SoCS: The Organ of it All



Linda G. Hill requests I use the word organ in my post.

I wonder if she smelled Natasha’s chicken livers cooking the other night. I hate liver, an organ meat. I know this because I keep trying liver and it continues to taste disgusting. I will eat chicken hearts and gizzards, but liver?


I’ll stick with my bacon and organic chicken eggs.

In other news, I’m officially on vacation. I left the organizationΒ that delivers my paycheck at 2:45 pm CST Friday and didn’t look back. This is my first official week off since Christmas. I’ve taken a few long weekends, days off here and there, but not a full week. I’m excited. The bike and I are packing up on Sunday and heading to the upper peninsula of Michigan early Monday morning. I’ll be communing with the “Yuppers” (the people of upper MI) and visiting a friend who lives on the shores of Lake Superior. The friend and I will do a little shopping, take a day trip to scenic Copper Harbor and catch up on life events. I haven’t seen her in over five years, so there’s much to talk about…and I want to drink coffee on her patio with the smell of Lake Superior wafting up my nose. On the way home, the bike and I hope to hit a new trail in Northern Wisconsin and do some hiking at a state park the following day. This is weather and old-lady-body permitting.

Note to self: Don’t forget the bug spray to deter those nasty little biting organisms.

After all of this, I’ll head home and prepare to be stressed out and disorganized at work for two weeks until I take another week-long vacation in August. I’ll be staying in Appleton that week, but helping out at my church’s arts camp for the kids. I did this two years ago – it was somewhat tiring, but fun. So, this is round two.

Word of the day:Β  Morganatic

“Of or being a legal marriage between a person of royal or noble birth and a partner of lower rank, in which it is agreed that no titles or estates of the royal or noble partner are to be shared by the partner of inferior rank, nor by any of the offspring of the marriage.”

That doesn’t seem quite fair, does it? Why would the person of lower rank agree to this kind of marriage unless living at the palace is better than living under a bridge?


No clue.

Well, rather than ponder this, I’m going to step away from the computer and start getting organized for the week. There’s a bag to be packed, a bike to be made ready, and kitties to console over my pending absence.

Gibbs is going to be mad, unless Natasha cooks more organ meat to soothe his furry soul.

Have a wonderful week everyone! I’ll be away from blogging for a while, but some of you may catch vacation antics on Instagram and Facebook.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook, ambling stream or running river. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making.

30 responses to SoCS: The Organ of it All

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Great job with a difficult prompt. I’m pretty sure you have friends who will take your portion of liver.

    I wish you safe travels, great weather, cold beers and wonderful hours of relaxation. Keep the no-see-ums away and enjoy the beaches and trails.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I have friends and a cat who will eat my portion. However, if it happens to be cooked with bacon and onions, I’ll eat that part.

      Relaxation is the main goal of this vacation. I really need to decompress from work, breathe in lots of fresh air and have no expectations.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      YAYYYYYY!!!! I’m so excited, Joanne! I have to get moving soon because there’s much to do, but then there will be five days of being away from the usual adult responsibilities. Good times!

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Your priorities for the week …. 🚲 😴πŸ₯“πŸΊπŸ˜΄πŸš²πŸ”πŸ©πŸΊβ˜€οΈπŸ˜΄ 🚲 🌷πŸ€ͺ 😴

  2. dweezer19 says:

    I tried a bite of liver once for a friend of mine at the time. The restaurant was supposed to be genius with cooking it. My instincts proved correct. There are not enough onions and garlic in the world to mask that taste. I β€˜officially’ do not like liver. Enjoy your vacation!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Cheryl! I’ve tried liver various times in my life, cooked various ways, sometimes fresh that day, and it’s still the same. No thanks…

  3. John Holton says:

    I liked the way my grandmother made chicken livers, but other than that, yuk. Kidneys, too. Yuk. Those were the only two things my stepfather refused to eat. He wanted nothing to do with anythinhg that was a strainer.

    Have a good trip! I spent some good times in da UP…

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yah hey, John, I bet you loved many of your grandmother’s dishes. I plan to have an awesome vacation with lots of great non-liver foods.

  4. Shelley says:

    Excellent – enjoy the wind in your hair and the bike on the trails! Relax and forget about work and everything that stresses you. Enjoy!

  5. joey says:

    In answer to your morganatic question, because love is madness, pure and simple.
    I like liver, but I never choose it. If it’s there, with onions and mash, I want some, but I never seek it out.
    In response to all the rest, well done! Have a wonderful time! Take all the pictures when your cheeks hurt from smiling too much πŸ˜€

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks for the morganatic explanation, Joey. I agree, love makes us do things that don’t always make sense.

      I hope my cheeks hurt by the end of the week. It would mean success! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  6. Laura says:

    Happy vacation! I hope you have a wonderful time getting away from having to be organized at work. πŸ™‚

  7. Well, aren’t you clever with all your organ words. Is it hot? You could pack some organza. That will be nice and cool to wear. 😁

    It’s probably a good thing I don’t do these SoCS challenges. All this week’s made me think of was Trump blathering about beating Elton John’s crowd records even though he doesn’t have an organ and me sniggering like a 13-year-old. Sometimes my mind goes places it shouldn’t.

    Have a fabulous holiday!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s not hot here right now, been raining for two days and it will be cooler by Lake Superior. That’s good for me as I no longer embrace the hot hot weather.

      I’m sniggering with you, Heather, although Trump usually makes me go GRRR instead.

      I’m already having a great holiday…thanks! πŸ˜€

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