Sunday, March 11, 2012

Challenge Crazy

Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for.
Travis White

Got an extra hour of daylight this evening, but work on the garden shed--I like that title better than storage shed---has been hampered by the weather.  Apparently there are some rules about painting in the rain and climbing a metal ladder when it's lightning.  So I've taken the opportunity to work on indoor activities such as email and Facebook and the ever popular bill paying.  Apparently if you buy something with a credit card or do frivolous things like use water and electricity somebody expects payment for this.  Go figure. 
I have taken up a new challenge called the A-Z April Challenge.  It was presented by my friend Sylvia at our recent Bayou Writer's Group meeting and I researched it on her site, Writing in Wonderland.  She posted many excellent reasons for participating, so this is no April Fool's Joke--the Challenge starts April 1.  I'm very proud of myself for figuring out how to put a link to the challenge on here on my site. 
Not too sure what a blog hop really is, but in April I'll find out! 
So, I'm watching Hoarding, Buried  Alive on TLC right now.  It's similar to Hoarders on A&E. I enjoy both shows, but I have to admit, Matt Paxton and Cory Chalmers are my favorites--sorry TLC.  Watching these shows makes me think  my house isn't too bad.  At least I can open my fridge without maggots crawling out.  I know how old my peanut butter is and it's not six years! 
However, my house, computer, email folders, life in general could use some clutter busting.  I'm finding that I have another challenge as well:  not just to clean, but to stay that way.  Especially my writing and creating room.  I mean, how can I create in a room full of chaos?  Unless  of course I'm trying to create chaos.  
The blog challenge is in 20 days, which translates to about 483 hours, 29,022 minutes, which has to be enough time to organize a place to create my posts. 
I'm challenging myself to have that room organized  by the time April 1 comes around. 
??????CAN I DO IT??????

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him    Aldous Huxley

Brave New World.  One of my favorite books. 


  1. Hey Bethie :)

    You can do it :) Then you will have a nicely organized room to work on the challenge! I'm doing the challenge too. I think a blog hop is when you visit other blogs. For example they suggest that you try to read as many in the sign up list as possible. Which is how I found you, and I'm glad I did :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm glad you found me as well. Also, thanks for the info on a blog hop. It sounds fun.