SoCS August 12, 2017 – Guess

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “guess.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy! – Lind G Hill

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Guess! Is my daughter going to have a boy or a girl? I don’t know. They don’t know either. They didn’t want to know. They want to do it the old fashion way.

Back in the days when my older sister started having babies. Her first one was a boy, so was the second one. She wanted to have a girl, so she went on to have the third child. The third child was a boy also. She finally stopped and stayed on contraception. Ten years had gone by, and that year she couldn’t afford to pay for the contraceptive drug. She got pregnant. It was a beautiful girl. What a delightful surprise.

With technology, we can make a prediction of many phenomena, experiment outcomes, or business developments. In personal life, many situations are unpredictable.

We cannot guess with an accuracy of what tomorrow will bring. We face them as they come with acceptance and positive attitude and handle them the best way we can.

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SoCS August 11, 2017 – Guess

Cee’s Share Your World – August 7, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – this week’s questions and my answers:
  1. What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved?

 I signed up to take the Intermediate Customization course from Blogging University, WordPress. I didn’t learn anything that I’m not doing. But for inserting images, they recommend https://unsplash.com. That was the last URL I bookmarked. There are a lot of nice photos on this site. Here is an example:

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Photo by Grahm Holtshausen
  1. Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?

I believe there is life after life. When I leave behind the gate of this world, I enter the gate that leads me to a better world where there is no more tear from my eyes, no more death, no mourning, no crying or pain. I will meet my loved ones who have gone before me.

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  1. If you were or are a writer, do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

I write many things. In the storage of my brain, there are short stories, poems, and novels. Currently, on this blog, I have been writing mostly short stories and poems.

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  1. What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I was in a doctor’s office waiting for my appointment. The magazine on top of the pile was WebMD. I picked it up, and started flipping and came across a short paragraph. Basically, it says that positive people are happier, healthier and live longer. Negative people are sad, have more aches and pain, and probably live a shorter life.

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Cee’s Share Your World – August 7, 2017

Writespiration#124 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 29

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“This week tell your story using dialogue only.” – Sacha

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“Teacher, teacher, Jose said a bad word!”

“What bad word did he say?”

“The word you didn’t want us to say.”

“I told you not to say many words. Which one?”

“You don’t want us repeating to you either.”

“Well, how do I know it was bad? Say it!”

“He said F-a-r-t.”

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52 Weeks in 52 Words Writespiration – Week 29

100 Word Wednesday: Week 27

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Image Credit: Nicolas Picard

“Cities are getting better in designating areas for skateboarding, and mountain biking. Clubs could organize competitions.”

“Yeah, I remember the days when No Skateboarding signs were everywhere.”

“True, I remember those signs! Some kids rode their skateboards and looped up and down on my driveway.”

“Mountain biking has the same problem! City kids are not close to the biking trails. It’s hard for them to practice!”

“It’s dangerous for them to ride the bikes and hop around on the streets.”

“I was so please that the city council listened and open this mountain biking park! My daughter is in competition!”

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Bikurgurl’s 100 WW: https://bikurgurl.com/2017/07/12/100-word-wednesday-week-27/

SoCS July 8, 2017 – The “ick” Story

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: ‘ick.’ Find a word with ‘ick’ in it or use it as a word itself. Have fun!” – Linda G. Hill

We did house painting four out of five days this week. The outside temperature was in upper 90o, while the inside was in 80o. By midnight on Friday, we finished painting three bedrooms and the hallway upstairs plus the stairway. Even though the inside was cooler than outside, but upstairs was like an oven. My husband wanted all the windows open to vent the fume from the paint. He didn’t want to have the fan on because the fan would stir up the dust and got into his eye. The first half an hour of each day, he was sweaty and sticky already.

I did all the taping and peeling off the tapes on the door trims because I’m very picky. I want clean and clear lines between the walls and door trims. A couple hours after the finished painting was the best time to peel off the tapes. I used a utility knife to slit, separate the paint from the tapes before I peeled them off.

We did our bedroom on Friday. We had to keep working until all the tapes were peeled off, the furniture was moved back to the original positions, and everything was put back in the closet and drawer. The last 15 minutes of work, I felt pretty sick and exhausted. Mentally we tried to push to the finishing line, but my voice got funny, and my body told me that I went over the limit.

It was 11:45 p.m. when we put the sheets and cover on the bed. I rushed to the bathroom and soaked in a nice Eucalyptus sea salt and bubble warm bath for 20 minutes. It was a nice and quick relaxant to my tightening muscles. We went to sleep with just a click!

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SoCS July 8, 2017 – The “ick” Story

100 Word Wednesday: Week 24

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“Hey Mike, do you see that small island?”

“Yea, I flew over these Pacific islands last year, but didn’t see this small one.”

“The earth crust must be itchy and made a wiggling twist. The flat bottom of the sea bulged up a little belly.”

“The edge around the island is green. The coral and algae must have grown. I heard that the Marine Biologists are interested in studying this newest volcano and the marine life under the sea. To raise funds for this project, they bring in tourist for diving tours.”

“Oh, yeah! Is that house a tour center?”

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100 WWC – Week 24

Cee’s Share Your World – June 26, 2017

Cee’s questions for this week and my answers:

  1. What goal are you working on now?

My goal for this year is to get my house organized to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. You may think that Thanksgiving is five months away. Well, I have to be mentally prepared for it. We may take a short trip next month. Then, I’ll spend a couple months with Mercy before and after the baby is born.

As far as my energy, I can only do a little bit of cleaning and organizing each day. Last time when I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner, it took me two months to prepare. There were twenty-two people came to dinner. This year may have more people coming. Mercy and Will are coming with their new baby! ♥♥♥

  1. What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?

I’m glad that I tried to learn riding bicycle. Learn to ride bicycle as adult is not the same as learning as kids. After I fell several times, I decided to quit.

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  1. Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

I was Director of Children’s Department in an organization in Hong Kong when I was twenty-six years old. Coming to U.S. as a student, I pretty much started my career all over again. I was glad to get into teaching in public school after graduation.  My career goal was still in administration. After fourteen years of teaching, I was promoted to be district administrator. I did that for ten years before I retired. Yes, I enjoyed my educational profession as a teacher as well as administrator.

  1. Have you ever gotten lost?

Oh yes, many times. I have a poor sense of direction. In Los Angeles, and Orange County areas, if I get lost, I could only know the north and south by identifying the mountains and ocean, but have no idea of directions of streets.

The first time I went to court for the custody case. I went to the wrong court. I was panic because if I was late, I would have lost the case by default, I wasn’t sure. I got back to my car and I saw a cop driving by. I asked for direction to the Orange County Superior Court. After he gave me the direction and saw the expression on my face. He said he would escort me there!  Bless his heart! I got there on time!

Cee’s Share Your World – June 26, 2017