Friday, December 3, 2010

weekword results: pyrophoric

My Pyrophoric entry is a lot of little sparks.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks, or month really, very hard to focus on one thing well. 

1.  A week before Thanksgiving, a cousin of mine passed.  I was too far away to get to her funeral, but I will always remember how she sparkled.  She spent decades crippled by Rheumatoid Arthritis and then Multiple Sclerosis to boot.  But she never complained of her pain or even showed it, though she was pretty much curled up in a little ball.  She always smiled, asked how you were, and had a twinkle in her eye.

2. My girl Toots, sparks my heart several times a day, everyday. She has a twinkle in her eye, too.


3. Captain Comic sparks a laugh from me, or several, everyday. There is no way to know what spark of the way he thinks will come shooting out of his mouth like a firecracker.

4. Mr. Cynic and I both love turning the lights out and chomping on Wint-O-Green Lifesavers to watch them spark....hmmmm, I should go pick some up.  It's been quite a while.

5.  When I see my Honey, after a long day of him away at the office, he still sparks a little something in me. It's a chemical reaction.

Please see what else Pyrophoric sparked for the many creative people below:

Carmen at Tails of a Biomouse

Joye at Joyefulart

Maria at Simply Cool Stuff

Christine E-E at Silver Linings 4 ME

Sally at Diario

Sally at Sow and Sew


On Monday, please go to Joyefulart to find out the next Weekword prompt. Joye is hosting next!


  1. Your little girl has the BEST twinkle in her eye! I'm very sorry to hear about your cousin passing away and her obvious pain, but extremely glad that her light never faded. As for your chemical reaction to the husband man, I am really with you on that one, my husband makes my heart flutter every day when I see him after work, and I hope always will. Thanks for hosting and the really fun word!

  2. Cath these sparks are surely enduring sparks. The kind that warm the heart and soul of a person. I enjoyed reading this one; it makes one realize how important the people in our world are to our well being. (Just be careful when you chomp on those lifesavers. You wouldn't want to break a tooth (: )

  3. ha! thank you, maria, you know, i really didn't think that deeply about it, but i love what you said. my family is just generally on my mind.

  4. Love using the idea of sparkle! I also feel the sparkle in all my family's eyes!!
    Looking forward to doing next week's word!!

  5. give yourself a pat on the back! your post "sparked" a lot of interest in a word that few (?) of of us use in regular conversation. I so enjoy reading about your children & their "sparkly personalities"... breathe & live in the moment! I wish I could wave my "sparkly, magic wand" & have my girls young again!

  6. Toots is darling! And so sparkly. What a great word.


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