SoCS – Resolve or Dissolve

Happy New Year. Today’s post is a combination SoCS and a JusJoJan (rules here) post, both hosted by the lovely and talented Linda Hill. Check out Linda’s place to get the scoop on SoCS and check out all the great responses.

Our first prompt of the new year is as follows:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “resolve.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

Here we are celebrating the first day of a brand new year. welcome 2022! I hope you are kinder and gentler than your predecessor.

We still have many challenges facing us locally, nationally, and globally, but I think perhaps the biggest challenge might be finding a way to resolve our differences.

If the pandemic taught us anything, it showed us how interconnected we are. There was a time in my life when the other side of the globe seemed distant and almost unreachable. It no longer feels that way.

If we cannot resolve differences with our friends, family, and neighbors, how can we hope to live together in a global community?

My camellias are blooming. They produce beautiful pink, red, and white flowers. But guess what? The squirrels eat the flowers as fast as they appear. Yesterday I was complaining about those @%#& squirrels eating my camellias – then I decided to walk a mile in their tiny little clawed feet. It is winter and the food supply is scarce. So, I have resolved to let the squirrels have their food and I will enjoy the flowers for the short time they are here.

Hopefully, there is a lesson in there somewhere. Resolving our differences does not necessarily mean eliminating those differences. Sometimes it means finding common ground where there does not appear to be any. I call that hope.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
John Lennon


SoCS – Merry Yummy Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. Linda left us with a tasty prompt today. Pop over to her place to join Saturday SoCS at: Life in Progress – check out the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week, the prompt is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yum.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Linda is not being easy on us because there are not many words to chose from. I am going to exercise a little creative freedom.

It’s Christmas Day – Merry Christmas! It is just hubby and I today. It is a quiet day and we can stretch the festivities to suit us.

We started by sleeping in until around 8. We fixed our coffee giving us a chance to wake up a little.

Then we were in such a condumdyum – breakfast or presents. We chose breakfast.

I wanted to leave this brief post before we plunge into this day filled with thankfulness and joy. Tomorrow our son and two of our grandchildren will be here. I have made yummy treats for all to enjoy.

I wish you all peace and joy today and all the days that follow!


SoCS – Opposites

We are all celebrating Linda’s negative results from her Covid test. Yay for negative results!  Pop over to Linda’s place to join in with the Saturday SoCS event at: Life in Progress – check out the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week, the prompt is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “opposites.” Use the word “opposites” or write about things that are opposites. Have fun!

“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.”

I saw that online recently and do not know who said it, so I wrapped it in quotes to show these are not my words. But that phrase does contain some reference to perceived opposites.

Perceived opposites – boy, oh, boy, does humankind like to reflect on how we are opposite from one another. We perceive differences yet we all but ignore our similarities.

Am I guilty? Of course in some cases, I admit I am. But honestly, I try to take a step back and try to see another person’s point of view. It can be tiring and may be that is why we tend to accept the obvious differences and then go no further.

Which makes me reject that old notion that opposites attract. If that was truly the case, then we would all be friends!

My husband was lamenting that if it were 30 degrees cooler, all this rain would be snow which would make him happy. He loves the cold weather. I can appreciate it in small doses. Is rain the opposite of snow? I don’t think so. Rain is maybe just liquid snow?

Okay, now the brakes have given out and I am aimlessly rolling down the hill of nonsense which is the opposite of what I intended. Let’s just leave this right here.