IDIOMS: My husband, Sam, and I were talking about idioms that we grew up with and fully understand. Idioms are sayings that are often used very different from their literal meaning. They can make conversation colorful to say the least, especially when asked by a child, "what does that mean?" Often they are carried down through many generations, and are often used in my historical fiction books. We thought about how this generation may occasionally say them, but really have no idea of what they mean. I am going to suggest a few today and perhaps a few more as you respond. See if you can think of any that you completely understand but your children or younger people might not. :) I would like you respond to some of them (even question them if they are unfamiliar to you about how they are used). Hopefully, there are enough of us OLDER people that are on FB and using the internet to check here or my blog to take part. (LOL). Younger generation, ASK US WHAT THEY MEAN if you have no idea.
Eating or living high on the Hog
Pot called the kettle black
"Roll us your sleeves" and get to work
All roads lead to Rome
Don't count your chickens before they hatch
Barking up the wrong tree
Either fish or cut bait
Fly off the handle (BOY I heard that one a LOT)
In high cotton
scarce as hen's teeth
If you sleep with dogs, you'll wake with fleas
See video trailers: Revenge and Bad Blood by Ann Robbins Phillips.
Book 3 due out fall 2013. "SORROW- The Sighted Sister"
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"Revenge" is a novel set in the North Carolina Mountains a few years after the close of the Civil War. The main character, Nathe Watson, has returned to his beloved mountains after living with family in Tennessee for the past ten years. During the Civil War, a feud had occurred between the Watson Family and the Hooper Family over a lead mine. This had escalated until the Hoopers killed a number of Watsons. At the time, nine year old Nathe had seen it and was sent by his mother to Tennessee. He is now back for Revenge. A story of life, love, and the strong need for revenge.
BAD BLOOD (BOOK 2) Out and doing well. Continue the life saga of the Hoopers and the Watsons (kindle and paperback).
Came home to my African violets in my strawberry jar blooming great to welcome me. Now to get on to writing of two books!!! Sorrow-The Sighted Sister and #1 in a Christian Novel to come out called "A Life With Wings".
I don't think I have told you, but I have won another award in first chapter of a novel at the Alabama Writers' Conclave. It will be July before I find out what I won!! Happy!!!!
OKC has a wonderful downtown and puts me in mind of downtown San Antonio with its canals and water taxi. One thing we really loved was the sculptures they are adding depicting the Oklahoma Land Rush. Of course the horses didn't hurt by Sam's standards. LOL. It was pretty by day and by night. We ate at Toby Keith's restaurant. Yum!!!
Did you know green has a smell? Neither did I until i left Oklahoma City and traveled though the panhandle of Texas and into New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, and then I came Back to Green in Eastern Oklahoma. It's the smell of freshly cut grass or hay, trailing honeysuckle on a fence and hedge blooming profusely in the fence row. It's green apples on the tree and pine needles waving in the wind. I love the smell of Green!!
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