Monday, April 30, 2012

A to Z Challenge: Zeal, Zest and Zipadeedoodah!

Theme: Creativity Toolbox

Zeal, and Zest are tools that every writer and artist need to have in their daily creativity toolbox.

Zeal keeps us working tirelessly and enthusiastically towards our goals.

Zest keeps our work spicy and fresh!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah! - We are done! Although I love A to Z, I also love this last day, and the feeling of accomplishment it brings.

Many thanks to all awesome

A to Z Team for 2012


Tossing It Out (Arlee Bird)
Amlokiblogs (Damyanti Biswas)
Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh)
Life is Good (Tina Downey)
Cruising Altitude 2.0 (DL Hammons)
Retro-Zombie (Jeremy Hawkins)
The Warrior Muse (Shannon Lawrence)
The QQQE (Matthew MacNish)
Author Elizabeth Mueller (Elizabeth Mueller)
Pearson Report (Jenny Pearson)
No Thought 2 Small (Konstanz Silverbow)
Breakthrough Blogs (Stephen Tremp)Coming Down The Mountain (Karen Jones Gowen)

Sing with me now:




Next up for blog challenges: check out that sidebar on the right for some of my upcoming participations in blog hops and my special guest Karen Lange, whose guest post will be here this Thursday.

Next up for writing challenges: I'll be entering into my planned 100 Day Final Revision (final meaning as far as I can take it without professional editorial help) starting May 1st, and although I won't update on that every day, I'll be adding updates to my blog posts.

On a thankfulness for small things side note:

In real life, as I was sitting down to dinner on late Saturday night exhausted from 5 hours of yardwork and a 4 mile bike ride, my daughters' friend shouted, "There's blood on the floor! It's everywhere!"

Our beagle dog, Jumper, had come in earlier and taken up his usual spot on the top of the stairway. He stayed there, apparently wiped out from his excursions while I fussed around the house and made dinner. Actually, he was hiding a two inch long gash in his hind paw that went down to the bone. He didn't get up and walk until I set the table for dinner, when he trailed pools of blood around the house.

We took him to an emergency vet clinic and he stayed overnight for surgery. The vet called us at 11:30 p.m. to let us know that although he had lost a lot of blood, and his tendon had to be stitched back together, he looked like he would be all right.

I picked him up Sunday morning, and he's groggy, unhappy with his "cone of shame" and the big bandage on his leg, but otherwise his usual cheerful self.

 Right now, I'm just thankful that I don't have to deal with any puddles of blood today, and that my family, including my four footers are ok.


15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on making it to the end of the A-to-Z!!!

    And I'm very happy to hear that Jumper is all right!

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  2. Chris - Thanks! Congrats to you too! And we are very happy that Jumper is ok.

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  3. I'm glad that Jumper is alright! What a scary situation!
    Congratulations on finishing the A-Z Challenge!

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  4. Sorry your beagle got hurt!
    Good luck with the revisions and glad you enjoyed the Challenge.

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  5. Oh bless Jumper...poor baby! but on another positive note, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah! you/we made it through! That is a sense of accomplishment for certain!

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  6. Thanks for all the tools for our toolboxes. I enjoyed the journey with you.

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  7. Congrats on a big finish! Glad your dog is okay. :)

    Thanks for the shout out. Looking forward to stopping by!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Congrats on finishing! Glad your dog is okay.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  9. Scary story about your doggie! Silly, brave little thing. Cone of shame, hehe.

    Congrats on finishing A to Z. Zeal & Zest are essential! My oh my what a wonderful day...

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  10. Hope your dog heals up quick. And best of luck on your revisioning. That can be a lot of work.

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  11. Poor Jumper!! I'm glad he's OK.
    Congrats on making it to the end of the Challenge. It was very nice to 'meet' you! Good luck with your revisions! :)

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  12. Many thanks for all your kind concern for my dog, and for all your comments!!! Jumper is definitely feeling better . . .he's tried to get into trouble three times today and I have to keep him on a short leash in the house to keep him from getting in more trouble, and to keep him from straining his stitches.

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  13. Well done on getting to the end of the A-Z! Sadly I left at "S" because I went away and didn't have internet access (rats). Glad Jumper's OK

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  14. Congratulations on finishing the challenge!! That is awesome. Good luck on the next writing challenge and blog hop. :)

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