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Yawn

I have been having some allergy symptoms recently, swollen eyelids and watery itchy eyes. Happily the swelling subsided after taking Benadryl for a day, but the trouble with taking an antihistamine is that my head gets foggy and I get sleepy. Not great for my creative processes and the ability to come up with a memorable blog post. So all I can say is ‘yawn.’


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today 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.’

Featured image is ‘Two Women Ironing’ by Edgar Degas via wikipedia.org

Writing Nuttily

Accommodatingly for my post there are absolutely a lot of adverbs that end with -ly, thousands according to an account I recently read. (But just because a word may end with a -ly does not mean it is always an adverb.) I looked at a list by morewords.com and found a few fabulously farfetched examples like adumbratively and acropetally. It could be ascertained that I have an affinity for ‘a’ words but I decided to start and stay at the beginning of a bewilderingly long list. You may wonder where I am going with this stream which is attempting adumbratively to tell you I don’t have the vaguest clue.  And I may not have used adumbratively appropriately either, but it is fun using alliteration abundantly.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill.  The prompt for today is ‘words that end in -ly.’

Featured image from ‘Botany of a living plant’ (1919) pg 240 ( example of acropetally, you have to look it up) via Internet Archive on Flickr.com

Life Affirming

Creativity, self-expression, art, voice, vision, nature, wonder.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SOCS is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is ‘affirm.’

Binge Watching

The trouble for me with all the streaming TV services is that they allow me to watch several episodes of a series in one sitting. I am drawn to mysteries and will end up watching the whole series of something at once, kind of like staying up into the wee hours reading a page turner. I want to know how it ends. The episodes are written with cliff hanger endings to keep you engaged. But if I binge watch all the episodes I run out of mysteries to watch too quickly.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday,#SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is ‘television.’ Featured image of ‘Netflix at home’ by MoneyBlogNewz on Flickr.

Art

It can be an art to find the branches and leaves on your family tree. Sometimes the records are right there, spelled out for you in black and white. The art comes in when you have to follow the subtle clues that you may find, like an occupation that is passed down and through the family.  Some occupations in my acestry were farmers, carpenters, and iron workers. An unusual name can make it easier. Other times you can’t see the trees for the forest.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is ‘art.’

Featured image is ‘Olivenbäume’ by Vincent Van Gogh via wikimedia.org

Hobbits Have Hairy Feet

My writing has been suffering because I am engrossed  in genealogical research.  After researching my family tree, I feel like Bilbo Baggins at his 111th birthday surrounded by his extended family and calling out their names, Bolgers, Tooks, Bracegirdles, Proudfoots, and all the rest. I don’t think any of my relations have hairy feet, but it will probably take me until my 111th to finish with the tree. Everytime I think I am coming to the end I find just a bit more. I imagine a reunion with all the different family names. I don’t think there are any Bracegirdles however, but you never know.

 

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via Jeff Hitchcock on Flickr

This reminds me of me shut away in my retreat searching for ancestors on my computer.

 


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is ‘hairy.’