- I thoroughly enjoy using the word perturbed. I am not sure why but it is a great word.
- On a related note: I am also a big fan of the word quandary. Perhaps it is because I get quite perturbed when I can not solve my quandaries.
- It is exam week at the College of Charleston. Good luck to the students! Work and study hard.
- On a related note: I just found the best part of my sabbatical. No grading! Grading is indeed grating.
- Everyone but me in the household has been sick this week. Heather, Robyn & Erik with a virus and Liam with an ear infection. Perhaps we need to quarantine our domicile.
- On a related note: Perhaps my word play today a result of a lack of Heather play this week. Some men watch porn, I go for the thesaurus. Sad, bereaved, bitter, blue*, cheerless, dejected,despairing, despondent, disconsolate, dismal,distressed, doleful, down, down in dumps, downin mouth, downcast, forlorn, gloomy, glum, grief-stricken, grieved, heartbroken, heartsick,heavyhearted, hurting, in doldrums, in grief, inthe dumps, languishing, low, low-spirited,lugubrious, melancholy, morbid, morose, mournful,out of sorts, pensive, pessimistic, sick at heart,somber, sorrowful, sorry, troubled, weeping,wistful, woebegone.
- On that note I think I should bid everyone Adieu, Ciao, Adios, Hawijo, Moce mada, Aloha & Shalom.
- On a related note: Good-bye and see you all Sunday night to answer Heather and I's Monday Quiz About Me.
This week’s statements:
1. If Superman was here in the flesh, I would tell him that was is the theme of my four fill in Friday!
This week she asks about a holiday traditions.
Earlier this week I wrote about my sister's passing around Christmas time. This story had lead me over the years to create a holiday tradition of my own. Every Christmas I wake up before everyone in the household. I go up to the tree and think of my sister - she especially liked opening stockings. I recall her laughter, her toughness and heart. I remember the sibling back-and-forth. I reflect on the lessons learned as a result of her passing. Finally, I forge a plan of how I am going to become a better parent for her child. It is this responsibility that I feel is the most important component to honoring her memory. I then go and shower and cry there. It is a cleansing and provides me with the ability to once again rededicate my life to what I feel is truly important - loving family and friends, being constructive in life and being a man of intellectual growth. In doing this, I am ready to paint the smile on my face for the children and allow them to enjoy the magic of Christmas. The day is about them.