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Can’t Find It – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Flower/Flour

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Flower/Flour

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 22/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flower/flour.” Use one, use both, it’s totally up to you. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, Linda has given us the prompt words ‘flower/flour’. Thanks, Linda!

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Where is it? Why can’t I find it? It was right here…I just saw it not long ago, but it’s just not here. Where did it go? Where did I put it? It’s always right here.

These are my thoughts, and I also say them out loud to myself when I can’t find something. I don’t claim to be any which way of organized, because I’m surely not, but when you know you have something, I’d think it should be in the last place you saw it. Right?

That never happens. I’ve been looking since I saw the prompt, because I had an idea of what to write about, but what I was looking for just is not here. I wanted to take a photo of it, now that idea went bust.

I’ll probably find it later today, or tomorrow, in the exact place I was looking today. That’s the way it goes.

Anyway… what I was looking for is a book. It is an illustrated how to book of making cute little flour/salt doo-dads or ornaments. They are really easy to make, and we’ve made them before. It takes salt and flour and water, then you either let air dry, or bake for a little bit until dry, then you can paint them. We’ve made the occasional Christmas ornament, or magnets, or just fun little figures.

Now, I can’t take a photo of the colorful cover of the book I can’t find. Do you even know or have seen these craft items I’m trying to talk about? Surely, everyone has, at one time or another?

Well, I post photos of flowers every day, so I wanted to use the other prompt word in a slightly different way…flour…but not as used in edible food.

So, how do I end this?

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Pretend that is a photo of the salt/flour book cover.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Cereal – Stream of Consciousness Saturday SOCS – Post

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Cereal – Stream of Consciousness Saturday SOCS – Post

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 15/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “post.” Use it as a word, or find a word that uses it as a prefix. Have fun!

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Today Linda has suggested the word, ‘post’ as our topic to write about. Thanks, Linda!

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Post * Post * Post

Lots of ideas, but how to start?

I remember the cereal called, “Post Toasties”. I don’t think they still make them, but it was the only kind of corn flakes my dad would eat. I don’t know why, as the Kellogg’s corn flakes are just as good.

Now, this isn’t strictly SOC, because I was curious and looked stuff up. It seems a man by the name of C. W. Post was an inventor of many things, and one of them was the cereal. He founded a town named after him, Post, Texas, and it is 41 miles from where we live now. I’ve been there, before.

Post * Post * Post

I post stuff on here all the time. Either posting or publishing…same same?

Does anyone still use the Post Office much these days? We have a postman that delivers our junk mail, and bills every day, so I guess so. I don’t go to the actual post office much, as there are usually long lines you have to wait in to be able to do whatever it is you came in to do. We don’t mail packages there, as we use the UPS office that is very much closer to our house.

Oh…Post-Its sticky note pads. Yep, I use tons of those. They are so handy!

So, there’s a few things about ‘post’ that I thought of.

Now, I will close this post, as my eyes are bothering me the last few days. May be allergies, but they are red, itchy, watery, and burning, and feels like sand in them.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Connected -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Bodily Function

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Connected – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Bodily Function

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 11/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “bodily function.” Decide on one or write about a whole bunch of bodily functions. Bonus inspiration: here’s a website. Enjoy!

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Linda G. Hill, our SOCS hostess, has given us the prompt of ‘bodily functions’. Thanks, Linda!

This is a weird one, I think, which could go in many different directions. The link above (website), has some really funny sounding words, but they are all real, and have meanings for normal bodily functions.

Anyway…here goes…

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Head, shoulders, knees, and toes…knees, and toes…

No?

The arm bone’s connected to the shoulder bone…

No?

Well, all this talk about connectedness in the body is kind of what we’re learning about in today’s SOCS prompt – bodily functions.

It seems you can’t have one without the other in order to be alive. Right?

The brain functions as the control center of everything and tells your normal bodily functions how to operate. So, if your brain doesn’t tell your muscles and skeleton bones to perform, then you’d not be doing anything. Your heart is a muscle, and keeps things going, but your lungs bring in air to breathe, which is important, too.

See how everything is connected?

Bodily functions have to be in concert with all the individual instruments working in harmony, or you’d cease to exist!

Well, all this stuff about bodily functions being connected, reminds me of the School House Rock song, and how body parts function in conjunction with each other.

