Morning y’all. I’m seriously flippin’ happy it’s Friday. I shouldn’t say that, because before I know it it will be my FINAL Friday (crossing my heart now) but I am. It’s been a beast of a week–poop-smeared sheets, puddles of milk, and back-arching tantrums (my 2-year-old this time, not me) amid heaps o’ research and writing. And now I’m ending it with an ill-begotten Southern accent. This is what stress (and watching Nashville) does to me.
But today I have a sitter. So I’ll get down to business:
This week (last week?) Eva Rieder nominated me for the Illuminating Blogger Award. She is a prolific writer / reader / teacher who also runs and has time to move into new apartments. Please check out her site HERE.
As these things go, a rule states that I should recommend some other blogs and share a random thing about myself.
This might not come as a surprise, but I love words. Actual words–not their meaning, but the combination of letters. How they sound, how they look. Some of my favorites include strawberry, September (it’s why I didn’t get married in July or March), placate–actually, most -ate words: crepitate, annotate, commiserate. True to my mixed Irish/German heritage, I like a hard sound with some rounded edges. I do not like the word “blog” because it sounds too rounded–downright flabby.
I would love to know your favorite words–seriously, I’m not just saying that. I’m a word nerd. Please placate me in the comments.
I would also love for you to check out these illuminating blogs I read regularly: