It's an exciting week around here, folks. I'm headed up north for a couple of days (and I'm bringing my Dad along this time). My daughter-in-law heads to Lansing to sit for the Michigan bar. And on Thursday . . . I have jury duty.
Looks like a great time to . . .
"The oldest, shortest words - yes and no - are those that require the most thought."
Now I have no idea if the words yes and no are actually the "oldest words" - although they certainly would number among the shortest - but this quote resonated for me. How about you?
When I was a little girl, my mom used to use the word "addlepated" (usually directed at something silly either my sister or I had done or said), and I always loved saying it out loud. I'd never seen it in print, though. Or heard it used elsewhere. But when it popped up as a word-of-the-day from Merriam Webster, it caught my eye!
I especially liked the background information about this word (provided by Merriam Webster):
Looking for that next summer read? The New York times put out an interesting list last week: 50 States of True Crime. Because apparently every state has an infamous crime . . . and a book about it! Check out the list and find your state's "crime," and maybe add the book to your summer reading list.
I'm not really a fan of true crime myself, but I read somewhere this weekend that women (in general) tend to be fans. (Of course I cannot find the source of that anywhere this morning as I put togther this post, so cannot share. Sorry.) How about you? Do you like to read true crime novels?
We've reached the point in the summer where . . . it starts to go really fast! I know some of you are happy about this, while others of you are more melancholy. My challenge to you? Make a list of the things you want to do before the end of August -- and figure out how to make them happen.
What's on your list?
Here's to a great week for all of us.