Word of the Day February 24, 2018

meme

[meem]
noun
1.

  1. a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition and replication in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
  2. a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.
verb (used without object), memed, memeing or meming.
2.

to create and spread memes:

He spends a lot of time memeing and sharing his videos with friends.
verb (used with object), memed, memeing or meming.
3.

to make the subject of a meme:

cute cats that get memed.

Word of the Day February 10, 2018

dot·age

(dō′tĭj)

n.

A deterioration of mental faculties associated with aging

n
1. feebleness of mind, esp as a result of old age
2. foolish infatuation

Word of the Day February 3, 2018

vac·il·late

(văs′ə-lāt′)

intr.v. vac·il·lat·ed, vac·il·lat·ing, vac·il·lates

1. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver: She vacillated about whether to leave.
2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate: The weather vacillated between sunny and rainy.
3. Archaic To sway from one side to the other.

[Latin vacillāre, vacillāt-, to waver.]

vac′il·lat′ing·ly adv.
vac′il·la′tion n.
vac′il·la′tor n.

Word of the Day January 27, 2018

croon

(kro͞on)

v. crooned, croon·ing, croons
v.intr.

1. To hum or sing softly.
2. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner.
3. Scots To roar or bellow.
v.tr.

To sing softly or in a humming way: crooning a lullaby.
n.

A soft singing or humming.

Word of the Day January 20, 2018

ed·dy

(ĕd′ē)

n. pl. ed·dies

1. A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
intr.v. ed·died, ed·dy·ing, ed·dies

My Light Bulb Moment

I  jumped up, this morning, with my light bulb shining brightly! It was positioned a little to the left, near the back of my head.

I been so stressed and thinking I had lost my urge to write. Well, this morning, I discovered I have been insanely tired and unable to write. Life is getting back to normal. This means it is time to get my lazy bones in shape and this blog back to where I left it………well read and looking pretty! So much has changed and I don’t know where to start. Give me a few moments and I’ll give it a shot.

In a quick list of the haps in our spot in our section of this beautiful planet of ours (we are truly blessed):

  • My dad  passed away 3 hours before my husband went intsurgery to repair his heart.
  • We sold our house
  • A pipe ruptured in the house we were sailing…between floors…it was discovered when the water was at the 24 inch line on the first floor. New hardwood floors through out.
  • We were to close on Friday, this mess happened on Thursday! The buyers stuck with us. We closed a few weeks later.
  • Now to the moving…..we had to find an apartment.
  • I hate packing to move. Always amazes me the amount of junk you accumulate through the years. Oh, what a mess we gathered in just 10 short years!
  • The apartment complex we chose, was perfect on the outside. The inside was a different.  It was neat, but smelly. The windows were disgusting. Black Mold, nasty carpet, and the bugs, oh what a mess. The first place, supposedly was “handicapped accessible”. My wheelchair could not get up the small hill the stairs sat on. That was our first move. We made 2 more moves before we packed up AGAIN! Oh what a pickle we were in! Off to our next home. Friendly new faces,  in a better complex with wonderful country air and birds singing and….love it…………………….

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Word of the Day January 6, 2018

forlorn

[fawr-lawrn]
adjective
1.

desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
2.

lonely and sad; forsaken.
3.

expressive of hopelessness; despairing:

forlorn glances.
4.

bereft; destitute:

forlorn of comfort.
Cite:www.thefreedictionary.com

Word of the Day December 30, 2017

sluice

(slo͞os)

n.

1.

a. An artificial channel for conducting water, with a valve or gate to regulate the flow: sluices connecting a reservoir with irrigated fields.
b. A valve or gate used in such a channel; a floodgate: open sluices to flood a dry dock. Also called sluice gate.
2. A body of water impounded behind a floodgate.
3. A sluiceway.
4. A long inclined trough, as for carrying logs or separating gold ore.
v. sluiced, sluic·ing, sluic·es
v.tr.

1. To flood or drench with or as if with a flow of released water.
2. To wash with water flowing in a sluice: sluicing sediment for gold.
3. To draw off or let out by a sluice: sluice floodwater.
4. To send (logs, for example) down a sluice.
v.intr.

To flow out from or as if from a sluice.

[Middle English scluse, from Old French escluse, from Late Latin exclūsa, from Latin, feminine past participle of exclūdere, to shut out; see exclude.]
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