Let’s do some time travel to the near distant past of November 2007. Almost seems light years ago . . .
At that time, I shared the word logophile which meant lover of words. That’s me. Lately, I’ve been a lackadaisical logophile.
Lackadaisical (lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl) is an adjective that means lazy, indolent. Without interest, vigor, or determination. Listless and lethargic.
I have been lazy. I have been vigor challenged. Haven’t written on this blog for almost a month. Haven’t had the determination to write. Been quite listless and lethargic. Can’t say I’ve been productive . . .
In my defense, I’ve been trying to heal from that nasty spill I had in December. Said spill cracked my elbow and cracked my teeth. It also bruised my teeth and my knee bones (area just below kneecaps). I couldn’t fix my hair with my arm in a sling so I had it cut and colored. BIG mistake. Frankenstein looks better than me.
But I’m on the mend. The dentist has reconstructed my teeth. (It’s so nice to have the hole on the back side of my teeth filled in!) Gone is the ace bandage. Gone is the sling. Actually, they only lasted 2 weeks. That was all that I could stand . . .
I feel momentum building. I’m starting to be my old self again (with heavy emphasis on old . . .) All I have to do now is to endure my hair growing out. . .
Since you probably know the word lackadaisical, I’m going to share another word. That word is eschew.
Eschew (es-choo) is a verb that means to abstain or keep away from. To shun or avoid. As in to eschew evil. (It’s gotta have an object with it.) You can eschew drugs or alcohol or fatty foods. You can eschew scary movies. You can eschew people who don’t bath, brush their teeth, or change their underwear. I’m going to eschew laziness.
Since it is January, I feel that this is a good time to review the past. Many people do that so they can set New Year’s resolutions. I’m reviewing the past to see where I’ve come since I started this blog in November 2006. Since then, I have shared 282 words on this site. That’s a pretty good number of words, don’t you think??
I hope to be adding many more during the coming year. (Is that my resolution? Nope. My resolution is to have more parties . . .)
Happy and prosperous New Year to you all!