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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tree

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Tree

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tree.” Use the word “tree” or write about a tree. Any kind of tree. Enjoy!

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What’s to say about a tree? I like trees a lot. There are so many kinds and all are beautiful. We have one tree in our yard. It’s a fruitless Mulberry. It has large green leaves in the summer, and they turn a pretty yellow in the fall.

That’s what they are looking like right now, yellow. There’s still a lot of leaves on the branches, but lots have been falling, and with the crazy wind yesterday (67 mph gusts) a lot got blown off into the yard.

We had several elm trees in the yard of the house I grew up in. They were very tall. I’d climb up in the branches with a book to read lots of times. They are still there after all these years, and through lots of storms where the branches were broken. Out front we also had a mimosa with pink flowers, and a couple of big evergreen trees.

The tallest trees I’ve ever seen were the ones in the east TX forest, and the New Mexico forest. Those were pines I think.

As for Christmas trees, we used to get a real one. They smelled so good. Later we had a fairly large fake tree. Then later on we had a smaller fake tree we’d set on a table. We named him Charlie, and had this one many years. Then it got pretty raggedy looking after the cats kept chewing the branches.

Now we just have a teeny tiny fake one from the dollar store we set on a shelf. It goes in the closet later on, and keeps the little decorations on it. It only has a very few, plus my ghost lights. I’m not sure I’ll even put it out this year, though.

And that’s all I have to say about trees today.

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© 2021 BS

Make-up – Stream of Consciousness Saturday ‘rev’

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Make-up – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – rev 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/12/03/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-4-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rev.” Use “rev” or find a word that contains it. Have fun!

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I’ve seen a lot of words that start with ‘rev’, but couldn’t think of anything fun to say about any of them … but then I remembered … I do use “Revlon’ cosmetics! Yay!

I use a mixed up bunch of make-up, using different brands for different products. At the moment though, I can’t think of a single item I have that is from the Revlon line.

Isn’t that silly! I finally thought of something that has the rev in the word, and still don’t have anything much to say about it. Sigh …

Oh yeah, I looked through the website to refresh my memory on their products. Yep, I have at one time or another used their base foundations, eyeliners, and lipsticks. I don’t think I have any of them right now. Oh wait, I checked and I do have one thing of eye liner from Revlon.

Honestly, when I go looking for make-up there are so many many choices to choose from. Lots of brands, colors, types, and prices. I try to stick with the same all the time, so it’s fairly easy to find them on the store shelf. But sometimes they don’t have what I’m looking for, so I have to pick something else. I’m bad at making decisions, so it takes me forever to choose something new. Then when I get it home, it turns out to be not good at all. Somehow the color of eye shadow changes color from pretty at the store, to ugly when I get it home.

I’ve wasted a lot of money on make-up I don’t use over the years. But, once you open it and try it, you can’t take it back for a refund or exchange. So I put it away for a back up item just in case my regular stuff runs out.

And that’s the way it goes.

Hope y’all are having a great weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Golly Gee

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Golly Gee

https://lindaghill.com/2021/11/26/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-27-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “golly gee.” Use “golly gee” or another interjection that displays the same sentiment in your post. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for always providing a fun prompt on Saturdays, Linda! 🙂

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Hmmm  Golly Gee?

I don’t remember ever saying this phrase. I say a lot of things, but this isn’t one of them.

This just reminds me of the character Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith show. He was always saying ‘Golly’ and drawling the word out to make it sound funny.

What’s it supposed to mean? Is it that you are surprised or amazed at something you see or hear? I’d more likely say ‘what on earth!’, or ‘wow!’.

Oh my goodness is one I say a lot, or even ‘OMG or Oh My God!’.

Gee Whiz is another I don’t remember saying.

Oh My Word! Now that’s one I say all the time, and so does my daughter and grand-daughter. That’s my favorite.

Some people say ‘My Stars!’. I like this one, but still I’ve not said it that I remember.

Anyway, that’s all for today. Hope y’all are having a great weekend! We’ve finally had some rain, which hasn’t happened in months around here.

Woo Hoo! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Cam

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Cam

https://lindaghill.com/2021/11/12/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-13-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cam.” Find a word that contains “cam” or use it as is. Enjoy!

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Thanks for the prompt for SOCS, Linda! Always fun and interesting. 🙂

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First I thought of, well, cameras which I’ll get to in a minute.

Next was my ’69 Camaro. I loved that car. I can’t remember if I have a picture of the Camaro, but it was a deep burgundy, with black top. It had an 8-track tape deck in there, and I went right out and bought a Simon & Garfunkle tape to play in it.

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Cameras I have!