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And, here’s how it’s all connected in this fun song…

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Who Ya Gonna Call? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Call

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Who Ya Gonna Call? – Stream f Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Call

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 4/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “call.” Use the word “call” or any word that contains those letters in that order. Have fun!

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Who ya gonna call?

Ghost busters!

This is a fun song and a great movie, even if it is kind of silly.

What it reminds me of is taking my girls to the skating rink every Saturday morning. They took skating lessons for awhile, and this song played a lot over the loudspeakers. I heard it before I ever saw the movie.

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“Ghostbusters Theme Song”, by Ray Parker, Jr., is from the movie, “Ghostbusters”, and is on the album, “Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack Album”. It was released in 1983, and is on the Arista label. It was written by Ray Parker, Jr.

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Well, anyway…I had to put that song on here because it’s the first thing I thought of for the prompt word, ‘call’.

My grand-daughter loves anything creepy and strange, and Halloween things, and loves to hunt for ghosts, too. Except this week she was all into Christmas and singing me songs, like the Partridge in a Pear Tree, with the 4 calling birds!

I’ve had several jobs of calling people on the phone…yes, the dreaded and hated telemarketers. I was one. Actually, those jobs were the most fun I’ve ever had at working. I had my share of cranky people, rude comments, and hang ups, but still, I liked it. And I really normally hate talking on the phone. My friends would call me and we’d talk and I’d enjoy it, but I was never one to initiate a call. Even now, it’s rare, except to call a business to see what time they open/close. Anything else, I get all flustered and can’t say it right, what I’m trying to get across. Probably the telemarketing job was easy, because we had a script we had to say every time, and then we could ad lib a bit. Also, the other employees were a fun bunch of people to work with, along with the employers of these many jobs I had.

Well, enough about this for now…

I’ll wish y’all a happy Saturday, with calls or no calls, ghosts or no ghosts…however you like it. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Tea/T/Tea

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Tea/T/Tea

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 28/18

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Happy Saturday! Here’s what our fabulous hostess, Linda G. Hill, has given us for the prompt. Thanks, Linda!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “T, tea, tee.” Theme your post around “tea” or “tee,” or find a word that starts with “T” and talk about that. Bonus points if you manage to incorporate all three. Enjoy!

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To admit I’m a tea drinker isn’t difficult. I have a glass of iced tea with me almost all the time. Only if I’m having coffee or milk, do I not have my tea. I’ve tried it hot, but not a big fan of it that way. Just ice cold tea will do. Maybe I should try it hot more often, though.

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Tees, as in golf tees, are always around here. The mister is a golfer, so we have lots of tees. I tried golfing a couple of times, and it was okay, but really I’d much rather just drive the golf cart around. That part was fun.

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Then, there are the double T words, of which there are too many to tangle with at this time. (9 words starting with letter T in that sentence)

Here’s one we see around town all the time. The double T of Texas Tech University.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Lightnin’ Bugs -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Bug

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Bug

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 23/18

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Here’s Linda’s prompt for SOCS – Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “bug.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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We were up in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend to visit family. As I was sitting out on the porch come dusk, the fireflies started blinking their little lights on and off, all over the yard and around the greenery.

I really like seeing these little bugs. We don’t have them where I live, and have only seen them other places we’ve been. We always just called them ‘lightnin’ bugs’.

I tried to take a photo of some, but you know what…it’s very hard to snap a picture at just the moment the little bugs flash their signal. It only lasts for a second, and they are flying here and there pretty fast.

Here’s my attempt at catching one at just the right time.  Those little bright green parts on the first two photos are the bugs. The last one is a bigger view of the yard, and the little speck of light almost center is the light of the firefly, It’s enlarged some, in the middle photo.

Anyway, I sure enjoyed watching the lightnin’ bugs every evening.

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“Fireflies”, by Owl City, was released in 2009, from their album, “Ocean Eyes”, and was written by Adam Young. It’s on the Universal Republic label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Favorite Word

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Favorite Word

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 2/18

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Time for another SOCS, and Linda has prompted us with this…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “your favourite word.” What’s your favourite word? Write about it, base your post on it, or just write about the concept of having one. Enjoy!

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Picking my favorite word is impossible, as that would be like picking my favorite child. There are so many wonderful words out there, some that mean a lot, and some that just sound beautiful, or even fun and silly words.

A couple of my favorite words are Ghost and Peace. In fact, I have both of these words as tattoos. Two other words I have tattooed are my grandchildren’s names, which are beautiful to me.

