Writing Prompts

SoCS 11-6-21 The Gift

Per Linda G Hill:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “close eyes and point.” Grab the closest printed material to you when you sit down to write your post, open it up (if it’s a book, flyer, etc.), close your eyes, and point. Whatever your finger lands on, use that as your prompt. Have fun!

I’m currently reading The Testament by John Grisham. So, my prompt then will be The Gift.

I thought about writing on what The Gift means in this story, but decided to let you read the book for yourselves.

Instead, since we went to the mall today, I’ll tell you about the gift I bought (well, Dave did) that almost always serves as The Gift in our annual White Elephant game. I can divulge this information because no one from my family reads my blogs anyway, lol! We have a longstanding relationship with Zales, the jewelry store. Every year around this time, they start giving discounts on featured pieces f jewelry that are quality, but deeply discounted to around $20.

I have bought and given everything from rings to pendants and necklaces that retail at $100 or more. Today, they were practically giving away a beautiful pair of diamond earrings. This will either be The Gift in our White Elephant or an extra gift in case extra, unexpected guests show up. or, who knows, it could be someone’s surprise birthday gift. There will be sales like this all the way up to a week or so before Christmas. It’s nice to have options for gift giving!

Since things have been so crazy and stressful dealing with my dad and his current situation, it was nice to get a break and get one thing crossed off our list of to-do’s. I would go into detail, but maybe I’ll save that for another post.

My own personal copy.

I encourage you all to read The Testament, so far, its been an intriguing story! Politics, legacy, world travel, and a search for the beneficiary make this a great read. Check it out when you have time. 🤗

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SoCS-11-3-19-I Must Be Nuts

I must be nuts because like some of you writers and bloggers out there, I’ve decided to take on the NaNoWriMo challenge. How am I to manage this task while doing all the other things I gotta do? I will figure it out, my biggest challenge is that my laptop is being hard to deal with, going down right in the middle of whatever I’m working on. I have no idea what is wrong with it, or how much it would cost to fix it. Yesterday it went down twice, so I only wrote 900 something words instead of the required 1700 or so a day. I’ll catch up. The good thing is I’m writing about the one thing I know, myself. Yes, I’m writing a memoir, challenging itself, since my memory is crappy. So that’s also kind of nuts! We will see how it goes, wish me luck!

This is the possible car, pretty right?

I hope I’m forgiven for getting this in late, we spent yesterday trying (with no success) to get my son a car. We may have one soon though, thanks to the goodness of others and the magic of online car buying through eBay. Wish me luck that this transaction happens and we don’t get burned. I must be nuts to even consider this, but stranger things have happened 😊