#SoCS ~ 9/24/22

Hello my lovelies. Time once again for #SoCS. I’m ready to let my mind wander as I write any fool thing that pops into my head after reading Linda G Hill’s prompt which follows:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “home.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. Enjoy!

To join in or read what our fellow streamers create, HERE are the rules & ping back.

Hmm 🧐 homework. Lolly lolly lolly get your adverbs here 🎶 School House 🏡 Rock was a Saturday cartoon favorite. A house 🏡 just ain’t a home. The people make a home. Or at least I think so. I’d live with B in less than stellar conditions if it ever came to that. He’s way more important than nice real estate. Check noun off the list.

Though realistically I think I should quit while I’m ahead. No verb, no adjective, no adverb. Especially since the only other thing I could think of is homing pigeon. And I surely don’t know anything about that. I do seem to remember though on the TV series NYPD blue, that Andy or Greg would go up to the rooftops of New York to a pigeon coop, if they’re even called pigeon coops, and would talk to the birds. Or maybe just feed them. I don’t know if there was a significance to the birds. Homing pigeons are probably quite fascinating.

I’ve been on a nature kick lately. Filming caterpillars in our tree, and filming racing lizards scampering down the sidewalk, and taking pictures of the beautiful blue skies. Sometimes I toss one of these random videos or pictures out to Facebook, which automatically links me to Instagram. Much in the same way that this post will fly on over to Twitter.

Physically, time to be a slug today. I just can’t take it. I got my MRI results and I’m moving forward. I just don’t like the anesthesiologist to which I’ve been referred. I think I’m gonna try to find a pain management doctor on my own. Started and stopped to write a whole other post on that. I may still because healthcare in America, it’s not for the faint of heart. And maybe someone can avoid what I am currently experiencing if I share.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 9/17/22

Happy Saturday! We’re back in the saddle again. Our lovely host, Linda G Hill, gives us the following prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you use it as both. Have fun! If you’d like to join in, HERE are the rules & ping back.

Oh lordy, here goes nothing & I mean nothing …

If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it.

He did! He went to Jared. Ugh! I hate this commercial.

The idea that to show true love one must spend three months’ salary on an engagement ring. Ridiculous. IMHO. I wrote earlier this week about how B & I got engaged. For us, there was no ring. I did get one later. There’s a whole story about it that I will save for a rainy day since this is stream. No detours, just keep on keeping on. Toward the bonus points.

All I have for ring … the verb … is ring the bell. Awww. Y’all my friend of 52 years (yep you read that right), when he was done with his cancer treatment, he got to ring the bell. There was a little video he shared & it just brought joyful tears all around. Cheers to anyone still in the fight. Heroes & angels are among us. #cancersucks

May your Saturday be whatever you want it to be! The Dub girls are taking a walk. Close enough to fall y’all to get back into the routine.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 9/10/22

Good morning my lovelies! Cheers to a Saturday with cooler temperatures. I’ve been saying that often this last week. The air feels different, we are out of the 100s. I’m afraid I might have jinxed things though so mum’s the word.

Our host with the most, Linda G Hill, sets us up with the following: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word that contains a silent letter.” Choose a word that contains a silent letter and use it in your post, or write about words with silent letters in general. Enjoy! To play along, HERE are the rules and ping back.

I randomly chose mum’s the word which just so happens to mean silence. More details – Mum is a Middle English word meaning ‘silent’, and may be derived from the mummer who acts without speaking. Note the similar English word “mime” (Old English “mīma”, Latin “mimus”) meaning silent actor or imitator.

But, and it’s big but, that is not the prompt. I’m playing fast and loose with the rules since there are no bonus points.

Hmm.

Word that contains a silent letter.

Think, think, and think.

We may be here a while. Haha. I get it once in a while. The h is silent. Well, duh. Hot diggity. We don’t say wu-hi-ll. Instead we say wu-eye-ll. LOL Phonetic spelling for the win. EYE = I. Why doesn’t eye = E-ye? Now this is just silly. I will land the plane & take off to parts unknown. RIP Tony ❤

On tap for today is a visit from Spectrum, our ISP. They better not screw things up because Lulu is permanent work from home & I am part time work from home. We need our services!!!!!! Beyond that I will be lounging & reading. A real slug.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 9/3/22

Why oh Why? Yep that’s the story of my life lately. I’m the overthinking question lady. Time once again for #SoCS, where our host Linda G Hill writes & I copy paste. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with why.” Begin your post with the word “why.” Have fun! HERE are the rules & ping back if you’d like to join in.

