Monday, February 21, 2011

Miscellaneous Monday

So I made kielbasa and mac and cheese for supper tonight and when I started to cut up my 1st grader's piece of sausage all the juice ran out onto his plate. "Mom! It looks like the sausage peed his pants!" I have to say I almost peed my pants.

The amount of "Mom, he            (fill in the blank as to what he did)        to me!!" today I am just about at my wits end. I love long weekends. In the middle of winter. When it's too cold to play outside. I'm pretty sure I've gained about a thousand "platinum highlights" over the course of this winter. Maybe even just today!

So, I'm making an effort to read more. And along with the work of literature that I am reading, I have to have a dictionary beside me. I thought I had a pretty decent grasp of the English language and even had a fair vocabulary but I ran into several words today that I had to look up. Here are my top three for today:

pulchritudinous - physical comeliness, beautiful
quotidian - commonplace, ordinary
avarice - greediness, excessive desire for wealth or gain
 And finally, one of my most favorite shows on TV is Criminal Minds. At the beginning and end of each episode, they have a quote by some famous person or other. I liked both of these a lot:
"No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." Terry Pratchett
"A sad soul can kill you quicker - far quicker - than a germ." John Steinbeck
And as we speak, my littlest one is laying in the bathtub, ears under water, screaming at the top of his lungs because he likes how it sounds all "cloudy and big." He should be where I'm sitting!

 And that's it I think for this misc Monday.



The Twin Spin said...

I think the best part is that the first word in each of those definitions is a word I would have to in turn look up. Looking up the definition of the definition. Why couldn't they just put "beautiful" first???

Thanks for your awesome comment! Poop always brings people over. You made my day!

myevil3yearold said...

Evil does the same thng in the tub. Drives me crazy!

My fave show is Criminal Minds but not so much for the quotes more for Derek Morgan

Lana D said...

Yeah, Derek is definitely lovely to look at but Spence is more my speed. I'm a geek at heart! lol

Kelley said...

Oh, I like those quotes, too! Good stuff, especially that John Steinbeck one.

I'll never look at sausage again when I cut it. Tell your son thanks. :)

Tammy said...

Very cute! Makes me miss those years even though at the time I thought I'd never survive them. And I love John Steinbeck!

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