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SOCS – Yawn & #3TC – Apples/laser/Michigan

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Yawn

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yawn.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “yawn,” when you sit down to write your post. Enjoy!

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Three Things Challenge # 2

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/three-things-challenge-pl2/

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Today’s prompt: apples, laser, Michigan

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I’m combining these two challenges in one today. We have SOCS hosted by Linda G. Hill, and the Three Things Challenge hosted by Paula. You can find details and other entries at the two above links.

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Trying to think of something using these three words that pretty much have no connection – apples, laser, & Michigan, is making me yawn.

You see, the 3TC and the SOCS challenge both are today – Saturday.

Three Things Challenge & Stream of Consciousness Saturday challenge are writing prompts, and I kind of want to combine them, because I can’t think of anything to do with either of them separately.

My cat Cricket is staring at me, wanting me to get up and get her something…probably food. She won’t eat apples, though, or any people food, except maybe a tiny bite of bacon or something once in awhile. There isn’t any apple flavored cat food that I know of.

We don’t live in Michigan, either. I did hear on the news that the cold weather up there froze some apples on the trees, which then they called ghost apples. That’s because of the ice that covered them, then the apples turned to mush, leaving behind the frozen ice form of the apple. The pictures looked pretty.

What’s any of that got to do with lasers? Nothing at all. We have a cat toy that shines a red laser dot for Cricket to chase around. Except she doesn’t. She just looks at it for a minute. Then she yawns.

Here’s a photo I took of her yawning one day.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ly

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ly

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ends with -ly.” Start your post with any adverb that ends in “-ly.” Bonus points if you end with an adverb too. Have fun!

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Today we are to start and hopefully end our post with an adverb…a word that ends in the letters ly.

This SOCS is a fun game we play every weekend. Sometimes, like today, we get bonus points for following the prompt exactly! Yay!

Come play along, why don’t you. Just click the above link to find out details, and see other entries. It’s hosted by Linda G. Hill, and she is a lovely person, who always says the more the merrier! 🙂

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Obsessively, the words ending in – ly – go around, spinning lazily to the forefront of my thoughts, then fading to the background, only to appear once more, hardly giving me a break.

I tried giving up, but barely does this occur to me, than I’m hearing, seeing, thinking again of ly words.

Usually, I can focus on one thing (not really), and get something said about whatever it is, unless…like now…there are too many lovely choices. So many good ly words…or is that goodly words? They say not to use adverbs, the ly words, in your writing…or at least not very many. Why is that? They are perfectly good words. You don’t go censoring your speech when you’re talking about something, automatically leaving out any ly words, do you? No.

Lovely, happily, awesomely, wonderfully, peacefully, are all good adverbs.

Dearly, truly, deeply, otherworldly, eerily, madly, are more good adverbs.

Yeah, I can think of a lot of songs using adverbs, but I won’t put any on here right now, which interestingly enough is an oddly behavior for me.

Totally!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art

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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art  

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 12th

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Our challenge hostess, Linda G. Hill, says…

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “art.” Talk about something that’s hanging on your wall. Add a picture, if you’d like. If you have no art on your walls, talk about something in a museum. Have fun!

Thanks, Linda!

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This SOCS prompt should be fun. I’m looking forward to see what everyone else posts today. The link above will take you to the main page, where you can join in, and also find other entries.

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I’ve got quite a few things hanging on the walls around here, but not as much as I used to have.

Years ago we planned on painting the walls, so I took everything down…and the walls never did get painted, so I’ve occasionally hung some more stuff up. Here’s just a few.

I got this painting at a yard sale. I like it because it’s the little Dia de Los Muertos skeletons dancing. I really love anything to do with the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead, and little skeletons doing ordinary things are to honor those who have passed on.

In the bottom left corner is a small greeting card. My aunt gave me this for Halloween one year, when I was just a little kid. I’ve kept it all these years because if you know me, I love ghosts and Halloween.

In the bottom right corner is a blank card I found somewhere. It is a tiger and a kitten. A tiger is my spirit animal, and of course I love all kittens & cats.

So, yeah, you could say this all means a lot to me.

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This needlepoint of a Siamese cat, I found a yard sale, too. Of course a cat…and it reminds me of our outside cat, Big Man, blue eyes and all.

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This tiger painting I’ve had a long time. My mother painted it for me. She did oil paintings all the time, and there were so many different subjects she painted. I still have a lot of them, but others were sold. This one is special.

