Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday – Least favorite word

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy!

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What the hell!!!

I really don’t like swear words. Any word that falls into the rude category, makes me upset. My grandson is learning new words from his classmates. “Hell” is one of them.

I’m always telling him not to say swear words but it goes on all day long till his mom comes home. One word from her and he is a very soft-spoken gentleman.

Generally speaking, the language of young adults and teenagers is full of profanity. I don’t use these words and cringe at their use. I maybe in a minority but that is who I am.

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Hope

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

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Days pass

Good days and bad days


We start every day with hope


And live through whatever life brings


Without hope it would not be possible


To get up every day to face life and its challenges


Without hope we would just stay in bed


And wouldn’t find the courage we need


I hope today is a good day for you too!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- “igh ”

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “contains ‘igh.’” Find a word that contains the letters “igh” in that order and use it in your post. Enjoy

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Sigh!

High were my hopes

That came to nothing

And I feel defeated

Because it is next to nigh

For me to plan something new

That would satisfy

My inner critic

That wants perfection

Sigh

Back to the drawing board

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Up and down

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “up/down.” Use one, use them both, but try to put one in your first sentence. Bonus points if you use the other in your last sentence. Have fun!

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Up and down, up and down, like a yo-yo, my weight fluctuates almost on a daily basis. I blame it on the fact that I was a chubby baby who grew up to have a marked tendency to gain weight.

Add to it the fact that I had an autoimmune disease that gradually destroyed my thyroid gland, and you have the perfect person for yo-yoing weight. The more I dieted, the more I craved food, especially carbs. I can, and do lose weight when I put serious effort into it. But the moment I stop dieting, it creeps up gradually and surely.

I have just two states, losing weight and gaining weight. There is no middle ground where I can just maintain my weight.

As an act of desperation, I have given up dieting, and weighing myself. If my clothes fell loose, I am happy that the weight is not going up. And if they feel tighter than usual, I know I am gaining a few pounds.

But I think at my age, I need to be concerned more with feeling well and remaining healthy rather than being my ideal weight. So I walk daily, keep my blood levels in range and avoid too much junk food.

One get only one life after all to enjoy!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Hat

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat/het/hit/hot/hut.” Choose one, choose ’em all, put ’em in your post. Enjoy!

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I feel hot in this tall hat said the dwarf in a quarrelsome tone

This hut is not big enough for me with my head in this hat


I would definitely hit the roof multiple time if I wear it

Oh wait, little man don’t get too het up about the hat

The solution is simple, leave the hat at the entrance


Let the coolness of your dwelling cool down your temper


All problems can be solved if a little thought is applied


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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Drive

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

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I prefer to drive instead of walking!”

This was how I thought for many years of my life. Walking was never one of my favorite activity. I would walk if I had to, but not by choice.

It all changed, when I had my first knee replaced. My doctor told me that for the surgery to be truly successful and beneficial, I had to walk at least a mile, twice daily.

I started walking, albeit reluctantly because I didn’t want another surgery. After 3 and a half years, I got my second knee replaced. By that time I had developed a healthy walking routine.
I’d walk 30 minutes early
in the morning, and 30 minutes in the evening.

But my love for walking strengthened when I bought my first Fitbit. Fitbit is an exercise tracker and it records steps and other forms of exercise. It was the first time I wanted to walk, instead of driving. It gave me the incentive to walk 10 k steps daily and then some more.

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Yarn

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yarn.”Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Balls of colorful yarn

Soft, and fuzzy, gentle on my hands

Knitting needles of all sizes

I had them all in my little wicker basket

I saved it from curious young hands and eyes

Who would love to unravel the wool into

Tangles of multicolored fuzziness

Which try as I might, could never be wound in a ball again

Many little mittens and booties I have knitted

And a few wooly jumpers too

Now my hands are knobby and reluctant

And so my balls of yarn are just sitting in my basket

Waiting for someone to play with them



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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Collect

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collect.”Use the word “collect” any way you’d like. Have fun!

So yesterday, we did it! My daughter and grandson went and collected the rescue kitten. So for the first time ever we have a pet kitten!

It’s super active. According to the people who have rescued him, he is around 7-8 weeks old. We still have to take him to a vet and get him checked out, vaccinated, and get instructions on care.

There is an equal amount of excitement and apprehension among the two of us who have committed to looking after our new family member. We don’t want to fail in our care and yet we don’t know much about looking after cats, and kittens in particular!

So wish us luck!

And share tips on good Kitty 🐈‍⬛ care! Thanks 🙏

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- “Roc”

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “roc.”Find a word with “roc” in it or use it as a word all by itself. Enjoy!

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Yesterday we invited my son and his family for dinner to celebrate my grandson’s graduation from primary to middle school.

We got food from a Thai place. Their best dish was a salad that everyone liked. Broccoli wok-fried salad. It’s a great way to feed broccoli to kids who are averse to eating green vegetables.

When I was in Seattle, I used to get the pre-packaged salad from the grocery store, and those used to be my lunch. Broccoli, rocket, baby spinach, and mixed greens were my favorites. In Pakistan, I don’t get them easily. They’re not commonly used in our cuisine and I have to go to specialty stores to find them.

Well, there has to be a difference between living in a first-world country and a third-world country. Having said that, I still say that there’s no place like home!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Growth

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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

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When we grow older, we are expected to grow wiser as well.

It is what is expected anyway, but does this growth actually happens?

I can say that there is some sort of growth in either experience or wisdom but not necessarily horizontal. It could be a linear growth or a vertical growth or just a stay and jog on the spot type of growth.

That means that we stay static in our knowledge and wisdom, repeating ourselves many times, yet still not learning anything from it.

In fact there are more than 50% people, who continue to make same sort of mistakes through out their lives! Do they not learn or grow from their experiences?

This is an important, and somewhat irrelevant discussion, which is not in the scope of this post.

So do you think that I have exhibited any growth while writing this nonsense?

I think not!

A bit of fun, totally written as I thought, and not edited!

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