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Prize Winner? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Color

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Prize Winner? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Color 

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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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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Hope

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Hope 

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

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Today for SOCS we have the prompt word ‘hope’. Thanks to Linda G. Hill for our Saturday word challenge. 🙂

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Hope … What’s to say besides the same old platitudes, nicey nice feel good quotes you see all the time. Sometimes it’s just a bit too sugar sweet.

Sure, it’s great to have hope, and most people I’m sure hope for something. Hope for good health, hope for love, hope for friends, hope for a good day, and hope for a better world.

All the wishing and hoping and praying for better days is just a way of thinking, and mostly won’t bring about the things you want. If you want something bad enough you have to get up and try for it, make changes if you have to, and most of all change your attitude from I can’t to I can.

Actually I’m not motivated to do all that, so I just keep wishing and hoping and praying and putting in barely any effort to bring it about. I just wait and see, and sometimes good happens, and other times it doesn’t.

I wasn’t going to write any of this, or really anything at all. I thought of just making up some funny meanings for the letters H O P E , like : Protein – High Octane People Energizer. That’s kinda funny.

Oh well, hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend!

Here’s a nice song about hope. ❤

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“Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth), by George Harrison, was released from his album, “Living In the Material World”, in 1973. It was written by George Harrison, and is on the Apple label.

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Yarn

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Yarn 

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Here’s todays SOCS prompt from Linda G. Hill! Thanks so much for always having interesting ideas to write about! 🙂

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

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Yarn is very handy, if you’ve a mind to try it

All the pretty colors, but found I couldn’t knit it

I used to do crochet, and I do have to say

I made a lot of things, way back in the day

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Yep, I used to crochet a lot of things. I made some large blankets, and cute stuffed toys, and even doll dresses.

These days I don’t. It’s been a lot of years since I tried to make a scarf, and it’s just sitting there.

Yarn is useful in other ways, though. I use it to tie things, and in crafting other things. It’s good for use as colorful ribbons and pom poms on gift packages. A strange use I have for yarn is to wrap some multi-colored lines around the earpieces of my glasses. It helps keep the metal frame from irritating my skin over my ears. Looks kinda cool, actually. The latest thing I used some for is to repair a cat toy. It is a fishing pole deal with a toy on the end, and the string had broken.

Yarn to the rescue!

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© 2021 BS

 

To the Left – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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To the Left – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “to your left.” When you sit down to write your post, look to your left. What is the thing closest to you? Write about the memories that thing induces. Enjoy!

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Well, the first think I thought of was remembering the cadence calls for the Army. These were used to help the troops march in time. Most times they were kind of funny. There are all kinds of them.

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But, that’s not what’s on the left here. There are a lot of things to my left, but none are very interesting. There’s a box of tissues, a container of antibacterial hand wipes, a couple bottles of hand lotion, a couple bottles of perfume, and some assorted papers. Boring!

The prompt didn’t say how near or far to the left, though. Nearest would be my phone, which is on the computer desk. Farther left is the back door, which is open. I can see through the glass storm door that the wind is blowing very hard tossing the branches and leaves of the tree all around. It’s hot out 91 degrees F, and sunny.

So, that that for this time. Have a super weekend. 🙂

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – May

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – May 

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

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Maybe I can think of something for this prompt word ‘May’. I’ve been trying to think of something for hours, but nothing much is happening, so I go do something else, and then come back to the prompt word. Now it’s getting close to the end of the day and still not a whole lot to say.

Here’s what I’ve thought of:

Happy first day of May!

It’s a pretty nice day!

Not much to say …

It’s just May!

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May 11th is the anniversary of the TORNADO! I’ve written about it before. May 11, 1970 I was in an F5 Tornado. Still gives me nightmares. Link to that story is here

May is my sister’s birthday month.

May can be still chilly or downright hot here in TX.

I may have an idea or two for some things to post about in the month of May. Still thinking about them … one is about all the houses I’ve lived in over the years, and the other is a fun way to ‘find’ some strange poems.

And …. that’s about it.

Hope your weekend is going great! ❤

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© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Difference

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Difference

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “difference.” Whatever the word “difference” conjures first in your mind, write about it. Enjoy!

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I always like these little ‘Spot the Difference’ games. Most times I can find them all, but sometimes they are harder than they look.

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What else …?