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Here’s a couple of paintings I’ve done to showcase my blogging…teleportingweena & Ghost. They were done in acrylic, and aren’t framed or anything, but the orange one is hanging on the wall, and the blue ones is propped up beneath it. I see them every day. The orange one is made to look like my other blog on blogger. That’s the way the background theme looks.  The Ghost one has some shimmery shiny kind of paint, so that in different lights, the word appears and disappears. Pretty cool!

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There are other paintings I’ve done here on the walls, and my collection of crosses are covering the wall above my computer desk. Nothing at all is fancy or expensive, but I like them all.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – S

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Just Jot It January & SOCS – S

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 5th

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sap/sep/sip/sop/sup.” Use one or all of these words or find a word that contains them, but most of all, have fun! Wondering what to do with “sep”? This is interesting: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=SEP Enjoy!

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Well, that prompt is quite a tongue twister! sap/sep/sip/sop/sup … say that real fast a few times. haha! I didn’t put them all in the title of this post, though. It would have made for a very long title.

Now, I’ll take an intermission while I think of something to say about it. I do that a lot…take a break from writing posts. I get distracted and just leave it with that little line blinking blinking blinking, and then come back later. Or do something else. Does everyone else do this, or just me?

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Okay, I’m back, and it’s been about 24 hours. I still have no idea what to say about the prompt. Except, I’m getting a headache trying to think of something. Ugh.

A sap in September, sipped and sopped up his supper.

*** intermission again…while I go take my medicine, and put a load of laundry that’s already washed, into the dryer.

*** Done, and I figure I’m done with this sappy ramble on a super Saturday that is not in September. I’m going to sip some more iced tea for now, and think up something we can sop up for our supper later on.

Happy Saturday!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Pure Love -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ask Someone Else

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Pure Love – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ask Someone Else

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 29/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ask someone else.” Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear. Enjoy!

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This should be interesting. Linda has asked us to find a prompt word/words from someone else today. Thanks, Linda!

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Here’s what I did…I asked each of my family members for a random word – one each. Here are the words they gave me…and what I did with them.

Weird

Petulant

Dew

Love

Tiger

Armadillo

 

Pure Love

Weird and odd as it may sound

I asked for random words all around

Fresh and new as the morning Dew

This is my poem I give to you

A Tiger being Petulant

Growled as he began to rant

An Armadillo passing by

Stopped to ask the Tiger why

“What’s the problem, oh Tiger dear?”

He asked when Tiger shed a tear

Tiger gazed into blue skies above

I just really want someone to Love

Now, it may sound Weird, but as the Dew

Evaporated as Dew will do

Armadillo and Tiger became good friends

But, that’s not where their story ends

Because like the peaceful, pure white dove

They got what they needed…everlasting Love

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❤ words provided by: 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 1 grandson & 1 grand-daughter. Thank you all so much!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Tin Cup – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tin

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Tin Cup – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tin

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tin.” Use it as a word or find a word with “tin” in it, and base your post on that word. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

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Well, I’ve been thinking of the word prompt all day, and finally remembered we have this movie, “Tin Cup”. It’s a good movie, and we’ve seen it a bunch of times, because it is about a golfer, and my mister plays golf. He watches any movie with golfing in it. He watches all the golf tournaments on TV, too. I know more about golfing than I ever wanted to. That’s because my dad, uncles, and cousins all played the game of golf. I tried it a time or two…real golf on a golf course. I didn’t like it much, but I did like driving the golf cart around.

Anyway, the 1996 movie stars Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, and Cheech Marin. It has a super collection of songs for the soundtrack, too. There are lots of funny scenes, some drama, and some romantic parts. We find ourselves repeating quotes from this movie all the time, as there are so many memorable ones.

All in all, it’s a great romantic/comedy movie.

Here’s our VHS copy

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Mangoes -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ma

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Mangoes -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ma

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 1/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ma.” Use it as a word or find a word with “ma” in it. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

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Man oh man, what a couple of letters to start a prompt with. ma – ma – ma…Okay, got the bonus points!

Just for a couple of minutes browsing google for how many words have that combination of letters in them…well, seems there are over 12,000! I don’t know who counted them, though. I’m certainly not going to list them.

Words with ma in them keep popping into my head…just random words that lead nowhere. Many, many words I could choose from, but as usual when presented with too many choices, I can’t make a decision.

Many mangy mangoes managed manipulation mandates

And, that makes no sense, but it’s hard to say.

With that, I’m done. Wishing you a wonderful and  manageable weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Digest

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Digest

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 24/18

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

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Welcome to another SOCS! Linda has given us the prompt word, ‘digest’. Thanks, Linda!

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D – Digestion

I – Indigestion

G – Gut

E – Esophagus

S – Stomach

T – Tummy Ache

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Yuck to all of that. I don’t like thinking about all that inside stuff.

Since I had my gall bladder out I’ve had to think of what I can and can’t eat all the time. If I eat the wrong things (like greasy or spicy) I get a stomachache. It’s not fun. And, I love greasy and spicy foods. Mexican food is my favorite, but I can’t eat too much of it.

So, enough about that.

Digest can be used as in books and magazines…Reader’s Digest, Writer’s Digest. Those are all I know, and both are interesting to read. I wonder why they called them that? Are we supposed to read and mull over, and digest what is said in those magazines? Maybe.

Digest reminds me of an episode of the TV show, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, where Frank gets his ‘humor in uniform’ piece published in the Reader’s Digest. He keeps saying the ‘digest’, and thinks he is famous now. This irritates everyone else in the family. It’s pretty funny.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for this prompt.

Wishing everyone a fun weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Just Silly – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Precious

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Just Silly – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Precious

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 13/18

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

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Linda has given us the prompt word, ‘precious’ to write about today. Thanks, Linda!

I encourage everyone to join in this weekly writing fest…we can be a serious or as silly as we want to. It’s fun to write and fun to read what other people write. Click the above link to find out details.

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What’s to say about the word precious? I don’t know. It’s a word I pretty much never say for anything. Guess it’s just too precious for words.

We used to live near a person who had a dog named Precious. We didn’t know her, or the dog. Can’t say I ever even saw the dog, but we could hear her calling loud and clear quite often, “Precious! Precious!” It always made us laugh.

Let’s see what other little words I can make out of precious:

sip, price, sup, pus, rice, spice, our, crop, pious, pose, pore, sop, ice, spire, cipro,

yeah, that’s all…

the pus in our pore was cleared up with cipro and ice, so we struck a pious pose, and paid the price to sup on a crop of rice. We sopped it up, that spice of life, and sipped some nice rice wine then climbed to the top of the church spire.

And…that is probably the silliest thing I’ve ever wrote! haha

So, farewell until next time on this stream of consciousness playground.

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Have a fun weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Card Saver – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Card

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Card Saver – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Card

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 6/18

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

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Our intrepid hostess, Linda, has given us the prompt word ‘card’ for SOCS. Thanks, Linda!

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This looks like a pretty easy subject to write about, doesn’t it? There are all kinds of cards and meanings of the word, and other words that has the letters c a r d  in some form of a different word.

That’s where it gets hard. There are too many choices, and ways to go with this. I’m no good at making a decision about anything, so ever since I saw the prompt, I’ve been thinking card – card – card – card what?

I’ve played some card games like spades, bridge, hearts, poker, crazy eights, rummy, and lots of others. Those are fun, but you need someone else playing along, too.

Then, I’ve got cards in my bill fold for all kinds of things…medical, credit, gift cards, licenses, I D cards, and who knows what else.

I used to make my own greeting cards to send to people, like for birthdays and holidays. I’d paint a picture on the front of some card stock paper, then write something on the inside. Those were fun to do.

One of the best (and some people who won’t be named) think it was the worst things I ever got was this… I found and bought 12 huge scrapbooks at a yard sale…one dollar each…they were filled with cards. Mostly they were Christmas cards sent to the scrap book maker, over the years, starting from the 1940s on up until the 90s, I think. So – many – cards! There were also photos, and newsletters. I still have them all, and look at them from time to time.

It is interesting to see how the cards changed from the early days, on up to more modern times. The older ones were very cute, with cute poems or greetings, and nice little pictures. The more modern ones, were pretty, but just more generic in style…no personality to them at all.

Here’s a photo of just one…the outside cover of the scrap book shows some cut outs from cards, and then a couple of pages that were inside.

I’ve saved all of the cards I’ve received all my life, and have put them in scrap books, too. There are cards of mine that my mom saved from when I was a baby, cards for every holiday, invitation cards, and birthday, too. All of them are in my many scrap books. I still save all the cards I get.

I like sending cards to people, too. Do you send many cards? Do you save all you get, or throw them out?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS