Sunday, July 28, 2013

Grammar Factoid

While I was at the bank today, the TV screen they have started mentioning factoids. It stated that punctuation wasn't used until the fifteenth century when the printing press was invented. Until then thewordsrantogetherlikethis.

However, as I did the research I found that wasn't exactly true. English has always used some form of punctuation, but it wasn't standardized until the invention of the printing press. In the ninth century, the Romans started using dots to separate words.

Later, a librarian in Alexandria became the first to coin the terms "comma," "colon," and "period," although they were very different from what we use today.

It's interesting to see how grammar evolved.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl

Thirty-three years ago, I married my husband. Twenty-two years ago today, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Happy birthday, Sarah.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Guest blogged

I'm so sorry I got to this so late. I had errands to run until eight and just realized I hadn't post a link to my guest spot.

Please do me the favor of stopping by and leaving a comment. 



Friday, July 19, 2013

Mr. Coyote

Photo by ©Dennis Pepin bought through Fotolia

My mom told me something disturbing today. We both live out in the country, and there are wild animals that live out here too.

My mom was out early this morning and watched a coyote walk over to one of the neighboring farms. This neighbor had small dogs.

Not anymore.

The two little dogs ran over to the coyote and barked and barked. And Mr. Coyote gobbled them right down. Dumb dogs. When the half grown chickens started heading over into Mr. Coyotes direction, my mom went inside. She'd seen enough.

Animals are dumb.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Beetles

I've never been afraid of bugs. I used to play with the box my dad had behind the couch that had meal worm and black beetles (adult form of meal worms) that he used for fishing. He had them in a shoe box with saw dust and cut up potatoes to feed them. He also raised red worms and minnows.

I only call on my husband to kill a spider because he likes coming to my rescue (even though it's unnecessary).

Recently while doing some clean up in the yard, I disturbed millions of burgundy colored beetles with light colored legs that stunk like dirty feet. They were hiding behind some of my containers and under some left over fall leaves. There was so many of them that they made a noise just trying to get a way. I scooped as many of them as I could and dumped them in a big garbage can. One tried to get under my glove, but I got him.

For a while there I wished we still had out chickens, they would have had a feast.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Blog Hop When Spark Fly

I blogged with the When Sparks Fly Blog Hop. Please do me the favor of dropping by and leave a message for the chance to win a prize.