Sunday, May 1, 2011

Z is for ZEE End

 Z is a hard letter to use and I am just about out of gas for this challenge.  It has been zany and if I wasn't so zonked I would have come up with something more creative than this post.  In my zealous attempt to finish this final entry, I must zigzag around the letter Z and just say, ZEE END.

Y is for Yak

My dear friend, Mary is a very entertaining person.  She has a sense of humor that everybody loves.  Growing up, she had a million sayings that would roll out of her mouth and keep all of my friends laughing.  In a Russian accent she would say, "Good woman, strong like yak, bring home, pull many carts."  I know, it's not even a sentence but she would have us roaring.  I have said that line many times and every time I think of Mary and all her antics. She is always the life of the party.

X is for eXtraordinary

It is an extraordinary experience to grow up in a family of eight children.  I am fourth of eight; there is a span of  sixteen years between the eldest and youngest.  In the chaos of all those people, we learned many life skills.  Here is a list of some of my lessons from my childhood.

  1. I am not the center of the universe
  2. He who hesitates misses out on a lot of things
  3. Being a part of a family means there are many duties assigned
  4. I had to make my own way in the world
  5. I learned how to stand up for me
  6. My parents could not and would not bail me out of a mess I made
  7. I learned how to fight
  8. The world will not always agree with me
  9. Making mistakes is a part of life
  10. Family is important
  11. It is my responsibility to entertain me
  12. Anything I want, I can earn
  13. Education is essential
  14. It is not good to be on Mom's "list"
  15. Thanks God for all your blessings

W is for Where have I been

This past week has been crazy as I returned to work after my son's wedding.  I was dead tired.  It was a lovely time, one that will be treasured for always.  As in all things, it came to an end.  It has taken me a week to get back on track. 

I start a month of testing tomorrow at school and plan to plow my way through.  It will feel great when June 1st is here.