Saturday, January 19, 2013

Rave Reviews

Had To share these Fantastic reviews!!!!

New! -   Fred from NH reviewed
 The Hand That Beats Thee
Oh Yes! Beat Me Again! January 12, 2013
This book had me wondering how it was going to end. I didn't catch this ending coming. It can be truly said that our eyes tell a story. Loved this one by E.L. Gross. The best book so far.
 Fred from NH reviewed Last Bus to Nowhere
Had me from beginning to end. December 3, 2012
Kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I look forward to reading more from this author!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day Off - An Idiom

Idioms & Phrases
day off  A day away from work, school, or a similar obligation; a free day. For example, Sophie always used her day off to do errands . [Late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.

day off

a day when you are not required to work; "Thursday is his day off"
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University
   I looked up the meaning of "Day off" in and up above is what appeared. that is what I thought it meant but became terribly confused as to why when we say we have the day off, most of us spend the day, working.
   Today is Sunday, my husband slept late - that is - he slept until 7:00am then went over to one of his jobs and mucked out horse and donkey stalls. He then proceeded to one of the properties he manages and filled their huge wood stove with wood, came home and did our stalls and is now vacuuming.
   I, actually did get to sleep late - 8:00, got up and did what ever dishes magically appeared in the sink overnight. Then begins the process of feeding fish, cat, dogs and changing all waters. I stripped and made two beds, brought wood into the house for the wood stove that heats the house and continued on the never ending laundry washing.
  It is 9:25 and I am taking time to sit and have my coffee before I have to go clean 4 bathrooms and continue putting laundry away. Truthfully, I shouldn't even be sitting here right now, since there are floors to be washed and a dump run to be made, but I could not get over the fact that Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be "Days Off".
   Who ever came up with this idiom, truly was an idiot!