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#BlogFlash2012: Day Eight – Relaxing
early 15c., “to make (something) less compact or dense,” from O.Fr. relaxer (14c.), from L. relaxare “relax, loosen, open,” from re- “back” (see re-) + laxare “loosen,” from laxus “loose” (see lax). Of persons, attested from 1837, “to become less formal;” meaning “to become less tense” is recorded from 1935.
1520s, ‘remission of a burden or penalty,’ L. relaxationem (nom. relaxatio), noun of action from pp. stem of relaxare (see relax). Meaning ‘relief from hard work or ordinary cares’ is from 1540s
Tonight, as my eldest daughter, having delivered a baby girl at 7:30 this evening, relaxes in the earliest, 15th century, sense of the word-loose, open, 7 pounds, 1 ounce less dense-I relax in the latter, relieved that mother and child are both doing well. With baby’s siblings asleep, I’m relaxing in the 16th century sense of the word as well-until the little ones wake in the morning, that is, and I return to the demanding, but wonderful work of caring for children.
Classic Matthew (4) –
‘What do you hope Mommy has, Matthew?’
Matthew looks up, grinning. ‘A fish.’
Word count: 101
Nice post, Terri. It's very cute. I love the little dialogue on the end with Matthew.
Thank you so much, Allison. He's a little star!
Lovely post Terri, and too love the dialogue with Matthew.
Thank you, Elaine! You can always count on children to make you laugh!
First off, Terri, congratulations on the birth of another grandchild! Loved the way you referenced the terms back to 15th and 16th century definitions, and the last line is brilliant! Loved it!
Here's my link for today's prompt http://wp.me/p1UhOl-7y
Thank you, Carlie – and thank you so much for your link!
Wonderful news! My little boy once went up to a baby in a pushchair and asked if it was ours…I was still six months pregnant and had to explain 'waiting'… Here's my post: http://www.thelastkrystallos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/…
Oh that's too sweet, Lisa! Kids are wonderful, aren't they? Thank for the link!
Day 8 post :)
Thank you, JB!
Terri, congratulations on your family's new addition! Lovely, endearing post. A fish; you gotta love it. :0)
Wish i could relax. Here's my post: http://donnalsadd.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/day-8-…
Thank you so much, Donna! Luckily he seems happy with a scale-free baby sister!
Congratulations! What Matthew said was really cute!
Here's my day 8: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/08/blogflash-…
Thank you so much, Christina!
Here is my post.
Thank you so much for the link, Sania!
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!! Love seeing the changing definitions of today's prompt!!
My link for the day is here: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/08/blog-fla…
Thank you so very much, Ruth! It seemed very strange to be writing about 'Relaxing' after being so on edge, but it's actually turned out to be an apt prompt looking at those definitions!
Congratulations! I love the line about the fish!
Here's my post for today: http://wp.me/p26mcl-tB
Congratulations. I was taught in college sometimes to write like a kid. That is: say exactly what you feel without worrying about what others think and without using all of your experience to filter it. Kids use words more creatively than us most of the time.
Here's mine for today. Jealous of this guy.
Terri, that was wonderful! What a great concept. I love how the definitions of words have evolved over time.
Here is my post for Day Eight – It made my want to escape and relax just writing it!
Ha ha! I love Matthew's line!
That's cute Terri, if it's a recent event, congrats to your family!
Here's my double entry for today:
What is relaxing? http://word2live.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/day-8-w…
Relaxing with a grassman: http://wp.me/p1kpAw-s1
Very recent, Andrea – just last night, in fact! Today has certainly been a day for celebration and family!
Congratulations to you and your daughter! The birth of a child is such an amazing thing. Love the fish comment too :-)
My entry is ironic. Congratulations on perpetuating your bloodline!
Awww, congrats!!! And I love the fish story, too funny. http://candylittle.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/day-8…
So do I, Amanda! I don't think I'll ever be able to forget that one. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much, Eighty Six. Yes, sometimes it's almost possible to feel a little envious of children and the freedom of expression they enjoy!
Congratulations on the new arrival Terri :)
Thank you so much, David!
Congrats! How wonderful!!! What a personality Matthew has :)
He certainly does, Lillie! Thank you so much for the link!
Day 8: http://stevenpaul-ashviper.blogspot.com/2012/08/b…
Thank you Steven!
Congrats! Grandchildren are wonderful.
Thank you Heidi! It's wonderful to spend so much time with them.
Day 8 (on time…barely)
8 down … 22 to go!!
Thank you so much, Joy!
Aww such a cute entry and I learnt lots from the definitions!! AN dlove the little convo at the end . . . a fish . . .just adorable! xx
Here's my little offering. . . your Matthew may find a fish or 2 here ;-) x
Thank you, Lizzie! Your piece for 'Relaxing' is perfect! I could almost feel myself there!
Thank you, Melina! I find language so fascinating!
Thank you so much for the link, Rakel!
Thank you, Angela! It's a very exciting time!
Thank you so much, Daniel!
Thank you, Candy! He's keeping me smiling this week!
Haha! Kids are fantastic. ;)
Here's my Day 8 response:
haha thats gorgeous
Aww, bless that little Matthew :)
That is the most precious entry I’ve read so far!
Here’s mine. I think it pales in comparison, ha! – http://dreaming-of-stories.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/blog-flash-2012-day-8.html