~ Gingerly ~

adverb – in a careful cautious manner
adjective –聽showing great care or caution

Gingerly is not a new word to me but a word that I am actually experiencing right now!

For the last week, I have been sleeping without the splint protecting my left arm which is healing but not completely closed.聽 After night one, the pain was tolerable. That was a milestone I forgot to share.聽聽Today marks the beginning of a new milestone where I am supposed to remove my arm from the splint a little at a time for as long as I can tolerate during the day.聽 I have been setting a timer and driving the family crazy but what else is new? 馃檪聽 lol!

How am I doing this?聽 well. I am gingerly prancing around with my left arm at a weird angle. I am ever so scared that I will fall again and re-injure myself. And of course since I am nervous, I am chatty.聽 Go figure.

On 1/3/18, I go back to rehab … of the occupational therapy variety.聽 I have so many questions that I made a list. I will probably forget the list at home.聽 That’s my usual MO.

Oh! There goes my timer, beep, beep, beeping.

As always, more to come.





1 last but one in a series of things; second to the last.”the penultimate chapter of the book”

2 synonyms:

3 next-to-last, second-to-last, second-last “the penultimate movie on my top-ten list is an animated feature”

You can’t make this stuff up. When second to last or almost last don’t work, use penultimate 馃槀. Or use when trying to impress the attorney with one’s verbose language skills. Not me this time. I’m just a witness.

As always more to come.

Word of the Day




1 taking one subject after another in regular order; point by point.”it is proposed to deal with these matters seriatim”

I still have no idea what this means. But I’m going to try and work seriatim into pleasant conversation. 馃槀

As always more to come.

Word of the Day 9/5/17




1. make a quick, nervous movement of the face or body as an instinctive reaction to surprise, fear or pain.

“she flinched at the acidity in his voice”

synonyms: wince, start, shudder, quiver, jerk, shy

“he flinched at the noise”

Brought to your courtesy of me.   I have been flinching a lot lately.  Especially when watching the news.  

Word of the Day

Definition of聽palaver

  1. a:聽 a long聽parley聽usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication聽a聽palaver聽between foreign ministers

    b:聽聽conference,聽discussiona聽palaver聽between union leaders

  2. a:聽 idle talk聽Cut the聽palaver聽and get down to business.

    b:聽 misleading or beguiling speech聽Don’t get taken in by the candidate’s聽palaver.

Brought to you courtesy of a word I read in Gwendy’s Button Box a novella written by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar.