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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

 

 

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