Category Archives: Blogging

Earth, Wind, and Fire

I smelled the smoke last night before going to bed and decided to get a couple of flashlights out in case we have a blackout. Decided to start writing early today for the same reason. From past experience we know the drill here pretty well and plan to pack a few things in case we get the call the evacuate later. Really glad we don’t have any pets to worry about. My son has to pack up his cat along with his family. Right now the fires nearest to us are in the North San Fernando Valley and the winds are not blowing. If the winds pick up the fire could be heading toward us. I thought we might get through this year without wildfires.  We just had a tree cut back from our roof in back and I am glad we did that. I hope the fire is chased to ground before it takes flight.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS,  is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is ‘ground,’ used as a noun or verb and in any tense.

Featured image ‘Packing for a trip’ by Dwight Sipler via Wikimedia.org

Good Taste

I find that in this time of my life I appreciate even more my sense of taste when it comes to food. My daughter and I are picky about the quality of the coffee we drink at our house. Seems we are both into the robust flavor of dark roast coffee. I like mine with a little milk added. Coffee is part of my daily morning ritual. The coffee is made as soon as I get into the kitchen. Must have two cups to start my day. My husband purchased a new coffee grinder but I find it is only as good as the coffee you put in it. And we can find really good already ground fresh coffee at local stores. When I have my morning cup of coffee started, along with some toast, I am ready to peruse the morning papers online. The news has been very engaging lately, but can leave a bad taste in my mouth.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS , is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is “-tast-.” Find a word that contains “tast” and use it in your post.

Featured image of ‘Cup of coffee’ is by Opentheme via Pixabay.com

 

Casting Nets On Troubled Waters

‘Alea iacta est’ (the die is cast),  I heard someone say recently. And who knows what the future brings. We sail on troubled waters and hope for the best, but if we keep our faith in what’s right, we will come through it all just fine. Just feeling the butterflies in my stomach from the turmoil in the country and some personal stress too.  A bit tired to write more.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS,  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Dan Antion is hosting this Saturday while Linda is away. The prompt for today  is “ent” “ten” “net.” Use one, use two or use all three (bonus points for using two, double-bonus points for using all three).

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, used the phrase ‘alea iacta est’ yesterday when she announced that the US House of Representatives will begin the formal impeachment inquiry against our President.

Featured image of a fisherman’s net by Dominique Martin Touchard via Pixabay.com

 

Wrap It Up

Used to be that department stores had a Gift Wrap department where you could take your gifts and have them wrapped in paper of your choosing. There was a free version available with minimal decoration or you could pay extra for more fancy wraps and bows. A display of wrapped boxes on the wall helped you make your selection. There were wraps for all occasions, like birthdays, baby showers, weddings, or graduations. I think many stores have done away with this now. Shops do sometimes provide a simple wrap consisting of a bag and some tissue paper. I miss getting the option of having my gift wrapped at the store. The ladies who worked in the Gift Wrap section were good at wrapping and could do a much better job of it than I could. The paper was always wrapped tight and folded just right.


The featured image is of Furoshiki by katorisi on Wikimedia.org  Furoshiki is the Japanese way of gift wrapping using a colorful cloth. It is environmentally friendly and very creative. You could wrap a gift for the kitchen in a colorful dish towel or something for the bath in a hand towel.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt words for today are “wrap/rap.” Use one, use both (for bonus points), use ’em any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Colored Pens

I like writing with different color pens and have a package of them to chose from. I have pens close at hand while I do genealogy research so I can take a lot of notes. Both my husband and I go through a lot of pens and I find myself always looking for replacements when mine run dry. Right now I have a bright blue ball point sitting next to my computer. Kind of a conservative color choice. Maybe switch to purple or chartreuse green next. What color do you like to write with?


Stream of Consiousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The “prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “blue.” Talk about the first blue object you see when you sit down to write your post.”

Featured image is ‘Testing every color pen’ by Marco Verch on Flickr.com

Which Way To Go

Bloggers go out their way to weigh in on many pressing issues of the day. Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt led me to wonder how much curds and whey can you eat in one sitting on a tuffet. And would the amounts you can eat be affected by the presence of a spider sitting beside you?


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt words for today are ‘weigh, way, whey.’

Featured image of ‘Maman’ by Louise Bourgeois at Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Juan Carlos Garcia Menezo on Pixabay.com

 

Couch

Foreign language was an entrance requirement for college and it still is. I did not study one in HIgh School and needed to take 2 years of it at a community college near where I lived. I should have taken Spanish for many practical reasons, like living in California, and Spanish seems easier to translate because many of the words are spelled like English words. But I thought French was romantic. It was very hard for someone who does not have a foreign language apptitude. I barely survived. The French language is very beautiful though and their way of saying things poetic. I still remember ‘le coucher du soleil,’ the setting of the sun. The sun goes to bed.


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

Featured image of a California Sunset is by inpirexpressmiami on Pixabay.com