Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zig and Zag

The A to Z Challenge takes us on a journey through the month of April. We write Monday through Saturday and take Sunday off. Hence, 26 days and 26 letters of the alphabet. Come in and see what snippet I'm sharing with you today.

Here we are to the last day of the challenge. I have zigzagged across the world reading blogs and leaving comments. I didn't make it to as many blogs as I wanted. There were just too many this year! 

I took you on a zigzag though some smidgen, snippets, and bits of my life. I hope you enjoyed your time here. It will be nice to get back to normal again. Blogging everyday is hard. I sometimes lay awake thinking of what I could use for certain letters. I didn't chose a theme this year. I didn't write all my post ahead of time. Some I wrote the night before it was time for that letter. But I made it! 


That's a zigzag!!

40 comments:

  1. Hi Paula - it'll be nice to have some zigs ans zags in life instead of ups and downs! Well done on finishing .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you Hilary! I look forward to seeing you back next year!!

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  2. You did very good, Paula, for "winging" it with the posts. That is hard to do plus visit blogs, etc. Good for you for finishing and I enjoyed all your posts you did! I do agree with what you said on my blog; it can be frustrating to visit other blogs and try to figure out how to comment or visit someone and then not get a visit back. I was following some blogs as part of my minion duties and would comment on them for many days in a row with no visits back. I found that interesting. I think to have a successful challenge is to follow the advice given by the A/Z team and one of them is to visit those who visit you, so makes you wonder.....

    But you did great! Congrats!

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty! It wasn't always easy. But I hate quitting so I challenged myself and made it all the way to the end!! Congratulations on your too! I very much enjoyed learning more about Arizona

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    2. I was also going to say earlier that I understand your frustration about blogs not participating after they had signed up or then hadn't posted in a few days, etc. One of our duties as minions was to report blogs that hadn't started the challenge after 4 days into it or hadn't posted in 4 days. I did see that they were removing blogs as they were reported but I also visited blogs that should have been removed, so not sure if someone was covering them or not. So some effort was being made to somewhat keep the list current but there were more than few that I'm sure slipped in that weren't handled the right way.

      betty

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    3. I, too, noticed they were removing blogs all along. I think it would be a tough job. I can't imagine!!

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  3. I enjoyed reading your challenge. Maybe next year I'll participate again!

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  4. What a great ending to your month-long A-Z! You did it!

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    1. Yes I did! Thanks for following along!

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  5. You did it! And you did it well!! I really enjoyed reading your posts, as I always do. Love the quote: When nothing goes right, go left! Amen to that!
    Congrats on completing the Challenge!
    See you soon,

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank You Michele! I hope to see you soon!

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  6. So many blogs, so little time. I agree... it was hard to get around to as many as I hoped. Maybe next year I will have most of my posts scheduled so I can spend more time each day visiting blogs.

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    1. I didn't visit nearly as many as I have in past years! People just don't seem to reciprocate!

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  7. Great job! Yes so many blogs to visit and read this year. I enjoyed reading your posts.congrats on completeing the challenge. :) Have a wonderful evening. :)

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  8. Congratulations on completing!

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    1. Thanks Kwiz. You should join this challenge sometime. I'll bet you could come up with a great theme!

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  9. Yay, you!!!
    I think your 'authentic voice' and down-to-earth-isms have lots to do with SS&B's appeal. So glad you didn't quit when the going got tough.

    Now, pat yourself on the back and pour yourself a nice vodka tonic! :)))

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    1. No Vodka Tonic until this Whole 30 Challenge is over. Then I think I'll drink a bottle of it!!

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  10. Congratulations! Great job on the challenge.

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  11. Good job! I enjoying following along during your month! :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I enjoyed having you!

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  12. Girl, would you believe I slept 14 hours last night! I was zigzagged out! We can mark another AtoZ down as done! Whoop! Whoop! I trust you posting means you survived the weather in your neck of the woods. Our pastor was at his camp last evening. This morning, the storm woke he and his wife up, and they got out of the bed and went to the kitchen of their camper. A few minutes later, a big tree fell right over their bedroom!
    Revisit the Tender Years with me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Yes, we survived the weather. Because none of it every materialized here in my neck of the woods. Good to sleep for 14 hours!!

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  13. Congratulations! You finished. I learned a lot about you in this challenge. First and foremost I saw a photo of you that proved you are not a 'scowler' all the time. So why the stern face on your blog? I also learned that you are a very loving and caring person - and not just because you are a nurse. I enjoyed this month, but now, like you, I need a rest from daily blogging.

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    1. What?? I don't think I look at all stern in that photo! LOL! But then what do I know. I don't look like that picture much anymore. Almost all the way grey now! Might be time for a new photo!!

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  14. Congratulations on completing the challenge!
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

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  15. Great job with the challenge this year Paula.

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  16. Did anybody actually visit all the blogs on the list? Yikes. I didn't even attempt to try. Five new blogs a day--that's about all I could handle.

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    1. I don't know of anyone who visited all the blogs. I couldn't even keep up with 5 new blogs a day!!

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  17. Well it was all great fun again - hanging on by the skin of our teeth at times but we made it - hip hip hooray and I've so enjoyed reading your posts, Paula :) May should be a little less frenetic, shouldn't it?
    Pempi :)
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Thanks Pempi! I enjoyed reading your as well! Yes, it was great fun!!

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