VOTE HERE for the 4th Annual SoCS Badge Contest Winner


The poll is open. And it’s not a political poll either. #SoCS badge contest. Take a look 👀 and cast a vote.

Linda G. Hill

It’s Thursday, and our contest is closing with six designs in the running for our 2017-2018 Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge. The winner will have his or her badge displayed both here and all around the Internet by whomever participates in the weekly SoCS prompt.

I would normally post the outgoing badge here, but as it turns out, it’s in the running again. Therefore, I’ll let you visit John’s blog to have a look at it.

The links below will take you to the contestant’s sites, to the posts on which their badges are displayed. Please make sure you have a look at all of them before you vote! I’ll give each a descriptive name which you’ll find both with the link and on the poll for easier voting. I’m not going to vote unless there’s a tie, so it’s all up to you!

Here are the badges:

Scott, with…

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Princess 👸🏻 Don’t Cook


Except tonight she did. 

When we started out, B didn’t cook. When Lulu came along, all that changed.  I worked nights and he worked days.  He starting cooking dinner for the kids and took my recipes to a new level.  In fact, he’s a much better cook than me. 

Tonight though my boo is injured 🤕so I made dinner.  Crispy chicken tacos.  Sunday evening meal planning and prepping helped.  Chicken already ground and seasoned.  Microwave rice. Beans from a can.  The hardest part was making guacamole and shredding cheese. 

Actually dinner practically prepared itself.  And I had fun!   I knew he’d been holding out on me. Not that I’m going to want to do the cooking long term or anything 😂

As always more to come. 

Diagnosis Corneal Abrasion 


B it hurts

Me uh ya and looks awful too

B thanks

Me what’d they do?

they gave me an IV in my eye

Me omg 😲 

B not with a needle, sort of like a soft contact lens where they could run the wash solution through my eye. Uncomfortable as hell. 

B continued I wish they’d given me more numbing drops.  Those took all my pain away. 

Official diagnosis corneal abrasion. Antibiotic drops 3 times a day for a week and two days off work. I tried to snap a pic but he shooed me away 😂



Billy Bob is in the hospital in Hondo Texas.  Thinks he just needs to have his eye flushed.  Uvalde emergent care was too full 😳.  How far apart are Hondo and Uvalde anyway?!?!

Oh well, his superintendent just dropped him off.  Kenbo will hopefully swing by and pick him up on the way home.  

I offered to go get him but he says he’ll let me know.  Doh!   Such is life. 

As always more to come. 

Quotes of the Day ~ 8/16/17 ~

Book Club

Taken from Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

I shush my mind, because your mind can ruin you if you let it.

What the mind don’t remember, the heart still knows.  Love, the strongest thang of all.  Stronger than all the rest.

They decided they gon’ carry it to they graves.  I guess.  But secrets ain’t a healthy thang … no matter how old they is.  Sometimes the oldest secrets is worst of all.

Go on, take yo grandmother to see Miss May.  The heart still know.

Quotes of the Day ~ 8/15/17 ~

Book Club

Taken from Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Mama has always been in charge of the world, and she’s determined not to abdicate now! (ha! that is me – J-Dub.  I am just like mama)

… Gran always felt like it might’ve been better if he hadn’t run across his birth records … to tell the truth, she may have wished his adoptive parents had destroyed them …

Secrets have a way of coming out.  Just so you know, it may make things worse not better.

He never wanted to take the chance of altering someone else’s history that way. (People finder Trent aka Stevie)

As always, more to come.

Quotes of the Day ~ 8/14/17 ~

Book Club

Taken from Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

but the night is an imposter.  It is not soft.  It does not forgive.

Shantyboat kids take to their entertainment where they can find it.  When you’re born on a river, you take to it as natural as drawing a breath.  For river rats like us, the water’s a home, a safe place.

Even the Depression can’t starve the river … the river’s got her own magic.  She takes care of her people.  Always will.

As always, more to come.

Vehicle damaged by rain


We had lots of rain in July 2016. I wrote this on FB a year ago today.  I’d been driving around with the grill pushed in and never even realized it. 

B “Grumble grumble … Jill you really need to stop hitting curbs”

Me “uh not this time. And really I would’ve have to run straight into a pole or something. There’s no dent! It was the rain from last month I tell ya”

The above is after I went through hell (or high water 😉)

And another after my handy man fixed it.

As always more to come. 

Sunday Steps

Because We All Need A Little Levity, Things I've Overheard

Last week I called it getting my steps in. Several folks reached out to me and asked if I had joined AA. Nope and I don’t really think you’re supposed to ask me that. You know the anonymous part is truly supposed to be anonymous. At least I think it is. 

Anyhoo I’m at in again.   Getting those steps in. Here is proof 😂.  

Now for a little levity.   As I was walking, I overheard the following on the 📢 

Attention Wally World shoppers! Attention! For your safety please do not ride the bicycles or run or get on the skateboards while wearing an animal head. 

Your safety is our utmost concern.  Thank you for shopping at WallyWorld! 

These are direct quotes except for the use of Wally World.    Instead Wally World is my veiled attempt to use a synonym for the behemoth retailer we all know and love or we all love to hate.  

Yup I know don’t quit my day job. 

As always, more to come.