SoCS – Check/cheque/Czech

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Linda has posted the prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “check/cheque/Czech.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you’d like. Have fun!

 

 

 

When I was in high school, I always wanted to be different from the norm. I never felt like I fit in, and for the most part I was OK with that. As I grew up, I did things my way. This was usually most evident when I compared myself to my peers.

When I would take my daughter to preschool, I was often asked if I was the nanny. I laughed at the perfectly coiffed mommies that looked like they just left a magazine shoot. I was 22, wearing jeans and a t-shirt with no make-up. I pretty much decided that my goal was going to be nothing like the Stepford mommies.

1) I would never care about fancy shoes. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

2) I would never buy an expensive purse. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

3) I would not wear make-up. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

4) I would not spend money on a status symbol car. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

5) I would not spend a fortune on fancy vacations. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

6) I would not deny my children a pet. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

7) I would not spend money on weekly salon visits. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

8) I would not have hair extensions. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

9) I would not have someone else raise my kids. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

10) I would not put myself before my children. Check Free-clip-art-check-mark-clipart-clipartcow-4

SoCS – Link

Linda brings us SoCS every Saturday and asks us to just go with the flow when answering her prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “link.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

My brain wandered today to a variety of places.

First, I went to the link between people who don’t wear masks, nor social distance, who get Covid. That is a sad path I don’t really want to go to. 

Then I thought about the wonderful links I found with music to accompany my PowerPoint lessons. When I was teaching new topics I would search for a link with a song. As the students came in and wrote in their agenda, they were greeted with a song on the new topic.

Then my thoughts went to the link between the advantages children who went to preschool had over kids who had not. It makes me sad for the children today. I know kids need socialization, but life is more important. There is no way I want my grandkids going to school risking their lives. One has a severe medical disability that makes being in public right now a risk to his life. 

One more leap took me to the link between parent’s views of education and the success of their children. We have had helicopter parents, lawn mower parents, snowplow parents, as well as attachment parents, tiger parents, and free range parents. Long gone are the simple 4 types we learned about in our university education classes. I don’t know how you would prove the link between parenting types and student achievement, because I doubt most parents would admit to their parenting style. 

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The links I enjoy right now are ones that take me to meditations on both video and audio platforms.

 

SoCS – Picture & Song

socs-badge-2019-2020This week’s  SoCS is a little different. Go to Linda’s site to see all the great responses. 

In her own words:Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you. Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!”              
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The first picture I saw was an actual picture on my wall. It makes me happy and reminds me of drives to the beach.

The casual life of beach cities was always the best way to spend the summer.

 

In my mind, when I think of the beach, I go straight to the Beach Boys.

 

 

“I Get Around”

Round round get around
I get around
Yeah
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Get around round round I get around
From town to town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good breadI’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down this same old strip
I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip

My buddies and me are getting real well known
Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone

I get around
Get around round round I get around
From town to town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Round
Get around round round oooo
Wah wa ooo
Wah wa ooo
Wah wa ooo

We always take my car cause it’s never been beat
And we’ve never missed yet with the girls we meet

None of the guys go steady cause it wouldn’t be right
To leave their best girl home on a Saturday night

I get around
Get around round round I get around
From town to town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Round
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

Round round get around
I get around
Yeah
Get around round round I get around
Get around round round I get around
Wah wa ooo
Get around round round I get around
Oooo ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo

SoCS – ZZ

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 20/2020

Linda has a little different task for us today. The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “zz.” Find a word with double-z in it and use it in your post. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Sticking with the stream of conscious prompt I could only think of my three Zs. My younger daughter has three amazing children whose names, all start with a Z. It makes sense to me to maintain anonymity by referring to them as Z1, Z2, and Z3. That being said, they are not actually double Zs in any form.

So, I thought about what has zz in it. Two yummy things came to mind immediately. The first was pizza, of course. After months of not having anything except food from home my spouse decided he needed pizza. There is a shop close by that we used to enjoy on occasion. The plus to going to this place is that you can see the entire kitchen from the front desk. My spouse went into the shop, could see that everyone had on masks and gloves, and placed his order. He was told to wait outside while they made the pizza. They came out when it was ready, and we felt safe. We have had pizza twice now, only from them.

The second yummy thing is Dairy Queens Blizzard treats. I am not a Dairy Queen fan, but the Z’s sure are. When we would travel from So Cal to AZ to visit with my mom, we always made a trip to DQ. Since they were very little, my Zs loved going to their GG (great grandma) for pizza and a DQ. I can’t remember the last time I had a Blizzard. It seems like a sad reminder that my mom is not with us anymore. (See what happens when you go with stream of consciousness?)

What could be better than taking three Z’s to see their GG in AZ to have pizza and a blizzard?

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#SoCS – June 13 – Nail

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Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday!


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nail
.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

 

 

 

Holy Moley, the prompt today reminded me of yet another disaster during 6th grade. Sixth grade was my year of medical disasters. The blog on that drama is here. If there was a way to be injured, it happened to me during 6th grade. I think I blanked this one out of my mind.

Not long after the baseball incident, I was goofing off with a friend in the open construction area across the street from my house. My younger sibling, being an amateur pyromaniac, was trying to light some wood on fire with a hand lens. My friend and I were picking up small wood pieces to help in the trouble making. As usual, I was barefoot. The pile of debris was full of nails, but I was sure I knew how to avoid them. Guess what?

I stepped on a nail and it went two or three inches into my foot. I screamed and cried and swore up a storm. My sibling and my friend had to link arms to make a seat to carry me back home. I cried like a baby. There was no being brave this time. My mom pulled the nail out and took me to the ER. I wondered if Mom was mad at me because this had been an expensive medical year. I apologized repeatedly for not listening about wearing shoes.

In the ER I was given a tetanus shot. They told me I was going to have to stay off my foot for weeks. I was given crutches, but I had no idea how to use them. I didn’t know about putting the pressure on the wrists and not your shoulders. Boy did my underarms hurt.

Supposedly, every cloud has a silver lining. This one did for sure. My school was doing a fund raiser, as they did back in the day. We were selling candy bars. I can’t remember the cost but no where near as high as it is now.  I went door to door with my crutches selling candy bars. I sold more than I had ever done before. The most profitable days for me were rainy days. Imagine an 11-year-old kid, drenching wet, on crutches, with a bag full of candy bars for a fund raiser.

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PS: I looked for a picture of me on crutches but couldn’t find it.