SoCS ~ November 26th

Today’s prompt:  “on your/my plate”
Although not a believer in wasting food, I disagreed
with a back-in-the-day mealtime rule often followed in
many households.
‘Finish everything on your plate‘.
Similar to adults, children’s appetites differ on a daily basis.
Common sense . . .
Place a small portion of each food item on the child’s
plate. Allow them to ask for seconds.
If the child doesn’t finish their meal, then no dessert after
World hunger was often an excuse used to make a child feel
In later years a visit to a one-price dine-in restaurant left me
near state of shock.
I watched as young children accessed the buffet table and filled their
plates sky high with food.
Sadly, unable to eat this amount of food or a dislike of their selections
the plate soon met with the trash.
Perhaps the parents of these children should have enforced that rule
of ‘finish everything on your plate‘.

SoCS ~ November 12th

Today’s prompt: starts with or contains ‘cel’ . . .

When someone asks you about your hobbies, what’s the correct response?
Does one list them in alphabetical order or rather preference of enjoyment?
Should a person include a list of all the hobbies participated throughout their lifetime?
Would it be better to choose three crafts from the present time you have WIPs?
It can be a quandary if the person is fairly private in life with no desire to brag about
all their accomplishments.
I find myself amid others in the above category of been there done that with no future
intentions to every attempt certain crafts again.
For me tis easier to devise a short list of basics with subcategories.
1. Blogging and creating poems (syllabic and rhyme)
2. Crocheting (trying out new stitches on YouTube channels) yet to find the correct one.
3. Reading books on topics geared to my miscellaneous interests >> often one choice
has little in common with another.

One woman in a group I joined contributes excellent articles from which I’m gaining
Earlier this week I wrote a post about the benefits of doing a crossword puzzle each
day and how the subconscious mind works to solve clues when one is busy during the
day completing other tasks.
This morn was day #4 and after finishing the majority of the puzzle I reverted back
to the previous ones and quite surprised what I’d read in the article actually had
merit of truth.

Another submission by the same group member contained a list of 50 tips on
how to improve one’s life and ward off negativity.

Unable to print it out I took notes miscellaneous topics >> some relate to another
while some are totally different in nature. 

I think I have my work cut out for me as I proceed to move forward to lead
happier days during the last chapter of life.

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 ~ October 8th

Today’s prompt:  ‘back of the fridge’

To maintain a fridge requires organization, think >>>
Tall items at back of the fridge, smaller ones up front 😊

All food items come with small print dates of expiration – check
for them. Label storage containers, mark the date and contents.

Failure to follow either of the above good suggestions results in
stored foods transformed into one-of-a-kind refrigerated creations. 😢

SoCS: September 17th

Today’s prompt:  ‘ring’

It’s a bit sad whenever reminiscing the simplicity of yesteryears.
Do you miss the sound of the landline phones – hear the ring?
I do.
Cell phones, technology’s replacement, to me at times are a mere
Do you like those constant notification dings from early morn to
whatever time you turn your phone off at night?
I don’t particularly care for them.
I’m aware you can shut them off; however, most people keep them
And lo and behold you can set individual ringtones for different folks.
You’ll know who the caller is and choose to accept or allow the call to
go to voicemail.
You’re in traffic and you hear the assigned ring from a friend, do you
answer it?
If you’re smart, you’ll choose to keep your eyes on the road.
I pretend I’m back-in-the-day when away from home I wasn’t bothered
with constant ring, ding and ring.

SoCS: September 3rd

This week’s prompt: ‘why’

one-word question, ‘why
acknowledgements fantastic
wisdom awareness

From youthful high school days, I remember the words one English teacher
shared with her class, basic knowledge on writing favorable outstanding essays.

Ironically, these same words appeared in an extremely helpful app I utilize
for writing assistance when I tapped on the similar words portion and typed
in the word ‘why‘.

Imagine my surprise to read the following quote: “A good article will cover the
who, the what, the when, the where, the ‘why‘ and the how.”

Before I close a little ‘down memory lane’ humor . . .


consistent question
determined children ask ‘why’
game or knowledge search
interesting fun ’til Mom’s
because I said so, that’s why


SoCS ~ July 30th

This week’s prompt words: wash/awash

Once her daily quota, three machine loads of wash,
were hung on the clothesline to dry it was time to pack
a lunch and head to the beach area of her summer residence.

From the comforts of her lounge chair the young mother
peering thru her expensive sunglasses for several hours
kept a watchful eye on her three children playing close
to the awash.

SoCS ~ July 23rd

This week’s prompt:
‘first 2-5 words at the top of the page of reading material nearby’

Sitting at my computer desk, I looked to my left and atop of
Friday’s literary heap, temporary clutter, stared back at me one
of several journals I’ve purchased in recent months.

The first 5 words read, “always remember YOU are BRAVER than”.

I prefer lined journals and find them to be quite beneficial to me,
a notetaker of important info for possible usage at a later date.

At the same time, I took note of how each journal I’d purchased
was based on an inspirational title.