IWSG Day, Words I've Invented, and Yet More Snow!

Welcome to the blog!

It’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.   

February 3 question - Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?

The awesome co-hosts for the February 3 posting of the IWSG are Louise - Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon!

I am so happy to have made friends through the blogosphere! I celebrated many of them throughout the A to Z Blogging Challenge in 2017, one fellow blogger per day! It's awesome to see how many of us have kepy up our blogs for so many years.

I haven't quite met my ROW80 goals. I've been submitting short pieces here and there, hoping for a bite! Overall, though, I've been reading and knitting and baking. And we keep getting snow!

A Linus blanket, upon request, and Clementine Cake by Nigella Lawson!

Snow in the evening, no filter!

The river behind the house is rising...

...so is the cake!

Starting a knitting project I've had for many years! I bought this kit ages ago, possibly in Kingston or Fredericton

Taking a break to bake Roman Honey Cake!

Finished one of the fingerless cuffs!

Two other things I've just thought of:

The Whisky Trench Riders are on Spotify!

Also, I thought it would be fun to show a list of words we've invented in our family:
Fussle: Loving on a pet, especially by ruffling fur with your fingers
Nekechuk: Satisfying stationery, including sticky notes
Çık: The magic that causes stuffed animals and dolss to become sentient
Foss: General contentment
Fish wrinkles: I invented this when I was a teen to be a replacement swear word. I still sometimes use it!
SipSip: Frodo the cat, the inspiration for Kedi
Shmuzz: Sam the cat, seen at the bottom of my knitting blog

Have you and your family invented any words?


Hi Deniz - it's a great community ... especially this group ... I consider myself lucky to be around you and many others. Wonderful words ... and yes snow even here in the north. Great to see the kids - while that honey cake is seeping over here ... I'd love a slice. All the best - Hilary
Family invented words are fun.
Enjoy your snow!
Chrys Fey said…
Nice knitting jobs!
Steph W. said…
I love your invented words. That is a fun idea. I had a friend in high school from India and she taught me two fun made up languages, similar to pig latin, that she would speak with her mother. I never thought about sharing those with my kids until this moment!
Jeff said…
The cake looks good. I have met a number of bloggers over the years-in a number of different states and two foreign countries (Indonesia and Malaysia.
J Lenni Dorner said…
You got some very cute snow there. My area got dumped on and declared a disaster emergency. It was up to my thighs yesterday. That's a nice fingerless cuff.
Damyanti said…
That photo of the cake in the oven is amazing... Looks like its on fire!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks, everyone, for coming by! Fingers crossed that spring is coming soon...
Jemi Fraser said…
The kiddos are getting so big!!! And gorgeous!!
We got about 8 inches of heavy snow last night :)
Al Diaz said…
Invented words are the best. We also have some. That cake looks really yummy. I love snow but it's difficult to have it here in the Dragon Cave. :)
Sandra Cox said…
Any of that cake left? I'll be right over:)
Deniz Bevan said…
Thank you, both! I've made more cake, come round for a slice! :-)
I will occasionally use corn flakes as an alternative cuss word. I'm not entirely sure why. It isn't as if I'm averse to using actual cuss words, and I don't dislike corn flakes.