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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Home

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Home

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “home.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. Enjoy!

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Thanks for the prompt, Linda! If anyone would like to join in and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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“Home-Home-Home” = the words the ghost couple in “Beetlejuice” the movie had to say when they wanted to get out of a scary place. I love that movie!

Home is where I live. Home is where I’m most comfortable.

At school I didn’t mind doing homework. I liked school a lot.

My daughter is homeschooling my grand-daughter. My other daughter home schooled my grandson for awhile. My sister home schooled both my nieces many years ago. I don’t think I could have done that. And now, I’d be scared to send my child to a public (or even private) school, as it’s so dangerous out there now.

Other thoughts …

I love home grown vegetables – so much better than store bought

Home made meals are so much better than restaurant food. But sometimes it’s fun to go out.

Some people have potatoes for breakfast and call them home fries, but we always called them hash browns.

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And here’s a favorite song about Home!

“Home”, by Phillip Phillips

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ring

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Ring 

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you use it as both. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS prompt word is ‘ring’. To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Linda!

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Random thoughts >>>

— One ring-a-dingy, two ring-a-dingy … This is how a skit on the old TV variety show, “Laugh In”, usually started. It was Lily Tomlin acting the part of a switchboard operator named Ernestine. She was so funny as she made jokes as she made calls and answered calls while on her job.

— Does anyone remember the old TV ad for using Whisk laundry soap? It was pretty funny, but annoying when they’d say in a sing song voice ‘ring around the collar, ring around the collar’.

— I have a lot of rings to wear, but these days I don’t wear any. Mostly my rings are fun and cute novelty kind of animals, like leopard faces, turtles, peace signs, skulls, butterflies and bats. I don’t have any that are expensive unless maybe my turquoise rings are.

— I had one ring with a real diamond one time. It was my engagement ring. It got lost or stolen a long time ago.

— My kids used to like those candy ‘ring pops’. They still have them at the candy counter I believe. It’s a plastic ring to wear, but the ‘jewel’ on top was a giant, diamond shaped lollipop.

— Telephone rings, bathtub rings, bells ringing …

— One time I saw a ring around the moon and it was so pretty. I didn’t get a picture of it. I did get a picture of a ring around the sun, though. A sun halo!

A ring around the sun – a sun halo taken around noon one day

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Dumb – SOCS – Silent Letters

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Dumb – SOCS – Silent Letters 

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our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word that contains a silent letter.” Choose a word that contains a silent letter and use it in your post, or write about words with silent letters in general. Enjoy!

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So for today’s SOC prompt we are to use or talk about words that have silent letters in them. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Some words:

knick knack knock knead knit knight sack back horse kick if

night neigh gnaw gnus heard tea dumb really know wrote

A dumb poem:

knick knack paddy whack, knit a knight a sack

heard on the gnus tonight the knight is coming back

he had a knack for knitting and was in the knead of yarn

his horse neighed and gnawed as he kicked in the barn

and if it was left up to me,

i’d rather drink some tea

but if you really want to know

this is one of the dumbest things i ever wrote

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Why? – SOCS

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Why? – SOCS

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with why.” Begin your post with the word “why.” Have fun!

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tongue twister of why

Herman’s hermits song

Well, that’s my first thoughts to do for today’s prompt word, ‘why’. And I forgot to start with the word as instructed. Oh well, can’t go back now because that’s another little rule of this challenge. Sometimes we (or I) pay no attention to the rules, and sometimes I do.

So, let me think a minute or two … make up a tongue twister? Yeah, I could do that. I like trying to say them.

How’s this …

Why whirling whales whistle whisper whoppers? Whimsy!

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Herman’s Hermits song, “The End of the World”

Why does the sun go on shining? Why does the sea rush to shore? Don’t they know it’s the end of the world ‘Cause you don’t love me anymore?

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SOCS – key

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SOCS – key

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Here is the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for today. You can join in with your own post, and also see other entries by clicking the link above. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or use it metaphorically. Have fun!

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You know, I write the best posts in my head when I’m not here at my computer. They are really good, but when I do try to put this wonderful post down in the computer, with the first ‘keystroke’ all the words evaporate.

I’ll try to key in to what I was thinking though.

I’ve posted about my key chain collection here

I’ve posted about getting locked out of my car, and my house here

Now, does anyone ever go to these links to read old posts? I do sometimes, and it’s fun to see what else a blogger has said. Other times I don’t because if I’ve followed someone a long time I’ve probably already read the old post.

The other thing I was thinking about was …. dun – dun – dun – monkeys! I hate monkeys. Well, guess I don’t really hate them, just don’t like them, even though I’ve never personally met any. They just don’t look cute or sweet or nice to me. They seem to be ugly and nasty acting. I can look at them okay, and it’s not like a phobia about them like fish are to me. So that’s good I guess.

Anyway, I used to work for a monkey. Now for a fact I know there are monkeys and apes, and they are different. How, I don’t really know, but if they look like a monkey, and act like a monkey, they are a monkey to me.

The monkey, excuse me, ape I worked for was a Silverback Gorilla. That was the name of the company, ‘Silverback Gym’. It was a local gym where people do gym kind of things. Except I wasn’t at the gym. I was in an office nowhere near the gym, doing telemarketing for selling gym memberships. It was a fun job, where it was me and one other lady. Mostly we watched soap operas on the TV in between making phone calls. I worked there awhile, but then we moved out of town. No more gorilla monkeys for me!

