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Near-ly Died – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Near/Far

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Near-ly Died – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Near/Far

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “near/far.” Use “near,” use “far,” use them both if you’d like. In fact, if you start your post with one and end with the other, you get bonus points! Enjoy!

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Thanks for the prompts every week, Linda!

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

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Near-ly died! Almost died! Could-a died! Like-ta died! All of those I know I’ve said many times when something is so horrible or scary to me.

Or, I say them when something is so funny I cry tears and my stomach muscles are hurting from laughing so hard.

I had reason to use the first example the other day. Nothing was fun or funny about it.

Not much freaks me out, but this … this …

What it was, was this:

I’d been trying to grow a potato in a jar of water. I used to do this a lot and they make pretty leaf vines. I also had an avocado pit I was trying to grow in water, too. It had put out some roots, but nothing was happening up top. They were on my kitchen window sill.

The potato hadn’t really started sprouting, or maybe just a tiny bit. I was looking close at it to see, but what I saw really freaked me out! OMG!!!! Worms or some kind of creepy creature was swimming around in the water. Well they weren’t really swimming, they were tiny white skinny things just spurting spurting spurting!! EEEE (me screaming)

I ran screaming out of the kitchen to get my husband. Thank goodness he was here to help, otherwise I’d have packed my bags and left home right that minute.

I told him to get rid of it all. First he had to look at them. UGH! He said there were four or five of them in the water. I couldn’t look. I was still shuddering and shivering and going UGH over and over.

He did get rid of all of it, everything that was on the window sill. But, I still can’t get the horribleness out of my mind’s eye. I keep seeing them. Maybe someday I’ll forget.

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Puzzles

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Puzzles 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/09/17/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-18-2021/

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Thanks for the SOCS prompts every week, Linda!

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

Here’s what we are challenged with today:

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

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I’m a fan of all kinds of puzzles, the exception being those stated logic puzzles and the math kind like Sudoku ones. Can’t get those at all.

For a long time we were working jigsaw puzzles, which I posted a lot of the finished pictures as we went along. But, it’s been a couple of years since we worked any, though we have a bunch of new ones we haven’t even opened yet. We were working them on a really large heavy poster board on the kitchen table. Then eventually the table got filled up with other things of paper work. We’d have to clear all that off, with no where to put it if we were to get out another puzzle.

I’ve always liked crosswords either in the little magazines or the newspapers. I have a lot of the books, but we don’t take the newspaper any more.

Other puzzles I used to like was those manipulative kind you’d get in a kid’s magician’s kit. I’d also buy the different kinds that grown ups try to work and I’d find them at yard sales.

When I was going through some boxes of stuff of my granny’s after she passed on, I found this 8 foot long crossword puzzle she’d filled in a lot of the squares.

My grand-ma showed me how to work the skeleton puzzles in those little magazines. That was when I was a kid, and the first pencil puzzles I remember doing.

After that there was no stopping me … years and years of pencil puzzle fun!

Here’s what I wrote one time:

This is a giant crossword puzzle that says it’s 8 feet long! It’s squares are almost all filled in, I’m thinking by my granny. She was a dedicated crossword puzzle fan, and always had one going, either from books of them, or from the newspapers. She was serious about working them, and used a crossword dictionary all the time, too. She’d get her reading glasses on, and not stop until they were done, even if they were difficult.

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© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Where

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Where

https://lindaghill.com/2021/09/10/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-11-2021/

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

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Where was I on 9/11 twenty years ago?

I was at home just eating breakfast at the kitchen table and reading. I can’t remember what I was reading, either a book or the morning newspaper.

The TV news was on and I heard the breaking news announcement and looked up to see the horror that would continue about the horrific news that would be on all that day. I hurried up and put in a VHS tape, and let it run. I still have it.

Honestly, I’m not all that familiar with New York landmarks or buildings or anything, except the Statue of Liberty. I’ve seen that. So, I’d never even heard of the World Trade Center twin towers before.

