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SoCS~ “fall from the sky”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fall from the sky.” Write about anything that falls from the sky–real, imagined, or idiomatic. Have fun!

What kind of things can fall from the sky? Today a little bit of snow, it’s May and it looks winter doesn’t want go away. So, it flakes all morning turning into rain in the afternoon. I was disappointed, because I want to start my flower and my vegetable garden.

Thinking of what could fall from the sky. If I’m going to think like my grandkids, I would say candies all different kinds like chocolate kisses, gummies bear, marshmallows, and delicious cotton candy.

Can you imagine how much fun would be? All the smiles and the laughter coming from the kids and everyone who loves sweet. I would be the first one. Also, it can be messy, but then again, it would be a delicious mess.

However, in the real world and in so many countries other things are falling from the sky. They have wars and they’re fighting for freedom and justice. I see from the NEWS the sadness, tears, and people afraid of the injustice. It’s unspeakable and alarming.

I would prefer the dream of all kinds of sweets falling from the sky and to watch the smiles and hear the laughter instead of terrifying faces, sadness, and tears.

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SOCS~ Rib

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rib.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “rib”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

 

Yesterday, we were cleaning our backyard and getting it ready for the summer. My husband cleans his grill and prepared our first BBQ Ribs. Some of our neighbors were also grilled. The smell of the ribs on the grill makes anyone wanted to stay outside all night. The grilling season has started with my son’s favorite menu BBQ ribs. I preferred the chicken; however, those first BBQ ribs were delicious. The warm weather equals gardening, grill, and BBQ ribs.

 

 

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SoCS~ “Lip”stick

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “lip”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

 

The word “lipstick” brought a lovely childhood memory. As a child, I love when my aunt came to visit us. She’s my favorite aunt and my mother’s older sister. The love she has for the family it’s out of this world. I admire her tenacity, her works ethic, a woman of faith, her kindness, her love for her siblings, especially my mother, and the way she took care of her appearance.

 

My mother didn’t wear any makeup except for lipstick; however, my aunt is another story. She has a daily routine: lotion, powder talc, perfume, and never would leave the house without makeup and her red lipstick. I will stand next to her just to see her technique when she was applying her lipstick. She would apply her lipstick without getting the color out of her lips line. And for the final touch, she took a napkin or toilet paper press her lips on it. The paper would have her lips printed and with a smile she would blow a kiss.

 

When I started using lipstick, I did the same thing. Obviously, time has changed and the technique of the napkin is gone. However, learning from my aunt, I don’t leave the house without a little of makeup especially my lipstick. My lovely aunt who is 86 has been diagnosed with dementia. Her memory is failing and my cousin who is her caregiver keeps her looking great and always wearing her lipstick.

 

 

SoCS~ “Lip”stick

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SOCS~”Fabulous”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fab.” Use it as a word or find a word beginning with “fab.” As always, use any way you’d like. Have fun!

 

My first week of the bullet journaling it wasn’t as fabulous as I wanted to be. To be honest, I was frustrated when I couldn’t have the beautiful pages with drawings. They didn’t look like the ones I saw in Pinterest. I realize I don’t know how to draw or write calligraphy. I broke the paper a few times and I started all over again.

 

However, the purpose of starting my bullet journal was to keep everything in one place and make my life easier. Let me tell you, I did accomplish what I wrote for the first week. I even made a few phone calls and email a friend that I always forgot at the end of the day. I didn’t miss a day of my MEDs, I did my prayers every night, and I made a mood and a water tracker.

 

I’m working on my second and third week. My concentration would be in the tasks and goals. Later I can make the pages look pretty using stickers. I just have to make my bullet journal in a way it works for me.

 

It’s raining and finally all the snow has melted. I love rainy days. I’m getting ready to go to the flea market. And for the rest of the day I’m cleaning my closet and tonight reading a new book.

 

Have a Fabulous Saturday!

 

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SoCS~ Junk Mail

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “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!

 

These days I don’t get as much mail I use to receive. I check my mailbox and this time I receive only junk mail. One from a bank to apply for a credit card and the second a flyer for a store I never visited. So, I got garbage. For the bank application I send it back in the pre-paid envelope. In fact, I don’t know if this will stop the companies to send me more of their mail. However, my brother tells me they don’t like it because they lose money on postage.

 

Even I don’t receive lots of mail anymore, I do like when I get my catalogs and my magazines. I still love opening my mailbox and get my catalogs and my magazines. I feel wanted when I get mail no matter if it’s junk mail.

 

This piece was written for Linda G Hill’s SOCS prompt. You can join in here:  https://lindaghill.com/2019/03/22/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-23-19/#comments

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SoCS~ Celebrating

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cele-.” Find a word that starts with or contains “cele” and use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

 

It’s time to celebrated for so many reasons. First, Congratulations to Linda for five years of SoCS I love writing the prompts its challenging. Second, I’m celebrating the arrival of March, this weekend should be the last frigid weather lasting until Tuesday, and third next week it will be our spring break. I don’t have any special plans for those days, however a little break from school it’s going to be nice.

 

Also, during the month of March I will be celebrating my 36th anniversary on the 5th, my granddaughter’s 12 birthday on the 24th, and my youngest son’s 27th birthday on the 26th. March is a special month for celebrations and to be happy. I won’t let the depression take over myself and ruin it all.

 

For now, until the snows melt, I will keep doing what I like to do the most. I will celebrate the month of March reads a few books. Then I will be planting and cleaning my yard so I can enjoy it again.

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SOCS~ Critical

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “critic(al).” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Being critical is part of being a human being. We like to criticize everything around us, especially if it’s not ours. Yes, I’m guilty of that, too. Some criticisms aren’t harsh when they are done in a constructive way. Once they are made to hurt people’s feelings, then I don’t want to be part of.

I don’t like to be critical, however I’m the worst person when it’s about myself. An example when I’m writing it’s not good enough or when I’m trying on new clothes and I believe it looks terrible. Yes, I can be mean to myself and I don’t like it at all. That’s when I know I’m getting into depression and I’ve to take my MEDs.

How do I stop being a harsh critical of myself? I read positive books, I read other bloggers, I get busy on my coloring books, and I play with my granddaughter. One thing, I try not be on social media as much I use to be. Social media is one place where some people love to be mean to others. I’ve to delete around 20 supposedly friends for the same reason.

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