For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, blogger Linda Hill gave us our marching orders:
“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!”
I’m still working at home, in my bedroom, with a fairly small work space. However, I manage to find space for my coffee cup, a desk calendar and a daily devotional to the right of me – items I touch or look at every day. They all have one thing in common:
The coffee cup is a crazy cat lady mug. Surprise!
The desk calendar is a daily cat calendar. Are you catching the theme here?
The devotional includes daily 3-minute stories based on what else but cats and correlating scripture.
I couldn’t escape the pictures or the first thought in my head…what’s new pussycat?
Well, not much new on the home or work front. It’s a similar routine Monday through Friday. I get up around 6:00 am, try to make myself presentable for no one and fire up the computer. Work begins. I have tea. I eat breakfast. I have the TV softly drowning out the snoring cat and humming air conditioner. I keep working, taking breaks for lunch and snacks and the demands of the hungry cats until it’s time to quit.
Weekends are just as exciting. I make early morning masked trips to one grocery store and order online from another. There’s laundry and apartment cleaning and hoping that I can get out for a ride on the bike. We’ve had an awful stretch of very hot weather, so I walk early mornings instead. Sometimes I cook things, but I hate cooking during the summer. No desire. Eat a lot of salads and wraps and things I can pop in the microwave. Maybe I’m just lazy…
In between, I’ve been reading historical/factual books on racism in this country (the more you know…) and have been saddened and embarrassed by what has transpired here for hundreds of years in the treatment of African Americans. I’m currently reading a book that’s over 500 pages, so I may have to pick up some mindless fiction afterward to clear my head.
At night, roommate Natasha and I have been finding engaging TV series on Netflix – Hell on Wheels, Designated Survivor and Turn. Our favorite thus far has been Hell on Wheels, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Violent and graphic, but the characters and story made us want to keep watching. The main character was played by a bearded Anson Mount, who is the new Christopher Pike on Star Trek Discovery. We were a little sad when the fifth and last season came to a close, although glad that a very bad character finally met his demise.
We also watched Hamilton on the Disney Channel last weekend. It was a filmed performance from a few years ago. I finally understood what the hype was all about. The characters and cast, music, lyrics, choreography and story were most excellent. I would like to watch it again, but with close captioning so I can catch all of the words from some of the fast-moving rap songs.
That’s what’s new pussycat. Not a whole lot, but what would you expect? I’m still not going to restaurants or bars or church or anywhere else that may not keep me in good health. This is the life of a COVID homebody – I socialize over the phone and on Facebook and waving to the neighbors from six feet away.
Next up: Reading blog posts, brushing the cats and humming along to Tom Jones.
Have a most excellent weekend, whatever you decide to do.
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 or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.”