May I /Can I In The Dating World

Sheryl has given us the word prompt may for the first day of May. My brain went here:

May I join you at the party?
Can I get there by foot?

May I ask you a question?
Can I understand the answer?

May I order for you?
Can you eat two desserts?
May I offer you a beer?
Can you drive after two drinks?
May I call you tomorrow?
Can you see yourself dating me?

May I take you away for the weekend?
Can you pack everything in one bag?
May I introduce you to my family?
Can you make it next weekend?
May I tell you my true feelings?
Can you meet me before midnight?
May I ask for your hand in marriage?
Can you plan everything in time?
May I invite my old girlfriend?
Can you give her a special seat near us?
May I ask your forgiveness for wanting her to come?
Can you give me some frozen peas for my eye?
May I remind you of the good times we had?
Can you see your way to still go through with the marriage?
May I have my ring back?
Can you stop throwing things at me?

As I wrote this in the middle of the night it was a stream of consciousness based on the Word of The Day. Then I saw the SoCS prompt after the fact. I think I’ll use it as a two for one.

Thank you Sadje for the suggestion.


SoCS – April 24 – Oop

Linda is the host of SoCS. her directions for Saturday’s blog prompt is : Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oop.” Find a word with the “oop” sound in it and use it in your post. Enjoy
It’s very late and I will admit that I have read a few other bloggers’ posts. My brain went a little different way though.

The last couple of days I spent too much time on reading blogs and not enough on writing. OOPS

I’ve spent too much time working in the yard and ending up hurting my back again. OOPS

I forgot I had a ton of  spaghetti sauce in the freezer and  made more yesterday. OOPS 

I thought I had paid all my bills and made a trip to the post office to send them off. When I returned home there was a trash bill in the mail. Now I have to go out again. OOPS

I have been getting tons of robo calls again lately. I just block them after hanging up on them. Someone told me they tried to get a hold of me and couldn’t. OOPS (leave a darn message then)

I did not put on orthopedic shoes when working outside and my feet are killing me. OOPS 

I didn’t drink water while I was working outside and now my throat is aching. OOPS   

I started two blogs last night and never finished them because I got too tired. OOPS 

I took my meds, my eyes are burning and I need to try and sleep. I will post this before falling asleep. No OOPS.

SoCS – Mash – April 17

Linda is the host of SoCS. She tells us on Friday what the Saturday prompt will be. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mash.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!“

Typically, I think about what I may want to write about before reading anyone else’s entries. It seems this week, that most of the blogger I follow wrote about the same things I thought of.
So…. much of this may be a repeat.

My first thought was “The Monster Mash” and how we sang it at the top of our lungs. Such a silly song. It made me smile.

My next thought went to the TV show “Mash.” I enjoyed it very much. Alan Alda was so hot. (Actually, he still is IMHO)

My next thought was mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes. Real mashed potatoes require real butter, a splash of milk, and a dash of salt. Yummy.

I tried cauliflower mashed as a form of a healthier side dish and I hated it. I like cauliflower, but riced, or mashed it is a huge no-no for me.

My final simple thought was the many times, in restaurants (pre-Covid) I would ask if the mashed potatoes on the menu were “real.”  Rarely would it be confirmed that they were real. I learned to enjoy the baked potato because I knew you couldn’t fake that. Potatoes do not come from a box IMHO.

SoCS – Difference

Linda continues to keep us engaged in her blogging prompts even as she has her hands and heart full. 

Whatever the word “difference” conjures first in your mind, write about it. Enjoy!

My brain when to the song : What a Difference A Day Makes
Sometimes a day can make a life altering difference. Sometimes the difference is just something to deal with.

My desire to make a list kicked in. This might be very short, or very fragmented. I am not sure yet.

1) the morning of your wedding and the next day glowing from your new role in life
2) the last minutes before the birth of  child and the next day floating on air while holding a new life
3) the evening cramming for a test and the next day after taking it knowing you killed it
4) the signing of the loan papers for your new house and the next day entering the house with your new keys knowing it is your home
5) picking out your new pet and the next day realizing you have already fallen in love with it
6) finishing an amazing book and the next day writing a review explaining how wonderful it made you feel
7) entering the OR and the next day being grateful for having survived the surgery
8) purchasing a new car and the next day staring at it in your driveway knowing you will have many adventures to come
9) holding the hand of a loved one when they pass and the next day dealing with the fact that they will never be in this realm again
10) sitting in a hospital room while your grandchild is on oxygen and the next day the relief when they are able to breath on their own
11) binge watching a series for 10 hours and the remorse the next day for getting nothing done
12) going to an all-you-can eat buffet and the inability to fit into your pants the nest day
13) setting up a tent in the backyard and  the next day having your grandkids thanking you for a wonderful fun night

14) going out on a date and the next day wondering what you were thinking
15)  enjoying hosting a  holiday with family and the next day singing to yourself as you relive the memories while you clean up
16) getting a new computer and the next day realizing you have no idea about how to use it even after reading the entire manual
17) tasting an amazing new dish on an evening dinner out and finding the exact recipe the next day online
18) finishing a creative act and the next day enjoying your own talents
19) finishing all your cleaning chores and the next day knowing you can put your feet up and enjoy the fruits of your labor
20) dropping your car off at the mechanic and the joy the next day of finding out you only need a battery

Many times a day can make a huge difference.


SoCS – Who Knew?

  Linda is our host for SoCS. The assignment today is to …
“start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!

Who knew that if you put your dirty dishes in the sink and rinsed them they would clean easier?
Who knew that if you put your clothes immediately in the hamper they would reappear clean sooner? 
Who knew if you forgot to put the lid on tight the contents are likely to spill?
Who knew if you left out the milk it would spoil?
Who knew if you left garbage on the floor, the dog might get it and tear it up?
Who knew that dirty dishes in your room would bring ants?
Who knew that leaving cabinets and drawers open would mean someone bumping in to them and getting hurt?
Who knew that if you put something away after using it, you would be able to find it the next time?
Who knew that if you were the last one to finish something in the fridge you should write it on the shopping list?
Who knew that if you left the car keys in the designated spot you would always be able to find them?
Who knew that putting away your laundry would make it easier to get dressed in the morning?
Who knew that leaving your shoes by the door would mean less stress in the morning?
Who knew that picking up after yourself would make everyone happy?