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Three French Hens, Two “ingle” words, and an Old Dog in the Stream of Consciousness



Linda wrote above our prompt that she is needs inspiration and she’s not even close to being ready (fore Christmas.) Here’s our prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ingle.” Find a word that contains “ingle” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

The first thing that popped into my head was “single.” The first Christmas after my 20 year marriage ended was hard.  I had a party to cheer myself up. I haven’t had a party in my little house in many years because of dog hair and dog smells, but my friends didn’t care back then, though I didn’t have a 17 year old dog that has accidents.

This is  Mary Moo. She’s 17 and a half and the last of the five pack. She gets lost in the back yard sometimes.

Mary Moo in the jungle

What a tangent. I didn’t want to go there. Except that I am going to have another party or drum circle or something like that again at my house one of these days.

At my long ago Christmas party we sang the “12 Days of Christmas” and broke into groups to sing our parts. I was part of the “three French hens,” with three other women. It was a lot of fun and we, Oui, French hens laughed about it for weeks.  A good memory. If and when I have another party there will be singing.

I went Christmas caroling with my church folks a little while ago which was Friday evening. It was fun but I’m tired. We went to barber shops and a wine place and other shops in the old downtownish area near my church. Some people were surprised and some clapped. We also went to houses in the neighborhood. One lady cried when we sang “Silent Night.”  I like caroling, but it can be exhausting. Maybe I’ll take it easy Saturday.

There was a another ingle word. Oh! Yes, we sang Jingle Bells. I wonder if Pentatonix sings Jingle Bells, cause I LOVE Pentatonix.  Okay, I checked and they do, but it’s REALLY fast, like chipmunks. We’re not doing that one.  I like slow Pentatonix.

I just caught myself pursuing  YouTube Christmas songs which is outside the Stream of Consciousness, but then, when I realized it, I went to the video on the top of my screen and picked it, bringing myself back to the stream.  Fortunately, I like it. Hope you do, too.

Linda, I hope you don’t stress to much about not being ready for Christmas. I hope none of us do. Because, as the Grinch learned, we can’t stop Christmas from coming, even if we’re not ready. Even if we don’t participate, it will come. I hope it’s a wonderful Christmas for all, what ever that means for each of us, whatever holy day or holiday you celebrate or hibernate, because sometime hibernating is celebrating.

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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. I will post the prompt here on my blog every 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 will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! 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 below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, 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 as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

13 thoughts on “Three French Hens, Two “ingle” words, and an Old Dog in the Stream of Consciousness

  1. Good memories on the heels of difficult times. That is the beauty of life.

    Your pup is so sweet.

    I remember when we used to go caroling. It has been ages and unfortunately, I cannot carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it!

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

    • I love how you put that: “Good memories on the heels of difficult times.” The pup used to be pretty feisty in her younger years. I guess that’s turned into quiet and confused perseverance.
      I had not heard the part about the lid on it. Yet you still went caroling! 🙂
      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too, Maggie.

  2. Pentatonix is fantastic, aren’t they? I should play the Christmas album I have of theirs…

  3. Amazing how a word, like “single,” can take us to places we don’t want to go. At Christmas time in high school, we used to act out the song, “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Keeping a straight face as onlookers laughed at those of us playing the part of “six geese a-laying” was not easy 🙂 Those were fun times.
    I enjoyed your Pentatonix song choice. Thanks.

  4. Parties with singing are the best. Christmas caroling? Yes, it’s fun, but I agree that it really takes it out of you. Hope you were able to rest up this weekend.

  5. Hahah, Hohoho, this message resonates! I can tell you had fun with the 3 hens with the way you wrote that!

    • 🙂 Thanks for enjoying this memory with me. It many years ago, but I remember it like yesterday. I loved your Yuletide post but didn’t see a place to comment. This line about God really resonated with me: ….tenderly waiting for me to come back into union, to notice my self in her. To be one with me. The one who is always available for me.” And I love, love, love the image which appears to be from my favorite artist, Amanda Clark. I wish you many beautiful miracles.

      • I copied your comment onto my blog post. For some reason the comments were off by default when I posted it, but it was unintentional. I appreciate your comment so much, and I also wanted the artist’s name to appear in the same place as the image. I didn’t know the artist’s name when I discovered the image. Thank you for that. The artwork is really beautiful. Thank you for reading and caring about my thoughts. Wish you many beautiful miracles, too! 🙂

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