The Thanksgiving Spread – #SoCS

Golly gee! It was a great holiday with my family on Thanksgiving. We had a lot of good food, a lot of time together cooking the food, and a lot of time watching some good football games. I figured I would share the goodies that we had for this Saturday’s Stream of Consciousness.

This was the turkey:

We called her Tomasina.

This was the ham (since my daughter doesn’t care for turkey):

Slow Cooker Ham by my Sis – brown sugar and pineapple

This was my homemade cranberry sauce:

Mmm Mmm. Not too sweet…not too tart.

These are the deviled eggs made by my sister:

By my sister: I don’t eat them, but she does them perfectly.

The gravy by my sister (it was delicious):

By Sis – She has a great recipe! I always love her turkey gravy.

The homemade chicken and noodles made by me from scratch:

I had help from my daughter making the noodles this year.

The corn and real mashed potatoes:

Sis did the corn – I seasoned
I whipped these babies up perfectly, seasoning and all.

The green beans (from scratch, not a can):

Green beans by E.M.

Rolls with Cranberry Sauce:

We call them “butts” lol


Stove Top…but we love it!

My homemade marbled cheesecake brownies (from scratch):

These are so good with my coffee!

We also have pumpkin pie, banana pudding, and a lemon cake with homemade cream cheese icing. I just didn’t do pictures of them.

Golly gee willikers! It was a great feast and a great day!

xoxo, E.M.

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Protest – E.M.’s Stream of Consciousness 11/6/2021

For the Saturday Stream of Consciousness, Linda Hill asks us to “close eyes and point” to gather the inspiration for this week’s #SoCS. I chose my ACLU Magazine, and I turned it to a random page with my eyes close and pointed in the center of the 2nd open page. My finger landed on the words “to Protest”.

I have not talked about it much on my blog so far, but I am actually a big activist in my community. I am the county chair of my local ACLU chapter, and I have actively participated in rallies and candlelight vigils in my local area. The great thing about graduating was that I found my voice throughout my year and a half in college. If I had not pursued the degrees that I did, I don’t know that I would have ever found that voice inside of me to fight for civil rights, and for that, I am truly proud of myself and who I have become.

I love a good protest that is calm and effective, and I look forward to involving myself in more of them since I am beginning to feel better.

xoxo, E.M.

© E.M. Kingston 2021

My Stream of Consciousness – 10/16/2021 – A lot of “Ifs”

If only I had been stronger to fight the demons, my life would be different. However, she tells me that I am very strong to have been through so much and continue to stand strong and achieve my goals.

If I would have listened to my inner self, I could have saved my family many tears, pain, and sorrow.

If I would have lived my life better and made better choices, they would have never suffered from my failures.

If I look to the moon and stars, I can feel a connection with this amazing energy, but I waste it sometimes.

If he asked me to come back, I would let him.

If I was a little bit more brave, I would tell him how I really feel.

If I felt better, I would get more done.

If I would have started my life sooner, it would resolve so much regret.

If my physical pain would subside, my mental would feel less stressed.

If I look in the mirror, I sometimes do not like the face staring back at me.

If I achieve my dreams, I will feel star spangled inside of my soul for once.

If I would have noticed his behavior before marrying him, he would have never been able to swindle all of my stuff away from me, and I would have been able to be more productive financially.

If not for betrayal, I would have never been able to espy towards the type of person that I want to be. It’s a process daily, but it is in my sights.


This was written for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness (SoCS) weekly prompt. I combined the word challenges in this as well since I am running behind today. It’s so many “ifs”, but there is room for improvement by looking at them and seeing what I need to be doing to fix myself.

E.M.’s First #SoCS

This is my first Stream of Consciousness. I think I have an easy time rambling, so let’s see how this goes about near/far. You can find the rules for posting on Linda Hill’s blog. Be sure to check them out before you start the challenge. I am excited to try this challenge.


Before moving to California, I had not been around my sister for many years. She lived in California, and I lived in Arkansas. It was quite a far distance between us physically, but we had a close relationship and would talk often. When I moved near her, in this same house, it was good at first. Then I had to start being controlled by her and start living the life she thought I should be living. Now, I want to get as far away from her as possible and never be near her again.

xoxo, E.M.