Tag Archives: #Stream of Consciousness Saturday

The Time Is Right

“The time is always right to do the right thing”-Martin Luther King Jr.

It is hard to write about light things because I have been very disturbed over the goings on in my country. Part of me just wants to close my eyes to the bad in the world and think only of happy endings. What is more upsetting to me is that many in positions of leadership lack integrity. They want to gloss over and justify all the wrong doing so they can stay in power.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS,  is hosted by Linda G Hill. The “prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘ght.’ Find a word that contains the letters ‘ght’ in that order, and use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use three or more different words containing those letters. ”

Featured image ‘The Muse at Sunrise’ by Alphonse Osbert (1918) via Plum leaves on Flickr.com

Assorted Nuts

I remember my maternal grandmother telling me that she had harvested walnuts in Northern California. Nowadays, the harvest is done by machines. Some brief research tells me that California grows most of the walnuts in the US and that the English Walnut was brought to California by the Spanish padres in the late 1700s. We used to get tangerines and whole walnuts in the shell in our Christmas stockings along with peppermint candy canes. Turns out this is an old European custom, ( the tangerines or oranges and walnuts). My maternal grandmother was English and I think the tradition was passed down from her. It’s been pretty nuts here in California recently with all the fires popping up North and South. I still have a suitcase packed in case of emergency. I like to think the fires will skip our town since we had them just last year and had to be evacuated. It’s a real shell game though and we can not take it for granted that we will be spared. Hope the rain comes early this year.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS,  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt word is ‘nuts.’

Featured image of ‘bulk nuts’ by Kazvarpal on Wikimedia.org


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



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