Friday, June 29, 2007

My New Favorite Word

Thanks to the "word a day" newsletter from Wordsmith, I have a new favorite word: ataraxia, meaning "a state of freedom from disturbance of mind."

I realize this blog doesn't get many comments, because, after all, I don't post much. But hey, if you would like to leave a comment here using "ataraxia" in a sentence, that would be way wicked cool.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Career Goals

The other day, I suddenly realized that what I really want to be when I grow up is a dowager. I'd prefer the second definition given here but would settle for the first.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Thank You Very Mulch

Or, Look Ma, No Weeds!

To borrow from what Dorothy Parker said about writing: I hate mulching. I love having mulched.

If you don't garden, you won't know the important part in this photo is the stuff on the ground--the shredded plant material that prevents seeds from sprouting where you don't want them. I hate spreading mulch, I really do, but I admit that it beats weeding your garden over and over and OVER.