Word of the Day, October 12, 2019

hegemony

noun

he·​ge·​mo·​ny | \ hi-ˈje-mə-nē , -ˈge-; ˈhe-jə-ˌmō-nē \

Definition of hegemony

1 : preponderant influence or authority over others : domination battled for hegemony in Asia
2 : the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

Highlights of 2019

I sit here reminiscing. Remembering the good, the bad, and the “oh no, not agains” and praise God for getting us to a positive point. We may not get around like we used to, but we get it done.

We both have to take things slower, but we keep going. One day at a time. One step at a time. Barry is having a few issues, but he is tough and his strength pulls him through. He is so courageous and I love that man.

He kicks my butt daily; making sure I do what needs to be done. I get unmotivated and negative. He looks at me and I do whatever he says. My speech is worse and my legs are not what they used to be. I despise my wheelchair, but I need it. I have started to accept that fact. Makes life easier.

We have to plan everything, which drives me insane. Barry the planner, not me! I like the freedom of doing what I want to do. My time is my time. One thing though, I love spending time with my hubster. We get closer eveyday.

Our faith will pull us through. I read the bible daily. Forever learning something new. We get to Church Services when we can or pull them up on the internet. We love to hear our preacher. He has a way with words. Of course, he has great material to work with. My eyes cause a problem or two from time to time, but I read as much as I can when I can see. Feels good to read again.

Just a few words today, but I promise more tomorrow. My puppy has had my attention for sometime. I will introduce you all to “Rider” soon. She is quite a character.

Jill B.

 

Word of the Day, August 17, 2019

permutation

(pûr′myo͝o-tā′shən)

n.

1.

a. The process of altering the order of a given set of objects in a group.
b. The result of such a process; a rearrangement or recombination of elements: permutations of gene order.
c. Mathematics A rearrangement of the elements of a set.
2. A complete change; a transformation:

Word of the Day – May 18, 2019

palimpsest

(păl′ĭmp-sĕst′)

n.

1. A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely scraped off or erased and often legible.
2. An object or area that has extensive evidence of or layers showing activity or use: “My skin had become a palimpsest of fleeting sensations, and each layer bore the imprint of who I was” (Paul Auster).

[Latin palimpsēstum, from Greek palimpsēston, neuter of palimpsēstos, scraped again : palin, again; see kwel- in Indo-European roots + psēn, to scrape.]

Life

I started this blog in 2012. At that time, we were both miserable. The past three years had torn our lives apart. Little did we know, life was about to hit us in the face.

After Barry’s stroke, we had a small repreive.In that time, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Chemo and radiation began.During this time, we were able to catch up with life.

The month of August were quiet until Barry passed out in the living room. He spent a few days at the local hospital and was transferred to north Atlanta. That glorious trip lead to 5 months in the hospital.

I almost lost my husband a second time. I am exploring the bible and learning more about being a Christain. Barry knows he is saved. He is happy with his Christainity, so I quit worrying about his salvation.I know we will see each other again some day. 

I do not remember any of this, I ended up running around our apartment complex at 3am, confused without a clue. To this date, I still do not remember a thing.  I cringe when I think of the police being called on me. The hospital had to figure out who I was and locate my sweet hubby. Blood clots and all.

We took a trip to the Cleveland Clinic. I do not understand why we went, but we had hope that we may get some answers. NOT……..

I experienced another episode the first of last year (April). I ended up with a medication combo that did not go well. Woke me up.

While discussing my health, decided to do things to lessen my chances of tumors forming. I had a double mastectomy in October. Here we sit in January 2019. The Seroma I developed has healed. Barry is happy and healthy.

All healed up and home together, I sit here reminiscing about the past 10 years. We are still here! We are alive and love the Good Lord!

Thanksgiving with Mom

Everyone arrived when was expected. Almost on time, for a change. We asked if we could be of any assistance, did anything that was asked of us and then settled in to play with the kids.

Mom arrived for our family celeration. She went to the kitchen to drop food off and ask our hostess where to put everything she brought. She had deviled eggs and a dish of…… !?! Sorry I cannot remember. Mom needed a dish for the deviled eggs.

Our hostess handed her the egg dish. She looked on the counter for the filling. Our hostess, mom and I started to giggle. Mom forgot the filling for the eggs! We had 24 egg halves and no yokes.

Mom

Thanksgiving

Word of the Day, November 24, 2018

sumptuous

adj.

Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish: “He likes big meals, so I cook sumptuous ones” (Anaïs Nin).

[Middle English, from Old French sumptueux, from Latin sūmptuōsus, from sūmptus, expense; see sumptuary.]

sump′tu·ous·lyadv.
sump′tu·ous·ness n.

Word of the Day October 27, 2018

fiduciary

adj.

1.

a. Of or relating to a duty of acting in good faith with regard to the interests of another: a company’s fiduciary responsibility to investors.
b. Of or being a trustee or trusteeship.
c. Held in trust.
2. Of or consisting of fiat money.
3. Of, relating to, or being a system of marking in the field of view of an optical instrument that is used as a reference point or measuring scale.