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#SOL17: Fun with Words


(Today is the last day of February so I will be blogging and posting for 32 straight days.  Thank you, in advance, for your kind comments and thoughtful reflections!)

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K-r-u-n-c-h!  K-r-u-n-c-h!  K-r-u-n-c-h!  K-r-u-n-c-h!

Tracks in the snow show where I have stepped.

Soft snow covering treacherous ice.

Danger! Danger!

Coat zipped, hat on, scarf around my neck, gloves on hands and ice scraper ready.

18 degrees

S-c-r-a-p-e.  S-c-r-a-t-c-h! Scrape,Scrape,Scrape!

Window on door cleared.

I tug on the door.  It does NOT budge.

I tug AGAIN!

Scr-e-e-e-e-ch!

18 degrees

“How can this be?”  I wondered.  “Just yesterday it was 74 degrees.”

So cold.

“Can it get any worse?”

Eventually, windows cleared and I’m on the road.

“NNNNNN – N – N- O – O – O – O!

I slam on the brakes.

A deer strolls casually across the road!

So, slowly – barely inching across!

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“Not a good morning!  Do I continue on my way?”

18 degrees

“That darn deer should be holed up in a warm spot – not out for a morning walk!”

A dilemma

“Does she have any friends?  Do I tempt fate by continuing on?”

“It’s okay. It’s daylight.” My self-talk is not very convincing.

“But does that mean MORE deer?”

It should be too cold for deer!

Off to work with miles to go . . .  AND . . .

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It’s obviously a “Deer Thirty Day”.

Caution, caution, caution . . .

On this 18 degree day, it’s obviously a “Deer Day”.

Not to be confused with a “Deere Day” . . .

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Nor with D.E.A.R . . .

d-e-a-r

Deer, Deere, D.E.A.R . . .

All in a day’s travel to work!

How do you “PLAY” with words?

When do you intentionally have “FUN” with words?

Which words caught your attention?

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Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Lisa, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum and the #SOLSC that runs from March 1 to the 31st. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 

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