Saturday, April 12, 2008

8 Days of Definitions

Overwhelmed: (ō'vər-hwělm', -wělmd') adj.
1. To overflow and bury beneath; to engulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower.
2. Starting a new job and learning new systems, managing a new team, and feeling a slight bit of pressure to hit the ground running and be wildly successful by the end of Week Two.

Grateful: (grāt'fəl) adj.
1. Appreciative of benefits received; thankful.
2. Having Mom complete her first administration of chemotherapy with few side effects [also see Answered Prayers]
3. Suffering only a short power outage during a damaging tornado on Thursday, though the neighborhoods surrounding us went without power for two days (oh, and the school, too).
4. ChellBell's feeling about there being no school for two days in a row because there was no power. [also see Kids Dream Comes True]

Squeal: (skwēl) v.
1. To give forth a loud shrill cry or sound.
2. The sound heard continually at Anne's amazing American Girl birthday party, Limo Ride and all!

Determined: (dĭ-tûr'mĭn) adj.
1. Resolute; decided; settled; resolved.
2. ChellBell discovering her first wiggly tooth and eating 3 apples a day to try to get it out, just so she can see if there really is a tooth fairy or if it is her parents like Bailey told her at school last week. [also see curious and growing up]

Withdrawals: (wĭth-drô'əlz) n.
1. The physiological and mental readjustment that accompanies discontinuation of an addictive substance.
2. Not getting to blog for 8 days because there is simply no time. [refer back to Overwhelmed]

Breathe: (brēth) v.
1. To pause to rest or regain breath.
2. Having the perfect weather on a Saturday and getting to spend it with family, flying kites, playing with the dog, and eating a picnic lunch.

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