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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Key

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Key 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 7/19

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

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Today for SOCS we have the prompt word ‘key’. Thanks, Linda!

To join in this weekly fun challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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Key

The key

The key is gold

The key is silver, too

The key is old

The key is new

The key can be for me, or

The key can be for you

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Lots of things to say about keys, isn’t there.

I’ve had posts about keys before – how I locked the keys in the car, or couldn’t find my keys to get into the house. Neither of these are a good thing. First you panic, then you try to figure out how to get in without a key. Sometimes you can figure it out, and other times you have to call a locksmith to come open the door for you. One time I just waited outside in the 115 degree summer day, waiting for my mister to come home with his key. I was melting!

I’ve written posts about all the cute key chains I have. The more odd they are, the better I like them. I have a coffin one, believe it or not.

Key – I used to take a bunch of old keys (couldn’t remember what they went to), or I found a bunch of old keys at a yard sale, and I would make wind chimes out of them by stringing them onto something so they’d tinkle in the wind.

There are probably lots of quotes about keys or the key to something – like life, or love, or whatever. I’m not looking them up, though.

Do they give out keys to the city to people any more, like you see on TV shows? Wonder what you’d have to do to earn one of those, and what privileges that would give you.

Seems like I should end this with some great thought about keys, but I can’t think of anything else … so …

I’ll wish y’all a wonderful weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Shady Days – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Shade

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Shady Days – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Shade

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 30/19

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For today’s SOCS, Linda G. Hill (our host), has given us the prompt word – shade. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

To join in this weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun.

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Shade shadows on sidewalk

They can move, but cannot talk

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I really like seeing shadows on the sidewalk. There are so many funny ways they look – long and tall, short and squat …

Sometimes though, when there are clouds that obscure the sun, you only get shades of gray, and no shadows of yourself or other things.

Shade may come

Shade may go

Shades of happiness

Shades of woe

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A couple of old sayings I’ve always heard:

You’ve got it made in the shade = all is going great

Shade tree mechanic = one who works on his own car out in the yard

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We had really shady days lately. It was dense fog all day long for two or three days. It cleared up this morning, though, and the sun is out, so I’m sure there will be shadows and shade here and there. Not a whole lot of shade from the trees because most of the leaves have fallen already.

And, that’s it for today.

Hope your weekend is a good one! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Flyer/Ad

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Flyer/Ad

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 23/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flyer/ad.” Look at the latest ad you got in the mail (if it’s a store flyer, choose the product right in the middle of the page) or choose the next online ad you find, and theme your post on whatever the product is. Do not name the brand if you hate it, unless you add that it’s an opinion/review of the product in question. You don’t want to chance getting sued. Have fun!

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Today’s prompt for SOCS is to talk about advertisements we get, either in the regular mail or on line. Thanks, Linda, for such an interesting prompt.

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

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Well, we get some paper advertisements in the mail about once a week. We never look at them, as it goes right from the mailbox to the trash can. Sometimes I feel sorry for the postman for having to deliver all this trash to people. But, it’s a job, and I’m sure they are glad for it.

Since I have no ads to point to a certain item, I’ll just say something about the on line ads I get. Actually, I don’t get very many of these either, at least on my email notices.

Maybe once a month I get a special offer thing for a restaurant that we used to go to. That’s the key words – used to go to. We don’t go there any more, because the food quality has gone way down. When they first opened it was really good, and nothing is really wrong with it, but something happened, and it’s not so good any more. I find that’s true with a lot of places.

Another ad I get on email is for Crayola products. I don’t really look at them either, just delete. I can see why I do get those, though. It’s because I do the Crayola Color Challenge, and have for a few years.

I know this happens, but it is still strange. I’ll mention on my blog, or a comment in a blog about something, and then later go to facebook and I’ll get ads for whatever it was. The latest was about a new type of journal/writing notebook. How do they do this? I know this company doesn’t read my blog, so how do they know what I said? Kinda creepy!

That’s about it for this time. I think we’re going out to shop and for lunch in a little bit. (not at that place I mentioned!)

I’m really tempted to mention the name of the type of blue jeans my husband will be looking for when we go shopping, just to see if ads turn up for them later. But, I’m not going to. I don’t like seeing ads all over the place. 🙂

Hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dream Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dream

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Dream Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dream

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 16/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dream.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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For SOCS today, we have the prompt word ‘Dream’. Thanks, Linda!

