What Goes Thump in the Night

What goes thump in the night? Me, trying to get into my bed. Over at Authorblog, David McMahon’s weekly, Weekend Wandering question is, “As a child, were you afraid of the dark?” Below is an excerpt from my answer:

I often suspected she [Gram] liked the dark monster more than she liked me, especially when she’d send me to the basement. She would say, “Go downstairs and get the peas out of the the freezer.” I would say, “I don’t really want peas tonight.” She would say, “Then get the green beans.” I would say, “Can’t we have canned corn?” And she would swing her wooden spoon in my general direction and send me off to battle the dark monster.

You may read the rest of, What Goes Thump in the Night, on my memoirs blog, The Grownups Wanted Us Dead.

Post 900

This is post 900.


A number like 900 calls for something momentous and weighty.

I got nada.


So I’m just going to regale you with some of my favorite moments from me:
(‘cuz I’m modest and unassuming)

June 2008 — Brings you to date. On June first we (my blog and I) celebrated our third anniversary. Today I have posted my 900th post. A lot of pictures and a lot of words have graced these pages. I have had much fun here and met many wonderful people — OC included.

Each of you have touched my heart. You’ve opened my eyes, challenged me to care and made me think. I cherish you all more than I can say. This anniversary is yours as much as mine, because if it weren’t for my readers, I wouldn’t be here.

Thank you.

25 months — approximately 750 days — 900 posts

Alphabet Challenge Acknowledgments

I wish to offer a special thank you to those who played with me:

~ Challenge Survivors, Beginning to End ~
(in alphabetical order)

Alice, of I Was Born2Cree8

Baba, of Baba’s Blog

Carletta, of Round the Bend

Cyndi, of Kaleidoscope

Dr. John, of Dr. John’s Fortress

Gattina, of Keyhole Pictures

Jientje, of Heaven in Belgium

Juliana, of Scabiosa Trenta

Karen, of 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

Mar, of Maremagnum

Melli, of Insanity Prevails

Reba, of Reba’s Run!

Robert, of Thoughts of a Father,

Shelly, of This Old Farm

. . .

~ Challenge Participants ~
those who’s alphabets are missing a few letters
(in alphabetical order)

Judy, of Photo Fun, made it to O and then never returned. I hope she’s still not out looking to take a Photo.

Lilli, of Nevada & Lilli’s Travel Page, made it to A then traveled on seemingly without giving us another thought.

Minkydo, of Some Place to Put My Pictures, made it to T, but must still be out looking for yoU.

Nessa, of The Chrysalis Stage, made it to E, then just left the F off.

. . .

~ Honorable Mention ~

And then there’s Brig, who did the entire alphabet,
but put most of the posts on her locked, private blog
so out of this group, only I got to enjoy them.
You can find a few (D, H, I, O) of her Alphabet posts on, Watch My Aerogrow.

It has been a fun 26 days. I hope you don’t suddenly become strangers here. You’ll all still be seeing me at your places!