Here are some of my cameras. I don’t know that they work any more since I don’t use them.  I don’t remember having a photo of me taking a picture with a camera, or anyone else, for that matter. The silver one (middle left) I guess is still working, but I got weird vibes from it. I think my house ghost didn’t like me using it, or something, because it would snatch all the energy from the batteries as soon as I put new ones in. I tried over and over with brand new batteries, and every time, they would be immediately be drained. The Minolta on the bottom left was my favorite, but it quit working, and I couldn’t find anyone who could repair it.  I also had fun with my ‘Swinger’ camera. You could pull the picture out and wait for it to develop. Now, I just use my phone camera.

My first camera was an old fashioned box camera that was my Dad’s. It only took black & white pictures you’d have to get developed. That was no problem though, as my Dad fixed up a dark room and he’d develop them himself.

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© 2021 BS

Coffee Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point & Write

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Coffee Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point & Write 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/11/05/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-6-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “close eyes and point.” Grab the closest printed material to you when you sit down to write your post, open it up (if it’s a book, flyer, etc.), close your eyes, and point. Whatever your finger lands on, use that as your prompt. Have fun!

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Thanks for the fun prompt, Linda! This kind is different, as we point to some word or phrase in whatever we have to read close at hand, and then write about it.

Sometimes it take me a few tries to get to something I feel like writing about. I just don’t know what to write about the word ‘the’ or some other word I might have pointed to.

Anyway, today I used a book that I’m reading (it was actually in another room, but there wasn’t much of anything of writing around here where I am).

So, on page 131 of the book, “Monument 14”, by Emmy Laybourne, was the partial sentence ‘fresh pot of coffee’. I can work with that just fine.

We used to use a really old vintage coffee pot. It’s the same kind my parent’s used, and I was lucky enough to find the same kind at a yard sale years ago. It makes great coffee drip style.

Later on we did get a Mr. Coffee machine, and it would make a fresh pot of coffee in a very short time.

Then we got a Keurig coffee making machine. It only makes one cup at a time. So, a fresh cup of coffee is ready whenever you want it in less than a minute. Or maybe a minute – I’ve never really timed it. So easy to use!

Photos are of our vintage coffee pot, as it comes in three parts you put together. Next is of this one plus our Keurig one. I like having both. We can use the fancy one, and just in case it stops working or the power goes out, we can make our fresh pot of coffee in the vintage one right on the stove.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Near-ly Died – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Near/Far

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Near-ly Died – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Near/Far

https://lindaghill.com/2021/09/24/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-25-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “near/far.” Use “near,” use “far,” use them both if you’d like. In fact, if you start your post with one and end with the other, you get bonus points! Enjoy!

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Thanks for the prompts every week, Linda!

To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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Near-ly died! Almost died! Could-a died! Like-ta died! All of those I know I’ve said many times when something is so horrible or scary to me.

Or, I say them when something is so funny I cry tears and my stomach muscles are hurting from laughing so hard.

I had reason to use the first example the other day. Nothing was fun or funny about it.

Not much freaks me out, but this … this …

What it was, was this:

I’d been trying to grow a potato in a jar of water. I used to do this a lot and they make pretty leaf vines. I also had an avocado pit I was trying to grow in water, too. It had put out some roots, but nothing was happening up top. They were on my kitchen window sill.

The potato hadn’t really started sprouting, or maybe just a tiny bit. I was looking close at it to see, but what I saw really freaked me out! OMG!!!! Worms or some kind of creepy creature was swimming around in the water. Well they weren’t really swimming, they were tiny white skinny things just spurting spurting spurting!! EEEE (me screaming)

I ran screaming out of the kitchen to get my husband. Thank goodness he was here to help, otherwise I’d have packed my bags and left home right that minute.

I told him to get rid of it all. First he had to look at them. UGH! He said there were four or five of them in the water. I couldn’t look. I was still shuddering and shivering and going UGH over and over.

He did get rid of all of it, everything that was on the window sill. But, I still can’t get the horribleness out of my mind’s eye. I keep seeing them. Maybe someday I’ll forget.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Puzzles

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Puzzles 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/09/17/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-18-2021/

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Thanks for the SOCS prompts every week, Linda!

To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link.

Here’s what we are challenged with today:

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

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I’m a fan of all kinds of puzzles, the exception being those stated logic puzzles and the math kind like Sudoku ones. Can’t get those at all.

For a long time we were working jigsaw puzzles, which I posted a lot of the finished pictures as we went along. But, it’s been a couple of years since we worked any, though we have a bunch of new ones we haven’t even opened yet. We were working them on a really large heavy poster board on the kitchen table. Then eventually the table got filled up with other things of paper work. We’d have to clear all that off, with no where to put it if we were to get out another puzzle.

I’ve always liked crosswords either in the little magazines or the newspapers. I have a lot of the books, but we don’t take the newspaper any more.