What can I say, I like all kinds of words. Here are some fun ones to say:

  • Snickerdoodle – yummy cookie & fun word
  • Haboob – Nasty sand storm we have sometimes – fun to say, though
  • Doo-dad – When you can’t think of what that thing is.

And, here are some pretty words I like:

  • ethereal
  • mysterious
  • ephemeral

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – On the Farm

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – On the Farm

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 12/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “on the farm.” Find a word that has a farm animal sound in it, i.e. sMOOth, and use it in your post. Bonus points if you include three or more. Have extra fun!

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That above is our guideline for our SOCS post today. Thanks for keeping these prompts interesting, Linda! 🙂

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Mr. Moony, our next-door neighbor, came roaring around the corner of our house.

“Slow down, Mr. Moony,” I brayed at him, but he didn’t. Before I could say another word, he’d tripped, boinking his head on my tree, knocking some of the bark off the trunk.

“What’s gotten you in such a mood,” I asked as I helped him up.

“Those people (peep) down at the one-hour glasses place gave me the wrong prescription. Now my peepers are all blurry. I can’t even tell a poplar tree from a person (purr).

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Monkey Blood – Stream of Consciousness Saturday SOCS – Mon

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Monkey Blood – Stream of Consciousness Saturday SOCS – Mon

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 14/18

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Today for SOCS our fearless leader, Linda, has asked us to write something with the letters ‘mon’ as part of a word, or not. Thanks, Linda!

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There are so many words starting with ‘mon’, or have ‘mon’ in the word, that I was all over the place trying to settle on something. So here goes…

I don’t like monkeys of any kind, but I kept coming back to monkey as the subject.

Monkey Blood. Have you ever heard of that? It’s what we used to call the antiseptic liquid Mercurochrome. When we were kids, anytime we had a scrape or small cut, we’d get the monkey blood treatment. It came in a small, dark bottle, with an applicator. Mom would paint it on us. Oh, it was bright red in color. I don’t know how it came to be called monkey blood, but maybe it was to make us laugh instead of cry. I kind of remember the stuff would sting a bit. Every time you’d see another kid, we could compare our monkey blood paintings.

I guess it was an all purpose remedy. We’d also get our sore throats painted with monkey blood. Most times Grandma would come over, yank a stiff straw from the household broom, wrap a bit of cotton on one end, soak it in Mercurochrome, and tell us to open wide. She’d stick that straw to the back of our throat and paint it with the red stuff. We didn’t like that at all, but I supposed it helped. Our sore throat would go away pretty fast.

Another monkey thing…

There was a house down the road that we’d pass on the way to the grocery store. They owned a monkey. It was kept in a large cage hooked onto the back of the house. Every time we passed, we’d look for the monkey, and holler, “There’s the monkey!”

Well, enough about monkeys. There’s some more things I was going to say, but this is getting long. How did I wind up talking about monkeys, anyway? I don’t even like them!

Hope you’re having a fun Saturday, with or without monkeys! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Bun Vac – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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Bun Vac – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 30/18

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For today’s SOCS we have the word, ‘bun’, to write about. Thanks for the prompt, Linda!

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The first thing I think of when I hear or see the word, ‘bun’, is the Bun Vac.

What’s a Bun Vac, you ask? It’s from a 2005  animated movie called, “Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit”.

This is a funny movie about Wallace, inventor extraordinaire, and his dog Grommit. He invents a type of vacuum that is used to suck up all the naughty rabbits that are eating the ‘veg’ in the garden.  The Bun Vac is reminds me of the kind of tubes you see at a drive-in bank place. You put something into the container, then put it in the pneumatic vacuum tube to be sucked into the main bank.

Anyway, we thought it was hilarious, and we’d threaten the cats with using the Bun Vac on them, if they were being naughty. Of course it was just a joke. We still have conversations about the Bun Vac, even today in certain circumstances.

So…now I’ve typed ‘bun’ a lot of times, and mentioned rabbits. Maybe that is what the prompt was about? Rabbits and bunnies for the Easter Sunday? Or maybe I could have talked about the type of hair-do shaped into a ‘bun’! I’ve never worn my hair that way, but think about it sometimes. Oh, maybe ‘bun’ is for the type of bread shaped into buns or rolls. There are all kinds of buns, like the bottom buns I sit on when I type these SOCS posts? haha!

Well, on that note, I wish y’all a happy weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS