Looking ahead, seeing what is ahead for how this space will serve our family. New stuff to come, changes, improvements. It was also a pretty major undertaking and loads of work to take on, but I cannot tell you how much it has paid off. I love the new site. I love that it coincides with this time of year because I start to lay out my summer calendar and it most definitely includes a few mini break[...]

WPC #14

 
 
 
 
 
Monday's Word of the Day from Dictionary.com: raconteur \rack-on-TUR\, noun: One who excels in telling stories and anecdotes. This one is pretty obvious- ARAIYA. There is a constant verbal dialog streaming from her mouth, regardless if anyone is around to hear. I believe she epitomizes raconteur in every possible way. The still photos fail to capture the true aspect in which this word applies, [...]

WPC #11

 
 
 
 
 
The Weekly Photo Challenge word from the Dictionary.com Monday Word of the Day: cavil \KAV-uhl\, intransitive verb: 1. To raise trivial or frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason. transitive verb: 1. To raise trivial objections to. noun: 1. A trivial or frivolous objection. Yesterday marked the first in a series of hot days we are set to have over the weekend here in Seattle[...]

WPC #10

 
 
 
 
 
The Weekly Photo Challenge Word of the Day for this week's theme: fustian \FUHS-chuhn\, noun: 1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc. 2. An inflated style of writing or speech; pompous or pretentious language. adjective: 1. Made of fustian. 2. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic. Most of today was spent in the realms of Microsoft [...]

WPC #9

 
 
 
 
 
If you notice, my Weekly Photo Challenge post is a day late. Yes, it has been that kind of a week. Fitting to the weeks word, none the less. So better late than never, I guess, as the challenge theme culminates the state of affairs this week. From Dictionary.com's Monday Word of the Day: maelstrom \MAYL-struhm\, noun: 1. A large, powerful, or destructive whirlpool. 2. Something resembling a maels[...]

WPC #7

 
 
 
 
 
Monday's Word of the Day from Dictionary.com for our Weekly Photo Challenge is: pin money \pin money\, noun: 1. An allowance of money given by a husband to his wife for private and personal expenditures. 2. Money for incidental expenses. 3. A trivial sum. This week's word was a little odd in that it was both timely and inapplicable at the same time. A year ago we were treating our money and fin[...]

Interesting one

 
 
 
 
 
This week's word for the Weekly Photo Challenge from Dictionary.com's Monday Word of the Day: pin money \pin money\, noun: 1. An allowance of money given by a husband to his wife for private and personal expenditures. 2. Money for incidental expenses. 3. A trivial sum. What do you think?

WPC #6

 
 
 
 
 
This week's photo challenge, from Monday's word of the day at Dictionary.com: woebegone \WOE-bee-gon\, adjective: 1. Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful. 2. Being in a sorry condition; dismal-looking; dilapidated; run-down. I know, I know. It doesn't seem to fit. It needs context. Every Thursday evening we have our small group over to share a meal together and d[...]

WPC #5

 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 or our Weekly Photo Challenge from Dictionary.com's Monday Word of the Day: plethora \PLETH-uh-ruh\, noun: 1. An abnormal bodily condition characterized by an excessive amount of blood in the system. 2. Excess; superabundance.   This week's work I actually know, often even a part of my vocabulary.There were so many things this week which could have qualified for plethora, so much that c[...]

WPC #4

 
 
 
 
 
The Weekly Photo Challenge word is: indolent \IN-duh-luhnt\, adjective: 1. Avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive. 2. Conducive to or encouraging laziness or inactivity. 3. Causing little or no pain. 4. Slow to heal, develop, or grow. Remember all the talk about our big plans for the yard? All the get-up-and-go we had a few weeks ago? Yea, me too. Life, illness, work dead[...]