Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q: Not a Quitter or am I?

This month I am participating in the April 2012 Blogging From A-Z Challenge. I will be blogging every day this month with Sundays off (except for April 1) using a letter of the alphabet in order from A through Z. So, Basically, beginning with April 1, my topic will be themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until I finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.


When I began to think about what to write using the letter Q, I thought I should write about how I am not a quitter.  Once I start something I always finish it.
"Wait a minute, you,", I interrupted myself.
   (darn, I can never remember whether the comma goes inside the quotation marks or outside....hold on let me check my "Punctuating Dialogue and Direct Quotations: A Dozen Rules " cheat sheet...
let's see, Rule 7a. Periods and commas ALWAYS go inside quotation marks.  Okay fixed that.)

Back to me not being a quitter.  The more I thought about it the more I realized that during my life I have quit lots of things.  The list is probably standard, you know taking courses at night to get a degree, marriage, quilting, tennis lessons, stuff like that.

It's been a pretty crummy 2 years.  During the last year,  I have quit more and more of the things that I really enjoyed.   I'm just not in the mood, for example to bowl, knit, attend estate auctions, sell on eBay, go to curves or even talk to a therapist about why I am not in the mood, so I quite therapy also.

But one thing I am NOT going to quit is:

Blogging From A to Z Challenge

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.

Here is today's entry from Anna's diary:
Friday, April 19 1929
Home until three.  Went to 360.  Left Junior there and down town.  Met Jewel after school.  we picked up Jean and went to see cousin Jeannette from Rhode Island.

To see more A-Z posts click here.


  1. Hey, I didn't know that about quotations! Thanks! 

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

  2. I'm glad you're not quitting!!!! Thank you for the handy reference guide, I'm going to save it to my favorites.

  3. Thanks Holly.  And you're welcome. It is a handy little reference guide.  

  4. You're welcome.  It's a handy guide that I keep close by.

  5. My favorite part was the oft-needed punctuation lesson.  However,  I am not allowed to do those kinds of lessons, because I will be thought of as snooty.  But if anyone else does it,  I get to revel in silent ecstasy.  You made my day!

  6. GEEEZZZEEE   - or however you spell that - don't be so hard on yourself, Lynda- yeah, your path has digressed over the past two years - really, it that quitting?  as for the other things, I say you are a person with diverse interests, a dabbler, it you will -- you try things out and then you try out something else..... not quitter

  7. Sometimes when I get stuck with a grammar issue, I will google to find out what the correct usage should be.  Sometimes the answer confuses me more.   Such as when to use who or whom, or that or which, etc. 
    Now should I have put a comma after the word “sometimes" in sentences one and two and a comma after the word now in sentence three?  Good thing we don’t have to worry about punctuation when have a verbal conversation. 

  8. Heehee, guess I shoulda put a little giggle in that post.  While I do have plenty of self inflicted bruises, not literally, of course, I was poking fun at myself this time.
    Your comment made me smile out loud.  I love it “a person with diverse interests, a dabbler”.
    By the way, I love your new name. 

  9. It's not quitting, it's growing and changing. It's all about the spin, baby. ;)