August 31st, 2020

Three

Happy Monday!

Holy moly, how is tomorrow the first day of September already?  Yikes.  Too bad that doesn’t mean fall is on its way here, we’ll have to wait another few weeks for that.  It’s a desert life, what can I say?

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: chess.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration. 

2. Last week’s challenges:


3. Big Buddy is at 100%!  What kind of month did you have?  Thankfully, I passed my goal, but I didn’t quite get where I wanted to either.  But that’s okay, there’s always next month, right?

asphaltcowgrrl – 15,000                                                                                                                   
agdhani – 60,000/60 hrs.
cmk418 – 1,000
bizarra –   10,000
skargasm – 15,000
thatwasjustadream – 10,000
flipflop_diva – 16,000
jennytork – 6,200
angelus2hot – 5,000


September’s post is here, it’s a brand new month so come join us!

4. The Daily Count challenge signup is here.  I haven’t seen a schedule posted yet (as of Sunday afternoon when I am writing this), so there might still be time to sign up.

5. I’m not sure what our current monthly challenge is yet, but there’s plenty of great prompts for the pool party!  You can find the prompts here and they ought to keep you busy until the next challenge is posted.

That’s it from me today.  Hope you are all doing good and are as healthy as can be.  Comment and let us know what your plans are for the week and how you’re handling all the craziness that 2020 has thought to throw at us so far.       
Hawaii Five 0::Steve::term of endearment

Word of the Day 08/31/20 Fain

Fain (adverb, adjective)
fain [ feyn ]


adverb
1. gladly; willingly: He fain would accept.

adjective
2. content; willing: They were fain to go.
3. Archaic. constrained; obliged: He was fain to obey his Lord.
4. Archaic. glad; pleased.
5. Archaic. desirous; eager.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH FAIN
faint, feign, feint

WORDS RELATED TO FAIN
eager, game, inclined, minded, prepared, ready

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: before 900; Middle English; Old English fæg(e)n; cognate with Old Norse feginn happy; akin to fair

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FAIN
The sight of you fills my heart with rapture, and I fain would gaze on you for hours.
HILDEGARDE'S HOLIDAY|LAURA E. RICHARDS

The monster became so ugly that he was fain at last to withdraw from the public gaze.
THE COLLECTOR|HENRY T. TUCKERMAN

Anything else at all, Mr. Fain, that you can tell us about this interview that we haven't covered already?
WARREN COMMISSION (4 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. IV (OF 15)|THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

“Everything seems quite satisfactory,” Uncle Jack was fain to say at last.
PATIENCE WINS|GEORGE MANVILLE FENN

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Pool Party
  • kaige68

This party is winding down!

Well hello there!

It's getting dark, and the mosquitos will be coming out in full force soon!

Are you ready to get your pics and fics dried off and add them to your counts?

I had a blast this time around and I did manage to get just over 1000 words done myself. How did you all do?

And remember - haldoor will be counting up August soon, get your number in!