Tag Archives: #Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Little Bits Of Joy

The news of the world has been so bleak and then there are the personal stresses of my life. Finding myself saying ‘Oh, no!!’  and feeling down. I need to focus on all the little bits of joy, gather them up, and hold them close like a soft cozy blanket. Even though I feel my grief for world as well.

Looking out my kitchen window to see a hummingbird flitting around the sage

Photos of my grandson

Clear blue California sky

Green leaves sparkling in sunlight

Cry of a yellow tail hawk flying above me

There is still good in the world.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill.  The prompt word for today is ‘oh.’ Us it as a word for find a word that starts with ‘oh.’

Featured image of ‘Hummingbird’ via JLG on 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

 

Let’s Get Together

Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah
Why don’t you and I combi-ine
Let’s get together, what do you say
We can have a swingin’ ti-ime
We’d be a cra-a-azy team
Why don’t we ma-a-ake a scene
Together, oh oh oh oh
Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah
Think of all that we could sha-are
Let’s get together everyday
Every way and everywhere
And though we haven’t got a lot
We could be sharin’ all we’ve got
Together
Oh, I really think you’re swell
Uh-huh, we really ring the bell
Oo-wee, and if you stick with me
Nothing could be greater, say hey alligat-ah!
Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah
Two is twice as nice as one
Let’s get together right away
We’ll be having twice the fun
And you can always count on me
A gruesome twosome we will be
Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah!
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Richard M. Sherman / Robert B. Sherman
Let’s Get Together lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

 

Let’s get together. Isn’t that what we say when we meet old acquaintances at weddings, funerals, the supermarket, the mall, and then we never do.

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

OK, I know, I know, I did not start or end this post with a preposition but I thought this was a fun oldie. Blast from the past. Maybe I could end with a sentence that starts and ends with a preposition.

On the count of three let’s rock out!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is “preposition” Start your post with any preposition. Bonus points if you end with one too. Enjoy!

Music video of ‘Let’s Get Together’ with Haylee Mills via Rumplestillskull on You Tube.