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?

10 comments:

  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.

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

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    1. Thanks. Only two letters left to write!

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  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.

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  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*

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  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

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  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.

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

    Carol's Notebook

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

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  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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