February 25th, 2019

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Word of the Day 02/25/19 Hygge

Hygge (noun)
hygge [hoog-uh]

1. the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having conversations with friends or family, enjoying food, etc.: The holidays are a time of hygge for me and my family.

Origin: Hygge is still an unnaturalized word in English. It is a Danish noun meaning “coziness, comfort, conviviality.” Danish hygge comes from Norwegian hygge (also hyggje in Nynorsk), but the Norwegian word doesn’t have the same emotive force as the Danish. The further derivation of the Norwegian forms is uncertain, but they may derive from Old Norse (and Old Icelandic) hyggja “thought, mind, opinion, thoughtfulness, care.” Hygge entered English in the 20th century.

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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  • haldoor

Monday, Monday!

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Hey everyone, it's actually me; I'm here and it's only noon on Monday in my part of the world as I write this! WOOT! I call that success as I've been pretty bad at keeping up with everything else related to my writing and this community lately! I am a good 1000 words behind on Big Buddy as I have not even attempted a single word in my ongoing WIP since half a month ago, and I have WIP Push banners still not made, nor have I managed to make up the Weekend Challenge hosting schedule *hangs head in shame*.

I have no excuses except laziness. It's summer and it's been hot, so I come home from work and what do I do? I laze about drinking something cold (usually iced water) and watching Netflix or OnDemand shows. Hopeless, I tell you. Even last week when my husband was away for a few days, I managed NOTHING. I went a bit mad watching things he wouldn't bother with, I think. HA! So slack.

ANYWAY, I have to be better this week as need to write at least 1300 words before Thursday's over! And I need to get that schedule and those banners done! Wish me luck!

What are YOU doing to be awesome this week?

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This week, as we do every week, Let's get out there and CREATE!!!
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  • kaige68

Daily Count Challenge - March

Makin-all-the-words March!

Comment here and I'll put you on the list! It's as simple as stepping up when your name is called and doing your utmost to meet your own daily word count (whatever that may be). When you finish, write a small bragging post and call up the next contestant!

Be accountable for one day!

Who wants in?
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  • kaige68

Big Buddy March!

Comment here with the count you can reach in the month (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you once a week to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

Your count is up to you. There is no minimum beyond what you decide. But Big Buddy will be watching you! If you pledge 100 words/images, then every Monday chime in to tell us that you are up to snuff.

This is not words to be done in lieu of something else. If you have a bingo, or a big bang, or a drabble-a-day, it all counts! Words/images do not have to be posted to count, they just have to be done!

Who's in?

asphaltcowgrrl - 20,000
agdhani - 50,000
katyastarling - 15,000
sharpiesgal - 10,000
jennytork - 50,000/5
simplyn2deep - 5,000
cmk418 - 5,000
haldoor - 3,100
shinysylver - 7,000
bizarra - 10,000
dracosdreamer - 1,000
flipflop_diva - 10,000
jstabe - 10,000
kaige68 - 3,100