A Calm Storm

The blog of Sholeh Samadani Munion


Whipped up rice pasta and green beans in a homemade garlic butter cream sauce for dinner. Made up the recipe as I went.


Made gluten-free brownies from scratch.


Cleaned out the fridge & microwave.


Ran to the grocery store for a friend.

Even though I still have a pile of clean clothes to put away and I haven’t everything on my to-do list done…I still feel productive and happy. I spent the evening by myself, and away from my computer (except for the few minutes I am taking to write this).

I’ll explain the “whoosh” thing now. Every family has their own made-up words and funny stories…well, for us it means to clean in a frenetic and somewhat haphazard way. Used in a sentence:

“I whooshed the house so that when people came over it was pretty clean. I only had 15 minutes to do it!”

Does your family have made-up words or phrases that only make sense to you? Share!


4 thoughts on “Whoosh!

  1. oh, a ton.

    patifflers are potatoes
    and cranstons are craisens
    ickets were tickets for as long as i can remember

    and the list goes on.

  2. Umm…we have a dictionary in my family. Though I’m pretty sure that defining them here would still make no sense. 🙂

  3. Much of our dictionary concerns itself with the manner in which my mother pronounces specific words.

    BRAK-fust (breakfast)
    OYS-cher (oyster)
    CHOOSE-dee (Tuesday)
    ARN (iron)
    Cohen (coin)

    Other dictionary entries are mostly euphemisms. Probably not-so-appropriate for this venue. 😉

    The list goes on. Love ya, Mom!

  4. Oh, and I forgot one of my favorites: my name goes from one syllable to three:


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