January 5th, 2021

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Word of the Day 01/05/21 Autoschediasm

Autoschediasm (noun)
autoschediasm [ aw-toh-skee-dee-az-uhm ]

1. something that is improvised or extemporized.

au·to·sche·di·ast, noun
au·to·sche·di·as·tic, au·to·sche·di·as·ti·cal, adjective

spontaneity, extemporization, ad-libbing

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Origin: 1835–45; < Greek autoschedíasma, derivative, with -(s)ma resultative noun suffix, of autoschediázein to extemporize, verbal derivative of autoschédios hand-to-hand, offhand, improvised, equivalent to auto-auto- + schédios near, casual, offhand, derivative of schedón (adv.) near, close by, akin to échein to hold, possess

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  • kaige68

New year, new numbers

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic.

It’s that easy.
There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

If you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

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  • haldoor

The Tuesday Monday of it all!

Here I am and it's Tuesday morning here, but as it's still Monday for most of you, I don't feel very late! ;-)

How's your New Year beginning? I hope it's shaping up OK despite the state of the world, and that you have plenty of creations in you yet! I still haven't managed to do the count for December, and that means the total count for the year, so if you haven't put in your final figures, you still have time! I expect to do the count sometime tomorrow night after work, as Tuesday evenings are not a good day for it for me.

Oh, and that means I also need to get up the new 2021 count posts, so I'll get onto that - does anyone feel like counting things other than words and graphics? I might put up another post for that if anyone's keen. I feel like counting cards I've made and knitting/crochet projects done - please note this will not add to the word count, but it'll be fun and help us feel better when perhaps our personal word counts aren't going so well. Let me know what you think and what you might like to count. I can always pop in results in our monthly stats too, even though they won't add to the word count. ;-)

I'll also leave the 2021 poll up for a couple more days just in case there are a few stragglers who'd still like to vote, as it would be good to get as rounded a picture on what people like before K and I decide what challenges will be on offer this year! GO VOTE, if you haven't! Have your say in the comments too! ;-)

Please check out the tags for the usual weekly and weekend prompts stuff, as I am at work and need too much time to collect all the links! You should know what they are by now! We'd also like to get the first 6 weekly/monthly challenge up and running by the 16th, so if anyone would like to run something you saw in the poll (and preferably has over 5 votes, so we know people are interested), then please comment here and we'll get you up and running!

Big Buddy peeps, you should be at 16% of your monthly goal by now! How's it looking? Need any help or inspiration? I'm here for you!

Your Flash Challenge for today is: Stand By Your Man. Use it how you will; create whatever you like and pat yourself on the back for doing so! Link it here if you wish. YOU ROCK!

As for me, I have not managed to write any words yet, but I have some Bingo rewards banners and an icon reward to make, plus 100 words to add to a WIP right now, so I think I will aim to get those done this week and we'll call it a good one! I also need to make an anniversary card for my aunt and uncle so I'll add that to the list of creations too! What about you? What do you intend to do to make this week awesome?

Now, let's be creative out there! ;-)