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Sock-It-To-Me, Winter, Just a Little, to Kill the Bugs.

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Socks are my favorite gift to give and receive. Yep. I’m a sock giver. And proud of it. Socks are useful. Who doesn’t need socks? I gave my dad some diabetic socks. I’ve even gotten myself some diabetic socks, even though I’m not diabetic. I could be  if I don’t watch my sugar, which I have been doing for the past few days, watching those cookies get closer and closer until they are gone into my mouth and my tummy. Soon I will detox from sugar. And get back to socks, which I will need to wear to the gym when I go work out on Monday.

I had just bought myself some new socks, a big pack of white ones, not as soft and stretchy as the diabetic ones, which is what I was going to explain as the reason I get them before I got distracted by something up there. Well, I got the new pack of socks because I would be working out at the gym I just joined with the city parks and recreation dept. for a very good price, and because it was getting cold. WAS is the key word, because where I am, on the east coast of the US, this is the warmest Christmas I can remember. We have the windows open right now and I hear the crickets chirping, because I usually do this post the night before so I can sleep late, and It’s almost Saturday.

Is this global warming? Sigh.

So, I’m back to wearing my sandals that feel like flip flops because they’re “Crocs” which I love. But I hope the cold comes back to kill off some of the pesky bugs for awhile. It’s the natural way of pest control for someone who does not like to use toxic chemicals. But if this is global warming, believe I will stock up on an anti-insect arsenal instead of socks. I know that will be the least of my worries, but I’m hoping we will slow the warming and this is just a fluke warm spell, maybe.

I don’t know how to  fit this in, but it did cross my mind when I saw that today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt was, as you probably know: “socks.”  I guess I could say it’s about bringing on the winter weather, or would I rather have bugs?

RIP Judy Carne, the first Laugh In, “Sock-it-to-me” “girl”

They sure look like they’re having a good time!

If you’d like to join in the good times at the Saturday SOC prompt and post, visit Linda’s blog:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/25/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-2615/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

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5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

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8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again, available at amazon.com.

11 thoughts on “Sock-It-To-Me, Winter, Just a Little, to Kill the Bugs.

  1. Good morning, Jo. I hope your weekend continues to be restful and relatively warm. xo

  2. Well, who knows JoAnna, but it very much seems to be global warming, and it’s like Spring here in England – the warmest December on record.

  3. Personally, I like the warmer weather. If this is global warming, bring it on. It’s supposed to get to 73 (that’s 23 for you centigrade fans) here today. We’ve had lots of rain, but you don’t have to shovel it…

  4. *giggle* 🙂

  5. We had an unseasonably warm Christmas, too– also east coast. And the exchange of several glorious pairs of patterned socks! But now a cold front has swooped in and temperatures have dropped precipitously. Snow is even in the offing for later.

    It all kind of reminds me of the difficulties of self-assessing some types of problems. The present is sometimes so apparently “obvious”, and yet with time the mind realizes not all was exactly as it seemed. One moment we cannot feel love at all, and an hour later we are in he holiest of states. And on the other side of the spectrum there is the tendency to over-analyze things, and resist what is right in front of us…

    Such silly creatures, we are…! Ha!

    Peace
    Michael

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