Today's word is:
Come on, raise your hand if this is a word that comes up too often in your writing. *Sneaks hand up*
Personally, I like persnickety, though I know it wouldn't work in some instances, like in the title of Pink Floyd's song, Be Persnickety With That Ax, Eugene. Or a book title I saw (there are several with this title so I'm not picking on anyone in particular) Be Sedulous What You Wish For. Simply put, be cautious when choosing an alternative.
Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
abstemious, accurate, alert, apprehensive, assiduous, attentive, awake
cagey, calculating, canny, cautious, certain, chary, choosy, circumspect, close, concerned, conscientious, conservative, considerate, cool
deliberate, detailed, diligent, discreet
economical, economizing, elaborated, exact, exacting
fastidious, foresighted, frugal, fussy
gingerly, going to great lengths, guarded
heedful, hyper cautious
mean, methodical, meticulous, mindful, minute, miserly
observant, on guard, organized
painstaking, parsimonious, particular, penny-pinching, persnickety, playing say, precise, prim, protective, provident, prudent, punctilious
regardful, religious, rigorous
safe, scrimping, scrupulous, sedulous, self disciplined, sensible, shrewd, shy, slow, sober, solicitous, solid, stingy, studious, sure, systematic
It's American Chocolate Week!
Go out therefore and eat chocolate. You have my permission.
Today I'm thankful for signs of spring.
Blue bonnets in our back yard.
Bee on a blue bonnet.
Bees feeding on sugar water.
Mountain laurel. The flowers smell just like grape bubblegum.
A big fat spiny lizard, on the outside of our screened porch.
He was avoiding being food for a lurking rat snake
What are you thankful for? Do you like chocolate, have a favorite brand/candy bar? Any signs of spring where you are?