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Friday, 28 February 2014

word of the week

Oooooh, choices choices choices - what should the #WoTW be this time round?  How about ... calm.

calm   (käm)
adj. calm·ercalm·est
1. Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed: the calm surface of the lake.
2. Not excited or agitated; composed: The President was calm throughout the global crisis.
n.
1. An absence or cessation of motion; stillness.
2. Serenity; tranquillity; peace.
3. A condition of no wind or a wind with a speed of less than 1 knot (1.15 miles per hour; 1.9 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
tr. & intr.v. calmedcalm·ingcalms
To make or become calm or quiet: A warm bath will calm you. After the storm, the air calmed.

[Middle English calme, from Old French, from Old Italian calmo, from Late Latin caumaheat of the day, resting place in the heat of the day, from Greekkaumaburning heat, from kaieinto burn. N., from Middle English calme, from Italian calma, from Vulgar Latin *calma, from Late Latin.]
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In our house, as in most busy family homes, things can very easily slide from lots going on and everyone all over the place to complete bedlam, but this week, we've managed to stay on the quieter side of the chaos line.  Even when the van was (unexpectedly) kept overnight at the garage (and still isn't sorted - ouch!), things carried on.  We've organised Noah's birthday gifts and so on for next week, dealt with a few of those irritating little jobs that never quite seem to make it to the top of the to do list, and no major temper tantrums from anyone - including me!  Although I can't help wondering if this is just the calm before the storm, we'll just have to wait and see.  With Noah turning eleven on Monday, the annual Bristol Parent Carers big participation event that I help organise and run on Thursday, along with dentist appointments, repeat prescriptions and all the usual detritus of family life, there's little to do but keep those fingers crossed - after all, how wrong can it go, right?

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This Word of The Week post is linked up to the weekly Linky hosted by the lovely Jocelyn at the Reading Residence - take a peek, and feel free to join in - we're a friendly bunch, us #WoTH-ers!

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9 comments:

  1. A lovely word, and I so hope that it continues to reign for you! Next week sounds pretty busy, so best of luck :-) Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. Thank you, and thank you for hosting and tweeting as well - those reminders make all the difference!
      L

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  2. Ooh, I like your word. It's a rarity alright isn't it. I do hope it stays that way for you, just a little while longer :)

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    1. Definitely a rarity, which makes it all the more important to recognise it when it happens! Fingers crossed for next week, and watch this space! Hope you have a calm week too!
      L

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  3. I hope there's no storm and just more calm for you next week! #WotW

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    1. And for you too - we all deserve a calm week every so often! Thank you for reading, and for taking the time to comment - it's very much appreciated.
      Take care
      Lucas

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  4. Wow - sounds like you have been mega organised. It always feels so much better when you get those niggly little jobs sorted! Hope the calm and organisation continues for you! #WotW

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    1. Thank you - it's funny just how much satisfaction you can get from crossing those sorts of jobs off of the list - I highly recommend it! I have my fingers crossed that even if next week doesn't turn out calm, then at least it won't be complete chaos! Thank you for reading, and for taking a moment to comment too, it is a real boost to know people out there are actually reading what I write! Have a fab weekend, and I wish you a calm week too!
      L

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  5. I have trouble enjoying moments of calm now, because I am worried that it is indeed the calm before the storm. Good luck with it all!

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