Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gallivanting~Second Try


Now I pride myself on a few things. One is my spelling. I have been a good speller most of my life; however, I am slipping. I have forgotten how to spell a few words, if I ever knew in the first place.

I did know how to spell lightning once, but somehow it became "lightening" yesterday. Two completely different words! I couldn't have had anything to do with that...

This morning, I wanted to look up the meaning for gallivant, yet I was spelling it "galivant," which made finding the definition tricky.

Today, while I am gallivanting, I will be looking for turmeric, which heretofore, I have called "tumeric." You see what I mean?

This reminds me how for years I would order "schrod" at restaurants. Waitstaff gave me funny looks, but I seemed to get what I wanted. Why was I ordering "schrod" when I really wanted scrod? I'm blaming me mum. She always ordered "schrod" too. This may go away back.

It's been so long since we went gallivanting that we may have forgotten how to do that, too. Let's see. I'll check my photos. Ahhh, yes, way back on June 2.
That was the day we finally found some local honey and have since been spared the agony of allergies.



These photos were taken to show Auntie that we do have her kind of food up here — for a price — not listed.



I took them with the iPad camera, which isn't very good. It was all I had with me.

Really, I must stop leaving my camera behind. Why just last Saturday when I was going back and forth through the many detours in town trying to help John with the Ponderosa, I actually saw a man lift a miniature horse from his van and kiss it on the lips!  Now you just don't see these things every day and I would have liked to document it.



This crushed something intrigued me. John thought it could be crushed bricks. Since we're looking for crushed something today, I'm remembering this stuff.

I tell you, Blogger is driving me batty and formatting is wonky. This post will be interesting to see. (A little too interesting, I had to delete and start over.)

A loverly day to you!


Love Vee

41 comments:

  1. NO FAIR!!! I was right in the middle of trying to comment! And you "disappeared-it" on me!!! LOL!

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  2. 2nd try, worked though!

    Ahhhhhh, betcha' that place, with the ORGANIC food, would blow one's mind! In more ways than one.

    I must look it up on the Net, and take a look at the prices, which you were kind enough, to not 'shock' us with. ,-))))

    Enjoy your galavanting. See? that's how I spell it, and I'm not changing. -grin-

    Enjoy! Bring your camera!!!

    "Auntie"

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  3. I have always spelled the word "galavant," like Auntie does. But I just looked it up and your way is the preferred spelling. Spelling errors are disheartening though, aren't they? Like the day I realized that it was not a "quandry" that I was in, but a "quandary." What? After all those years of getting into "quandries"?

    Enjoy your day of gallivanting...however you spell it!

    P.S. Now I would like to have seen that horse-kissing incident! :D

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  4. Oh an interesting post Vee. I sure have difficulty remembering the spelling of some words lately too. I didn't know turmeric is spelled that way. Good thing I have spell check! I always pronounce it minus the first 'r'. Galavanting. Ah ha! Spell check didn't pick up on that one. It has one 'l'! How come yours has 2? I think my laptop is set on British English. Sometimes there is a difference between British and American English. For example: humour, neighbour, honour etc. They all corrected to 'oUr' which is English English. Haha. What a quandry!! OOPS. It's quandAry! I've spelled it wrong for years too Cheryl. I would love to have seen that man kiss his mini horse! What a shot that would be. Front page news worthy indeed! So, don't forget to take your camera, Vee. Enjoy the day and stay cool in this humidity.

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  5. In my today's post, yes... One place, is in her imagination. But the other, is not imagination. It is real. :-)

    "Auntie"

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  6. Sometimes a word we've never written before ends up being put down as it sounds to us and as mentioned above, thank heavens for spell check. (most of the time) I can't tell you how many times when doing my weekly column, I've actually made words up. Where does that come from? LOL
    I don't use my iPad camera much - too big to handle but always have my point and shoot in my purse. Do you have a little traveller like this?
    I have 2 sizes of crushed red brick I use for mulch - that's what is around my lavender hedge and it loves it. Stone will retain the heat while keeping the moisture underneath, and it doesn't break down. It may sink into the soil and need topping up but is virtually maintenance free. Oh yes, doesn't run off in a heavy rain either.
    Vee, can you explain your comment about the honey and allergies?
    Judith

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  7. Spelling, math, sentence structure...all are drifting away from my grasp lately. Sigh.
    So raw local honey did the trick for your seasonal allergies? It worked for me too. My dad has been under treatment by one of the top doctors in America for treatment of a surgical wound. The medication on the wound is honey...it works better than antibiotics and all the other stuff that has been used in the past. Amazing stuff and it is being used more and more.

