Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Glistening Glass

The trees were made of glass this morning, or at least it looked that way with the sun shining through the ice left by an overnight coating of freezing rain.

Today's word of the day is acceptation (ak-sep-TAY-shun noun - 1: acceptance; especially : favorable reception or approval ; 2: a generally accepted meaning of a word or understanding of a concept). Every year there are so many new words created, such as Google, textative, and snowpocalypse. How do these words come about and who is in charge of the acceptation of them? Does one person use a word, say snowpoccalypse, and his friends use it, and their friends, and their friends (kind of like the Faberge shampoo commercial from the 70's - she told two friends, and she told two friends, and so on... )? And suddenly its a new word used throughout Canada and/or the US. Years ago I created the word floushy to describe things that swish around like palm leaves and skirts. It never caught on - I just checked mirriam webster to make sure it hadn't silently gone viral - it didn't.

My pleasures today: waking up to the sparkling light of the icy tree. The lilac just outside the spare bedroom window (where we are sleeping until we decide what to do about the waterbed's demise) pushes up against the house and the sun dancing off its icy limbs was my first sight of the morning. ; cooking curry and other spices until they are fragrant - what a divine aroma ; chatting with a friend while she cut up yummy to dogs cow bits, partially from spending some time with a friend ; also from knowing the dogs will have some delicious dinners for the next few nights ; and also because I can work with all these bits that still look like what they are without getting grossed out.