Thursday, June 24, 2010

Very Handy Dictionary

Have you heard about WordWeb? It is a free software dictionary, thesaurus, and word finder. I love this program and have used it for a long, long time.

“WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.”

The thing I like best about it is the ability to use it, as it says,to look up words from within almost any program. There is no need to open up the WordWeb program. When I am writing, I just press the Ctrl key and right-click on whatever word I am working with. Up pops the WordWeb window. You can use it in email, while you are browsing the internet, any number of programs where you suddenly find the need to spell check, check the meaning of a word, or find a better word.

The tabs alongside the WordWeb tab are other places you can check if you are online. And the little plus sign you see in the lower white window below, when clicked, gives more and more choices the more times you click. Invaluable for writers looking for alternative words, and just handy for anyone needing a dictionary/thesaurus at their fingertips.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Little Bit Like Normal

That’s what life seems like lately. smile

I have had the hardest time settling down to write a blog entry. It seems either my mind is very tired or very busy. But I did want to say that we are back to being more hopeful for Molly. It took her a few days to even begin to recover from surgery. It was pretty rough on her. And then she got real nauseated which was discouraging.ill Having her gallbladder out has not fixed her, yet. She still can’t eat the things she couldn’t eat before, but I hope that begins to change over time. Yet, in the last few days her appetite has returned, and she is eating more, which is good because her weight loss was starting to scare us. So it is encouraging to see a real and definite change finally.

Molly’s 4th book, Finding Faith, is now available through Amazon or CreateSpace. She has been doing a lot of promotional work lately gearing up for summer events like Market Street Days and the county fair. Me? I’m just frustrating myself trying to get past a certain scene in my story so I can move forward. I want so much to finish this book. I need an office, somewhere I can lose myself. I try to write here in the living room where my computer is and that just doesn’t work good at all.

So many things on my mind lately: my kids, Israel, end times events, my struggle with how I feel about political figures (namely one in particular), my frustration with how apathetic many of my friends and family are toward political issues, how desperately we’ve needed rain but wishing now the sun would shine wink.