Let’s Read a Book…………..Or 2 DIA Week 3 Chapters 11-14

output_rwRtsPAs you can see, I’ve learned a new trick.  I’ve only made one gif and now I’ve haven’t made more in a few days.  My teacher will be having to teach me again!!  Thanks, @pellicott1, for sharing your expertise!!  😍  I was going to wax poetic about the significance of the dragonfly captured in amber, but not today!! I have a trip out of town planned, so you are getting the bare bones!!  I’m cutting and pasting and that’s that!!  Don’t cheer too loudly, please! 😁😥

These chapters give us 3 of the most endearing characters in the book, I think! I can’t say too much more about Fergus, Mother Hildegarde and Bouton because of spoilers to the new readers, but you tried and true voracious readers know what I am talking about.  I will always want MORE!!  https://youtu.be/sZrgxHvNNUc AND if you haven’t read The Space Between (you must finish Voyager for it to make sense, though!!) READ IT!!  Yes, I yelled at you!!

Okay, I said this would be quick!!  Know that I totally enjoy doing this and it is truly an honor to know you took the time to read and look up the links.  There’s always something more to learn!

Tone deaf
One opinion, but this is not from a brain injury!! http://www.singingwood.com/tone-deaf/
Read as far as you can. Then it wants money! And it was actually interesting enough to want to read! 😯 http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/tone-deaf-test
Don’t always want to rely on Wikipedia, but this is a very good explanation. Why am I so interested that I’m over sharing?? Music teacher and musician!!  I must insert my opinion as a music teacher here, I NEVER tell anyone they can’t sing! Why? Mostly because of the reasons above.  They weren’t nurtured and worked with.  We aren’t given the time or resources in public schools to work with the musically challenged.  We do what we can.  And, sadly, it isn’t enough, sometimes.  Music is the one thing that you can do your whole life, and the love of that fact is what kept me going as an educator.  I have a great poster that I can never read without crying, but I can’t find it.  I’m sure I will find time to post since I love to wax poetic!

This is fascinating to me, anyway😝 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9172630/

HandelHandel's tuning fork
The science of music is a totally undervalued subject in the public school world.  Well, in my neck o’ the woods, anywhoo.  Sad, sad, sad!!

https://youtu.be/ttFqbEffLr4   This is very lovely, just not of this time period.
Opera/ballet by that name 18th C Offenbach composed.

Harpsichords built like a piano with strings, but they are plucked instead of struck http://tinyurl.com/OLfrenchharpsichords

Music http://youtu.be/DT2D7Kp3k3c

a man’s wig of the 17th and 18th centuries, usually powdered and gathered at the back of the neck with a ribbon; periwig.

a thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached.
a small post to which lines are attached.
bitt (def 1).

Borrowing from a Jane Austen blog, here are some interesting facts on shoes. https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/fashionable-shoes-of-the-18th-and-19th-century-and-how-they-were-made/
Pictures of shoes that fit either foot until broken in!

Couldn’t figure out the design at first!! Step patterns! Love this!! http://tinyurl.com/OLchoreography
This is a great YouTube link for baroque dances while in costume. Gives a great visual for the movement of the gowns during the dance! http://youtu.be/OoRPDm_2PPQ
I’m so excited to meet Mother Hildegarde!!
The fight about who knows best about the others well being!!
“So, I’m going to go to the hospital tomorrow.” I stretched on tiptoe to reach down my medicine box from its shelf. “Maybe I won’t take it along with me the first time,” I said, scanning the contents meditatively. “It might seem too pushing. Do you think?”
“Pushing?” He sounded stunned. “Are ye meaning to visit the place, or move into it?”
“Er, well,” I said. I took a deep breath. “I, er, thought perhaps I could work there regularly. Herr Gerstmann says that all the physicians and healers who go there donate their time. Most of them don’t turn up every day, but I have plenty of time, and I could—”
“Plenty of time?”
“Stop repeating everything I say,” I said. “Yes, plenty of time. I know it’s important to go to salons and supper parties and all that, but it doesn’t take all day—at least it needn’t. I could—”
“Sassenach, you’re with child! Ye dinna mean to go out to nurse beggars and criminals?” He sounded rather helpless now, as though wondering how to deal with someone who had suddenly gone mad in front of him.”
“I hadn’t forgotten,” I assured him. I pressed my hands against my belly, squinting down.
“It isn’t really noticeable yet; with a loose gown I can get away with it for a time. And there’s nothing wrong with me except the morning sickness; no reason why I shouldn’t work for some months yet.”
“No reason, except I wilna have ye doing it!” Expecting no company this evening, he had taken off his stock and opened his collar when he came home. I could see the tide of dusky red advancing up his throat.
“Jamie,” I said, striving for reasonableness. “You know what I am.”
“You’re my wife!”
“Well, that, too.” I flicked the idea aside with my fingers. “I’m a nurse, Jamie. A healer. You have reason to know it.”

Excerpt From: Gabaldon, Diana. “Dragonfly in Amber.” Bantam Books, 2010. iBooks.
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What a clash of centuries and stubborn minds!!

These will be ‘out of turn’ but here is a list of 20th century terms that J learned in this section!!

