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I do not feel boisterous since I am getting over a vi-er-us. It was not the worst cold (and cough) I ever had but it was not the best way to spend the holidays. Felt like I was sitting out the holidays, literally. Not that I like a lot of raucousness and crowded parties. But it has been a bit dreary even for someone who likes quiet.

Just Jot It January. Today’s prompt word ‘boisterous’ is provided by Dan Antion of No Facilities. Featured image of ‘Owl’ by Mark Coleman on Flickr.


Resolved, not to make any New Year’s resolutions. A definition of Hermitage via Google “the dwelling of a hermit, especially when small and remote.” Well I am not a hermit but I would keep this promise to myself, to always have a small place where I can go to be by myself with my thoughts and maybe some books, even if it is an imaginary place. I will keep my hermitage.

I like the setting of this tiny house in the desert but would not like the transparency and it would be very hot in the summer. Have to have my privacy. January 2 is World Introvert Day. 🙂

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is ‘resolution.’ Featured image of Tiny House via Image of tiny house in desert by Nicolas Boullosa on Flickr Description: translucent tiny house in the desert of arizona (within Taliesin west)

Good Witch

Every year I don some kind of Halloween garb to answer the door when trick-or-treaters ring. In recent years, it has been a purple witch hat which is decorated with a spider web design. This year, for the first time that I can remember, I may not be home for at least part of the evening because it is my baby grandson’s first Halloween and I am planning to go visit him before his parents take him out in his costume. No spoilers about the costume, I will want to post it on

My daughter liked to sing this song when she was 3 years old:

“I’m stirring and stirring and stirring my brew

Ooooo ooo Ooooo ooo

I’m stirring and stirring and stirring my brew

Tip toe, tip toe, tip toe

Booo!!”    -author unknown

Both my son and daughter liked the book It’s Halloween by Jack Prelutsky and here’s the title poem:

It’s Halloween

It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can’t be seen
On any other night.

Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.

In masks and gowns
We haunt the street
And knock on doors
For trick or treat.

Tonight we are
The king and queen,
For oh tonight
It’s Halloween!

I found a recording of the book on You Tube posted by Ben Thompson. It shows the same edition of the book that I had and the author is reading the whole book. It may bring back memories for you too:

Sometimes I wish I was a witch with special powers that I would use for good and not to hurt anyone except to give the bad guys a knuckle sandwich.  🙂

by Jo B on

Happy Halloween!

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Featured Image of ‘The witch in fancy dress’ by Plaisanter. The Owl,Cat,Hat,Broom image by Jo B on Prompt words for today ‘which/witch/wich.’


“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”-Maya Angelou

Do we need to create another movement with slogans like Women’s Lives Matter or Women Own Their Bodies. So keep your paws off! Does it ever end? The recent incident has caused a welling up of stories from women who had been silenced by shame, fear, and intimidation. There is a sickening and grief that is shared with all of my gender all the way back to Eve.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Prompt word is “well.” Featured Image via

Playing It Safe

“If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.”
― Shannon L. Alder via Write Tribe

Save your breath because you are not going to convince me to try any dare-devil stunts like bungee jumping off a high bridge or free solo climbing up the face of El Capitan. I do admire rock climbers but I know my limits. Limits are good. Limits are fine when you get to an older stage of your life. I do not think you need to prove something by jumping off bridges or out of planes. Well to be honest, I wouldn’t have wanted to do those things when I was young either. If I really want to push any boundaries it is in becoming a writer. I have been willing to take some risks with that and put some of my efforts out there. Sometimes it feels like jumping off a cliff, but with writing I don’t want to just play it safe.

Alex Honnold free-solo on Liberty Cap 2014 via Lwp Kommunlkaclo on

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted today by Joey of Joeyfully Stated. The prompt words for today save/safe. Featured image of Ordinance Sign via

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Grandparent Buddy

A lovely story about a Baby Buddy, a volunteer Grandparent.

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine

You make me happy when skies are grey

You’ll never know dear how much I love you

Please don’t take my sunshine away.”

This would be the best job, “Baby Buddy.” Needed some good news after all the terrible news lately, and this was just the ticket. I got to spend some time with my little baby buddy Grandson Gavin recently, and that is always so special. ❤

One Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G Hill.

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Something You Otter Know

Q: What do you call a group of resting otters?

A: A raft. To keep from drifting away from each other, sea otters will wrap themselves up in seaweed, forming something that resembles a raft.

Group or Raft of Sea Otters via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This is Sea Otter Awareness Week according to US Department of the Interior.  Click on the links and see more images and read 12 interesting things about our sea otters.


Featured image of Sea Otters in waters around Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska by Becky King of the National Park Service. Giff of Sea Otter from Monterey Bay Aquarium via

One Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G Hill.