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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – his/her’s

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – his/her’s

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 17/18

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Today’s prompt suggestion is to use ‘his/her’s’. Thanks, Linda!

His and Her’s monogrammed towels. Yeah, that’s what I first thought about. Why that? I remember when I was a kid, we’d go to my granny’s house on Christmas Eve for a get together with some family members that were in town. We didn’t see these relatives very often, just at Christmas mostly. We’d have supper, a gift exchange, and most times the men would play dominoes.

Anyway, my aunt would all the time give my mom a set of his & her monogrammed towels. I always thought it was a nice gift, and were really pretty. Later on my mom would complain about it. She didn’t care for them, year after year, and said it wasn’t a good gift because there was no thought behind it. It was as if my aunt just grabbed something, without thinking of what my mom would like, or her interests, or anything.

Do they even have monogrammed towels these days? I have no idea, but if we had some I’m sure we wouldn’t care what towel we used, just so we had one to dry off with. If I only had the ‘his’ towel, I’d use it just fine.

That makes me think of toys for kids. You know, boy toys and girl toys. Why does it make any difference what toy a kid plays with? I know my sister and I had plenty of so called boy toys, like trucks and cars, cap pistols, and little green Army men plastic figures to play with. My first bike was a boy’s bike. We also had our dolls, and tea party sets, and play jewelry and make-up sets. I think a child can choose what they like to play with, and it may be the so called boys toys or girl toys, no matter if the child is a girl or boy. They’ll go from one to the other many times during a day of play.

So, that’s my thoughts on this lovely Saturday, about all things his and hers.

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© 2018 BS

 

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Movement

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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday -SOCS – Movement  

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 27th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: movement. However, don’t use the word “movement.” Choose some sort of movement, and base your post on that. Enjoy!

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Today’s prompt that Linda has suggested is to write about movement, but don’t use that word. Thanks for an interesting prompt!

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Here’s a different way of ‘looking’ at things.

I’m fascinated by optical illusions, especially those that seem to re-arrange themselves in the picture. Why does this happen? Is it a trick of the eye, or is it our brain  seeing something that isn’t really true? You know it’s a flat picture, yet you seem to see a weirdness start to happen.

Stare at this one for a little bit. What happens? Do you see little gray dots in between the squares, at the corners in the white space. I see them, and they seem to appear and disappear as your eyes scan the picture.

There are lots of these optical illusions you can find on the internet. This was one of many on Pixabay.

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Optical Illusion, Visual Illusion

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© 2018 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 20th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “oc.” Find a word that starts with “oc” and use it in your post. Bonus points if you start and end with your post with an “oc” word. Have fun!

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O’Casey the ocelot screamed at two o’clock in the early morning of October 31st.

He was in charge of cleaning the giant aquarium at the Oceanside Museum, and it had to be done in the wee hours before the public came in to observe the underwater realms.

This being Halloween, he was a bit spooked anyway, and when the occupant of the aquarium, Toby the octopus, had given him a startle, by slithering from behind a decorative rock, he just lost all control.

O’Casey was a bit embarrassed on this occasion, especially as his scream had gone an octave higher than the piercing noise of a smoke alarm.

Toby just laughed and waved his arms around in a friendly manner. He loved playing a joke on O’Casey, and knew they’d remain friends for as long as they lived, even if they were both octogenarians.

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note: written with minimal rearranging of one sentence, otherwise just looked up some ‘oc’ words, and wrote as it came to me.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018

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This day’s prompt suggestion is a bit different. Here’s the instructions we were given. Thanks, Linda!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!

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So, we’re supposed to take the nearest item, find the 6th, 7th, and 8th word that is written or printed on there, and write something about that.

I don’t have a book near by, but I have stacks of post-it notes right here on the desk. I make tons of notes about all kinds of stuff. The above photo is the note on top of the stack today.

It is a note to look for some books I’ve heard people say were good. They are, “The Map of Time”, “The Map of Sky”, and “The Map of Chaos”, by Felix J. Palma.

The 6, 7, and 8th words were, ‘map of sky’.

I like that, as I’m fascinated by the sky and of course the clouds, sun, stars, moon, and planets. I always have been, ever since my dad made his own telescope. He worked a long time on it, grinding the lenses, and putting it all together. He did it right there in the kitchen. When it was all done, we really enjoyed taking it outside on a dark, starry night, to see the sky. We had star charts and maps of where to find constellations, and well, the moon was just incredible seeing it up close through the telescope lens. We even got to see the rings of Saturn, and lots more interesting things.

I have my own telescope now, and get it out sometimes to be stargazing. Of course I try to spot a UFO, too.

Anyway, these words I used for the prompt were good ones for me today! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS & Just Jot It January – ECO

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS & Just Jot It January – ECO

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 6th, 2018

Today’s SOCS is combining with Just Jot It Saturday, and the prompt suggestion is to use the letters ‘eco’ in your post. Thanks, Linda!

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I did look up some words that had those letters in them, and then took a couple of minutes to write this little story, all stream of consciousness, as it came to me.

Here’s my try at using a bunch of words that have ‘eco’ somewhere in them. 🙂

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The Art Deco decorations in the music hall were only a decoy.

Frank, working undercover as Francine, the drag queen who sings zydeco, was performing.

The second the audience saw her act, they recoiled in horror, and demanded a recoup of their admission ticket price.

For the record, Francine’s act bombed, and so did the case Frank was trying to solve.

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Words used with ‘eco’ are: (8) Deco, decorations, decoy, zydeco, second, recoiled, recoup, record

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© 2018 BS

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