Words have always fascinated me for as long as I remember and word games of every sort are among my favorites. While my mom picks up the newspaper across the oceans each day to get her daily dose of Sudoku (which she is crazy good at), I pick up the newspaper or go online to do the daily jumble or unscramble words or play numerous other word games. Now my kids also have picked up on these habits – they are trying their luck out with both Math and word games. One fun word game we are all enjoying in the new year is Quizzitive
One resolution I made this year is to learn a new word each day - I am sure that can be truly successful only if 1. I remember the words longer than a day, and 2. if I actually use the words
So here is to hoping that I do that - learn, recall, and use! And for another game I enjoy playing when I want a break - you can head on over to freerice.com where every word you guess correctly adds to grains of rice to help end world hunger (truly).
Here are a couple of words I learned from books I have been reading:
- Puling: whine: to whine, whimper, or cry plaintively
- Panada: a paste of flour or bread crumbs and water or stock used as a base for sauce or a binder for forcemeat or stuffing
- Hymeneal : of marriage: relating to, involving, or characteristic of marriage; wedding song: a song or poem celebrating a wedding
- Syllabub: milk or cream that is curdled with an acid beverage (as wine or cider) and often sweetened and served as a drink or topping or thickened with gelatin and served as a dessert
As ABC Wednesday heads to the end of another round towards Z, for my Z post, I have a song on my mind - Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah and I am working on another Z post as well but in the meantime, here is a wonderful read - Isaac Asimov’s 2014 - http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/23/lifetimes/asi-v-fair.html - You can zip and zoom between times through his words here.
The faithful old retainer scrutinized the isolated village they had just sighted – the very one they had been looking for. When he determined all was safe, he gave a brief nod to move on. Nevaeh’s eyes sparkled with excitement, as she knew she would find at the end of their long, hard,perilous journey but perfect for her zany adventure-seeking self.
Sometime later, as she took a bite of heaven in forkfuls of the best zuccotto and zeppole in the world, she knew that this was it – her personal zenith.
(She knew she could burn it off with some zumba later)
Her hands and my own,
They go together, away
Singing songs, we play.
This book review along with the others I have already completed so far this year all need to be linked to challenges I signed up for this year - I will do that soon:)