#SoCS: In The Something

In the, in the, in the…

I’m not coming up with much for the Stream of Consciousness prompt.

In the heat of the night…

In the final analysis…

In the dead of winter…

In the something…

Okay, so I suppose I could write about the dead of winter since as of this moment, the temperature is 15F (-9.4C) and the expected high on Monday will be 1F (-17.2C). Yes, it’s cold here in Wisconsin and my plans are to spend a few days reading, writing and placating a cat until it warms up. Maybe I’ll take out the yoga mat and weights or make yet another new recipe in order to over-burden my freezer.

Regarding the latter, the freezer and refrigerator are like my clothes closets. I open up the doors and proclaim I have nothing to wear or eat, although both are full. It’s so silly, and my only New Year’s resolution is to do better with both – staying off Amazon unless absolutely necessary and limiting trips to the grocery store (eating what I have). I need to make a trip to REI with a gift card, though, as my brother has mandated that I buy a pair of decent hiking pants for the next time he tries to “off” me on the side of a mountain. Maybe we could go biking instead.

In the meantime, it IS winter and it will be so for ten weeks and one day, when the calendar announces spring in the middle of a snowstorm. Because that’s how we operate in the frozen tundra. Calendar dates don’t always coincide with the actual weather.

I’ll also be glued to football through early February, hoping the Green Bay Packers win their playoff games and make it to the Super Bowl. I saw that Eminem, Snoop Dog, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar will be the hip-hop stars performing at halftime. Most likely, I will eat or go to the bathroom or do something else as I’m not much into hip-hop. Then again, Mary J. Blige was the muse for my blog title, so I may watch it for her performance alone.

There’s not much going on around here. I still have the Christmas tree up as the lights are a bright spot in the cold of January. It may stay up until the end of the month, maybe longer. I have a pile of books to read; movies and shows to watch on streaming TV; research to be done; and wine to drink on Star Trek Thursdays (it’s like Taco Tuesday, but even better) with Natasha.

In the final summation, I’ll be waiting for biking weather to roll around in a few months, to smell earth and grass again on two wheels…unless spring turns out to be that irresponsible, never-show-up Godot.

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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 “In the.” Start your post with the words “In the” – that’s the prompt! Enjoy!

28 responses to #SoCS: In The Something

  1. quiall says:

    I too am waiting. I’ve given up on Godot. I’m waiting for the buds to breach the dark and herald Spring. I’m waiting for the pandemic to be over and the world to start again. I’m waiting for the kettle to boil and for my day to begin. In the greater scheme of things, all is good.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I think spring may come before this pandemic is over, but hopefully it’s not two springs. A cup of hot tea on a cold Saturday morning is part of what makes life good, though. Have a wonderful weekend, Pam!

  2. Dan Antion says:

    We are actually colder than it is at Mary’s – I never like that, well, except in July. We are working our way up from 8°. Your comment about closets resonated with me. I need room in my closet, and I look at the space the unmoving business casual pants and long-sleeve dress shirts are taking up and I shake my head. Why am I keeping them?

    I think the Packers will run deep into the playoffs, Mary. I hope they can get past the obstacle in Tampa. Then again, making them come to Green Bay will be a treat for some of those thin-blooded players 😉 We are hanging onto the longest of long shots to even get in the playoffs. I’d love to see it, but…


    • dweezer19 says:

      I think we actually had celebratory drinks when we finally offed all of hubby’s ties, Dan. They may not take up as much room as other clothes but the mental weight is heavy. Just do it! 🙂

      • Dan Antion says:

        Thanks Cheryl. I do realize that if I had to go back to work, I’d buy new clothes.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh, I got rid of most of my dress pants after I retired and only kept a few that I might wear to church or special occasion. No work shirts, so most everything else served a purpose in retirement. Dan, you need a bag and a supervising Editor to help you with that one.

      I’m hoping the Packers can make the leap past the NFC championship this year and at least remove that monkey on their back. A frozen tundra at Lambeau might help with that and I have a feeling Tampa is not going to make it that far this year.

      Have a lovely day and stay warm!

