Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y ~ Yrvaken = more than fits here...

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Good morning, klass!
Today I'm up in the Rockies, enjoying a camping trip with my family, but thanks to the wonders of pre-scheduling, you still get a post today. I hope you get a post today. The pre-scheduling part of blogger has been giving us fits this month.

Y isn't that common of a letter in Sweden, only three or so pages in the dictionary, but there's a favorite word of mine that starts with Y. Yrvaken. It means awake, but still totally confused as to where you are and when. You know that disoriented feeling you get when you wake up from a nap and it's gotten dark, so for a moment there, you're trying to figure out what day it is, but then you realize you're dressed (in some cases, anyway) and that it must be 5:12 PM, not am. Yeah, that feeling. Cool word, eh?

I'm leaving today's lesson short since it's a Saturday, I'm not there, and if we admit it, most of us are a bit tired and ready for a break. So grab your graduation button there in my sidebar. If you're reading this, then you can have it. It's for anyone who learned any Swedish at all. Over-achievers, don't worry, I'll be responding to your wonderful sentences when I return. You've done a great job! Of course, we still have one letter left on Monday, so be sure not to miss that one. I have one more trick up my sleeve.


Brian Miller said...

ha...i have been there...though i wish i was in the cool...have a great trip this weekend...

Grover said...

We need an English equivalent to yrvaken!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yrvaken - I know the feeling.

Mina Burrows said...

Great word. Love it. I'm struggling with it right now.

On another note, just wanted to say thank you for hosting the challenge. :)

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Unknown said...

Lördagen den 28 april 2012

Kära Tina!
Vilket utmärkt ordval för Y! Jag känner mig ofta yrvaken på morgonen eller mitt i natten när en av katterna hoppar upp på dörrhandtaget och försöker ta sig in i sovrummet! Jag brukar ställa något tungt för dörren så att jag inte vaknar med fyra katter i sängen.

Första gången de gjorde det, blev jag dödsförskräckt och trodde att det var ett av barnen som behövde hjälp. Men när jag öppnade dörren fann jag bara en liten randig katt. De samarbetar. Om en lyckas få upp dörren följer de andra efter och tar sovrummet i besittning.

Jag måste vara steget före.

Hjärtliga hälsningar och kramar,

Saturday, 28th April 2012

Dear Tina,
'Yrvaken' is an excellent choice of word for 'Y'. It is a feeling I often experience every morning and even in the middle of the night when one of the cats trys to jump on the door handle and break into the bedroom. I usually put something heavy in front of the door to have to wake up with in my bed.

The first time they did this I was frightened because i thought it was one of the children who might need help. But when I opened the door there was only this tiny striped cat standing there. The cats work together on this though. If one of them succeed in opening the door the other three come storming in after and take over the bedroom.

They are not easy to outsmart, but I try.

Best wishes & hugs,

Ricardo Miñana said...

Hello, beautiful space, passing to say hello, nice to read your text.
if you like the poetry I invite you to my space, thank you.
happy day.

Unknown said...

Hope you're enjoying your trip-- and yes pre-scheduling has been a pain--I lost a day to it, and have to post today in order to finish with everyone else :)

Can't believe we all made it this far!!

kjmckendry said...

That's a cool word!

Marcie said...

Yes, pre-scheduling did not work for me that well either. It twice did not post at all... I love that we are given a button :) will try to grab it for my blog after the end of the challenge!

Anonymous said...

A perfect word. I spend a good hour in that state while I down a cup of tea and contemplate my navel. Enjoy your vacation.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Stopping by for the A to Z Challenge. Enjoy your weekend.


Amanda Lee said...

Pretty, pretty please, tell us how you say it! I've been loving your series :)

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Great Y. Can't wait for Z. Thanks for being a top notch hostess!

Laurita said...

That is a great word. Another one I can use everyday. :)