Thursday 13-Thirteen Things that start with ‘A’


  • Acorn-for all the little oak trees that will be growing this Spring from Acorns that fell last Fall.
  • Acupuncture-I have heard great things about this treatment and would not hesitate to try it as a cure for what ails me, (whatever that may be on any given day)!
  • Arachnophobia-Fear of Spiders
  • Archaic-No longer useful or efficient, (I have days when I feel like that)!
  • Alleviate-to make something such as pain or hardship more bearable or less severe. Now we know where the name for the medication Alieve comes from.
  • Activity-energetic physical movement or exercise is one definition, another is leisurely activities.
  • Apple-a yummy fruit that can be healthy or unhealthy, depending on how it is prepared. One of my faves is apple crumb cake made from the recipe on the Jiffy Cake Mix box:

    1 can apple pie filling
    1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 8 x 8 pan or pie dish. Pour in 1 can apple pie filling. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, as desired. Sprinkle cake mix over pie filling. Put pats of butter on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • 8. Arsenic-I know! Not a good thing to follow a recipe with but I am doing these as they pop into my head. Arsnic is poison that I believe is used in Rat poison. It also helps cure dogs with heart worms. So, it’s not all bad.

    9. Arsenal-Storage of lots of weapons, guns, knives, etc. can be used for protection or to harm someone. Or it could be an arsenal of resources, etc.

    10. Absolutely-without exception. You can be absolutely right!

    11. Arbitrary- subject to individual will or judgment without restriction.

    12. Absolve-to be absolved from sin since we are in the Lenten Season. To set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt.

    13. Art-the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

    Many thanks to and for help with some of these definitions!

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    5 Responses to “Thursday 13-Thirteen Things that start with ‘A’”

    1. Byrningbunny Says:

      I didn’t know they used arsenic to kill heartworms. Poor dogs must get an awful tummy ache from it! I love the list, btw. Words are my favorite.

    2. EMC Says:

      Thank you! It was a fun one to do. I think I will go through the Alphabet. It was harder than I expected. Happy TT!

    3. celticlibrarian Says:

      Hmmm…I wonder what might be in an arbitrary arsenal. 😉

    4. EMC Says:

      OMG! I love that! Thanks for stopping buy.

    5. Storm Says:

      What an interesting list. Great way to do a list. Good luck with doing every letter. Happy TT.

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