Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

SAIDOK

Today I'm sharing a new vocabulary word as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday. Sian encourages us tell our stories in words and/or photos. My story is about a new vocabulary word that Robbie and I have recently invented. It's a funny story that I wanted to scrap; just something that happened in this midst of our everyday life. There wasn't a photo to go along with it, but since it's a story that all started with our habit of working crossword puzzles, I grabbed a few puzzles we'd recently completed and set to work on the layout.

 Here's a closer look at the journaling so you can read the story for yourself.


And now for those of you guessing what was different in this recent post, I guess it wasn't as obvious as I thought. Many of you guessed that there was something different about my BLOG, like maybe a new header or background. Nope - all those items have stayed the same since January. The difference was actually in the writing of the post itself - I actually named the products I was using. It's just a little thing that some of you do, but I hardly ever pay attention to which product was manufactured by which company, etc. Since I was using some new items, I included that information. (But please don't expect that very often! LOL) The other difference was also very subtle - it was my very own layout, not inspired by someone else's layout, not scraplifted from another blog, not created as part of an assignment for a class - just a fun layout of my own design (like today's layout).

Now be sure to head over to Sian's blog to read more August stories.

21 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Sian's theme for August is summer love, and I really like how your story reflects the obvious love between you and your husband.
Rinda

Jane said...

i shall be using that word now!!

furrypig said...

brilliant post Melissa I love hearing how families come up with new words or sayings because of a simple mispronunciation or misunderstanding! Crosswords are meant to be good at keeping the brain going so maybe I should start as mine is getting sluggish!

cate behind the purple door said...

When I read the word in my head, I said it the same way! I love that you've utilised it in everyday, too!

Karen said...

I saw the word, but didn't see the meaning coming! LOL! Love the layout.

Ellyn said...

I love that story! You two crack me up!

MonicaB said...

Great Story at first I thought it might be a new kind of word puzzle.

Sian said...

I think Rinda said it all! But I'm expecting your new word to catch on around blog world now - you never know where it will pop up next..so thank you for raising a smile by adding this cute loving story to the Storytelling Sunday collection today

Elizabeth said...

I love it! I read the word the same as your husband. We also have words we say all the time that are not correct. My husband pronounces album and alblum and then we laugh. Nice story!

Missus Wookie said...

Love seeing glimpses of your relationship with dh! I tend to ignore products too unless I need to note them for some reason so wouldn't have seen that one - congrats on getting time/motivation/inspiration in creating your own LO, always nice to have time to do that!

heart.hearth.home. said...

It's great that you do crosswords together and invent your own language. Such a happy story.

Alison said...

Lovely story Melissa..I thought it was going to be a new word puzzle too!
Alison xx

Beverly said...

I pronounced it exactly like Robbie when I was reading lol Love that ya'll have a special fun word ;)

Ginger said...

A lovely heartwarming story Melissa:) I was at a funeral on Friday and the couple had been married for 35 years, her husband got up to speak and he told a humerous story of how when he was doing the crosswords, he would look at the answers at the back and she would say "don't do that, ask me". She loved crosswords and knew the answers :) It was lovely to hear these things of her.

Thanks for the story :)

Amy said...

I really have enjoyed your little story today Melissa - it's a great word!

Cheryl M said...

Okay, this was my first laugh of the day! When I read your post title, I also pronounced it "say-dock". And then the rest of the story. ROFL
Too funny! And using the word as you do will keep this memory fresh between the two of you. Love it!

S said...

Well, you had me at the title of your blog post - because like Robbie - I didn't see it. This weekend we were with family and several of us were working to finish up the LA times puzzle - I don't think every block was filled before the party broke up. But it's nice to have a second and even third pair of eyes.

Valerie said...

This is a great layout! I love how you scrapbooked an "everyday" moment.

Cheri said...

I'm not sure what it says about me that my brain saw "said ok" when i looked at the title. There always has to be one in the crowd right? great story.

alexa said...

That's made me smile! It highlights your lovely relationship that it's now slipped into your joint vocabulary. :)

Chipper said...

I love made up family words, the stories behind them are always such fun. Our fav made up word is 'dunch' as in dinner and lunch in one. I have no idea if other families use the same word but we made it up while on a holiday in Florida. We always ate a late lunch (to avoid the crowds) which was HUGE and we never felt like dinner, so we started saying we were stopping for Dunch :-) The kids still use it now.