

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 11/17

Today’s SOCS is to use the word ‘arm’. We can use it as is, or as part of another word.

Thanks, Linda, for hosting the SOCS challenge every week.

If you’d like to join in, just click the link above, to find out details.

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Today, November 11, is Veteran’s Day. We honor all Veterans.

As a retired military (Army) family we are very grateful for all service members, of all branches, for what they have done, sacrificed, and are still doing today.

To be a military family, there are many circumstances that are so different from those who have not been around this type of community. Here are some:

  • Saying good-bye to your spouse or loved one, as they leave for a tour of duty, sometimes in a foreign country.
  • As an Army wife, when your husband is gone, you have to be totally in charge of the children, and household. This could be for months on end, or even a year.
  • Worrying if he will be coming home safe and sound. Worrying about the kids. Worrying about the finances.
  • Regularly seeing an Army helicopter landing across the street.
  • Hearing “Taps” being played at the end of each day.
  • Hearing the field training of guns and mortars being fired (as practice) so loud it rattles the windows.
  • Detouring around an Army tank that’s parked in the street.
  • Appreciating the community of other Army wives, and the support of the base programs, and amenities.
  • Feeling so proud of your loved one.
  • Wonderful reunions when their tour of duty is completed, and they join you back home.

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© 2017 BS

SOCS – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Shortcut/Cut Short

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SOCS – Stream of Consciusness Saturday – Shortcut/Cut Short

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 4/17

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Today, Linda has asked us to write about ‘short cuts’, or ‘cut short’.

If you’d like to join in this weekly challenge, you can find the details at the above link.

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Short cuts, as in faster ways to do things, I suppose. I don’t usually do short cuts, as I get confused unless I follow every direction, one by one, to get to a result. Even then, I may not understand it. So, can’t say much about that. However, I did do a short cut once. I wrote about it in a diary I had. It only said, ‘I found a new way home – the alley’. I thought it was a cool way to go home from school, and that it would make it a shorter walk. Yes, we walked to school, which from my house was about 8 blocks or so away. Anyway, walking down the alleys was fun, and you never knew what you’d find.

Next we have ‘cut short’. That reminds me of getting my hair cut. I don’t like short hair on myself. I’ve had it short, before, but always let it grow out. There were a few times I went to get just a little trimmed off, or some layers put in my long hair, and the stylist went overboard, cutting my hair way too short, as in I had to go get a wig to wear until my hair grew out again. That’s why I only cut my own hair now, just a little off the bangs and top, to keep it out of my eyes. I’ll never trust a stylist again.

Anyway, I’ll leave it at that, and wish y’all a lovely weekend. Here’s a photo I took just a few minutes ago. 🙂

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Which, Witch, Wich

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 28/17

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For SOCS today, the prompt words are ‘which, witch, and wich’. Join in the fun and see other’s entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun!

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Which one of the words should I start with? Looks like I picked ‘which’.

Witch is a pretty popular word around this time of year, what with Halloween coming up. I like Halloween, which is my favorite holiday. Once, when I was a kid, I swear I saw a witch flying on her broom, across the full moon. Nobody believed me, though. I used to dress up as a witch for my costume. I’d say that was my main costume over the years.

So, now we move on to the …well, I don’t think it’s an actual word, just a beginning or end of a word. That is ‘wich’. It kinda sounds like which, and witch, doesn’t it! All I can think of for that is sandwich. Sand – wich … sounds pretty awful, a sandwich made of sand. Ick! I like some sandwiches, but get so tired of eating them. I like a BLT sandwich now and again, just leave off the T, or at least get the seeds out of the T.

So, which do you prefer? Which, witch, or wich? I know that is not even a full sentence. You know what I mean, don’t you? There were some confusing rules for this prompt, which I promptly forgot. Something about bonus points, or losing them, starting and ending with one of the which, witch, wich words. I’ll end with one.

“Happy Halloween,” said the witch. Here’s a rock I painted to look like a witch. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Well

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Well

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 14/17

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You, too, can join in this free writing challenge! See the details by clicking the above link. Linda G. Hill, would welcome you, and lots of people would like to read what you write! Really! 🙂

Today’s SOCS asks us to expound (yeah, there’s a word I don’t use much!) on the word ‘well’. Or, we can just use ‘well’ somewhere in our ramblings.

Expound, from what I saw as a definition, means to give statements, using a lot of details, especially in writing. ..or something like that

Well, that’s what I’m going to do right here, right now. I’m going to try to remember the details of what’s been going on the past couple of days, concerning my computer.

It may not be just my computer…’my’ computer, or could be with lots of people’s computers, or rather any social sites they are on.

Are any of you having problems?