No bonus points but I started with why so I’m done! Or maybe a quick acrostic WHYOHWHY

Wishing doesn’t make it so

How we react is what we control

Yesterday cannot be undone

Only moving forward now

Here in the present, make it count

Wistfulness has no place to stay

Happiness is all around

Yes you can believe it

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 8/27/22

We’re back to Saturday! Can I get a hip, hip, hurrah? Why all the cheering? Well it’s time once again for #SoCS where our lovely hostess, Linda G Hill writes & i copy paste, Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “board/bored.” Use one, or use them both for bonus points. Enjoy! To join us, HERE are the rules and pingback.

Carrot & stick gal in the house. You had me at bonus points. Alrighty folks, prepare to be awed and amazed. Or mildly amused. Or bored to tears.

Ha! See what I did there. One down and one to go.

I hope you are entertained by my shenanigans. This #SoCS stuff is fun. My mind wanders around aimlessly until wah-la, I board the plane to parts unknown. Though usually I have wandered so far away that I need to land the plane, not board one. I used to love flying. But then again I was spoiled with corporate jet travel. Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end, we’d sing & dance forever & a day … ear worm alert.

On tap for the Dub family today is breakfast out at our fave mom & pop shop, the place around the corner. We’re going there for the first time in forever. Blueberry pancakes for me. Then off to get glasses for B. Finally time to get his new frames. I’ve had mine for a few weeks now. Two pair, one for driving only and one for up close work/reading. Like I’m Mario Andretti or something. Well I’m something. I feel like a whole new person when I put my for distance driving glasses on. Vroom, vroom!! HaHa!

And that’s all she wrote, until next time.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 8/20/22

Hmmm, August 20th. There is something significant about this date that I am forgetting about. I feel it back there somewhere in the recesses of my brain. I wonder if what happened on this day is too traumatic to remember. Maybe? Hmmm again. Oh well. Time to get along with the task at hand. #SoCS in the house where the lovely Linda G Hill writes & I copy paste. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or use it metaphorically. Have fun! To join in, HERE are the rules & pingback.

I love the word key and immediately think what about skeleton key. I can surely do something with that right? Followed by what about a tiny metal key used to lock my childhood diary? That might be good too. Or what about the key to enlightenment? Naw, that sounds too much like homework.

On Monday, I’m getting my first ever tattoo. I delayed this experience because mom wouldn’t stand for it, but she has been gone over 24 years & I’m a grown ass woman.

Yep you heard me. Haha! I am!! A grown ass woman!!! Even if I do not always behave that way. For my tattoo, I considered a key. A metaphorical key & went to town looking at ideas on the web. Lots of talented people out there folks. But then I remembered Lulu drew us hearts.

Then my new friend posted her brave artwork on Twitter which follows:

It’s a half baby heart with a momma heart that displays so much emotion I almost need to look away but I can’t look away at the same time.

However, decisions were already made to get a heart on my sleeve, the one Lulu made for us. That is the key to enlightenment. Or my awakening if you will. Instead, with her assistance, some modifications have been made because sweet Lulu knows the significance of the half baby by momma heart. My sweetest sensitive soul of a daughter just gets what I’m going through even though she has not been down my road.

To help her momma cope, Lulu drew an anatomically correct heart without any of the internal lines. Then she added purple, dark pink, & royal blue watercolor. A combo of the two hearts without copyright infringement.

I’m moving the placement of the heart to my wrist which if you think about it, that is where a long sleeve would end. I can still get the heart on my sleeve metaphor. I made the adjustment in placement because I want to see the handiwork all the time once the tattoo is done. No cover up for me.

January 1998, mom in hospice, her best friend came to visit. I stepped out of the room to allow some privacy. But I stayed close by & I overheard mom say “Look after Jill for me. She will struggle with my death & she will need help with the new baby. She has always worn her heart on her sleeve”.

Alrighty, that is all, go talk amongst yourselves. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 8/13/22

Upon further review … ooohhhh that sounds ominous. As in, upon further review, your services are no longer needed. But nope I am not at work & I have work to return to which is a blessing considering the events of early in the week. The weather in Texas is still record-breaking temps but we had two decent thunderstorms within the last 10 days. Still at a deficient but hope springs eternal for more rain to follow. Now let us embark on #SoCS, where Linda G Hill, our wonderful host, writes & I copy paste:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is starts with “u.” Find a word that starts with the letter “u” and use it however you’d like. Bonus points if it’s the first word in your post. Enjoy!

To join in the fun & frolic, HERE are the rules & pingback.

Usually this is the spot where my post begins but I wanted to cover all bases with upon in my intro. I’m competitive as hell about getting bonus points. Ultimately I’m also a logophile, lover of words.

When I think of words that start with the letter ‘u’ ubiquitous comes to mind first. I didn’t always know what that word meant but a big wig at work used it once upon a time so I learned the word to reuse if the situation arose. This big wig was let go with a parachute package & has fallen off the planet. Seriously, no footprint to be found. Others in those executive type positions (there are many in corporate world America) who also get the boot, land on their cat like feet, reinventing themselves in often times bigger & better positions.

