"Hold a true friend with both your hands."
- A Nigerian Proverb
I'm glad it's the weekend again. I give myself permission to be a bit slower on the weekends. I do a bit less housework and worry a less about things getting done and I rest a bit more. I tend to maybe watch movies, find alone time, or do things that I have neglected that are fun. Weekends are more about me. During the weekdays, I don't work during the day and I don't have a family to take care of and yet I still wonder why my days are filled with so many things to do! Sometimes it gets crazy. I have been feeling like I have been spinning my wheels lately and haven't been accomplishing much. I hate that feeling. I don't feel like I am getting behind, though, so that's good. Spring weather usually brings on a burst of energy for me, so bring it on! Spring is in two days! I hope it brings on Spring-like weather! In my area, the change of season doesn't necessarily coincide with change in weather. It has been very cold and even snowing this past week. Ah, I just want to open my windows and smell that Spring air! It will be soon, though.
I was very, very pleased and excited by the list of oxymorons we all came up with! I was worried that there would be little participation, but we have a list of 22! Some made me chuckle and some made me ponder as to where they came from. Hmmm... I do wonder about the origins of words and expressions alot. Thanks for participating, you guys!! Here is the list:
icy hot (thank you, Kellen!)
spend thrift (thank you, Mark!)
defensive strike (thank you, Roberta!)
"friendly" killer whale (thank you, Kathy!)
idealistic realist (thank you, Angela!)
pretty ugly (thank you, Barbara! [queenb])
clear as mud (thank you, Barbara! [mastersblynn])
a little pregnant (thank you, Betty!)
I have an installment of "Up Close With Val" for you today!! These are always fun for me! If you have a guess as to what the object below in the photo is, put your guess in the comments section or send me an email at email@example.com. I will announce the first correct guesser in a day or two. Have fun!!
I'm off to go jump in my warm bed. It's just been too windy and chilly this past week. Enjoy your weekend, everyone! xox