Monday Morning 7:17 a.m.

It’s early Monday morning.  Getting ready for work.  Well, not really . . . I’m sitting here trying to rush in a few words before I go.

Had to break down and buy a new fridge on Saturday — the old one stayed fixed only temporarily.  Came down with the sniffles while I was out shopping and wound up in bed at 6 o’clock on Saturday evening.  Slept for something like 14 hours!  Crazy.  But am feeling somewhat better — I think (knock on wood) that I may have staved off a cold.

Does anyone know what that means?  to ‘stave off’ something?  I’m sure there’s some archaic, interesting meaning behind it.

I’ve got another busy week ahead — but, then who doesn’t?  Life, it just keeps getting in the way.  LOL.

Don’t know if I mentioned this before or not, but I recently read the book, Atonement, (author escapes me at the moment).  Very good book.  The theme keeps coming back to me at the oddest moments.  Sign of a good book — when you can’t quite shake it.  If you get the opportunity, read it.

Am reading a piece of juvenile fiction right now called The Blue Roan Child by Jamieson Findlay.  It’s a fable about a young orphan girl and the wild, mystical horse she befriends and their quest to rescue the horse’s foals who have been taken by an evil ruler to be used in battle.  Quite a good story, so far.  I find there is a lot of really good juvenile fiction out there that doesn’t get the hype or press of Harry Potter, it’s just a matter of looking.

A writer of juvenile fiction I truly admire (and read all of his books) is Jerry Spinelli.  At the moment we’re doing Maniac Magee with our class.  Love this story!  Check it out if you’ve got a chance.  It’s a ‘tall tale’ about a boy who brings together a community divided by racism.

Well, I think that’s all I’ve got time for this morning.  Need to go do something with this mop of hair on my head — am looking a bit like an afghan hound!  Good day, all.

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4 Comments

  1. cindy said,

    September 13, 2010 at 7:40 am

    “Stave’ is a cudgel and ‘stave off’ means beat off or keep at bay. The first know usage is 1611, says my dictionary.
    I’m also fighting a bug.

    Enjoy your week.

    • klrs09 said,

      September 13, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks Cindy! Hope you stave yours off too!

  2. Chloe said,

    September 20, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Oh, I think your body was trying to tell you something if you slept for 14 hours!! Wow, you must have needed it. I agree with your comment – the sign of a good book is one that you just cannot seem to shake off. Does that include books we have in ourselves that we just cannot shake until we write ’em? I have lots of those! lol xx

    • klrs09 said,

      September 21, 2010 at 6:31 am

      Thanks for popping in Chloe! What ever I had went away fairly quickly — so the prolonged nap must have been the remedy.


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