The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 13/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nail.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!
Thanks Linda
A compulsive nail chewer in my childhood through to my thirties, one of the many good things to come out of life with Hubby was that he solved my habit! Within a few months of meeting, I had a full set of natural nails which I had never had in my life before! Sure, I managed to grow one or two, trying the theory of one would look so nice, why not grow two, three, four etc. It didn’t work. The remedies available over the counter didn’t help much as for some I actually liked the taste. It wasn’t cheap either, so I tried the alternative of perfume, but gave up when most went sour on me and people would sniff around me asking ‘What’s that smell?’

Nails of a different kind are also a bit of a laugh. Ex partner put a nail through an electricity cable in the wall which threw him across the kitchen. Without thinking, he pulled it out with his bare hands and got another jolt.
Hubby in the meantime had his moment when we were decorating the bungalow, and it was literally the last nail (well screw actually) of the last shelf that did the damage and went through a water pipe. You can actually read about that here. It was a fun time (not).

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 13/2020

  1. Nails in my Soul

    You drove a nail
    Into my soul
    The day I met you
    And became your slave
    As you took over my life
    And became my wife

    for more poetry see my blog https://theworldaccordingtocosmos.com

  2. Sadje says:

    It must take some talent to hit an electric cable or a water pipe through the wall. 😂

  3. Haha. Great stories around nails. I hope that you were finally able to put an end to the nail biting. Driving a nail through an electric cable or water pipe can be a nightmare!

  4. Janet Crum says:

    I’m impressed that you can grow your nails. I’m not a nail-biter, but mine break if I do anything with my hands, so they always look terrible.

    • Mine split sometimes so I have to cut them quite short. There are some products you can buy to help strengthen them, but I have to admit I’ve never bothered. I don’t use hand creams, or at least I didn’t until all this sanitizing hand washing and now I do so once a week. Gelatin is supposed to be good, so any excuse for eating jelly (jello)!

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