M for Mulligrubs – #atozchallenge

noun [məlēˌgrəbz]

1. a despondent, sullen, or ill-tempered mood : sulks, blues
2. a griping of the intestines : colic

Anyone who has had a child afflicted with the mulligrubs knows that this is the perfect word to describe their misery. (The child’s, not yours)

And anyone who has been blah, or down, or just yucky… might find a little delight in knowing this applies to them as well. So, the next time you find yourself with a case of the mulligrubs, take heart! It will usually pass, and until it does, you can make yourself smile as you repeat to anyone who will listen about your mulligrubidinous plight.

My 2012 word: Mathom

Today’s #fmsphotoaday: alone

One of my most cherished parts of our recent vacation this winter was waking up to see the sunrise each morning, and finding myself blissfully alone most days, in the dark. This photo was taken well after sunrise, which is probably the better time to be taking photos anyway.  When it was totally dark, you could watch the cruise ships inch along the horizon like magical glowing things…

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