Czeched Out


It’s been nearly a week in a small Czech village at the Bohemian’s parents’ home. With no internet signal to any of our electronic devices, we’ve happily enjoyed checking in to other things.

Jeb’s been introduced to badminton and loves holding the Bohemian’s father’s bunnies. The Bohemian has begun a growing list of every Czech food and beverage he’s consumed, proudly rubbing his rounding stomach with a smile.

I am fascinated by language and the brain, finding myself waking with Czech words floating through my head, though I don’t know what they mean.

Sitting in the midst of Czech  conversations, I play with a combination of pure intuition, and the grasping of a few familiar words. The result is surprisingly effective, leaving the Bohemian’s family to joke that he better watch what he says, as I may understand more than he thinks.

As of this beautiful morning, the Internet now accommodates my iPhone, though typing on these small keys is slow- just like my verbal communications. In this country I have enjoyed new ways of conveying myself. Present tech challenges further expand my learning.

For today, it’s a photo of the window by the bed where we are waking.


The final three, though I’m taking poetic license and employing a symbol and a second language to round out the finish of my appreciation list from A to Z.

Though the alphabet often stumps me in my feeble attempts to craft words, I’ve really enjoyed seeing so many artistic renderings of these letter forms.  Thanks to Creative Commons for providing a platform for sharing the art.  And thanks to the photographers who make their work available in this way.

Thanks, thanks, thanks!  Starting the day with that attitude of gratitude.  Hope you’re feeling it too.

courtesy of wanderWUNDERmuseumKURIOpicture

X aka KISS

(as in the ‘x0x0’ my mom would write on a napkin and put in my school lunch when I was a kid – ok, she still signs her emails like that and I’m almost 40)








courtesy of Leo Reynolds

YESES (just love to hear that word ‘yes’)










courtesy of Leo Reynolds


(‘health’ in Czech)


To Health!