Here’s mine:

  • Word Press, Face Book, Hotmail / Outlook / email
  • All are acting wonky
  • Randomly can’t make or leave comments or ‘likes’ on WP or FB
  • Have to click a couple of times on anything to get it to come up
  • Get lots of blank screens
  • Partial photos and partial scrolling
  • Can’t save or it takes forever to use the save
  • Delete email notifications, then they are back again
  • Games are a mess
  • Sometimes all works fine, then randomly don’t

Well, that’s all I can think of at the moment, and there’s probably more I’ve encountered the past 2 days. I thought it was a Friday 13th trick, but it’s still going on today.

Well, we’ll see how it goes, and hopefully things will straighten out soon, as it’s driving me bonkers!

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© 2017 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Save/Safe

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Save/Safe

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 6/17

To find out details of how to join in, just click the above link. See other entries there, too.

It’s time for the SOCS fun! Today’s challenge is hosted by Joey! Her blog, “Joeyfully Stated” can be found here.  https://jolenemottern.com/ Thanks so much!

The prompt words today are ‘save/safe’.

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The first thing I thought of was this song, because I always liked it, and listen to it a lot.

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“Save Tonight”, by Eagle Eye Cherry, was released in 1997, from the album, “Desireless”. It was written by Eagle Eye Cherry, and is on the Work label.

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Then, I only could think of regular things with the word save, such as:

  • Save the date
  • Save the last dance for me
  • Safe and sound
  • S**t fire and save matches (sorry)
  • Keep safe

So, I thought some more, while I was putting the wet laundry into the dryer.

  • Life Savers candy (I used to love the CinnOmin ones, especially with coffee, but they’re hard to find any more)
  • Life Savers (as in life preservers, life jackets that you wear when on the water or in a boat)
  • Super Savers (a coupon company I did telemarketing for – coupon booklet sales)
  • Clipping coupons to get the savings amount (I did this for awhile, but never remembered to actually use them)

And…that’s about it.

Except for saving all kinds of stuff for my scrapbooks!

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Wishing y’all a safe weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Do What?…SOCS – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – do/dew/due

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Do What?… Stream of Consciousness Saturday – do/dew/due

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS September 30-17

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Today’s SOCS gives us the prompt words, do/dew/due.

Join in the challenge! If you do, you’ll find it is fun to write stream of consciousness style. Click the above link for details. 🙂

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Do you usually have something come to mind, as soon as you see the new prompt for the week? I do, but then I keep thinking about it, and come up with a bunch of other things that have to do with the prompt words.

This is the first thing I thought of for the word, ‘do’. The TV game show, “Jeopardy”, and it’s final jeopardy theme song. Every time I hear it, I don’t actually hum it, but say the word ‘do’ along with the music. Do you do that, too?

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Next, I thought of what I say all the time, when I didn’t hear what someone said, or need more explanation of what they said. “Do, what?” I read that it is mostly heard from people in TX and throughout the southern states. Do you say, “Do what?” a lot?

Then, I thought of dew. Well, everybody knows what dew is, right?

But, did you think of the library way of classifying books on the shelves? The Dewey Decimal System was created by Melvil Dewey in 1876, and is still in use in today’s libraries. Thank you, Mr. Dewey! (yes, I did look that up)

Last, is the word, ‘due’. I’m thinking that it is the end of the month, and the usual bills are due to be paid, again. Blah! I hate to see our bank account dwindle, as each bill is paid. Has to be done, though.

As a latecomer to the thinking about the prompt words, I thought of another phrase we say  lot. When someone asks you, “How ya doin'”, we lots of times just say, “I’m doin'”. Guess that means we’re doing just fine, getting along okay. Is this just another southern saying?

Well, this post is due to be posted, so do whatever you need/want to do this weekend! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

Choices – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Hot/Cold

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 23/17

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Today, Linda has asked us to consider the words hot and cold. To join in the challenge, just click the above link.

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Hot and Cold are pretty much opposite of each other, wouldn’t you agree?

Some things are really hot, others are really cold.

Do we always have to choose one or the other?

What if it is neither hot or cold, and instead is just lukewarm?

That got me thinking of why it is called ‘luke’ warm. I know it means tepid, or the in between temperature, maybe room temperature, but why ‘luke’. I mean, I think of luke as a name, probably a boy’s name…Luke. What if they called it some other name, say like Tom, or Billy, or even Janie? That would sound silly, saying something is Tomwarm, Billywarm, or Janiewarm. It could have happened, though, and we’d be used to it that way, instead of lukewarm.

Moving on…

I like my coffee and my food really hot. Most times it cools off too quickly, so I have to keep warming it up in the microwave. I should say I keep ‘hotting’ it up.

When I turn on the faucet, I can never get the water to be just right. It is usually too hot or too cold, so I have to keep adjusting the temperature. I spend half of my time doing the adjusting.

One more thing…I like hot weather, and I can’t stand cold weather. Being lukewarm weather is okay, but boring. I like the change of seasons, but they run too long, and the one you like best seems to be over before you’ve enjoyed it enough. Like fall weather, it never lasts long here, as we go from scorching hot, to too cold sometimes within a few days. At least the cold part doesn’t last long here.

