Tag Archives: Stream of Consciousness Saturday

What Floats Your Soap?

Ivory soap has been around for over 100 years and it still floats.

“…we may not think about the benefit of having soap that floats. But in the late 19th century, when people were still bathing in the murky waters of local rivers and streams, a soap that floated was revolutionary.” (Ivory.com)

Ivory soap is advertised as pure and that it will float in water. The advantage being you will not have to grope around in your bathwater looking for your soap.

So it turns out what makes this soap float is air bubbles. Makes me think about something else that is full of air, hot air. Like some of the  Republican members of the Intelligence Committee.  I bet they would have no trouble at all floating in murky waters.

Owl by jennicatpink on Flickr.com

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The “prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flyer/ad.” Look at the latest ad you got in the mail (if it’s a store flyer, choose the product right in the middle of the page) or choose the next online ad you find, and theme your post on whatever the product is.”

Featured image is a lithograph of an Ivory Soap ad restored by Adam Cuerden on Wikimedia.org.

Window Dressing

Sometimes things can look good on the outside but appearances can be deceiving. Some people say that the ends justify the means no matter how low they go. They want to claim the mantle of righteousness but it is only window dressing.  What’s underneath is pretty shabby.

We are going through dark times in our country but I believe the truth will come to light in the end. As the impeachment investigation continues, I wish our Congress, and those willing to speak truth to power, strength and courage to carry on with this crucial work.

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

Featured image of ‘old Irish cottage window’ by Suanpa on Pixabay.com

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.’ Use it as a word for find a word that starts with ‘oh.’

Featured image of ‘Hummingbird’ via JLG on Pixabay.com



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


A Day For Mothers

Hope that all mothers have a day of relaxation and happiness, free of stress and strain, doing what they like surrounded by the love of their families.

Mother’s Day Sunday May 12 in the US.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The word prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Use it any way you’d like.

Featured image ‘Mother’s Day Rose’ by slgckgc on Flickr


It can be good to let go and scribble. Let the color go outside the lines and see where it takes you. It always bothered me when I would hear someone make an issue with children about coloring inside the lines. I guess it is a good exercise for fine motor skills but doesn’t do that much for creativity.

by anarosadebastiani on Pixabay.com

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS,  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “rib.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “rib”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Featured image background by Choupette 455 on Pixabay.com altered by me.

Bill Of Fare

One of latest (e)mail messages I received was from the MD with whom I had a telephone appointment and received an Rx for eye drops for me. Just recently, my daughter was down with a sinus infection that took her out of commission for about a week and a half.  She had an in person MD visit and a telephone visit. I really came to appreciate the telephone visits because it saves the time of having to drive to a doctor.

I morphed into my maternal role of cooking soups of chicken and minestrone but her taste buds were not up to appreciating my efforts. At least that is what I am telling myself not wanting to accept that my cooking is bad. The illness kept my daughter from wanting to cook anything and I have missed her contributions to our bill of fare. Now I am a bit under the weather with an eye infection and she is getting back to normal and appreciates feeling better. So she made dinner for us which was great. I really am not into cooking the daily dinners any more and really love that she likes to cook and does not mind pitching in with menu suggestions, cooking, and shopping with me. I am grateful too for easy to put together items from the local groceries and restaurants that deliver.

‘Bill of Fare’ of Glen Island Grand Cafe 1892 via Wikipedia.org

In the meantime, Spring has sprung in my backyard.



Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill.  Today’s prompt: “the last piece of mail you received.” Talk about the subject of the last piece of physical mail you received, i.e. a gas bill–talk about gas, not the bill itself. Have fun!