My daughter had just left for her college classes, and my husband was at work. We didn’t have a cell phone, so no texting for us, but we did have phone calls to make to each other, and to my other daughter in another state. It was so scary to hear all of what was happening. We didn’t know anyone who was close to the devastation that day.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years ago. May peace be to all those who perished, and those who continue to suffer from the continuing memories and health concerns to this day. ❤

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© 2021 BS

Playful Pins – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Pin

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Playful Pins – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Pin 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/09/03/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-4-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pin.” Use it as a noun, use it as a verb, use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Thanks for the prompt each Saturday, Linda!<3

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Pins … have I got pins!

I’ve had and worn pins since I was a kid, and I still have some of them. I have collected a few over the years, too, and like wearing them from time to time.

Pins, sometimes also called brooches, are fun. There are lots of variety in shapes and subjects to choose from, too. You can find them for holidays, birds, political (sometimes called buttons – but they are pins, too), animals of all kinds, souvenir pins from concerts you attend, and I’m sure many more kinds. They can add a fun flair to what you wear, and/or make a statement of something you’re in favor of. There are even little machines you can buy to make your own created pin!

I did try to find out the difference, if there was one, between a pin and a brooch. Can’t remember it exactly, but it was ‘all brooches are pins, but not all pins are brooches’. However, they both are decorative jewelry worn on your clothes.

Well, I have both, or all, or whatever you want to call it. I have fun ones, and antique fancy ones. I’ve bought them myself, and have also received some as gifts.

Here are a very few of the many I have.

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  • Childhood pins – letter B, golden horse, black poodle dog, honor society pin
  • another golden horse, a red cross beginning swimmer pin
  • five different cat pins
  • three button pins (political, concert, souvenir)
  • scarab beetle pins
  • Antique oval brooch – gold filigree edges, yellow roses on white background

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© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – My/Yours

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – My/Yours 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/08/27/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-28-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “my.” Start your post with the word “My.” Bonus points if you end your post with “yours.” Enjoy!

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My ears don’t want to hear it, but honestly the TV is right by my computer desk here, and there is no way I can tune it all out.

I’m cringing right now because of the inane TV sitcoms that keep playing. The Mr. keeps the remote all day long, and besides flipping channels every few minutes/seconds, he goes back to the same old sitcoms we’ve seen a thousand times. Over and over I have to sit here listening to stupid plots, fake accents the actors put on – especially bad southern ones – and I want to scream!

Sometimes he lands on something else, like golf games. I don’t like golf or golf on TV either, but it’s much better than those #!@ sitcoms. I’d plug in my earbuds to some music, but on the computer I can do only one thing or another. Watch and listen to a music video (to drown out the TV noise) or read blogs and type and stuff, not both at the same time.

Yeah, we only have the one TV (there is another in a bedroom, but no one watches it), and one computer. I can ignore or whatever any other type of show, but the sitcoms get in my brain and won’t let go. Sometimes when I get a chance, I’ll push mute on the remote for some much needed silence, or go out in the garage for a reading and listening to the oldies radio music break, but it’s so hot out there in the summer and so cold out there in the winter.

Well, enough of this complaining. Hope your weekend is going good. I will just end this with the word ‘yours’.

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ode

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ode

https://lindaghill.com/2021/08/20/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-21-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ode.” Find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.” Have fun!

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An ode to the toad with the node

A toad sings an ode to his node

The node is embarrassed and falls off.

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Okay, think of something else …

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My abode has a lodestone inside

But I need to solve the code to enter

And I’ve forgotten the numbers

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There once was a store called Mode

It sold second-hand clothes for an ode

But I’ve got a tin ear so was out of luck

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And that’s all I’ve got for today … Hope your weekend is fun!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

 

 

Weena – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Wee

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Weena – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Wee

https://lindaghill.com/2021/08/06/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-7-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wee.” Use the word “wee” or find a word that contains it and use it in your post. Have fun!

