Once again, I was outside conducting my annual experiments that I presumptuously refer to as “gardening”. This spring I put in a new plot, and dumped in a bunch of store bought dirt, sorta/kinda had a ever-expanding design of what to plant where.
I love fresh herbs. Even just watering them releases a beautifully refreshing scent into the air. One thing that I was wanting to add to my stash, but have had difficulty with in the past, was dill. So this year I thought I would just sow a short row of seeds (rather than already half-grown plants from the store) right into the fresh dirt, and “see what happens”. (Such is my typical gardening strategy…)
“Your mother’s great-uncle-twice-removed named you in his will, but…”
“Everyone gets an extra vacation day this year, but…”
(And one of my personal favorites): “I apologize, but…”
Sometimes we only want to hear the first part of a sentence and go no further, which can cause, dare I say it, “a failure to communicate”. That little word “but” is a conjunction that Dictionary.com defines as “except, on the contrary, otherwise than”. Alright, so I really did know that; I’ll admit I had to check the same source to remind myself what a “conjunction” is. I quote: the act of Continue reading “Blogging Blast #6: I like big BUT’s (not a typo…)”