This is the Word of the Day prompt, whose host defines this term thus: GABBLE-RATCHET. As well as being an old English dialect word for a noisy child, a gabble-ratchet is any nocturnal bird (particularly geese) that makes a lot of noise at night, once considered to be an ill omen. I was attracted to this […]Read More What a Nuisance!
Another week, another installment of Melanie’s Share Your World! QUESTIONS: Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become? “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” so Shakespeare wrote in his most famous play Romeo and Juliet. Depends on the name. Some people have really strange […]Read More SYW: Names, Hardships, Motivations & the Delightfulness of Letters
I haven’t participated in Fandango’s Provocative Question lately, but I’m back! And #104 is a good one for me, because I am a former teacher and education has always been an interest of mine: Today’s provocative question is about formal education. We all have our opinions on how best to educate and prepare our children […]Read More FPQ: School Daze
Melanie always has some great questions on her weekly Share Your World! QUESTIONS: What should you get rid off, that would make your new year better, and why? (Don’t say Covid-19, we all want to get rid of the dang virus.) Stress. I am a worrier by nature, but I wish I didn’t have things in […]Read More SYW: On Parenting, Teaching, and Punning
A new week, a new Share Your World from Melanie! QUESTIONS: What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?At this point, I would say smoking. I was married to a smoker, which I endured for 20 years. Dale, my current husband, doesn’t smoke, thank God. When you are not around smokers, you become sensitive to the smell of […]Read More SYW: On Smoking, Cats, ET, and Plans for 2021
PCGuyIV has a new question for Truthful Tuesday: Now that the holidays and last year are over, are you filled with a renewed sense of hope at the coming year, or something else? Please explain. As I write this, I have the TV on next to my computer desk, following the nail-biting election returns from […]Read More Truthful Tuesday: Will 2021 Bring the Light at the End of the Tunnel?
2021 is finally here!! Was anyone sad to see 2020 end?? To me, 2021 symbolizes the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s still far off, but there’s hope. Hope because we will soon have a sane and competent person in the White House. Hope because there are vaccines for Covid-19. Hope because a […]Read More It’s 2021! Turn On the Light!
SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-28-2020 – Melanie’s last Share Your World of 2020! Pick three words to describe this past year. (please keep them PG. Thanks).frustrating, appalling, anger-inducing What were the best books you read this year? Or the best movie you saw? The best books I’ve read this year are not new: I don’t normally read Stephen […]Read More SYW: Good Riddance to 2020, and the State of the Nation
It is Christmas Day and I am finishing up Tourmaline’s Countdown to Christmas! Day 23: GatheringWe have been warned by Dr. Fauci and the CEO’s of our senior community, to STAY HOME and not go to gatherings! But we are sort of obligated to go to a gathering of seven people on Christmas Day. Our […]Read More The Final Days
Melanie has a new set of holiday-related questions for her weekly Share Your World. What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)?If you mean Christmas cookies, it would be a tie between the sugar cookies in different shapes with frosting and a brownie with peppermint candy frosting (not technically […]Read More SYW: Holiday Cookies, Drinks, and Magic