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To the Left – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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To the Left – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

https://lindaghill.com/2021/05/07/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-8-2021/

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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 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/04/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-1-2021/

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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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https://lindaghill.com/2021/04/09/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-april-10-2021/

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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

https://lindaghill.com/2021/04/02/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-april-3-2021/

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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

https://lindaghill.com/2021/03/26/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-27-2021/

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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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© 2021 BS

 

Oooey Gooey – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Butter

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Oooey Gooey – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Butter

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 6, 2021

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

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This is a sign I saw at a grocery store a few years ago. It is advertising Gooey Butter Cake. The sign says, ‘Try Kaldi’s Gooey Butter Cake – voted Best in St. Louis – Listed as one of the TOP 100 foods you can try in Columbia’.

I have to agree! I’d never heard of this kind of cake before, but once I ate some, it is soooo good. I’d rate it TOPS too! 🙂

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We use real butter for some things in cooking, and sometimes we just use the almost butter.

I remember years ago my parents would go to a dairy and get raw milk. We’d put some in big glass jars and shake and shake and shake and finally it would turn into butter. Lots of work for this, but it tasted really good.

Here’s a tongue twister to try:

Itty- bitty better bogus butter boxes

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© 2021 BS

Boss – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point

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Boss – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 23rd

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post. Enjoy!

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Today’s SOCS is a fun one! See above prompt, and if you want to join in, see details, and read other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Boss

That is the random word I pointed to in the book I’m currently reading. It’s from a past chapter I’d read from the book, “The Golden Buddha”, by Clive Cussler.

You could say I’ve been bingeing on books by this author for the past month or so. I’ve read about 20 so far. They are really good.

So, the word … boss …

Over the years I had a lot of different jobs, so had a lot of bosses. Most all were good ones. I never had a problem with any of them. They were just there at the job place, and since the workers already knew what their job was, we just got going on them each day. I mostly did office type work, and a time or two did other things.

Probably the worst boss I ever had was myself! I tried selling Avon door to door. I was a bad boss and a bad salesperson. haha! 🙂

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Have a great weekend!

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – First Thing

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – First Thing 

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

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First thing …

Except there is never a real first thing, because there is always some thing before you get to the first thing.

You may have plans for doing a first thing, but before you can get to doing it there are several other things that have to happen first, before the actual first thing you want to do.

Say I want to make a post for this SOCS challenge. Well first I have to find the email notice that Linda has posted her prompt. Then I have to go there and copy/paste the address thing to my place. That’s to set the pingback.  Then I have to go back and copy the actual prompt, Go back to mine and paste it in. Then go back to hers and get the little picture, go back to mine and paste it in. Then it takes awhile to think of something to say.

Haven’t even got the first thing of writing a post, yet!

But I finally do, and then I sign off with my usual  … hit publish, and that is the –

Last thing

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January – Corner

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January 

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 2nd

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “in the corner.” Write about whatever the image or thought of “in the corner” brings to mind. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS is also for the Just Jot it January challenge. Thanks, Linda! To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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The prompt for yesterday was something about a speech? I didn’t do that one because I didn’t know what to say about that except I don’t or have ever made a speech, and I don’t like listening to them either. Mostly they are boring. That would have been a boring post to just say that, too.

Today’s prompt is ‘in the corner’. Not much to say about that, either. I can’t remember ever being sent to stand or sit in a corner when I was a kid. I don’t remember ever sending my kids to the corner when they were kids, either.

So, what’s to say?

Sometimes I think I see things from the corner of my eyes. Sounds weird … like your eyes have corners? My eyes aren’t as good as they once were, so my side vision is not real good any more. That’s probably why I bump into things or knock things over … because I don’t see them.

I’ve heard about people going to their ‘corner’ store. I remember we used to have a store on a corner in our neighborhood. It’s where us kids used to go to get penny candy. I suppose a corner store doesn’t really have to be on the exact corner does it? Whatever or wherever it is, it is usually a small business, not like a big supermarket.

Anyway, that’s it for today. Happy New Year! 🙂

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