We got 'flushed' this summer! My husband woke up one morning and went out to our front yard, came back in and declared that there was a toilet in our front yard. You 'pay' (a donation) to take it away. For a bit extra, you can have a friend flushed. For a wee bit more, you can buy 'insurance' to not get flushed again! It was an ingenious fundraiser activity that a family came up with. Their son came down with cancer at the age of 8 years old. Thankfully, he is a survivor and a healthy teenager.
Some days, I swear, this is what I feel like!
My friend, Donna Barnitz is a fiber artist. Which, of course, means that many of HER friends are too. Fringe benefit for me as I was asked if I wanted to do a scarf swap. You make 10 scarfs that are identical. You hand them in to the host of the event (in this case, it was Donna) and then you got back 10 other scarves in return. Pretty cool, huh? I'm not a fiber artist, so I kind of 'winged' my way through this (I was determined to be a proud owner of 10 new scarfs). The one I made is the bright green on on the right hand side with the big blue polka dots.
Too much fun!
and now, for the obscure (at least I think it is!)....
(image from Wikipedia)
Feluccas are still an active means of transport in the Nile, these wooden masted ships were used in the past in protected waters in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean and Malta. They hold up to 10 passengers in addition to 2 or 3 crew members.
Quite frankly, I am surprised at how many 'obscure' words I've found that are names of sailing vessels. Who knew...