SoCS – In The Corner

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 2nd

Linda brings us SoCS each week. The task, should we choose to accept it, is to write about what thoughts, “in the corner” brings to mind.
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “in the corner.” Write about whatever the image or thought of “in the corner” brings to mind. Have fun!


My first thought, of course, was the image of a child sitting in the corner. I have not had to do that myself, nor have I ever assigned the punishment. So then I thought about what hides in the corner. 

I know there are often dust bunnies in the corner. I am convinced all spiders hide in the corners. I bought some of that natural dichotomous earth stuff to try and slow down the spiders from replicating. I think it worked and I need to reapply it.

Typically, every August, my house seems to be the host of spider parties. I can’t seem to get rid of them fast enough. This year has been the exception. We had far fewer than the norm. Maybe I was cleaning more. Maybe because I was home all the time, like naughty kids, they couldn’t throw a party so stayed single.   

I do try to keep my home corners clean. I love the tile floors on the main level. It is far easier to clean exposed porcelain tiles than it is to clean furniture covered carpets.

The other thought I had about corners was the expectation of hospital corners when making my bed as a kid. I was pretty good at it. When I was a married adult (sort of) I rebelled and no longer liked to make hospital corners. I did teach my kids how to properly make a bed. But I didn’t insist on the need to bounce a quarter off the sheet. 

The last idea of corners are when quilting. Binding edges is my least favorite part of making a quilt. My corners are never as neat and sharp as they should be. I was once in a quilting class and the teacher kept trying to make me redo the corner. I told her I was happy with it “as is” and she was frustrated with me. So my corners are not the best, and I don’t care. 

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