Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Unexpected Connections

I know the A to Z reflections post is supposed to come after the challenge, but it's just been amazing to me how things have lined up with letters and events.

(And I really don't want to do another complain-about-last-week post.)

Going into the challenge, I made a sort of back up plan, and I'm pleased that I didn't have to resort to it. Much. I did decide ahead of time what my "What if" posts would be. And I made a plan for X (which you'll see on Saturday). But several posts took me by surprise.

I decided early on that Saturdays would be post a picture days. I knew I could get a picture of some roses easy. And X was decided on early. But what was I going to do for L?

Then I opened my front door to find a lizard staring up at me. And it was even kind enough to stick around while I grabbed my camera. Score!

I hadn't noticed that the scarf I was crocheting had a name. Or that it would coincide with a Monday post. At the beginning of April I started a new project. (I finished a bunch of stuff. I needed something to do with my hands!)

I just started wondering about Y and Z. I thought, nah. It couldn't be. But about two days ago I pulled out the magazine with the pattern. And guess what? It starts with a Y.

I was thrilled when a teacher gave me a quiz to proctor. And it just happened to coincide with the Q week. As did the minimum day with M. (Sure, I had to do that week in reverse order, but they still happened in the correct week.) And I never get to cover zero periods, so the one time I do, it coincides with a week where I can pull "early morning" out.

Yes, it's been quite the challenge for me. I figured I might have to stretch a bit to get things to fall into place. So far, not so much.

I still have no idea what I'm going to do for Z, though. But at the rate things are going, I won't be terribly surprised if I don't have to resort to my back up plan.

So, how have the letters been treating you?


  1. They've been good, but I still don't have anything for "X". I have a feeling I'm going to have to get creative and a little cheesy.

  2. Oh so close to the finish line. You are doing great!

  3. At first I struggled with coming up with both a scientific field of study AND a second part of a blog title that related to a recent development in said field--but it's gotten much easier as the month's gone on.

  4. Since I have been using the letters to represent the cities or places I've traveled too, I am stumped with the letter "X", but I finally came up with something. It may be cheating a little, but I'm using the letter! *wink*

  5. I decided all the letters in advance then realized some of the words didn't appear in my manuscript. I ended up exchanging words so I could include a WIP snippet. As random as some of my posts have been, at least now they're all scheduled. YAY!

    VR Barkowski

  6. That's pretty cool. Things are really lining up for your A-to-Z challenge. I can't wait to see what you have for X. It's such a tricky letter.

  7. I still have nothing up my sleeve for X.

    Carol's Notebook

    1. Cheat. I think that's what we all are planning on doing.

  8. Love the way this has worked out for you! I've never done A-Z so I had no idea what to expect nor what to plan for so I have also been wonderfully surprised at how things have cropped up at just the right times for me. I did struggle with a couple of letters but not much.

    Your A-Z has been really interesting and fun to follow. I'm glad I found my way here and appreciate your comments on mine! :) This has been the coolest thing I've enjoyed about the A-Z- finding new blogs and friends!


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