Quickening and lightening

Things are not proceeding quickly enough for my dear daughter-in-law, but my attorney son had the baby served eviction papers.

Wide awake during several recent storms I've thought a lot about lightning and lightening. Whenever I see the words misused, I'm sure the speller has never been in the tenth month of pregnancy.

1. the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity, occurring toward the end of pregnancy, changing the contour of the abdomen and facilitating breathing by lessening pressure under the diaphragm.

1. Ben Franklin + kite + key
1. very quick. "a lightning cure for his hangover"

Struggling with my bookkeeping using Quicken® this year. It has not been an improvement over the Bic pen and spiral notebook system I've used for years. Quicken® refuses to perform magic tricks at my inexperienced beck and call. My finances are not fluttering to life, to put it mildly! Just another thing to ponder during the nighttime thunderstorms, I guess.

(Of the mother) to enter the stage of pregnancy in which the fetus gives perceptible indications of life

All of which reminds me of the wise An-I-Can-Read-It-Book, No Fighting, No Biting, featuring the little alligators Light-foot and Quick-foot.

© 2013-2015 Nancy L. Ruder


Kathleen said...

Oh, thank you for this.

Also, "no fighting, no biting" is still something I say around the house when the kids come home.

Collagemama said...

I love to read that book aloud. Once in awhile I miss my old jobs that had more storytimes.