There you have it.

May you enjoy your weekend, be it either lukewarm, hot or cold.

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© 2017 BS

 

Vol – Stream of Consciousness Saturday 9/16/17

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Vol – Stream of Consciousness Saturday 9/16/17

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 16/17

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Thanks, Linda, for hosting this fun challenge, and the prompts! To join in, just click the above link for the details. You can also see other entries there.

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This week for SOCS we have to think of the word/letters ‘vol’. That’s not even a word, you say? True, but we can use any word that has ‘vol’ in it. Yay!

I’ve thought of several, so here goes…

Volunteer – I don’t remember that I’ve ever done any volunteer work, so can’t write about that.

Volumn – wait, had to look up how to spell this, and it is ‘volume’! (haha, I thought I was good at spelling, but I’ve found I have to look up words more often now)

Anyway, Volume…

I like volume (not with a capital letter this time, or maybe it should be VOLUME!) Most times I like to listen to music very loud. I like to sing along, but can’t carry a tune for anything. So, if the music is turned up really loud, I can sing along, and no one can actually hear my out of tune singing. Ya think?

Another volume is for my hair. I have very fine, straight hair that won’t curl for anything, but I want more volume in it. So, I backcomb/rat/tease the top so it will look fuller, with more volume.

And this brings us to the very first thing I thought of when I read the prompt of ‘vol’.

Volbeat

Volbeat is one of my favorite bands. I really like all their songs. (Oh no, you say…here comes another music video from me. You are right!) Now, excuse me a second while I go find one to share. Okay? It’ll just take a tiny bit of time… Take this interlude to think your own thoughts about the prompt, ‘vol’.

Here’s one of my favorite videos from Volbeat!

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“The Bliss”, by Volbeat, was released in 2016, from the album, “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie”. It’s written by Michael Poulsen.

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So, that’s my thoughts on the prompt, ‘vol’. Hope your weekend is full of Bliss, and at the volume you prefer. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

Motive – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Motive – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 9/17

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The prompt word of the day for SOCS is ‘motive’.

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the above link to find out how, and to see other entries.

Thanks, Linda!

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We’re supposed to write this as a stream of consciousness type of, well…writing. That means to type whatever comes into your mind, just as it comes, with no planning of what you’re going to say. You can correct misspellings, but basically, that’s it. The problem is, trying to think of something that has to do with the prompt word. Today’s is ‘motive’.

The only thing I can think of…well, there are 2 things.

Motive rhymes with Votive. That’s votive, as in candles? Votive candles are little ones, I think. I have a lot of candles, votive, and other kinds, bigger ones. I like them, but almost never light them. I would probably forget to blow them out if we went somewhere, and I wouldn’t want something to catch fire.

The other thing I thought about is the word, motivate. The mister is always saying that.”Let’s motivate!” This is to say, let’s get a move on, get in the car, let’s go. Him saying that never actually made any of us motivate any faster, though. In fact, the more we are urged to hurry up, the slower it makes us, because it interrupts what we’re doing.

Motive, Votive, Motivate. I thought of that song by INXS, called “Mediate”. That is the one where they hold up all the different rhyming words to the lyrics. I watched it, and not one of those words were motive, or motivate. Almost all their sign words had the ending rhyme as ‘…ate’, but not motivate. Oh, well.

Guess I’d better motivate on with the day. Have a good one, y’all. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 26/17

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Todays SOCS is supposed to begin with the prompt word ‘When’. Join in the challenge and see other entries by clicking the above link.

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When I saw this on FB I wanted to save it, because what a week it has been. Actually, less than a week from the eclipse to the hurricane. Wild!

I hope anyone in Hurricane Harvey’s path is staying safe.

from “Texas Country Music Concerts” https://www.facebook.com/TxCMC/

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When we looked at the sky on Monday, we thought we might see a bit of the eclipse. We were supposed to have about 75 percent of it here. But, the day was overcast and the clouds were pretty thick. We took a photo, but there was just a bright spot in amongst a bunch of clouds. We have since had some rain, with thunder and lightning, but not from the hurricane. We’re a bit too far north to get any effects from it. Now, we do get some of the outflow from hurricanes, when they are on the west side of Mexico. They usually bring a lot of rain to us here.

When we were in south Texas, close to Corpus Christi, there was one predicted to hit, but it changed directions or something. Everyone was getting prepared beforehand, though, just in case.

When we were in south Texas, too, there was an eclipse. We were on the edge of totality, I think. This was 1984, if I remember. That time everything got pretty dark that mid morning, and the streetlights came on. It looked very eerie.

When we were in Japan, we were in a Catagory 5 Typhoon. That was Typhoon Tip. We had trees blown down, and lots of rain.

When extreme weather is happening anywhere, I really am interested in it all. I think that is because of the F5 Tornado I was in here, in 1970.

When I looked out the back door just now, I see that it is pouring down rain!

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