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Coo-Coo – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘co’

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Coo-Coo – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘co’

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 17/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “co-” Find a word that uses “co” as a prefix and use it in your post. Have fun!

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For today’s SOCS we have the prompt word/letters ‘co’.

Linda G. Hill hosts this fun weekly challenge, and you just never know what the prompt will be, but it’s always fun. Join in why don’t you! Click the above link to find out how easy it is, and also see other entries.

Thanks so much, Linda! 🙂

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cocococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococococo

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There, that is out of the way. Just wanted to make a whole line of ‘co’ to see what it would look like. 🙂

It’s actually Friday afternoon here when I’m typing this part. I need a nap. But, I keep trying to think of something with the ‘co’ letters. Should it be like co-operate? should it be like co-conspiritor (whatever that is, and however you spell it – not gonna look it up), or should it be like cocoa, or coconut?

How about confuse, confused, confusing? I know … pro and con!

Well, time for a break 🙂

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Okay, now it’s Saturday morning. Time to think of more ‘co’ things.

The doves outside are always cooing. Sometimes they are on top of the house and I can hear them really good through our vent in the stove hood thing. I guess the outlet pipe is right by where they sit and coo to each other.

How about Coca-Cola? I like to drink a Coke sometimes, but have started drinking the sugar free kind called Zevia, made with the sweetener Stevia plant. It’s good.

And now I’m coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs with all this thinking about ‘co’. Wish I had a cookie!

Wishing y’all a completely contented weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 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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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

How to Waste Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Instructions

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How to Waste Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Instructions

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “instructions.” Write instructions for anything you know how to do. As detailed or as rambling as you’d like. Enjoy!

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For today’s SOCS, Linda has given us the instructions to write about instructions. This will be interesting to see.

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link for details, and also to see more entries about instructions. 🙂

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I’m probably an expert in wasting time. I have plenty of time in a day, just like everyone does, but at the end of the day I’ve found I did nothing much.

If you’d like to know how to waste time too, here’s some instructions of the way I do that:

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Get up early

make coffee  & feed cat

play computer games while you are waking up

look outside – it’s still dark

heat up coffee that has gotten cold already

Look outside – it’s light out now

Count cats

go in another room

forget why you came in there

go back to original room

flip through a jillion tv channels for something good

don’t find anything good

look out window at the birds

count cats again

feed & water cats

talk to cats

decide to listen to that song that you can’t get out of your head

find it  – listen to it

listen to several more songs

decide you need to move around some, so do some living room dancing

try to get the cat involved – she just stares at you

make up silly words to song for the cat – she just stares at you, then goes to sleep

go get some iced tea

think of something to write on blog

now you’re hungry – go to kitchen – maybe you’ll get an idea

take a photo of what you found to eat

look at the hundreds of photos you already have

look at the time – half the day is gone already

get a text from somebody – answer it

this takes awhile, as the conversation goes back & forth

look at time

get more iced tea

count cats – aww they are so cute … look at them being cute

wait – one of the cats aren’t there

worry about where that cat is

watch birds eat cat food

watch cats watching the bird eating their cat food – and they don’t care

check the weather on TV or phone – look outside to see if it matches what the TV or phone says – it doesn’t

try to keep your eyes open, because you got up so early you now need a nap

play some computer games to stay awake

remember you’re supposed to be doing a blog post

look at time – it’s late – time for bed

next day – repeat all the above

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© 2019 BS

Chewbacca Catastrophe- Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Chew/Choo

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Chewbacca Catastrophe – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Chew/Choo

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “chew/choo.” Use one or both, any way you’d like. Have fun!

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For today’s SOCS we are prompted with the words ‘chew/choo”. Should be interesting. Thanks, Linda!

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

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For a little bit I couldn’t think of much to say about these words other than the obvious = chewing our food, and choo-choo trains.

But you know, when you’re off doing something else, an idea will come to you, and you hope you don’t forget it before you get back here to type about it. Yeah…

Well, I did remember. However, this is a memory I remember, but maybe not exactly.

You see, it’s about Chewbacca from Star Wars. At least I think it is.

My daughter had those little plastic figurine toys people collect from famous movies. She had them all – Chewbacca, R2D2, C3PO, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and played with them all the time. (wish we still had them in the original packaging because they were among the first to be available for sale), but at the time, she wanted to play with them.

Now one day she forgot, and left them outside in the yard.

Dun – Dun – Dun –

That’s when Chewbacca got chewed up by the lawn mower! It was a tragedy…he was all mangled. So sad…but she kept him anyway…poor old Chewbacca.

Now I’m almost positive it was Chewbacca that had the mishap, but like faded memories go, it might have been Han Solo or C3PO that lost a leg. Yeah, catastrophes happened to all of them. Except Princess Leia – she was golden! Those toys had a hard life. 🙂

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So that’s all I have for today.

Have a great weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Golf – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Golf – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 29/19

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Happy Saturday! Here’s what Linda G. Hill has given us for our SOCS prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “for/fore/four.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you want. Enjoy!

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Thanks, Linda!

If you’d like to add your thoughts to this prompt, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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Will there be four for playing golf? Fore! Look Out!  🙂

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Yep, that’s the first thing I thought of … golf. Seems they always want a foursome for a round of golf.

I don’t play golf, but I’ve tried a couple of times. It’s just not my kind of fun.

However, my mister is a golfer, and has been for years. In fact, for awhile he was a golf pro at a country club here. He had his regular group of guys he’d go out for a game of golf all the time. They won lots of local tournaments.

Most all the guys in my family were golfers. My dad played, my uncle played, my cousin played, and we still have friends that play golf.

I know more about golf than I ever wanted to know, for not even playing. It’s on the TV all the time. I’ve heard all the televised tournaments through all the years, and know quite a lot about the big name players. I know most all the terms used in golf.

We have golf bags, golf tees, golf balls, golf shoes, golf towels, golf trophies, golf knick-knacks, golf books, golf magazines, golf movies, and probably lots more I can’t even think of right now.

That’s a lot more than four for golf things. FORE!

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© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Leaves

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Leaves

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 22/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “leaves.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

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For SOCS, we have the prompt word, ‘leaves’. Several ways you can go with this word. Linda G. Hill, our hostess, gives us fun prompts every week. To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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Well, this is SOCS, so here goes…

Leaves, yes there are leaves on the trees, and sometimes they are green like now for summer, but I like the orange and yellow and red leaves of autumn more. We have one tree in our yard, the front yard. It is a fruitless mulberry and is pretty large. It has probably a jillion leaves. The best is when they all turn yellow, and drift slowly down to the ground, making a crunchy carpet of yellow. Some years they fall here and there, but a few times, we’ve had a hard freeze, and the leaves just all come down at once, whomp! So weird.

Now, I want to talk about table leaves. Table leaves? Table leafs?

There are some kitchen or dining room tables that have extra inserts you can add, to make the table larger. You pull apart the two sides leaving a gap. That’s where you put the extra wood piece, and we always called it the table leaf. Or leaves, if you have more than one insert. Do they even make tables like that anymore? Our table here does not do that. It has no leaves.

And now, I will take my leave, and wish y’all a happy Saturday! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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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© 2019 BS