afterglow. 

noun [af-ter-gloh]  the pleasant remembrance of a past experience, glory, etc.  I am so unbelievably thankful that I got a week off to meet my niece and see the rest of my family during the busiest time at the saloon (seriously, thank you, Marcia and Amy!) I couldn’t have enjoyed it any more than I did. Baby Hannah is as precious asContinue reading “afterglow. “

footloose.

[foo t-loos] adjective free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities. Sometimes it’s 18 degrees but you have to walk the dog anyway after a long night of waiting tables. Sometimes you try to rush it and jog a bit and fall on the ice. But then sometimes you see ten bright shooting stars within ten minutes. You run back inside, pour someContinue reading “footloose.”

razzle-dazzle.

[raz–uh l-daz–uh l] noun, Informal. showiness, brilliance, or virtuosity in technique or effect, often without concomitant substance or worth; flashy theatricality. Customer service. Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to smile and to wait on people and to get one more side of sour cream. Sour moods are hard to sweeten. I needed aContinue reading “razzle-dazzle.”

ameliorate.

[uh–meel-yuh-reyt, uh–mee-lee-uh-] verb (used with or without object), ameliorated, ameliorating. 1. to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve. Sometimes I wake up on the wrong side of the bed. My bed is against the wall, so maybe I should pull it out a little so I have a better chance ofContinue reading “ameliorate.”

humblebrag.

[huhm-buh l-brag] noun a statement intended as a boast or brag but disguised by a humble apology, complaint, etc. It’s so funny that this was just the word of the day. I was too tired to blog about humblebrag, because I was completely worn out from running ten miles in the 62 mile Sawtooth Relay through rain, snow, sleet, and hail. I’m cracking myself up because I can’t even humblebragContinue reading “humblebrag.”