Friday, March 8, 2013

Defining Life-9 of 31


The March Slice of Life Challenge-hosted by Ruth and Stacey, at Two Writing Teachers - #9 of 31
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               According to the Merriam-Webster online Dictionary:

        the word "anticipation" means the visualization of a future event or state  


        the word "visualization" means formation of mental visual images    
        an "image" is a reproduction or imitation of the form of a person or thing
        a "person" or "persons" can be thought of as the personality of a human being
        the "persons" of my family are driving in tonight for spring break
        they will be missing the "snowstorm" which is arriving tomorrow
        "snowstorm" is defined as a storm of or with snow
        one of those "persons" arriving is my grandson
        "grandson" is defined as the son of a son or daughter 
        
        Never underestimate the power of the feelings of anticipation.  They have fueled me all the week long.  Nearly here!
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And by the time you read this, the anticipation will be over, and the real fun will have begun!

30 comments:

  1. Happy for you! There is nothing better than a grandbaby! Happy days are here.

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    1. Are they there yet? Dan says we will have to plan some road trips so I have something to write about.

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    2. Yes, finally here, now all are off to bed! Funny about the road trips. Have you read Gary Paulsen's book, Road Trip. I haven't gotten to it yet, but it's supposed to be really good.

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  2. Have a wonderful snow day together!

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    1. Will do, Katie. Hope you get to stay home all day!

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  3. Enjoy, have fun, and don't worry about commenting.

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  4. That's a lot of definitions--very clever! I don't want to see any comments from you today! Enjoy your family!

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  5. Hugs and stories sounds like the best way to get through a snow day with loved ones! Have fun...and write when you can. I remind myself it's a CHALLENGE not a mandate!

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  6. I can feel the delight in your words, Linda. I am smiling thinking about you with your family. Savor every moment. :)

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  7. So clever the way you wrote this!!! I read it and re-read it. Love it! Have a fun week.

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  8. I love the last line! It is so true that anticipation can be fuel for the heart! Have a wonderful time today with your family, Linda!

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  9. I love this. I too read it several times. YAY for grandson time!!!! My mom wishes she could be with my guy as we speak! Her anticipation ends on Easter! Happy weekend!

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  10. Being snowed in with family sounds like a fun time. Enjoy this week.

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  11. How you make the definitions from Webster's sound interesting is beyond me, but you did it.

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  12. Your post nearly made me cry! I rode the same anticipation all week, knowing that Friday night, I would be with my family after a 3-hour drive home on the heels of Parent-Teacher conferences. And then, I got the flu. So now I am sitting on my couch alone. I hope that your family made it safe and sound and your spring break is off to a blessed start together!!

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  13. Thanks everyone for the comment wishes. They are here & it is snowing! They're off on errands so I have a little time. Sorry Jenb that you couldn't make your trip-what a disaster! Next time?

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  14. Enjoy your family...and grandma time!

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  15. Enjoy your time with your family, Linda...what a wonderful reunion it must be!

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  16. Thank you for your comments - and for today's post which made me smile. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!!!

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  17. Terrific! It's good to turn off the screens when family is present--that allows you to be present with them! Have fun.

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  18. A very clever post! Hope your family made it in before our little snowstorm and that you have had a great day hanging out each other! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy

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  19. Sounds like it will be a wonerful week! Glad they are missing the storm. Have a great week together.

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  20. Have a wonderful visit with your family!
    Catherine

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  21. ooh, how exciting! Congratulations, Linda! (I loved the creative format of your post, too!)

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  22. ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!!! I had Tuvia's grandson all to myself for the new OZ!

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  23. Enjoy the time with your grandson!

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  24. Happy for you and the family time you will treasure!

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  25. Thank you everyone for your wonderful wishes. It was a terrific day, & more to come!

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