Word of the Day November 11,2017

Happy Veterns Day

Dord

The word dord is a notable error in lexicography, an accidental creation, or ghost word, of the G. and C. Merriam Company’s staff in the New International Dictionary, second edition (1934), in which the term is defined as a synonym for density used by physicists and chemists.

Read more on this word At https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dord

 

Word of the Day November 4, 2017

Don’t Forget, time falls back One Hour

ca·vort

(kə-vôrt′)

intr.v. ca·vort·ed, ca·vort·ing, ca·vorts

1. To bound or prance about in a sprightly manner; caper.
2. To have lively or boisterous fun; romp: The children cavorted in the water, splashing and ducking each other.

Cleveland Clinic is a wrap

This is Barry, My take on our trip.  The disease Jill has is complicated, because it is a mutation in the PTEN gene.  Most if not all of the issues Jill is having is from this mutation.

What we learned from the experts was It is not going away, could get worst, or could remain stable.  We must stay vigilant to the symptoms and seek medical help should it be life threating.

Personally the trip was a success, very difficult physically and mentally, however The Grace of God was upon us.

Word of the Day October 14, 2017

mendicant

(ˈmɛn dɪ kənt)

adj.

1. begging; living on alms.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar.
3. of or pertaining to various religious orders, as the Dominicans or the Franciscans, that combine the monastic life with an active ministry in teaching or preaching and that originally owned neither personal nor community property, living chiefly on alms.

n.

4. a person who lives by begging; beggar.
5. a mendicant friar.
[1425–75; < Latin mendīcant-, s. of mendīcāns, present participle of mendīcāre to beg, derivative of mendīcus beggarly; see -ant]
Cite: thefreedictionary.com

Ooooops…I wrote a post. More to come!

It has taken too long for me to write a post, I think I was more exhausted than I thought. Everything happened so fast when Barry was discharged. The house had a contract on it, the pipe ruptured in the ceiling the day before the closing, and my family decided to blow a fuse. Life goes on.

 

The closing date went through on the house. The flood was cleaned up and floors replaced. We almost regretted selling the house, but apartment life was in our future. I will admit to not feeling well through the move. I just put it off to depression. I will admit I miss taking care the yard. I will never forget one of our resident’s comment as she looked over the backyard and our garden of dandelions. She squealed as she looked at the yard and said, “Who planted all the beautiful flowers? I just want to pick them!” She was not happy with me as I tried to keep her from picking the weeds. Such a shame.

 

After about a year of moving around, we settled on a nice apartment. The neighbors are friendly. Our dog is adjusting, just as we are. From our house to a one bedroom apartment is an enormous difference. I have a few house plants I plan to try out. Do not want to lose my green thumb.

Word of the Day August 26, 2017

du•plic•i•tous

(duˈplɪs ɪ təs, dyu-)

adj.

marked or characterized by duplicity.
[1960–65]
du•plic′i•tous•ly, adv.
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Word of the day August 19, 2017

A Gore

A gore (British English: nose),[1] refers to a triangular piece of land. Etymologically it is derived from gār, meaning spear.[2] Gores on highways are categorized as two types: the theoretical gore and the physical gore. The physical gore is the unpaved area created between the highway mainline and a ramp that merges into or diverges from the mainline. The theoretical gore is the marked area of pavement resulting from the convergence or divergence of the edge lines of the mainline and ramp. theoretical gores are commonly marked with transverse lines or chevrons at both entrance and exit ramps. These help drivers entering the highway to estimate how much time they have to match the speed of through traffic, and warn drivers improperly exiting the highway right down the middle of a gore that they are about to run out of road. Gores at exit ramps occasionally feature impact attenuators, especially when there is something solid at the other end of the gore.

Cite: http://www.wikipedia.com