I’ve been doing something new this summer…swimming laps! I’m loving it!
Granted, the weather is perfect, and I swim at the end of the day when the neighborhood pool is pretty quiet. I can’t guarantee I will be quite as enthusiastic about this form of exercise in December, but for now, I really look forward to that hour of the day. The solitude, the exercise, the fitness results…everything but turning my hair green.
When I’m not swimming, I’m working like a fiend on my third in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series–the one that features the youngest sister, Mary Kate, who is a PISTOL. It’s not due until January 1st, but I have an incredibly busy Autumn with a lot of travel, and I’m in the zone right now. Yesterday, I had a quiet day at the house and woke up early. I think I wrote 8,000 words! A record! I wasn’t even trying to hit a word count…I just had a breakthrough moment in a critical plot logjam.
Anyway…with all of the time I’ve been spending with my computer, I’ve collected some bloggy info that everyone should know, just in case you are in a clutch moment on JEOPARDY someday:
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”