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

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As usual, when the topic is so wide open, and there are so many ways to go with it, I come to a stand-still. Too  many choices to know what to do.

There are actual dreams we have when we are asleep, with all kinds of maybe meanings of them.

There are dreams and hopes for what we do in our life.

There are visions and day-dreams, and on and on …

I’ve kept dream journals for years. Even when I was a kid, I’d write down what dream I had in the night. I have many, many of these journals. It’s fun to look back and read about them. Most are strange, some felt real, and some I could connect to whatever had been going on in the days previously.

I never dug deep to find out any special meanings, though.

I still have dreams at night, but for some reason the memory of them disappear when I wake up.

I’ve had a few actual visions – a scene that I’ve had while awake, and then they turn out to be true.

I’ve had shared dreams – where my dream and my daughter’s dream have coincided at the same time.

Dreams are a strange phenomena, and so interesting. I like to think of them as ‘mind movies’. You never know if it will be a love story, a drama, or a nightmare horror story.

I believe that at times, our loved ones who have passed on come to us in our dreams. That’s always nice.

Anyway, I’ll wish you all sweet dreams, and leave you with this little song.

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“Dream Lover” by Bobby Darin

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Thanks for visiting! Peace  ☮️

© 2019 BS

Word Fun – Stream of Consciousness Saturday ‘ght’

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Word Fun – Stream of Consciousness Saturday ‘ght’  

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 9/19

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Today, for SOCS, our prompt is to use words with the letters, ‘ght’ in them. Thanks, Linda!

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ght.” Find a word that contains the letters “ght” in that order, and use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use three or more different words containing those letters. Have fun!

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I’m fraught with thought to think I ought to post a post of laughter

Caught within the ‘ght’ a night of fright

Bright ideas did not delight

Right about midnight I was taught

A regular post might be better

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Yep, that’s me trying to cram a bunch of words with ‘ght’ into something … something …

And that was 13 of the ‘ght’ words. Oooh number 13!

Is that still the height (or heighth) of superstition, now that Halloween is past?

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And now I’m back from a breakfast break. I look at the ‘ght’ words and they look funny. Seems the more you look at a word, or repeat a word it gets to being strange. Does that happen to you? Then you question whether it’s spelled right.

Height doesn’t look right, but I looked it up, and it is. I thought a rule (most of the time) was that i comes before e, but it doesn’t in this word.  Hmmm Still looks wrong.

Oh yeah, I was reading in my book while eating breakfast. It’s the 6th of a series called the ‘Gone’ books, by Michael Grant. The title of this one is “Light”.  A good case for serendipity! 🙂

Have a lovely weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Nutty Post – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Nuts

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Nutty Post – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Nuts

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 2/19

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

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For SOCS we have the word ‘nuts’. Thanks for always giving us interesting prompts, Linda!

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

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I don’t really have much to say about nuts, except I really like them, but can’t eat them anymore. Except peanut butter. I have that with pieces of apples every day.

I had breakfast, which included grape jelly on toast, but no nuts.

The cats have been fed their crunchies, but no nuts.

The birds have been fed, but no nuts.

We do have one outside cat, Tabby Tabs, and he loves to eat bird seed. I see him out there every day munching on the seeds on the ground. If there aren’t any, he’ll jump up, knocking the bird feeder around so it will spill more seeds out. Maybe the seeds taste like nuts?

One time my Dad wanted to see what would happen if he tried popping some bird seeds. They popped just like popcorn!

I think corn is a grain, and we pop that, so why not bird seed grain. Funny that it worked just the same.

Still, it’s not a nut.

This post is a bit nutty, though.

Enjoy your weekend – even with the nutty time change!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Address Book – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dress

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Address Book – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dress

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 26/19

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

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For today’s SOCS prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the word ‘dress’ to use however we want. Thanks, Linda!

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

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Dress

First I think of wearing a dress. But, I don’t very often wear a dress. I have a few that I wear sometimes just here at home. They are long and flowing, and kind of like mu-mus. (think Mrs. Roper on 3’s Company TV show). They are comfortable, but I wouldn’t wear them out in public. Maybe that’s because the ones I have are more the novelty type, rather than a dressy type. They have embroidery, sequins, wild patterns, and fringe.