Some things that are the same have different words for it, such as – couch

What we have in our living room to sit on we call a couch. However, it can also be called a divan, a davenport, or a sofa. If there is a difference in the size of it, it can be called a settee, or a love seat. Still talking about basically the same thing in all of these words. Strange isn’t it!

Now for something different …

When I’m asked to make a choice of say a TV show to watch, and I don’t really care at all, I usually say it makes no difference to me. That is the truth, because I really don’t care which one is on. I barely pay attention to the shows anyway. The mister watches whatever he wants, and it is just background noise while I’m over here reading and blogging. haha!

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Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Who/Whom

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Who/Whom

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!

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who?who?who?who?who?who?who?

who?                                                      who?

who?                     🦉                            who?

who?                                                      who?

who?who?who?who?who?who?who?

Who do I think I am, trying to make a little square out of the words ‘who?’

Just messing around, and it was harder to do than I thought it would be.

So far in the preview it looks okay, and the owl is in the middle like I wanted. Yay!

Anyway, tomorrow lots of people will be celebrating the Easter holiday. It has great significance in a religious way.

Others like to add some fun to the day, by coloring and hiding eggs for the kids to find, arranging baskets of candy treats, and maybe getting brand new springtime clothes to wear. There may also be a wonderful meal to have with family and others.

The little owl in the center isn’t usually one we think of for spring, as mostly we see baby chicks, ducklings, and bunnies. But none of those say ‘who?’

Enjoy your weekend! 🐇 🐤 🦆

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Run

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Run

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

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The prompt is ‘run’ and you know what – I don’t run – ever. I can’t even remember running when I was a kid. If I did, I probably fell down, being as clumsy as I’ve always been. I had fun riding my bike, skating, jump rope, pogo stick and things like that, but no running.

I hated P.E. in school because sometimes they wanted you to run. I wouldn’t do it. I hated those awful ugly gym suits, too. They were blue shorts, with a short sleeved top. Oh so ugly … and you had to have the shirt tucked in, and it had a collar. I don’t ever do any of those either. No collared shirts, no tucked in shirts, no short sleeved shirts, and definitely no shorts – ever. Except we had to in gym.

Oh does anyone remember wearing nylon stockings? We used to – with a garter belt to hook them to. This was before panty hose was invented. The stockings would get a ‘run’ in them, which was a snag, or a hole and the ‘runner’ would go all the way up and down the stocking. Sometimes you could catch it in time, and put a dab of clear fingernail polish on the run, and it would stop it. Of course later you’d have to peel the polish off your skin. Fun times – haha – not!

Well, enough of this run on thinking. Gotta run … nope … not gonna happen. 🙂

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday  

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 13, 2021

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Today, our prompt from Linda G. Hill, is the following in the bold letters.  And … Or … write about how the year 2020 went for us.

our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “day/week/month/year.” Use one, use them all, use them any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Well, first of all it’s that time of year when we have to set our clocks forward an hour – Spring forward for Daylight Savings Time. Sigh … eye roll … why are we still doing this? Wish they’d say it would stay one way or another all year long. If I had my choice though, I’d leave it on DST because I like it to stay light later in the evenings.

Only one of my clocks change automatically – my phone. The others we must do by pushing buttons. You really never realize how many clocks you have until you have to go changing them forward and back during a year.

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Now how did my 2020 year go?

January was okay I think

February was okay until right after Valentine’s day. I think I had Covid, but they just said it was the flu. I’ve had the flu many times over my years, but nothing like this time. It was awful. I had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance, and stayed there a week on oxygen and medications. Then finally got to go home, but still on oxygen and medicines for at least 6 weeks, with the home health nurses coming in several times a week

Then they say the Covid started up – but really it started in 2019 – Covid 19 you know.  We were scared about it, of course. Started doing all the safety precautions, and we still are here a year later.

I go no where except I’ve been to a few doctor appointments. The mister does all the shopping for groceries. I disinfect it all when taking them out of the bags.

Staying in hasn’t been a big deal to me, as I’m not really a go out and do things person anyway. We’ve only seen our daughter & family a very few times. Usually we’d go out to eat, or to yard sales, but we didn’t get to during this year.

And now I have gotten both doses of the vaccine, so that’s a little bit of relief. Still taking precautions, though and will from now on I imagine.

The rest of the year’s months went just fine. Nothing much changes around here day to day. I read, I blog, I read, I cook, I do laundry, I watch TV, I read … and repeat.

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