Monday, April 23, 2012

Unfinished Projects

A to Z Badge 2012 (1)

I’m not one who likes to leave unfinished projects laying around.  That’s not to say that I don’t, mind you, I just don’t like it.

Take for instance the long piece of leftover burlap I had draped over the curtain rod.  I put it up there to see if I’d want to hang it in my living room.  Four months.  I just took it down the other day after four months.  An unfinished project.  (But I think I will do it.)

Another huge unfinished project--taking the carpet out of Grace’s bedroom exposing the hardwood floors.  It needs completely sanded and refinished.  We just haven’t had the time to get it done.  On the bright side, Grace hasn’t woken up with a stuffy nose since we removed the yukky orange shag carpet.

I’ve decided that with smaller projects I set my hand to--repainting the old windows I’m using as a room divider or painting the tire planters for under the front window this summer—I’m not even going to start unless I have all my ducks in a row.

And speaking of unfinished projects:

I am needing to bow out of the A-Z Challenge.  I knew when I started that I would be out of commission the last week, but I thought I’d be able to pull it off with the scheduled posts.  Not so.

I’m leaving you with my VWXYZ.

This has been a VERY fun challenge, but also a, shall I say, challenge?!  I have never posted every day since I started blogging 5 years ago.  It’s been a hiney-kicker for sure! 

I am a WINNER.  I have made new friends and solidified old friendships (you know who you are).

I am eXCITED to continue getting to know you.

Thank YOU for helping me get this blog off the ground.  Thank YOU for gracing me with your kind comments.  Thank YOU. 

ZEE end but not goodbye!


I’m saying my VWXYZ’s here also.


  1. This HAS been a very exciting challenge and I too feel like a winner with all the new people I have met, including YOU! Have a good week, Brenda. I will miss your comments on my blog. Pop over when you get back.

  2. I have truly enjoyed your special humor and insight on these A-Z's. Only YOU could end it with such a flare of 5 difficult letters tied together. I'll miss you the next days but enjoy yourself and what you're doing.

  3. oh you finished--i have loved reading your blogs, i will return!

  4. It has been quite a challenge, but a fun one! Have a great time!
    until next time... nel

  5. Lay something down, leave it lying around. I have to say 4 months is NOTHING. Why, it's a mere fraction of the time all my projects have been left lying around. I can't finish anything. And if i happen to finish something - then I don't clear everything quite up !

    I've been really enjoying it too! I'm feeling a little tired though - I've never blogged before, had to learn how to work the thing and make it beautiful, find a theme and then set myself the incredibly stupid challenge of blogging, illustrating and writing a poem a day.

    Didn't realise how much work that would be. Still - I am alive!

  6. I made a rule in my mind that I am not allowed to start something else if I have another project started. But then...I believe in breaking rules. :)


  7. Nice blog! I'll be back to check other posts now that I have bookmarked you. =)

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

  8. I just never make the time to do my crafts...until summer comes around! Great post...thanks for sharing is my running blog all about my journey from cancer to becoming a runner at 40

  9. How clever of you to finish the challenge all at once like this.

  10. I actually like having lots of projects going...always something interesting to do! You can choose! lol Enjoy your weekend! Have fun!


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