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Sunday, April 29, 2012

A to Z "Z" is for Zip-a-dee--doo-dah: and other wonderful things

A bit of a cheat?  Could have been my W post... but, Zipadeedoodah covers a lot more than wonderful.  Happiness,, joy, sunshine, skipping, birds singing, swings, bubbles,--and the sense that life is good. No...  Life is grand!



I have so enjoyed the A to Z, and interacting with so many marvelous bloggers, writers...people. 


But...to be 100% honest, I have that Zipadeedoodah feeling just thinking about the extra time I will have now.  And I plan to catch up on some of the other things in my life that make me say, "Zipadeedoodah".

My family.  I am blessed.  Three children, one grandchild, and my life shared with the patriarch that anchors it all.


And the dogs. :-)

The garden, the flowerbeds, the garden totem crafting, the beading, the scrap-booking, visiting with friends, and the writing and editing. I feel as though they have all fallen by the wayside.  Oh--work has been hectic too--nearly 50 hours a week the entire month of April (but I am blessed--I love my job, too).




And I REALLY need to say--there is nothing unique about my situation.  Each and every one of you who have participated, have taken time from the things in your lives that make you say, "Zipadeedoodah!"


It has been a ton of fun, and it has had its moments--for all of us.  I am proud to have participated in this endeavor with so many talented individuals.

Thanks for hanging out with me.




24 comments:

  1. I think this sentiment sums up my feelings too. My "Z" post (not up there yet) says something similar, but you said it rather better :)

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    1. Hi Botanist! Exhaling now. I think we all are, just a bit. I am so glad that our virtual paths crossed! I love your blog, your story, Shayla's world. I will be back to visit. :-)

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  2. Amen to your sentiments Teresa! It's been quite a journey!

    Just stopping by to let you know that you won a prize in my Writing Prompts Challenge, if you'd like to pop over to my blog! Congratulations, I thought your entry was great :)

    Hugs,

    Rach

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    1. Woohoo! I am so happy--and grateful, Rachael! Thank you so much.

      It has been quite the journey, and I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with so many talented, helpful, and generous writers.

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  3. I agree April has been one heck of a ride. Btw the little tune Zipadeedoodah is stuck in my head already.:)

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    1. lolol... I understand, GG! It was in my head all day, too. And I had no one to blame--but me :-) Glad our virtual paths crossed!

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  4. I agree as well with this ride in April. When I entered the challenge, I did not realize the amount of time that this voyage would take. I am proud of you and all fellow A-Zers for completing this vast challenge.

    Great work.

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    1. Thanks, Geeky Daddy! It was quite the ride. I am amazed at the sheer number of people participating--and almost all I interacted with turned out to be stellar! So glad that our paths crossed! :-)

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  5. Has been a pleasure- dare say I shall continue to drop by- and hooray for the Grand Happy Finale!! :-)

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    1. Yes, the grand finale! Glad that our paths crossed, Lily--and I will continue to drop by for a helping of wishbone soup! It is good stuff :-)

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  6. Yes, I guess I feel a bit zipadeedoodah now we can take it a bit easier since the challenge has ended. But also a bit sad. Have to say, I love your Z word, it has made me smile :)

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    1. I understand your duality of emotions, Daydreamer! And I am so glad that it made you smile :-) Thank you for visiting. :-)

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  7. I remember singing that song in my second grade play. I don't remember what it was about other than singing that song and wearing a paper flower on my head.

    You have a beautiful family.

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    1. Thank you, M! Isn't it odd--how we recall time past. In fractured moments. Lovely memory you shared :-)

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  8. A great way to finish the challenge! Congrats for making it to the end!

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    1. Thanks you Lynda! So nice to have met you :-)

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  9. Love the pictures too you've added in this post for the last letter. I have been following this link too, http://elizabethtwist.blogspot.com/ , and saw a link in her post with a new challenge, http://storyaday.org/ , perhaps it's something to fill up the time for this month...

    Have a wonderful day Teresa.

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  10. Thank you Jan! And thank you for the link. I have a few things I have to post in this blog this month. And I have to edit. I love the idea of your friend's challenge. I checked it out and thought I might post a couple of days,. but I am so far behind, I just can't do it this month :-)
    Thanks for visiting...

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  11. Oh my gosh, I haven't thought about that song in years. You're right. It's a happy song. There's no way to sing it and remain in a foul humor.

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  12. Left me with a warm feeling of accomplishment even if I didn't do the challenge, I read so many wonderful posts from those who did!

    Love the pics, too.

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    1. Thanks, Tanya :-) It sure got a lot of people visiting and posting :-) Quite the experience. Next year, I think I will do what you did--and visit others who are participating--and not participate my self. It tuned out to be a large time commitment. :-) Thanks for visiting :-)

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  13. Dear, Teresa,
    I've missed you! We haven't had a chance to touch base in weeks, and that's in huge part my issue. I've been so racked up with trying to get my new blog in place, and I've been editing my husband's first novel andddd, I've been trying to keep up on my own work! Life is going by much too quickly. We have to find a minute to chat. Email???
    Deb

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    1. Deb! I almost missed this comment. That is so wonderful that your hubby wrote a book :-) And I am glad that you found me on facebook, too. When I don't hear from people for a while, I always hope it is because they are busy having fun. In your case, you sound like the editing is fun--and that you are whole-heartedly embracing it.

      I will check your facebook and blog profile for your email address. I need to check my profiles and see if mine is listed.

      Have you checked my blogrolls? I have you in several places, dear girl! :-)

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