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A to Z Blog Challenge: Day 1 A is for April

April 1, 2015

No, Mr. Eliot, April isn’t the cruellest month–unless, of course, you county the income tax deadline–or allergies.  I’ve always liked April, the month of my “half birthday.”  I prefer the moderate seasons autumn and spring so much better than the heat of summer or the cold of winter, and since I’ve spent most ofA2Z-BADGE-000 [2015] - Life is Good

my life living by the school calendar, spring means summer vacation is near. As soon as the daffodils (or as we always called them in Alabama, buttercups) push through the ground and the hyacinths bloom, as soon as I can pull my sandals out of the closet and put away my real shoes, I’m a happy woman.

Every April for the last 8 years, I’ve also participated in Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem a Day Challenge on Poetic Asides, where I’ve made so many poet friends from around the world.

This April, even though I maintain my book blog, Discriminating Reader, I plan to use this blog site for more personal posts.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how many women, like me, are reaching those years when calling it “midlife” is perhaps misleading (unless I plan to live to 116, which I do).  With all the “mommy” blogs these days, I’m interested in our particular demographic–with children and grandchildren and jobs and hobbies, bucket lists far too long to complete in this lifetime.  During this A to Z challenge, I think that’s the direction I plan to take: the mid-menopause set, proud of the silver in our hair or beholden to Lady Clairol.  Either way is great.

For now, I have to think of an April Fool’s Day joke that will work.  No one buys my standard “Guess what?  I’m pregnant!” anymore.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2015 6:05 pm

    Fates meant us to cross virtual paths. My first word on this first day was “Alabama”. Which I do believe has some connection to you right? I randomly picked your entry from the super long list of entries on the A-Z home page, and yet I land on a site with meaning and even a connection. Assuming that writing about and living in Alabama offer up some sort of connection. Good luck on 2-26 or B-Z depending on which side of your head is in charge 🙂

  2. April 1, 2015 9:23 pm

    What an appropriate word for the start of AtoZ on April 1st. 🙂 April is also one of my favorite months because of the number of plants starting to bloom. Good luck with the challenge!

  3. April 3, 2015 2:44 am

    As always, Cuz, I love whatever you write!! Thanks for joining us on this adventure!

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