#SoCS June 11, 2022 – A Picture From Wherever…

Linda’s SoCS prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a picture from wherever.” When you sit down to write your post, find a picture, whether in a magazine, newspaper, or even product packaging. Write whatever thought or emotion the picture provokes. Enjoy!

I don’t get physical newspapers or magazines often now, so I had nothing handy as I settled down to write this post. Most of the books I had were not picture books, so I thought I would scroll through my gallery and just randomly pick a picture from my old pics… and this is what came out.

Now, this little (large) fella caused more than a few guffaws when it tumbled out of the fruit bags at school a few years ago! Honestly, it makes me giggle just looking at the photo! A pear who thought he was a banana, or a courgette? Who knows?

A confused bit of fruit was this pear
As he questioned each giggle and glare
"Please wash me and eat
I'm ever so sweet
Why , oh why do you just stand and stare?"

#SoCS June 4, 2022 – Iron(y)

Linda’s SoCS prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “iron(y).” Use “iron,” use “irony,” or use both. Use them any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use both. Have fun!

I love to iron, I do.

Standing in my laundry area, with my music on, I can press away to my heart’s content!

The irony lies in the fact that I find it gets too hot for me in the summer months, and then I stand, and sweat as I iron, hoping that I don’t end up needing to wash said clothes, again!

I love to iron, I do.

But please tell my son that he doesn’t need to wear three outfits a day! It’s hard enough getting the grass stains out of his cricket whites, without adding to the general volume of laundry that passes through to the basket.

I love to iron, I do.

But not that much!

#SoCS May 28, 2022 – Trail/Trial

Linda’s SoCS prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “trail/trial.” Use one, use both, use them any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use both. Have fun!

This week has been a trial, with many things going on, in work and personal life, but we got to the end of the week, the term and it’s time to breathe!

One thing was me and my clumsiness, and you know I seem to leave a trail of destruction wherever I go. Well, actually it’s not so much a trail as me injuring myself!

I tripped over my own feet and ended up taking the impact of what could have been a much worse landing, on my left hand. All good until I realised a moment later that I couldn’t bend one of my fingers! (The Middle One, ironically!) So I ended up with a dressed middle finger that I couldn’t bend and I looked like I was being rude to people!

Thankfully there was no break or fracture, or tendon damage that was apparent, but I have severe bruising of the finger, knuckles, general hand and ego! The swelling has gone down a lot, but it is still painful, and a little hard to type as fast as I usually do, but things are getting better.

Thank goodness for the two-week break from school!

#SoCS May 21, 2022 – Clear

Linda’s SoCS prompt

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

Now, clearly, I was too tired to schedule this post last night, seeing as I am writing it now, at 6 24am on Saturday morning (thanks to Sonu Singh waking me up for his food!)

I try to make myself crystal clear to him every Friday night, that Mummy needs a lie in, but, as if he has an alarm clock inside, he bounds into our bedroom at around 5-5.30a m, miaowing away. If I don’t wake straight away, he has a clear plan;

  • jump on the bed, massage Mummy.
  • If no response, claw the carpet.
  • If that doesn’t work, try climbing onto the windowsill and begin chewing plants
  • Failing that, knock over bin, and begin chewing random rubbish loudly.
  • If still no joy, run around the house madly
  • Still no food? Give up, and jump back on the bed and go to sleep with Mummy and Daddy until they get up.

So, now he is fed, I am awake, and planning for the day. Here’s hoping for clear skies, as opposed to the crazy rain we have had the last two days, as Lil Man has another cricket match! (Well, it is Saturday, and the season is upon us!)

Have a good day, Peeps!

#SoCS – May 14 2022 – Hat

Linda’s SoCS prompt

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat.” Use it literally or metaphorically. Have fun!

Hats are great things, aren’t they?

They cool you in the summer and can warm you in the winter.

They can be protective, or add a splash of glamour to your look.

Equally, they just add character to some people.

Now, when you have curly hair, hat-head can be even more of a thing for you, compared to your straighter haired compadres… Because curls do like to hold certain shapes, or they like to frizz up.

I also have the problem of when I sleep at night, I can end up with one side of flattened curls and one side still full of bounce, and I don’t wash every day because I don’t have the time to do the styling involved every morning!

This has led to some more research into products I could and should be using, and how to combat flat head, and one thing I read about was using a satin/silk sleep bonnet or pillowcase to reduce frizz overnight, and also satin or silk-lined beanies for the colder months, when you need a hat, but could do without the silly way your hair moulds to said hat, retaining its shape on your bonce, once you have removed it!

So I bought some satin sleep hats, or bonnets off Amazon (good old Amazon, you can say what you like, they have been a lifesaver for me!) and, though I look like I am about to go to bed with a shower cap on my head, they actually do retain the curl, and feel so comfortable to wear, too! I have been amazed, and even my colleagues at school have commented upon how much curlier my hair looks, on the middle days between washes!

And, the proof is in the pudding, so I am even baring my bonce, along with sleep bonnet, for you to see. This is a pic from this morning, without any extra curl spray, (and no make up or filters, sorry!) and I promise, I didn’t colour coordinate my pyjamas! It was just pure luck!

Still got the bouncy curls!

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