Mostly though, I was thinking of address books. Those little paper notebooks where you write down people’s addresses, phone numbers, and any other information you might want to remember, like birthday dates.

Does anyone still use these, or is it all kept on phone apps? I have a little bit in my phone memory, but I still mainly use the old-fashioned notebook type of keeping track. I use it all the time. Or maybe people just use what is called a planner?

I wind up making a mess sometimes of the book, by sticking stickers on it, stuffing other stickers in between the pages, and old envelopes that have addresses on them. I tape little notes of information in there, too, and lots of scribbles & doodles.

If you do, or did use these, do you keep them, even if they are filled up, or the addresses have changed as people move house? I do. I have lots of old ones. It’s fun to look back through them, to remember people I haven’t heard from in a long time, or remember different places our own selves have lived, at the addresses and phone numbers we used to remember so well.

There are lots more ways to use ‘dress’, but for now I’ll just wish you a wonderful weekend – dress however you want. 🙂

Here’s a couple of mine:

The first one is the current one, and I haven’t messed it up much, yet. The last one I had is a big mess.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Voting Poll for #SOCS Badge Design

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Voting Poll for #SOCS Badge Design

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One more look at last year’s badge winner’s design – Thanks so much Pamela!

And now …

All the entries for the new Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge are in! There are some great designs to choose from this year, including mine!

Please go to this link to add your vote (you can see all entries) https://lindaghill.com/2019/10/23/vote-here-for-the-2019-2020-socs-badge/comment-page-1/#comment-144998

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Wishing everyone good luck!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Oh No – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Oh

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Oh No -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Oh

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 19/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oh.” Use it as a word or find a word that starts with “oh.” Bonus points if you start and end with “oh.” Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, Linda G. Hill, has prompted us with the word ‘oh’. Thanks, Linda!

If you’d like to join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link above. It’s fun! 🙂

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Oh, my word!

I say this a lot, and probably more than once a day. I don’t know why, just when something is cool, funny, astounding, weird, or even when something is not good – I say, “Oh, my word!” So does my daughter. We both go around “Oh, my word – ing” all the time. haha

Is this a southern saying – I don’t know, but we’ve always said it.

Why is it we say – my word? – what is ‘my word’? Why don’t we just say what our word is? Some people say, “Oh, my stars!” That’s a good one, too.

I have too many quotation marks and dashes in the above sentences, don’t I? Not gonna change it.

I’ve heard people say, “Oh, snap!” too. What does that mean? Is snap a milder word that you can say instead of a bad one? Maybe.

Another thing I write a lot is the elongated, “Ohhhhh’. That’s when I’ve realized something – I got it – what ever it was. “Ohhhhh, yeah!”

Sometimes instead of just saying “oops” or “sorry”, you can just say, ‘Oh, no!” – or “Uh-Oh!”

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So that was that, and I started and ended with the word, “Oh”. 🙂 Yay for bonus points!

Wishing you a fun weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Rambling -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ground

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Rambling – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ground

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 12/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ground.” Use it as a noun or a verb in any tense (i.e. grind). Have fun!

Today for SOCS, Linda G. Hill, has given us the prompt word – ground. Thanks, Linda!

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

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I’ve been trying to think of something wonderful and interesting to say about ‘ground’. Not much is coming to me … except … song snippets of which I’ve kept being silly and making up new lyrics. Really lame. Here’s a few:

To the tune of the Beach Boys “I Get Around”  = ‘ground, ground, ground, ground I get aground’

And now, wouldn’t you know it, I can’t remember the other ones I was thinking about earlier.

There was a girl I knew many years ago, and I didn’t like the way she said the word ‘ground’. She pronounced it ‘gurr ound’ with two syllables.

Oh, some people say ground beef, or ground round, but we just call it hamburger meat.

I heard there were some actors who got their show business start in a group called the ‘groundlings’. I have no idea what that was, but I think some of them went on to be part of the early Saturday Night Live cast.

And now, I’m just trying to think of something else to add, but I can’t, so I’ll just end it here.

Have a fun weekend!

Quote – Theodore Roosevelt

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS