Well, I was planning on putting these up by Tuesday, but some unexpected exhaustion has kept me from posting this week.
Most evenings, I make dinner, and we eat together as a family. I try to spend time with the Things from dinner time until bedtime - sometimes we watch a little television, but I also get to enjoy listening to Thing 1 practice her cello while helping Thing 2 do a puzzle, having a laugh with the girls while they take a bath, reading a story and then snuggling with Thing 2 while she goes to sleep. I love our evening time together. Sometimes I feel as though I'd like to rush it when I have some work I want to get to after they are asleep, but they usually keep me focused on what's important. Occasionally, as I cuddle the warm fragrant body of my freshly bathed toddler, I find myself dozing off. But when I'm relatively well rested, I can usually manage to stay awake until Thing 1 has fallen asleep. Then I get up and go about my business for a couple hours before going to my own bed. This is prime time for blogging if I haven't brought home any work. But lately, I have found it really hard to resist the soporific snugglefest. I've just been too tired.
But it's Friday night, already. It's time to get on with it. And so, here are the words of the week for the week of December 1:
- proboscis: an elongated appendage from the head of an animal
"Watch the butterfly suck juice from the fruit through its proboscis."
- segment: a separate piece of something
"Look! I can break the orange into segments. Would you like one?
- quagmire: a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position
"You can call me 'trouble' if I can call you 'quagmire'."