      • Dan Antion says:

        I agree with you on Tampa, but I’m hoping you are waiting in reserve – a frozen bridge too far.

        I will need some help with the sorting. My dress shirts all can work with any purpose, but I had too many to begin with.

  3. dweezer19 says:

    Hugs Mary. Stay warm and enjoy the indoor activities. Maybe you would do well with one of those Cadillac Pelotons that has virtual scenery. Biking in Spring anytime you like! You still have that Amazon link right? 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh be quiet, Cheryl! No Amazon…especially for an expensive bike and monthly membership fee. I would do better to get a trainer for my existing bike so I can hang the laundry on it. Lol. I pulled my weights out last night and did a little yoga. Hopefully, more today, or I bundle up and go for a walk. 🙂

  4. murisopsis says:

    We are in the polar vortex here too (though to be fair it isn’t quite cold enough to qualify). As soon as I saw the photo I knew it was Waiting for Godot. It was one of the worst dates I’d ever gone on… Saw the play with a blind date when in college. He loved it and I was “meh” (the date not the play). He almost became a stalker. Pawned him off on a girl from my English class! Oh the memories…. Stay warm and “Go Bears!”

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh my, sorry to bring up a bad memory. I’ve never seen “Waiting for Godot,” probably because it’s not the type of story that would draw me in. Then again, the performing arts center is right up there with the movie theater and the gym in a pandemic…just no.
      Whatever your polar vortex is, I hope you have heat and a nice warm quilt to snuggle in. Happy Saturday!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I do too. I have clothes and boots for walking in the winter, but it’s not enjoyable in certain temps or when the wind is gusting (like today). Maybe we can hope for early spring-like weather so that ten weeks can be more like eight or less.

  5. joey says:

    Never shows up Godot, indeed! That made me smile!
    We got our real winter weather this last week. Single digits, as cold as it’s been this season. Of course now we’re back up a bit, just 20s and 30s — for a while, The Mister was worried he’d have to mow the grass again 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Tell The Mister to take it easy. He has a ways to go before the green stuff reappears. I hope all is well with everyone in your house. Happy 2022, Joey!

  6. fruitcrmble says:

    thumbs up to keep that tree up and the lights twinkling.

    What is Star trek thursday? newer or classic?

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Star Trek Thursday is something a friend and I sarted when the new seaon of Discovery came out. We get together, watch the show, have something to eat, a glass or two of wine, play a game and laugh a lot. It’s been fun!

  7. JoAnna says:

    And here I was thinking a low of 28 F was cold! You are one of the tough cookies. On having a full frig, it can be fun to see what we can make with what’s on hand. Maybe some soup? Anyway, enjoy Star Trek Thursday!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      A high of 28F is good here in January. Any warmer and it’s a heat wave!
      Soup sounds good. I’ll have to see what’s handy in the pantry.

  8. I know exactly how you feel Mary – this cold streak is brutal. I love that you haven’t yet adopted the same outfit all-week approach that I have since the lockdowns started. I save on laundry costs. I have to dust my clothes in the closet that I don’t need to wear because I don’t go to any meetings. I’m primed for retirement in 10 years I guess? LOL! And I chuckled at your calculations of when winter will be over. That’s a LONG time to bike trail time! Stay warm and say HI to Gibbs from Tizzie and Dessy!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Well, Shelley, yesterday and today I put on all of my outside winter gear and went for a walk. Not as far as I usually go when it’s nice, but at least I was outside, breathing fresh air through my face warmer. Every day of winter that goes past is one day closer to spring and let’s hope it’s not late this year. As for the clothes? Even in retirement, I try to not wear the same clothes more than 2 to 3 days in a row. It’s only 3 days if I don’t see anyone and don’t have to brush my hair! Ha!

      • Way to be a diehard WI gal! I hope this week brings us warmer temps. I agree – I hope spring is not late this year.
        Good for you on the clothes. Rotating through them is a good idea, less dust and the elastic keeps working too! Don’t get me started on hair…that’s a whole different ball of fur! 😉

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Ball of fur…Lol…some days my hair looks like the nutty professor married the crazy cat lady. 😄

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