30 April 2022


A to Z Challenge
Zit and zombie.  Man, what a strange mindset I was in when I chose the words of the different one word lists I checked out.  Perhaps I should have just checked the dictionary and closed my eyes and stuck a pin somewhere on the page.  

I chose to use zombie as the title cause that sorta defines one of my dreams???? Naaay! It was better than zit is the one and only fact. Not sure if I’ll be participating in this type of blog hop when this year is finished. 

I’ll still look for the hash tag and read some of the blogs.  I want to be changing the focus of this blog to be a bit more in line with my revised goals.  Many of those goals don’t leave me with much time any more.  I’ve stated all along that I was mostly here to learn and mayhap, teach a bit about writing in general.  I’ve accomplished much of that in the blogosphere and now it’s getting time for me to be out and about in the real world. 

I realize that much of the marketing that I’m planning will be a whole lot more time consuming as it involves cameras, editing software and a bit more techy stuff than I’m used to right now.  So, perhaps, this is more along the lines of a post for the Reflections Post.  

So, yeah, sometimes accomplishing your dreams does take a long time.  It’s going to be all the better for me as I have made friends who’ve encouraged and supported me over these long years.  Take care, stay safe. 

29 April 2022


A to Z Challenge

Yank, yikes!  What a Combination.  Thinking the choices I made are not very encouraging to the month’s theme for this year’s A to Z Challenge.  Yank takes me a bit to get to the actual word and not the short, mostly derogatory term for Yankee.  Reading all those romances back in the day might have a bit to do with that mindset of mine.  Then the other vision yank invokes is the tugging of my hair into braids so much that I taught myself how to braid my own hair in self defense. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ve posted that before also. 

It’s just that some memories are so vivid, they pop up and overshadow the ones you’re trying to bring into focus.  Maybe that wouldn’t happen so much if I could find another Y word, one like yikes, young, yesterday.  Now, out of those three, yikes immediately jumps out as the least used topic for discussion or writing. 

Yikes implies just as much emotion as Yank does in a different way.  Could be surprise?  I’m checking my memories for any time I might have used that particular word.  Criminy,oh, oh, just looked that up.  Mild oath or express surprise.  Hmmm.  Perhaps that’s why I don’t have much memories of using such words.  Mild oath conjures up memories of my father with his raised eye brow or my mother’s exasperated look.  

Mind, Mom didn’t mind the use of some words.  Just the blatant cuss words.  My dad was a bit older than my mom and thus from a generation with stricter ideas of what a lady is.  Yep.