Word of the Day August 11, 2018

pshaw

interj.

Used to indicate impatience, irritation, disapproval, or disbelief.
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Word of the Day August 4, 2018

pontificate

vb (intr)

1. to speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. Also (less commonly): pontify
2. (Roman Catholic Church) to serve or officiate as a pontiff, esp in celebrating a Pontifical Mass
n

(Roman Catholic Church) the office or term of office of a pontiff, now usually the pope

Word of the Day July 28, 2018

widdershins

(wĭd′ər-shĭnz′) or with·er·shins (wĭth′-)

adv.

In a contrary or counterclockwise direction: “The coracle whirled round, clockwise, then widdershins” (Anthony Bailey).

[Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German widersinnes : wider, back (from Old High German widar; see wi- in Indo-European roots) + sinnes, in the direction of (from sin, direction, from Old High German; see sent- in Indo-European roots).]
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Word of the Day- July 14, 2018

recalcitrant

adj.

1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant: a recalcitrant prisoner.
2. hard to deal with, manage, or operate.

n.

3. a recalcitrant person.
[1835–45; < Latin recalcitrant-, s. of recalcitrāns, present participle of recalcitrāre to kick back]
re•cal′ci•trance, re•cal′ci•tran•cy, n.

Word of the Day July 7, 2018

compunction

n.

1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of conscience for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
2. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action; qualm.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin compūnctiō remorse < Latin compung(ere) to prick severely (com- com– + pungere to prick; compare point)]
com•punc′tious, adj.
com•punc′tious•ly, adv.

Summer Vacation

Many moons ago, I recall our car breaking down on the way to Daytona, Florida. We were half the way there when the poor car made a horrific noise and died.

My dad hopped out his door and said, “no worries” then got busy. Can you really expect, three young girls and their female cousin, to sit still in a hot car?Uh, No! As Pop worked on the car, we went to entertaining ourselves and driving mom nuts.

To my disbelief, Pop asked mom to remove her pantyhose. He needed them to repair the car. Apparently, they could replace the fan belt. Which was the cause of our mid-trip excursion. Mom gave dad the hose and got back in the car.

Pop to the rescue. The car made it closer to a garage, fan belt was replaced, and we were on the way to a few weeks of fun in the sun!

Have a great summer everyone! Be safe!

Jill B.

Summer Heat

Having Heart Issues is Rough in the Heat, You stay hydrated, but not too much as to cause Congestive Heart Failure. It is a delicate balance, plus, it is draining on your body.

I just got back from the Grocery store, and I am wiped out, ready for a Nap.

But God is an Awesome God, He gives me strength when I need it, To work through trying Times and still have some in reserve, too Assist my Wife

Thank Goodness for A/C.

Love you All. 🙂

Mom

My mother is a beautiful woman. She is funny, intelligent, and extremely determined. I refuse to discuss her determination any further.

I love my mother dearly. I recently discovered why we cannot have a good conversation. We are extremely alike, as well as my inability to do small talk. I always claimed that I am shy. I can throw that out the door. I haven’t been shy in decades and if I do not want to have a conversation, I don’t!

Barry and I visited with mom today. She made a delicious lunch and stimulating conversation. I took the time to bring the topic up. She told me that she never thought about it, she just put it off to shyness. She did point out that when I had something to say, I said it!