Other puzzles I used to like was those manipulative kind you’d get in a kid’s magician’s kit. I’d also buy the different kinds that grown ups try to work and I’d find them at yard sales.

When I was going through some boxes of stuff of my granny’s after she passed on, I found this 8 foot long crossword puzzle she’d filled in a lot of the squares.

My grand-ma showed me how to work the skeleton puzzles in those little magazines. That was when I was a kid, and the first pencil puzzles I remember doing.

After that there was no stopping me … years and years of pencil puzzle fun!

Here’s what I wrote one time:

This is a giant crossword puzzle that says it’s 8 feet long! It’s squares are almost all filled in, I’m thinking by my granny. She was a dedicated crossword puzzle fan, and always had one going, either from books of them, or from the newspapers. She was serious about working them, and used a crossword dictionary all the time, too. She’d get her reading glasses on, and not stop until they were done, even if they were difficult.

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© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Where

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Where

https://lindaghill.com/2021/09/10/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-11-2021/

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

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Where was I on 9/11 twenty years ago?

I was at home just eating breakfast at the kitchen table and reading. I can’t remember what I was reading, either a book or the morning newspaper.

The TV news was on and I heard the breaking news announcement and looked up to see the horror that would continue about the horrific news that would be on all that day. I hurried up and put in a VHS tape, and let it run. I still have it.

Honestly, I’m not all that familiar with New York landmarks or buildings or anything, except the Statue of Liberty. I’ve seen that. So, I’d never even heard of the World Trade Center twin towers before.

My daughter had just left for her college classes, and my husband was at work. We didn’t have a cell phone, so no texting for us, but we did have phone calls to make to each other, and to my other daughter in another state. It was so scary to hear all of what was happening. We didn’t know anyone who was close to the devastation that day.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years ago. May peace be to all those who perished, and those who continue to suffer from the continuing memories and health concerns to this day. ❤

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© 2021 BS

Playful Pins – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Pin

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Playful Pins – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Pin 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/09/03/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-4-2021/

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

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Thanks for the prompt each Saturday, Linda!<3

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Pins … have I got pins!

I’ve had and worn pins since I was a kid, and I still have some of them. I have collected a few over the years, too, and like wearing them from time to time.

Pins, sometimes also called brooches, are fun. There are lots of variety in shapes and subjects to choose from, too. You can find them for holidays, birds, political (sometimes called buttons – but they are pins, too), animals of all kinds, souvenir pins from concerts you attend, and I’m sure many more kinds. They can add a fun flair to what you wear, and/or make a statement of something you’re in favor of. There are even little machines you can buy to make your own created pin!

I did try to find out the difference, if there was one, between a pin and a brooch. Can’t remember it exactly, but it was ‘all brooches are pins, but not all pins are brooches’. However, they both are decorative jewelry worn on your clothes.

Well, I have both, or all, or whatever you want to call it. I have fun ones, and antique fancy ones. I’ve bought them myself, and have also received some as gifts.

Here are a very few of the many I have.

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  • Childhood pins – letter B, golden horse, black poodle dog, honor society pin
  • another golden horse, a red cross beginning swimmer pin
  • five different cat pins
  • three button pins (political, concert, souvenir)
  • scarab beetle pins
  • Antique oval brooch – gold filigree edges, yellow roses on white background

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© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – My/Yours

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – My/Yours 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/08/27/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-28-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “my.” Start your post with the word “My.” Bonus points if you end your post with “yours.” Enjoy!

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My ears don’t want to hear it, but honestly the TV is right by my computer desk here, and there is no way I can tune it all out.

I’m cringing right now because of the inane TV sitcoms that keep playing. The Mr. keeps the remote all day long, and besides flipping channels every few minutes/seconds, he goes back to the same old sitcoms we’ve seen a thousand times. Over and over I have to sit here listening to stupid plots, fake accents the actors put on – especially bad southern ones – and I want to scream!

Sometimes he lands on something else, like golf games. I don’t like golf or golf on TV either, but it’s much better than those #!@ sitcoms. I’d plug in my earbuds to some music, but on the computer I can do only one thing or another. Watch and listen to a music video (to drown out the TV noise) or read blogs and type and stuff, not both at the same time.

Yeah, we only have the one TV (there is another in a bedroom, but no one watches it), and one computer. I can ignore or whatever any other type of show, but the sitcoms get in my brain and won’t let go. Sometimes when I get a chance, I’ll push mute on the remote for some much needed silence, or go out in the garage for a reading and listening to the oldies radio music break, but it’s so hot out there in the summer and so cold out there in the winter.

Well, enough of this complaining. Hope your weekend is going good. I will just end this with the word ‘yours’.

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© 2021 BS