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  8. I thought I was the only one who had trouble with some words :)
    I love gallivanting, and we only use local honey, not sure if it's a coincidence but we haven't hardly been sick since.

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  9. Stop forgetting your camera! We all would have loved to see the horse kissing incident!

    I've always been a good speller too, but find myself slipping on things like their and there and they're - though not too often. Yikes! It's embarrassing for me though.

    That farm is a gift in your area, what a blessing. We love raw honey.

    Is it going to be a steamy gallivanting day? It's a cooker here already, going to hit 90 degrees for the second day in a row. I'm off to mow before it gets too hot!

    Have fun today!
    Deanna

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  10. Honey is supposed to have some wonderful antiseptic properties (and yes there is a dressing that has honey in it that they use on wounds, our nurses used it quite frequently) I have heard it's good for all kind of stuff.
    and yes you do have to remember to take your camera with you when you leave the house, I would have loved to see that horse photo too...I am trying to train myself to do the same thing

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  11. I used to think I was a good speller too but lately I've had the same problem as you! Throw into the mix the US/British versions and I get totally confused. :) Tell me more about using honey to prevent allergies! Stay cool! xo

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  12. Spelling...Keith and I discuss word use fairly often. His pet peeve is how people use compliment and complement incorrectly. I find, too, that I'm often in a rush and just don't think about what I'm doing. Lightning and lightening would definitely be in that category of not thinking and I'm guilty!

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  13. Personally...I wouldn't survive without "spell check". And I still spell wrong. O'well, not stressing over that. Have yourself a wonderful fun filled adventurous day "gall-i-van-ting" around with your sweetheart!

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  14. A man kissing a mini horse, well, that is one for the books! I always prided myself on being a good speller, but simple words trump me up, like confusing "their" and "there" and "to" and "too" and"two". When I type, my hands take over and I automatically type. Also I always wrote "laundrey" for "laundry". Have fun gallivanting today. I love to gallivant. xo

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  15. This post hit the nail on the head for me. I'm going to start documenting all those words that I continually fight spell check with. One of them has been restaurant. I know how to spell it though but that is only because I refused to listen the last 100 times when I got underlined for restaraunt. I used to think I was a very good speller. So it goes. I surely did enjoy my stop here today.

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  16. compliment/complement? ok...curious now. When I was writing the preface of the first book I was stumped at emigrant/immigrant. The editor had to finally give me a lesson in that word.

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    1. Use complement when you could substitute "complete." That bedspread complements the room. If it is a gift or praise, use compliment. The rolls were compliments of the house. He always compliments her on her correct use of compliment and complement. (Yes, I was an English teacher once and, yes, my degree is in English, yet I can still get it wrong!)

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  17. Oh my...you would bring up spelling. When I'm writing a post I'll look over at Dear and say, "how do you spell such and such" He generally will say "just the way it sounds" , smart alec or is it Alek. Anyway, maybe I'm asking him to often and that's why he's getting smart with me. Smart was high on my list for a marriage partner so I won't complain. I'm thinking my body has finally depleted it's stored up estrogen levels since I went off those little white pills because I'm finding it harder to make sense and finish a thought or a sentence!!
    Hope you get to gallivant today...

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  18. I used to be a good speller but lately I find myself having to look up some of the simplest words. I guess the brain is slowing down.
    Have a great day and don't forget your camera!

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  19. We just returned from gallivanting around in southern MO. I love to gallivant!

    Spelling used to be easy for me, but the older I get the more mistakes I make. It's embarrassing how many times I google a word to see if I've spelled it right. :)

    Don't forget the camera! We would have loved to have seen the horse kissing episode.

    You mentioned picture taking in my note card post. I tend to get in a big hurry when taking photos and so they are often not as crisp as I'd like, but I'll use them anyway. If I take my time and the light conditions are good, then my shots will be much better. Patience is not my strong suit. Or is it long suit? That's another one I can no long remember! :)) Anyhoo, thanks for the compliment on my photos.

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  20. Yes, I'm like you in many ways - mispronouncing and spelling are right up my alley lately. I blame mine on Fibro-fog.

    Loved the shots around "town." You reminded me yet again to always have my camera with me. Still learning to use the new one!

    xo

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  21. It used to be that when I had doubts about spelling a word I could write it down and instantly know if it was correct or not. Lately I've been noticing that doesn't always work. Ugh! More reminders of my age I'm afraid.
    I have heard that turmeric might be helpful in hanging onto our memory as we age. I've been trying to eat more of it, but don't come across a whole lot of recipes calling for it. I'm curious to see what you do with yours.
    Happy gallivanting and by all means take your camera. Men kissing mini horses is something not to be missed :).