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Today’s prompt for SOCS is ‘wee’. Thanks, Linda!

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This is a great prompt for me, because it’s part of my blog name, teleportingweena!

Here’s what I’ve written before about how my blog got it’s name. I write pretty much everything stream of consciousness style, so don’t feel I’m cheating by repeating this. Many new readers may have never known why I call my blog by this name, so here it is …

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That brings me to the name of my blog…’teleportingweena’. 🙂 I chose it because I love the story of the Time Machine, by H. G. Wells, and the girl in the story, Weena. It is about time travel, and you never know exactly where you’ll land, or what you’ll see. Just like the vision I had when I started this blog. Also, our tabby cat was named Rowena, and we called her Weena. I’m convinced she could teleport herself to other dimensions. Sound kind of wacky, I know, but cats are mysterious, so you never quite know for sure. And now, Weena has been teleported across the Rainbow Bridge, and we miss her.

This is 'Weena' ...she teleports herself!

Weena

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© 2021 BS

Little Tabby – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Little Tabby – Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/07/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-31-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt. Enjoy!

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Cat! That’s the first word I think of when I see this little Tabby Cat.

He’s about 4 months old, and one of Wee Wow’s kittens. There are a couple more – a white and gold one, and there was a black and white one, too. I think that one traded places with one of Wow Wow’s kittens who stay across the street. They were all born within a day or two of each other. We have her solid black ones over here. Of course mom comes here too, every day for food.

We put out cat food for all the kitties around here. They get used to us and we can pet some of them, but others are skittish. All the cats around here come and go in the neighborhood.

This is the first photo I’ve taken of this little Tabby as he usually keeps a distance, but he’s getting bolder. I took a whole string of cat photos on July 28, with my phone. Hard to resist these cute kitties! 🙂

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© 2021 BS

Prize Winner? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Color

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Prize Winner? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Color 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/07/23/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-24-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “color/colour.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or pick a color and write about it–use it any way you like. Have fun!

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I love to color in coloring books, and I always have. I remember when I was a kid, hoping the dime store/variety store we shopped at would have a prize for being the 100th customer of the day. I of course would be the winner when I came through the door. haha … anyway the prize would be I could have any whole aisle of the store for free! I always chose the coloring books and crayons. I wanted them all.

I ‘helped’ when my girls were coloring, because I wanted to color, too. Now there are loads of coloring books for grown ups to enjoy, and yes, I have whole drawers full of them.

It’s fun to find out there are many blog challenges about colors, and I do some of these, too. Linda’s Escapist Coloring Club is one, and Jennifer’s Color Your World is another. Some others have dedicated days or weeks for photos of one color or another.

I like to use all color markers, pencils, crayons, and pens for coloring the pages. There are so many ways colors affect our lives. From the things we see every day, to beautiful scenery here on earth and up in the sky.

Hope your weekend is full of fun and color! ❤

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© 2021 BS

 

 

Special – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Words

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy!

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Well, we are to choose our least favorite word. This is a hard one, as I like all kinds of words.

One word that bugs me is this one – Special.

It’s an okay word, and I don’t mind it really, except it is over used.

Not everything can be special. You see it on greeting cards all the time – to a special mom or dad, to a special girl or boy. It’s got to where it’s used so much it has no ‘special’ meaning anymore. It’s bland, one size fits all – except I don’t like it. I avoid any cards that has that sentiment on it.

Another thing is every time I see it I can’t help but think of people being singled out for ‘special education’. I don’t like that. I guess they have to call it something, but it just seems so patronizing, and put in a box to be different. Kind of denigrating a person, looking down on someone.

I don’t know – I just don’t like the word special.

Short part of a skit for Saturday Night Live by Dana Carvey  – Church lady: ‘Well isn’t that special’

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© 221 BS