24-N by R o g e r

Last Thursday, I wrote on Facebook: “You know when you feel so crummy that it takes you two hours to get enough energy to go to the drug store to get medicine so you can feel better? I do.”

It was NICE to stay in bed, all NESTLED in my covers. But I NEEDED something to make me feel NOT so bad. It is a NASTY ailment.

Then last Friday, my NICE wife took me to the urgent care place. And do you know what the diagnosis was? NOTHING!

OK, technically NOT true. I have “flu-like” symptoms. But NO flu, NO pneumonia. Well, NOT yet. A more specific appraisal may provide more NEWS.

I’m hoping y’all are feeling more NORMAL than I, well enough to go from NATION to NATION and visit your ABC Wednesday NEIGHBORS.

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23-N by Beverly

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Welcome once again to ABC Wednesday, where each week we focus on a new letter and share our choices for that letter.

This week N is the star.   My choice – N is for Nail.

Nails can be several things:

Nouns:

Finger- and toenails. They can be shaped, coloured and cut. They can also reveal signs of illness.

After having my nails shellacked for my daughter’s wedding, I had the shellack removed – which left my lovely nails brittle and easily broken. Now I am trying to grow them back again.  (It was most definitely worth it tho, as it was a wonderful day, a wonderful wedding)

 

Nails can also be what builders use to build and create with.

My son just finished rebuilding our back porch, including the stairs and without nails it would have been a most challenging task.

 

Verbs:

To nail someone means to catch them in the act of usually doing something wrong.

To nail it means to get something right.

 

There are many notable “nail“idioms we use:

hard as nails

nail-biter

hit the nail on the head

fight tooth and nail

final nail in the coffin

a bed of nails

spit nails

 

Here’s my art tag with the stamp I carved for nail: