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Wednesday, August 13, 2008


One day our marketing director sent out a survey to test the use of Survey Monkey. One of the questions was, "What's your favorite word?" One of the responses was "spatula". Spatula. Just say it. It's fun, isn't it? Ever since that survey, I keep testing words that are fun to say.

Today Doug and I went on a glorious motorcycle ride for his 40th birthday. We're ashamed to admit we had never visited a very beautiful place on earth that is merely 40 miles from our residence. We looked over a scenic view of the Loess Hills which is heavily-populated with DECIDUOUS trees. (Unfortunately, we couldn't enter Preparation Canyon park because of damage from the horrific tornado in June.)

Anyway, that word has been on my mind all day. Deciduous. Decidous. It was like a music earworm. Definitions of deciduous include "shedding leaves in fall", "shed after developmental stage", and "shed easily or at intervals". No wonder I love this word. It's a perfect word for an analogy!

Today we were deciduous. We shed our busy schedules, stress, negative attitudes, etc. So, tomorrow, we bloom. Even in our ripe old ages...

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