Bosh-absurd or foolish talk; nonsense
1830-35; < Turkish boş empty; popularized from its use in the novel Ayesha (1834) by British author James J. Morier (1780-1849)

Sauce for the gander- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sauce_for_the_goose_is_(not)_sauce_for_the_gander
This is hilarious!! 😉😉😉

Horse feathers-Origin of horsefeathers
1925-30, Americanism; horse + feathers, as euphemism for horses**t       Must’ve learned from a yank!!

Bob’s your uncle- this actually has quite a history!! And Scotland is in there!! http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/bobs-your-uncle.html

Back to the fight that is still going on!!
J-“What if I forbid ye?” C-“The only idea I rejected absolutely was that of giving in”
**When does submission to one’s significant other become paramount to keeping the peace?
**Have you had this same fight in one way shape or form??!!

**Where’s does J’s frustration actually lie?

British Thermal Units – my new thing for the day!! BTUs are still used! And in America, too!!
Scientific explanation-One BTU is equal to the amount of energy used to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. In most applications the BTU has been replaced by the joule, but BTU remains a popular measurement of heating and cooling equipment.

The cutest normal conversation about baby names!! These two NEVER get to have a normal moment. So, so cute!!

Another DG moment of genius….the voice’s timing from the fireplace! Loved it!!

A live prince bows to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UkvRCEiN71c

This is nice: http://youtu.be/ZKn8MsBSKq4

Two of my favorite quotes from this assignment:

“Serve him right,” he murmured. “A man ought to be married.”
“Perhaps Louise could use a bit of solace, I thought, after her quarrel of the night before. Vulgar curiosity, I told myself primly, had nothing whatsoever to do with it.”

Excerpt From: Gabaldon, Diana. “Dragonfly in Amber.” Bantam Books, 2010. iBooks.
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Ragweed is not goldenrod!! http://m.momcrieff.com/9n0fou1/articles/90981/Ragweed–How-to-identify-the-difference-between-Ragweed-and-Goldenrod

Do NOT blame poor, beautiful goldenrod on your allergies to ragweed!! 😊 I saw a topiary made of goldenrod and it was stunning!! Still on my lottd (list of things to do) 😱

To wax or not to wax, that is the question!! ROTF!! Totally loved this waxing episode!! Will it make the show? Will all the writers/producers figure out that we want to see endearing moments that aren’t always sexual between our two beloved J/C

Modern waxing-model could be a Brianna candidate😁 http://www.waxcenter.com/waxing/women

“What, she’s taken the hairs off her honeypot?” he said, horrified into uncharacteristic vulgarity.”

Excerpt From: Gabaldon, Diana. “Dragonfly in Amber.” Bantam Books, 2010. iBooks.
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Sam says http://youtu.be/BX_WOH941o0

Probably a controversial statement, but when C piped down, submitted, the man had a chance to calm down, think about it and then come to his senses!! How often do both parties blow up and stand firm on their boxes of stubbornness!! Life lessons here?

Nurses- once more I go to Wikipedia for a readable version!! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_nursing

I can-NOT wait to see Francis de la Tour as Reverend Mother Hildegarde!! I know…… this is the BOOK!! But it’s my blog and I’ll stray if I want to, Stray if I want to, Stray if I want to!! You would stray to if this was happ’ning to you!!

Diseases C had listed:

Scrofula https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001354.htm

Scabies http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=11922

Eczema http://www.m.webmd.com/eczema/default.htm

Defluxions http://i.word.com/idictionary/defluxion

Stinking Pyemia-too many choices of technical babble. Basically stinky pus seeping from anything from a tooth or wound or even a body. Bleh!!


Diabetes testing has come a long way!! Eeeewwwwww!!

Modern testing and/or control of diabetes: take your pick!! https://www.google.com/search?q=diabetes+testing&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

“How was it, Sassenach?” Jamie asked.
“Horrible!” I answered, beaming broadly.”

Excerpt From: Gabaldon, Diana. “Dragonfly in Amber.” Bantam Books, 2010. iBooks.
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Loved this section. Talking shop!!

Bouton a cross between a poodle and a dachshund

Love how C calls him MHs ‘familiar’
Service Animals http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269099.php

Biliquet http://tinyurl.com/Ballandcup

Meeting Fergus!! Dontcha just want to pinch his little French cheeks?!!

Whelks http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/whelks-are-healthy-versatile-and-sustainable–so-why-did-we-stop-eating-them-in-the-uk-9598928.html

Steamed pudding
Here’s quick. I like quick http://www.food.com/recipe/quick-steamed-pudding-126048

Here’s traditional http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nanas-traditional-christmas-steamed-plum-pudding-with-hard-sauce-recipe0.html

Here are steamers http://tinyurl.com/OLsteamedpudding

Vegetable marrows are not an American term😁 be enlightened!! http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/marrow-vegetable-3357.html

Pictures http://tinyurl.com/OLmarrows

Recipes for what I would use zucchini, basically http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipes/tag-898/marrow-recipes.aspx

Charcuterie YES, PLEASE!!

map photoJ was actually chased TO a real street, he just didn’t start out on a real street!!  Genius of DG.  I believed!! I believed!!
Marlin spikes http://tinyurl.com/OLMarlin-spike

Fish knives http://www.williams-sonoma.com/m/shop/cutlery/cleavers-boning-knives/fillet-knives/

Cassoulet http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/10/traditional-french-cassoulet-recipe.html

Mockingbird singing http://youtu.be/B-mOsezFIgw

Warning!! Contains butts and not pretty ones!! Plexus nerve blocks. http://tinyurl.com/OLplexus


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