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    1. I'm taking mine in pill form as an anti-inflammatory. I am just now learning all its benefits.

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  22. The compliment/complement thing always bugs me when used improperly. I don't think I've ever had much occasion to write turmeric, but I pronounce it tumeric. If it does help the memory I might look for recipes in which to use it, if I remember long enough after commenting here.

    Enjoy your gallivant! I hope you did remember your camera and that you'll delight us with your adventures even though you might not see a man kissing a horse again.

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    1. Isn't it funny how particular things annoy? My pet peeve is the incorrect use of it's and its.

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  23. my father in law, a cosmopolitan, intelligent, and influential person,
    referred to "warshington" his entire life. makes me smile, but i
    miss him.

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  24. I just realized that I've been spelling ' lightening' wrong my whole life. I'm a pretty bad speller actually. I usually know it looks wrong but don't know the correct spelling.

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  25. One of my sisters will email me when I have a spelling error on my blog. Usually it is a word spelled correctly, but in the wrong context. For example, here or hear, pair or pear. She signs her emails, your persnickety editor.

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    1. Ahhhh, yes, the horrible homonyms! They can certainly be buggers. Nice that you have a personal editor. I've never noticed anything amiss.

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  26. I do the same thing, there are words that I've spelled correctly my whole life and lately I'm misspelling them. Or I will spell a word right and then look at it and think "it doesn't look correct, that can't be it", so I go for the spell checker and then am even more perplexed because it tells me it's right lol

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  27. Spelling was never my talent--I'm sure you've noticed! lol What drives me crazy is the auto spell on my phone that insists lightning is lightening and so on. I posted a photo on facebook of the "supermoon" and my phone changed it to "superman." It can make a facebook entry very humerous!

    My mother always used the word "gallivant" -- the word brought back memories. Hope you found your turmeric!

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  28. Gallivanting is one of our favorite things!!! -- and I hate it when I forget my camera.... because you KNOW, you just KNOW that there will be a good picture to be taken!

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  29. Oh Vee, In my world I misspell, say things backwards, and sometimes get words all mixed up... that is what happens when you speak spanglish..hahah.. no one ever understands me... every one tells me I sound like Salma Hayek..know her?

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  30. Oh my. Those words. I think I'm a bad speller when you get to those. I hope the gallivanting was sweet! Nice new header!

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  31. Vee
    You made my day. Misery loves company. I thought I was the only one at this young age that was losing her spelling skills. I guess my days of being the Queen Spelling Bee are over:(
    I hate to ask, but what is scrod? I know it has to be a regional thing. Right? Please tell me it is or I'm going to feel all the 'dumber'!

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  32. LOL! I am laughing while nodding my head about the spelling. My problem seems to be careless and oddball errors of the simplest things. Seriously, I have caught myself typing "their" when I mean "there". I'm talking second grade level. It does actually worry me, but I'm trying not to think about it too much. I called cotton bolls cotton BOWLS not to long ago. Serious YIKES moments.

    I do enjoy a gallivanting post. I need to do some more of my own. And I think that is brick crushed, but it kind of looks like that red patio tile stuff. (Or schtuff... which I intentionally misspell. )

    BTW, I DID get your email (too late) for the party. I'm hoping to be there with bells on next time. THANK YOU for that tip. I didn't know it.

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  33. I have heard that honey is great for allergies. And blogger is killing me too.

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  34. You make me laugh!

    I forgot that bit about honey - knew it once and forgot - going to have to tell my suffering youngest - she will be relieved!

    As for "funny" words - my father called his Toyota a Tyota. Drove me batty!
    My older sister STILL says "refigerator." My baby used to call concrete "concreek."

    My eldest first boyfriend used to call Geraniums Deraniums. And my husband calls an antenna antAnna. That drives me batty too.

    I am sure I have funny ways too but can't think of any at this time. (Perhaps because I am much too busy throwing my loved ones under the bus for a chuckle!) :- p

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  35. Schrod or scrod...all the same to me. I had to look it up, since I had no idea what that might be. But I'm heading your way...and so it is high time I learn these things! I've always been a half-decent speller...but there are those words that stump me from time to time. There's no point in asking Elmer, since he thinks anything close is good enough. I'm still galavanting...instead of gallavanting! I prefer the lesser used version of the word. Maybe it's the Canadian way! :)

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  36. The man kissing the mini horse would have been a great capture!

    My hubby grew up using the word brought for bought. Now I have trouble saying bought...ugh!

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