SoCS: Swans!

The other day I heard someone say, “I heard swans going over my house this morning.”

My ears picked up . . .Swans? Its the first sign of spring and an annual event where I live. We are on a migration route where thousands of Tundra Swans gather each spring in the local fields. People come from near and far to experience them.

I love to see them flying when its clear and the sky is blue. They shine white: its so beautiful.

This weekend is supposed to be sunny and somewhat warm, for a Canadian winter. My eyes will be on the skies.

No, I didn’t forget the SoCS photo; I’m going to let the swan have the limelight.


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “animal sounds.” Write about the sounds animals make and how you experience them.

SoCS: cheek to *

of course, “. .  when we’re dancing cheek to cheek.” comes into my mind right away because my brain holds thousands of tunes in its memoires.

No dancing cheek to cheek for Valentines Day. In fact, I’m OK with that. I can’t think of anyone I would want my cheek stuck to. That would be yucky. Especially now that I have such saggy cheeks. We would be rubbing them up and down.  .. he would get BB Cream all over.

Nah. No cheek to cheek for me.

I have another aging cheek story but its gross. It had to do with saggy butt cheeks and farts but as I scrolled towards the prompt I noticed someone called for ‘no more farts’.

However, I’m already into it and can’t leave you hanging! I’ll say it nicely: When your butt cheeks get saggy they sometimes close the back route for emitting wind and It goes forward. Its quite disturbing.

My mom would be mad if she knew I posted something this rude. But, hey, its SoCS!



Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cheek.” Use it as a noun or a verb.

SoCS; unpack

Last weekend I went away but not long enough to unpack my suitcase, only overnight. This was the first time I have packed a suitcase and gone anywhere for a very long time. Honestly I can’t remember. My sister bought me  a really nice suitcase for my birthday the year before last and this was the first time I used it. I keep it in a zipped bag you buy blankets in and that was dusty.  Glad I had the foresight to protect it.

I have unpacked a lot of stuff that is in piles around my storage room and bedroom. Its at that stage where I look at and decide to work on my jigsaw puzzle instead. That’s what I did yesterday because I had to take a break from it.

Its been a busy week . . . HA! Busy for a retired person. Here’s how I got side tracked; I decided the old dressing table in my bedroom had to go. Its not worth much and would be hard to get rid of. I got an idea on-line: take the mirror off and separate the two little dresser sides. Turns out they were the exact width of the speakers in my living room.

My TV is plugged into a receiver and which has big, old 80’s style speakers. My ex gave me the receiver and our old speakers when I bought this house. They have been on shipping canisters for 12 years. We used to get pollen delivered in them.

I had covered the canisters with ‘marble’ Mac-tac, real classy, looked just like marble pillars (not). But they were lower than the TV screen so sometimes I would notice that the voices were lower and also, visually, I wanted them to be as high as the TV. I didn’t want to spend money on new stands so I’ve been waiting for the right thing to come along for free or cheap. for 12 years.

Monday I was all set to take the mirror off the dressing table. First I had to clear everything out of the way to pull it out. EW! I worked on taking the mirror off for a couple of hours, unsuccessfully. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to try my new walking poles so I went for a hike on the trail.

Tuesday morning I woke up determined to get the mirror off.  I did it! And it was so frigging heavy! Holy Moly! They must have used plate glass. I propped it up against the wall.  I had to go out Tuesday afternoon so;

Wednesday I had all day to saw the piece of wood between the two sides and get them under the speakers. It took all day in old-age time. I was pooped, knackered, exhausted but I got them sawed apart, cleaned and under the speakers!!!!

This boring tale is leading to the grand finale; Today I have to open the canisters and unpack them to see what’s in there. I’m pretty sure its fabric. I also have to unpack the drawers of the dressing table which are stacked on the bedroom floor. There’s a drawer of belts, one of scarves, clutch purses and a junk drawer with old glasses, nipple covers and the like. I have to empty them and find a place for all that stuff before I put the drawers in the living room; otherwise that crap might stay there another 12 years.

I would love to show you photos but remember when I said I switched to Windows 10? Something has changed with ‘my photos’ and I haven’t figured it out yet. I can’t find any new photos I’ve taken since then. My camera program is not here and I don’t feel like f*#*ing with that now!

I have things to unpack!


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “(un)pack.” Use “pack” or its opposite in your post.


SoCS: choices

I’ve been making lots of choices this week in my big reorganizing project. My car is already filled with choices and I’m going to GoodWill to day to drop them off.

There are things I’ve been saving then never use them so this time I was more ruthless. Even if I had a garage sale the money wouldn’t be worth it. I went through my clothing, this time really getting rid of those sweaters that are nice but not really comfortable.

I still have a drawer of sentimental clothing: I choose to keep that. I also chose to keep a lot of my parents papers; a whole box of my dad’s sheet music. That was a very emotional day going through that storage bin. I chose to put it all back where it was until I can go through it with family.

If I was staying home today I could go on about choices; what an historic day yesterday for choices; Brexit and the impeachment trial. But I’m not going to write about that because I have to get ready to go. The GoodWill is on the way to my niece’s where I am going today.

So I’m making the choice to cut this short and run!


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “choices.” Base your post on the subject of making small, uneventful choices.