SoCS ~ October 29th

Today’s prompt:  ‘element

Are you a blogger who sees a prompt and writes with the flow of first thoughts that
come to mind?
Do you second guess, check for definitions and access the internet because you
wish to always perform at your best, a.k.a. ‘a perfectionist’?

My answer to the above questions posed is: “I do both”.

When I read this week’s Socs prompt my mind wandered to: “I seem to be operating
out of my element“.

What on earth does that statement mean I asked myself. A little bit of research and
wow a prime description of me throughout the past month.

I’m unhappy for many reasons and tired of the struggle to combat every
problem I’m forced to face with no on-the-scene assistance.

I wasn’t certain what in the world had come over me. In comparison to years of
determination I started to care less even to the point of self-sabotaging process
of WIP projects.

I suddenly had no desire to write other than friendly e-mails.
To replace writing I started listening to podcasts, tried out a few fancy
crochet stitches found on youTube channels and utilized my
Kindle Reader.

Alas, six weeks ago, I joined a group I felt would be beneficial to me.
I engaged in several scheduled hourly chats. All the participants in the
chats were nice and in the same predicament as I.

Then it happened infiltration of members who didn’t exactly belong
in the group and problems.

At that point I made the decision, ‘no thanks’ nope I don’t wish to share
nor discuss personal issues with any of them.

Although the admins did an excellent job of reporting the infiltrators I
unfollowed the group without giving any notice of reason.

Fortunate for me the female admin with whom I’d had several audio
chats (not scheduled chat sessions), quite concerned contacted me.

Who knew a virtual stranger from a different state within good old
USA would actually care.

Yes, amid the country’s present turmoil there still are nice individuals.

After some soul searching on my own, I’ve decided to see a counselor.

Sadly, the past month my blogging has been near non-existent. I did
and didn’t miss it, a conflict.

Today when I signed on I checked The Word Press Reader and wow
instantly found a new blogger to me who’d shared a whoopie pie recipe,
a dessert I baked for family Christmas parties thirty plus years.

A short scroll and oh how I wish I could print out the excellent blogging
advice post.

After some careful organization and learning a few of the tips I read
earlier I shall return.

To those who celebrate I wish y’all a ‘Happy Halloween’!!

SoCS ~ July 9th

Prompt: ‘make a note’

Before breakfast each morn without fail (disciplined myself) I
staple several sheets of computer paper together.
At the top I place the date and day of week kind of like a reminder
headline followed by thankfully a short list of required prescription
meds to be taken.
I write the required number of times each med is to be taken then
leave ample space to record the actual hour and minute of

Next, I draw a semi-straight line to separate this section from the
list of imperative to-dos and hopeful to-dos.
This ‘make a note’ manner works well for me.
All chores, errands, etc. for the day are crossed out upon
Day complete – time to place my 8.5″ x 11″ paperwork in the trash.



SoCS ~ June 18th

prompt words:  cent – sent – scent

Journal book read year1865
Journey cross plains quite the ride

Century plus Sarah’s diary written
Mundane diet gooseberries find welcome addition

Sweet green scented fruit variants red, yellow white
Preparations jams, desserts beautiful mealtime sight

Available health food stores and supermarkets close by yours truly
Price listed $3.99 (three dollars ninety cents) an invite consent newbie

Photo by Eva Elijas on


SoCS: March 12th

This week’s prompt: ‘trip’

Today I was making progress in my minimalism
process with the overwhelming number of folders on
my computer screen when:
I inadvertently tripped a switch which took me back
down memory lane and up popped a forgotten
program containing ‘personal archived’ documents.

Bummed out, burned out for the past few days I couldn’t
force myself to write ‘anything’. I felt like the power of
words deserted me, disappeared altogether.

I’d asked myself why from time to time I experience this
The answer points to certain posts I see on social media,
(news articles and a few personal ones).

I decided both of these are ‘toxic’ to me and today I have
yet to access either. Brownie points earned!!

After breakfast I read the document on my PC screen. It
brought back nice memories and also reinforced recent
thoughts on the definition of true friendships and how
they are such a rarity in today’s society.

I read line after line of notes taken and then words ‘integrity’
combined with ‘breathtaking beauty’ appeared with regard
to a high school classmate who’d ventured north in search
of a simpler life and created a booming engineering firm.

At the time he’d messaged me, he was widowed and suffering
from the debilitating disease MS. His residence was a nursing
home with most beautiful scenic landscapes.

For most, day-to-day life in a nursing home void of family members
local would be a most depressing prospect. This man chose courage.
Never once did he complain about his situation and he continually
kept a positive attitude.

During good weather he’d seek a sunny spot outdoors taking
advantage of life’s surrounding beauty while confined to his

He never let on the seriousness of his progressive illness.

I had no idea until nearing the end of his life his method of
communication to the outside world was solely through head

He (more of a stranger than family) kept in touch sharing
nice messages with a small circle of hometown friends.

As I read over my notes, I still remember the day he sent me
a new release from my favorite Australian country music artist.

Imagine a man with a disability found time to brighten my day.

Fake friends are easy to find. Many folks know you when all is
fine then suddenly forget you when your life becomes tough.

Was my tripping across these notes a message heaven-sent
from a departed loved one not to break boundaries to ensure
another likes you.

Food for thought!!

SoCS ~ Feb. 5th

Today’s prompt: ‘page’

Another lonely night
Darkness await daylight

Awake 12:14 a.m.
Sleep pattern amuck again

Freezing rain window taps
Ice storm more winter crap

Insomniac reader golden age
Kindle Reader returns last read page

Immediate response need review
Memory storage bank slightly askew

Decision start over page one far from thrill
Realize neglect learn face progress downhill

Massive amount information intake current time
Awoke find Kindle reader still on page twenty-nine