It could have been worse


“Could it?”

“Yes, it could have been 60 days!”

This has been 30 Days of Writing, started by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. Today’s prompt is ‘It could have been worse’.

We’re finally here. THIS IS THE LAST DAY!

I told Nicky that I might be able to do six of the prompts but no more. I am proud of the fact that I actually managed twenty six in all. It’s been hard work for me, but it’s also been fun and I’ve made some new friends along the way, who’s blogs I shall continue to read. Was it worth all the effort? It most certainly was.

Thank you Nicky and Mike, for hosting this, but should you consider hosting another, could you make it 10 days? or even 10 alternate days?

  • Babs, you really should be proud of yourself! You did a spectacular job with this challenge. And as for hosting another challenge, all I can say is

    Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! *runs screaming out of the room*


    • I’m pleased I didn’t drop out half way through, but I really did reach a turning point πŸ˜‰ Shame you won’t do another. I was going to suggest cats!

      • Tami Von Zalez

        I’m betting Mike will post that challenge …

  • I enjoy these kind of challenges as I always find new and fun blogs. I am so glad to have found yours.

    • I’ve found some great new blogs too.

      BTW, I can’t find your RSS feed button on your blog. Am I stupid? πŸ˜‰

      • No you aren’t stupid. I didn’t realize that after my page was “remodeled” that the feed button was MIA. My feed is actually a feedburner feed. I just loaded the widget for the feed but I have no idea if it will work with Feedburner. Now who is the stupid one?? I am always fighting with feeds.

  • Ron

    I can’t believe it’s been 30 days already, Babs!

    I have so enjoyed reading your posts this month, as well as several other bloggers who participated.

    ” It’s been hard work for me, but it’s also been fun and I’ve made some new friends along the way, who’s blogs I shall continue to read. Was it worth all the effort? It most certainly was.”

    Congratulations and BRAVA!

    Proud of you, my friend!

    X to you and Mo!

    P.S. and as usual, LOVE the graphic you made for this post!

    • Thanks Ron. I sometimes felt it would never come to an end πŸ˜‰

  • nonamedufus

    Those 30 days just flew by, didn’t they? Oh, who am I fooling. Well done, Babs. Loved your posts.

    • I thoroughly enjoyed your posts too! I think we all did well πŸ™‚

  • Comedy Plus

    I’ve enjoyed your posts this last month, but I have enjoyed your posts for many years. I’m glad you enjoyed this and have made new friends too.

    Have a terrific day. Hugs. v πŸ™‚

    • Yes, you are one of my long time blogging friends and never miss a post. Thank you for always commenting πŸ™‚

  • Wendy

    Yep. Alternating days. Or months. Just teasing
    My favourite of yours – hanging out in cemetery.
    Love those visuals, including this one.

    • Sometimes I find it easier to say something with a graphic than with words πŸ™‚

      • Tami Von Zalez

        I agree with you there babs, and I like your pictures ~ esp. today’s post. Lurv the hairdo!

  • Yes, it’s over. Yes, we survived, and yes, it was definitely worth it. I wrote on topics I would have never chosen, and I do, indeed, feel a sense of accomplishment. I’m with Wendy, I love your graphics!

    • Dare I say? I think I’ll miss this challenge πŸ™‚

  • Babs, how about 30 days of Dogs? Why does everybody want to do cats? 30 Days of dogs would be really fun. How about 30 days of food? Or 30 days of shoes??? By jove, I think I’m on to something there! I really enjoyed everything your wrote and the art you published. You rock. I wish you and Mo lived near me and we could sputter over tea ever afternoon!

    • 30 days of dogs would be great. I wonder why you don’t see dog blogs like you do cat blogs πŸ™‚ I wish we lived near too πŸ™

  • Happy day 30. I like your 10 alternate day posting idea. That’s definitely doable. Congratulations on writing 26 posts. Love your picture, btw. A hi-tech version of “The Thinker.”

    One more to go and I’ll make it to 14 posts.

    • OK, I’ve subscribed to your blog. Now I can catch up with your posts πŸ™‚

  • Liudmila

    Did you notice it, Babs, that everything becomes hard to do when there is a “deadline”? It’s not my personal experience: once I had to take votes for one day. Don’t lie, don’t … I do not remember. It’s not a vote, I said. I do not lie etc. It’s my way to live. The person I spoke with said me: you try. Take a vote and see what will happen. I said: I will not lie all the day!!!! (with great pomp). You will not believe me but I had continuous situations all the day when I could not avoid to lie. :-)))

    So I think is more or less with the writing: you write with pleasure when yoiu do it without “votes”. If you “have to write” -the situation changes.

    Compliments that you arrived at the finish!

    • I agree about deadline, but you do get a sense of achievement when you manage it πŸ™‚

  • Woooot! Congrats!

  • PJHar

    You know what I love? That each of these posts sound like we’re celebrating graduating high school or college or something!

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    Well done, Babs! If I’d noticed this particular blog challenge I might have joined in, but I’d have regretted it because I have been so busy these last few weeks. I had no idea when I took on this fundraising thing that it would completely take over my life, but so it is.

    As to the plants, yes I have seen this, particularly with begonias and petunias, although I have some pulmonaria which regularly have pink and blue flowers on the same plant of course. Maybe the people who ‘bred’ these varieties introduced those kinds of genes?

    • What made this challenge better than most was that there were no rules, so you didn’t have to post every day. Even so, it was time consuming.

  • Ivanhoe

    Wow! That went fast! You did great, Babs πŸ™‚
    Hugs from Ohio,

  • 30 straight days is a monumental task! You did great! Woo hoo!

    • Well, I did revamp a few old posts, so that helped πŸ™‚