Here we are at the end of the alphabet! The letters for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge are Y and Z. These can be tough letters but when you have a 2 year old around it’s not as difficult as you think!
These blocks are always out when little Beej is here. He’s all about letters right now and incorporates them into everything he does. The zebra is actually an older photo from B’s younger days.
And just to round out the post, here are a few more Y and Z photos!
And then there is the tale of four Woodies….Woodys….Woody’s? In order of appearance in our lives- Michael’s Woody, Andrew’s Woody, CJ’s Woody and Beej’s Woody. Michael’s Woody is an original from when Toy Story was first released. It still bears his name on the bottom of the boot. This guy has been “shelved” in my office, needing repair and not up to being subjected to little boys’ rough housing. Andrew’s Woody is slightly smaller than the others, looks brand new and holds a place of honor out of the little nephews’ reach. Woody #3 is CJ’s. His vest and hat have been missing for awhile and his belt has been repaired many times. It’s nice to know that he’s well played with and much loved. And then little Beej’s Woody is a secondhand edition, equivalent to training wheels. He loves his Woody but he really gives him a beating, too, so he will have to wait for his own new Woody.
So, I’m here for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Color, after emerging briefly last week from the grips of a killer sinus infection….. I was sick (still) with added side effects of the antibiotics. (The coughing, fever, aching, nose-blowing, never-ending mucus was not enough, so the addition of gastrointestinal issues was JUST what I needed to make the experience complete!) I’m not through with it quite yet- and I’m not going to hold out any hopes that this is over (after all, I’ve only been under the weather for a month now) but at least a good many of the symptoms and side effects are gone. And I’m hoping this isn’t another ‘flash in the pan’ appearance.
I have always found Zelda Fitzgerald to be an interesting person. She had a larger than life personality and lived her life to the fullest. She wrote and painted and was best known as writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife. She also has some unique quotes:
“She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.”
“I am really only myself when I’m somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.”
“I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.”
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Seven days later and I have finally completed the A to Z Challenge. No one is more surprised than me that I could get knocked off my feet for nearly two weeks (and counting) The good news is that although I might still be under the weather, my mind is finally coming back to life and writing ideas are popping into my head.
Thank for the get well wishes. I hope to be back soon!
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” -Earl Nightingale
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” -Mary Kay Ash
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” –Dr. Seuss
I had hoped to write more with this post but I was prematurely optimistic in my recovery yesterday and my limited burst of energy yesterday pooped out on me.