And that’s all I have for today. How about you? Do you like monkeys?

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Unusual -SOCS

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Unusual – SOCS

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Thanks for the prompt, Linda!

If you’d like to take part in this Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and also see other entries, just click the above link.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is starts with “u.” Find a word that starts with the letter “u” and use it however you’d like. Bonus points if it’s the first word in your post. Enjoy!

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Unusual … that’s what I like.

I really enjoy seeing odd and strange things. Sometimes they make you think, sometimes they are just funny.

My daughter and her family recently visited some interesting and unusual sites in New Mexico. She sent me a couple of photos that were pretty unusual.

There were these huge hands out in the middle of nowhere. Giant statue things reaching for the sky. I don’t know what they were made of – maybe concrete?

Then there was this unusual scene of aliens in a cave. It’s fun to look at.

You can click the photos to enlarge.

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SOCS – Wallpaper

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SOCS – Wallpapaper

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Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt is:

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

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Okay, think about wallpaper. We used to have wallpaper in our house when I was a kid. Can’t remember which room it was in, but this one kind was sort of gray/silver with some pink accents, maybe flowers? Anyway there were some rolls of it left over, and they gave it to me. Why? Because I always needed more paper to draw on. I drew tons of pictures on the blank back of that roll of wallpaper. I still have some of them after all these years.

Another remembrance of wallpaper is at my Granny’s house. Her bedroom had wallpaper that was of lots of pink roses and leaves on a white background. I finally figured out they were called cabbage roses. I used to try to count them, but there were too many.

Here’s something I actually do every now and again. I get those huge wallpaper sample books that have been discontinued from the home improvement stores. They are free. I use them to decorate scrapbook pages, or for photo challenges sometimes, and whatever else I think of. Some of those pages of wallpaper are so pretty, some are fabric, some are vinyl, most are just paper of different textures. So fun!

That’s all I can think about wallpaper today. Wishing you a fun weekend! 🙂

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SOCS – Wash/Awash

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SOCS – Wash/Awash 

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wash/awash.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Bonus points for using both. Enjoy!

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I already know this will be just a bunch of unrelated thoughts. That’s because I have nothing special to say about wash/awash.

Yep, I wash my hands many many times during the day. I don’t like my hands to feel dirty. I wash before cooking, after cooking, before eating, after eating, and anytime in between if I feel the need. I also use those hand wipe cloths, and gel sanitizers. I did this even before it was recommended to do it. It’s not really an OCD type thing, I just like clean hands. I cringe when I notice someone not washing their hands.

What about the different things we call soap. Some soaps are for washing clothes, and can be called detergent, or washing powder, or liquid. Then there is dish washing soap. How about shampoo, and body wash. There’s also bar or cake type soaps, and liquids of those, too. All in all we are ‘awash’ in things to wash with.

Other ways to use these words – you can be all washed up, or washed out. Washed up may mean you’ve failed at something and given up. Washed out could mean you are pale looking, or maybe your area experienced a flood.

Then we have some machines called washing machine, or dish washer. I have one that works for clothes, but the other one I have doesn’t work any more (dishwasher), so guess it’s all washed up. It failed to do it’s job. I’m the live dishwasher around here now.

Okay, that’s all for now. Hope you have a super Saturday!

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Catitude – SOCS

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Catitude – SOCS 

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.” Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

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Well, this is an interesting prompt! If you want to join in, and also see other entries, just click the link. Thanks, Linda!

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The only printed item I have close by is my coloring book and pencils. This one says ‘Catitude Is Everything’. I’ve not quite finished the coloring page, but I work on coloring every evening.

What does that statement mean, I wonder. I’ve heard it a lot. Well, cats are cute, they all have individual personalities as you get to know them.

Here’ my thoughts on being like a cat with ‘catitude’.

Be cute when you want smiles and admiration from your people.

Be aloof when you want to be alone for awhile. A good hiding place is needed, like a closet or under the bed. Don’t come out when called … unless it’s feeding time.

Be a beggar. Meow a lot and twine around your people’s feet when you’re hungry. This is tricky, though. If they give you boring food, you must immediately become aloof!

Be competent in the art of staring at your people. It makes them nervous. They may try to bribe you with treats, but ignore them.

Be mysterious. We cats come from an ancient species, so keep lots of secrets.

Be able to purr convincingly and you will have charmed everyone. ❤

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Paper or Plastic – SOCS – Bagged

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Paper or Plastic – SOCS – Bagged 

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Today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt is ‘bagged’. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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

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First thing I thought of is how at the grocery store they always ask what kind of bag you want them to put your groceries in – paper or plastic. We almost always ask for paper bags.

Paper bags are pretty useful for other things around the home. First you get your groceries home and un-bag them to put the items away. We have a place we store the paper bags to use later on.

I use them for putting trash in, and also to put other things in to divide them up, sort of organizing. Also I use them to stack books I’ve already read so they’ll be ready for the trade in at the used book store, or to drop off donations.

Plastic bags seemed like a good idea when I first heard of them. That was when we were in Japan, believe it or not. It was a brand new thing I’d not seen before and pretty nifty. We still use them in the same way as we use the paper bags, but they don’t sit up with a form like the paper ones do. So your stuff gets all jumbled up. You also have to tie a knot at the top so things won’t fall out. Plus I hate seeing the plastic bags flying through the air on the wind and getting stuck in the tree branches. I don’t believe they disintegrate at all, and the paper ones do.

So when we’re given a choice we go with paper bags every time.

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