Thursday, May 21, 2015

Adventures in Dentistry

Yesterday I went to the dentist for two more fillings. This visit went better than the first.—no facial bruising, no abrasions on the inside of my cheek, and no soreness in my jaw. Other than the fact it cost almost $400, it went quite well.

One more filling and I’ll be done. I’m skipping June (Mr. Fixit has scans scheduled); my next appointment is in July.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Word of the Day

Per Dictionary. Com



1. ragged, unkempt or dilapidated


1. A person in  tattered clothing; a shabby person


1. “He seemed to fit the tatterdemalion apartment perfectly: his dark clothes threadbare, his beard unkempt, his shoes cracked . . .”

2, “To my ear, though, the prose has the tatterdemalion feel of something hooked together by commas, tacked together by periods.”

I love this word, but I don’t believe I will ever be able to fit it into a conversation. If anyone else uses it, I’ll know the definition and feel smug.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Jason found a great app for me to use on the tablet. It’s “” I love it! One of its feature is “The Word of the Day.” It  has added points when I play word games on-line.

This morning the word is “bafflegab.” While I guessed the meaning (confusing or generally unintelligible jargon), I have never heard it used or seen it in print. I don’t think it will come up in a word game either, but it’s a fun word to know.

I noticed something this morning that I’d never noticed before. There is the little speaker indicating audio. It pronounces the word, too!

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Great Sports Weekend

Some people watched the Kentucky Derby; some watched two adult males trying to injure one another. I watched  sports that put these spectacles to shame.

Levi, our youngest grandson, has been having problems with his bat this season. He was really bummed about it, I think. He is really a natural athlete, and he has big brother, Cole, to give him pointers on playing the game. He is a good, alert defensive player. He came up to bat and hit a home run!!! You should have seen his face and the way he ran those bases. I knew he could do it, but I think he needed that hit to give him back his confidence.

At Owen’s soccer game, he broke his “sort of” dry spell. He has scored several times this season, but it had been a few games since he had a goal. He made one and that made him feel good. He was playing great defense, too. His team has really improved. The final score was 11 to 2 in our favor.