Gunky Is Actually A Word?!

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Main Entry: gunk
Pronunciation: \ˈgəŋk\
Function: noun
Etymology: from Gunk, trademark for a cleaning solvent
Date: 1943

: filthy, sticky, or greasy matter

gunky \ˈgəŋ-kē\ adjective

My mornings are once again getting gunky. I’m just coming off a three-day weekend, and today my class was online, so it hasn’t been a problem. Yet. First thing tomorrow I have physical therapy, which requires me to get out of bed at 7:30 am. The day after, I spend my morning at the university, which requires me to get out of bed at 7:00 am.

The next couple of days will be a good test of my willpower (?) to move in the morning, when my body wants to do the exact opposite. I’ve usually found, however, that firm commitments are just the thing to get me moving on those days when I feel like the Tin Man (minus the oil).

Have I mentioned that autumn is in the air, and winter is just around the corner? Temperatures are already falling to the low 30s. May, June, and July are usually my most difficult months of the year – but once again, I’m trying to keep an optimistic outlook as my body adapts to the changes in the seasons.

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!