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SoCS – The Sky’s the Limit

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you every week by Linda Hill. Check out her blog for the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week’s prompt:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sky’s the limit.” Write about something that has or seems to have no end. Enjoy!


The sky’s the limit when it comes to topics for blog posts, but I am struggling these days. I am drenched in sorrow about what is happening in our country and it is hard to shake. How do we just go on as ‘normal’ after all that has unfolded? But try we must.

Don’t you miss planning a trip when things were calm and the world was healthy?  I am not a huge fan of flying, but I would have done it in a heartbeat to get to a desired destination. I could sit down at my computer and make reservations to go anywhere in the world as long as I had the money to pay for it. The sky’s the limit once you and your bags are on the plane ready for take off.

I asked my husband where he would most want to travel if and when we get beyond the Covid fog. He immediately named all the cities where our children and grandchildren live. Beyond that he mentioned Florence, Spain, Portugal, and New Zealand. I talked of Ireland, England, and Tuscany. What is life if you don’t have big dreams to aspire to?

Now, with the virus surging, we shop a lot online where the sky’s the limit on what you can buy. We have ordered everything from a load of building supplies from Lowes, to a lawn mower, soap, and even the cabinets for my studio. All done online and delivered to our house.

Outside of seeing our family, I look forward to just seeing faces and sharing smiles with strangers as we relax back into some sense of normalcy.  I am cautiously optimistic.

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25 thoughts on “SoCS – The Sky’s the Limit”

  1. The Internet is by far the best example of ‘the sky’s the limit’ indeed, Maggie. There seems to be nothing at all that cannot be bought or researched online.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. The digital age certainly has kept the world open in these strange times as we stay at home. I’m grateful for the National Geographic images that come into my inbox, newly subscribed to as the pandemic progressed and I appreciated their covid coverage. But the photos of elsewhere in the world have been transporting, too, at least the positive ones, and always illuminating.

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    1. I treasure my blogging friends who live around the world and share their photographs, Lisa. I yearn to travel, but I will be content to feel safe in visiting closer places as we hopefully emerge from this pandemic.

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  3. The cities with the grandkids pretty much covers it. A walk in the woods is a nice bonus. As for those foreign cities enjoy them. For me there is enough right here with in these shores. Perhaps the Grand Canyon and the redwood forest.

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    1. John, ai cannot disagree. We will certainly do a lot of travel here in the US first – our family may get sick of seeing us. We were fortunate to have seen a few great places in our country, but there is much more to see. I just imagined our retirement as a time of international adventure but if it does not happen, I am quite content.

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  4. It’s a very hard time isn’t it, and it’s getting so much worse over here in the UK..
    The numbers are soaring daily. Hopefully we will be able to meet, travel, and hug again 💜 be if good heart Maggie 💜💜💜

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    1. I am trying to stay positive. It is hard right now between our numbers and the violence in our Capital. So very hard.

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  5. I, too, am having a hard time shaking off what had happened to our country. It’s dominating my thoughts and I just can’t get it out of my head.

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    1. I haven’t been able to focus on much else. I know it is not healthy to take in too much, but this – the way it all unfolded – smacks of something very dark and too well planned.

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  6. It’s fun to fantasize about trips. Maybe that will bring them closer to reality. In the meantime, I’m thankful for TV and internet along with a few local outdoor adventures.

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  7. Daydreaming and discussing daydreams is definitely where it’s at right now. We’ll go to Florida, suffer the heat, see my mother. We will drive, stop in Atlanta — which is out of the way but still a good way to break up a trip — we’ll revisit the aquarium, one of our best, most unforgettable family excursions. We may stop in Sarasota, too, because breakfast overlooking dolphins. We’ll have two more drivers this time. When the time ever comes. When it’s safe enough.

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    1. That all sounds lovely, Joey. I have a gorgeous grandchild in Florida, so it is definitely on my ‘when it’s safe to travel’ destination. Dreams keep us going, don’t they?

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