O is for Ottomans, Orchids, and Oxygen Tanks
Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 18, 2016
A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart “O is for Ottomans, Orchids, and Oxygen Tanks” by Linda Martin Andersen
This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z. I’m excited about trying something new. I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.
Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge. There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
O is for Ottomans
Question: If one foot stool is called an ottoman, shouldn’t two be called ottomen?
Answer: No, it’s ottomans.
Another question: Who makes these rules?
A family relative recently remodeled their family room and bought new furniture. Their coffee table is basically an ottoman that opens like a trunk and holds throw blankets, etc. Great idea. In our home, we have two ottomans. One sets on our back sunroom/porch. During a birthday celebration, I placed that ottoman at the end of a folding table to use as a seat. One of our grandsons spotted it and chose it instantly Why? It’s different–or perhaps he had some other reason. How many ottomans do you have in your house?
O is for Orchids
Have your ever tried something new and not been sure how you’d do? Did you surprise yourself by doing okay? Could you have done something better? My example is the orchid above. I was asked why the leaves droop. I don’t know, but hey I got it to bloom. First time ever! Isn’t the orchid beautiful?
O is for Oxygen Tanks
Do you know anyone on home oxygen? Do you know how to tell if the tanks are full or empty without putting on a regulator and reading the gauge?
Full tanks have a band around the top. The two front tanks pictured here have white bands. They are full. The rest of the tanks are empty and are ready to be replaced when an oxygen supply technician makes a home delivery. The patient may also choose to visit the company warehouse and switch out tanks, if needed. Do you know anyone on oxygen? Have you ever visited someone on oxygen? Have you ever traveled in a car with someone on oxygen? Have you ever heard oxygen tanks clang as they touch one another? It’s a sound you’ll recognize from then on.
What “O” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.
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