Sunday, January 24, 2010

*My* word of the day: chatoyant –adjective. 1. changing in luster or color: chatoyant silk. 2. Jewelry. reflecting a single streat of light when cut in a cabochon. -noun. Jewelry. a cabochon-cut gemstone having this reflected streak, as a chrysoberyl cat's-eye

Webster's: to shine like a cat's eye: having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy birthday to me. Thanks, Ange.
I am SO pegged as a cat lady... a
shout out to Milo, Cooper, Huey,
Moochie and up front Ink and Spot.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Word of the day

Palinopsia (Greek: palin for "again" and opsia for "seeing") is a visual disturbance that causes images to persist to some extent even after their corresponding stimulus has left. These images are known as afterimages and occur in persons with normal vision. However, a person with palinopsia experiences them to a significantly greater degree, to the point where they become difficult or impossible to ignore. This often results in mild to severe anxiety and/or depression (Source: wikipedia) (a true medical condition)

Oh nooooooooooo here we go again. I’m just sayin’… I thought she left …

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Eleven degrees outside. Over leftover New Year's corn beef and a spot of eggs, Harry tells me about rabbits, hunting, Amish, the WPA having men build a brick road in downtown Winamac that's still there, how their folks lost their farm but came back, truck gardening, and heavy hens. Driving'
around, he came across a farm sale, friends of his, where the daughter was just selling off everything, including the animals. So six heavy hens he bought, and they threw the two roosters in, too. He knows how to cook them. A heavy hen is a hen that has stopped laying and in farm life, you know what's next. In the preparing, some had very soft eggs in them. This gave me pause but snapped me back to the moment. Here I am, still cluckin' around, accumulating ideas and dreams and aiming to get out from under the cluckin' clutter. Picture: stolen from the ether.