One of my favorite words is, shenanigans. Shenanigan (singular) is defined as:
1) a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose.
2) a tricky or questionable practices or conduct  —usually used in plural.
3) a high-spirited or mischievous activity —usually used in plural.

I use the word, shenanigans in my writing (usually as a plural) because it sounds so much better to have my characters up to some shenanigans in my stories rather than having them just being mischievous.

My MS Word synonym finder tells me that I can also use the word, monkeyshines to replace shenanigans.



I have NEVER heard of that word before, but I LIKE it.

I mean is that another GREAT word, or what?

Life just keeps getting better and better today.

Pathetic that I feel this way, but true.



Only the brave…

“It takes a lot of courage
to show your dreams
to someone else.”

– Erma Bombeck.

Bumper to Bumper

My daughter’s school is about a 15 minute drive from the house. It’s too far for her to walk so I drive her there and back most days.

As of today, they have closed off the bridge in town for construction updates that I usually cross to get her to school. Tonight’s detour around it was a HUGE mess.

Good times.

As I sat in traffic (and waited and waited and WAITED) this evening, I listened to the local news station which informed that there is going to be a storm tomorrow that will probably close my town’s schools.

Now, I’m not a big fan of snow and freezing rain but tonight I’m thinking a day off of school for her is one less day that I’ll have to sit in detour traffic.

The bridge is supposed to reopen in December.

I can’t keep her home for THAT long.I wonder how much editing I can get done each week while I’m sitting in traffic?

I think I might be about to find out.


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