On tap for today, I’m hoping to connect with a lifelong friend. He messaged me that we should talk on the phone like the old days. Not going to lie, I’m starved for human connection beyond the fearsome foursome. No more hermit Jilly. If your phone randomly rings, pick it up. Could be destiny calling. Lol.

As always more to come.

#SoCS ~ 8/6/22

We’re back in the saddle again. The lovely Linda G Hill writes and I copy paste. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wallpaper.”Use it however you’d like. Have fun! To join in the shenanigans, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Wallpaper. Hmmm. Think, think, and think. My first thought was the picture of B & I on Lulu’s 21st birthday. That picture is still the wallpaper on my phone. Wait! Is it even called wallpaper? Seems like a term that ran its course. No time to stop & research but pretty sure people say background.

I’ve never been a fan of wallpaper though I remember when we bought our first house, we considered wallpaper to spruce up the place. I spent hours looking at samples only to be indecisive & say screw it. Our hovel with 9 coats of paint on every wall had few redeeming qualities. The windows were practically painted shut. Haha!

We basically bought the house for the school district. Then we put Pony in private school. Until B injured himself & tuition was the first bill on the budget chopping block. That decision turned out okay in the end though. Pony made his first friend & we loved our neighbors. That means more than anything else.

Nothing on the agenda today. Except physical therapy home work. I’m bound & determined to get better. Day by day, oh dear lord three things I pray. With all the musicals last week, I’m working my way through some classics.

As always more to come.

#SoCS ~ 7/30/22

Good morning fine folks of bloglandia!! The final Saturday in July 2022 is here. Woo to the Hoo. Not sure why I’m in such an all fire hurry about except maybe this means we’re one step closer to the fall. C’mon September!

The lovely Linda G Hill writes & I copy paste: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wash/awash.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Bonus points for using both. Enjoy! If you’d like to join in, HERE are the rules & ping back. Game on!

I am awash with emotions at the thought of bonus points! Okay, we have derailed, earworm alert, I was born late, meaning I took on the likes of a generation ahead of my own. This is a South Pacific moment! The musical opened in 1949! Was later made into a movie. Could have started as a book? Who knows because this is stream & I’m not stopping to research.

Bet there are some of you reading this post who have no idea what I’m talking about. Funny how some songs hold a memory or two. I never saw the musical on Broadway but the movie is something we would’ve watched as a family. Which is why my first thought when I saw wash was this clip from the movie version …

Alrighty, on tap today is a piercing for Lulu. I’m riding along so we can share a nice breakfast & to get out of the house. Well that and to scope out an artist for my first tattoo. Nothing good can come from staying inside feeling sorry for myself. P/T continues with no harm despite not much improvement either. Our leak from yesterday was fixed & we’re still on track for Monday delivery of the new refrigerator. I’d say that’s pretty darn good. Wishing you a sensational Saturday my friends!

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 7/23/22

I’m scattered too & I also blame it on the weather! But I promised after Snowmageddon 2021 that I would never ever complain about the weather again. Instead, let’s get this party started. We’re back once again to the fun that is #SoCS. Our fantastic host is the one & only Linda G Hill. She writes & I copy paste: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.” Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun! HERE are the rules & pingback for anyone who’d like to join in.

Oh Lordy, I may need to go on a scavenger hunt for printed matter. I’ve graduated to online everything. I’ve been a recycler since I was a wee lass which means I don’t print very often. You know you’re special if I use paper for you. If someone asks if I want a receipt, I scream ‘no’ & when the receipt prints anyway, ugh!

Here we go, first four words on my eye exam prescription: Glasses RX, Patient Info. How boring! No one wants to hear about that. Instead I’ll write of our lovely experience. B & I had made appointments a full year in advance but we thought Dr. Webb had gone out of business or moved. Then out of the blue (not really) we get our reminder texts. Ah, okay, guess he is still open. We had reasons to wonder if he was still in business but that’s a story for another day.

Turns out he is sharing space with another company that does COVID testing. Y’all know we live eastside & proud which is in a very underserved community. By sharing his space, folks who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get way out to the northside, have access to much needed testing. He filled a need with a double benefit since their lease payments help him out too.

Our appointments were for 2:00 and 2:30. We arrive about 10 minutes til 2:00, get checked in, then B is called back immediately. I follow soon after. Both of us are done and back on the road home in less than an hour. Now that is stellar service. Catching up was icing on the cake. We’ve been seeing Dr. Webb for almost 30 years. Such a good person which is why we stayed.

Alrighty, lemme let ya go. Today is hair day. Lulu is going shoulder length, black with bluish hue, & bangs. Me? Nothing yet, scoping out the new place for potential future service. This gray might take really well to deep purple or fuschia highlights.

As always, more to come.