A to Z Challenge, Day One!

A is for ABSURD

I like this word. A lot of recent news headlines have got me reacting and commenting that the stories are “absurd.” The adjective, according to Merriam-Webster, means “ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous.”  

What words do you like to use when writing? Which ones have more impact than others?

Hmm, I don’t think so.  A is going to be for something else. If you’re feeling confused right now, but you still have the patience to keep reading, you’ll discover that I have a hard time making decisions. I wrote many of these A to Z posts ahead of time and I’m happy with most of them, but my original idea for the letter A just didn’t feel right. It seemed lame, boring and apt to drive people away rather than encouraging them to come back tomorrow! How about…

A is for ADJUST butterflies

This is my mantra for everything lately. Situations change constantly and require some flexibility in order to keep from feeling overwhelmed. For instance, I have a young child who’s growing up faster than I would like, starting a new school in the fall, and demonstrating more independence. All of this is good, and a normal part of life, but it also means uncertainty, for him and for me.

Yikes, I also just realized that he is on vacation for a week this month, which is another incentive to write and schedule these posts early! Bear with me, I’m new at this! The look of my blog has required some adjusting as well. It’s like tidying up the house before the party guests arrive. But you’re already here, so welcome!

Leave me a comment about what you’ve had to adjust in your life. OR tell me about your “A” word!
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  1. I’m scrolling around the A to Z Challenge board, and I wanted to stop in and say hello! “Adjust” is a great start to the challenge, and it is a mantra I would do well to remember, too! Thanks for posting … the word “Adjust” is going up on my whiteboard today. 🙂

  2. Yep! You have to always remain flexible and hone that ability to adjust. Sometimes it’s the only way to get through the day. Heck, to get through this life! Good luck on the challenge and thank you for suggesting it! 🙂

  3. Stopped by from the A2Z list. The cross-out lead para made me laugh — not the writing, but that it was crossed out! And “ABSURD” and “IDIOCY” are words I frequently use when watching or reading the news. My ‘A’ word was “Adventure” but was a somewhat lame start. I usually only post a quote & photo on Sundays, always scheduled ahead of time in a feeble attempt to have a computer free day. (Go ahead, laugh. I am!) But I chose quote from people with names beginning with A and the photos featured an airplane and a spiderweb (arachnid) though I’m not sure that anyone noticed. At least no comments indicating so.

    • Oooh that sounds like fun Anne. I’ll most certainly visit right after this. You see, Katie, I’m already taking your advice and adjusting mt A to Z visits on the sour of the moment lol.

  4. Katie Testa

     /  April 2, 2012

    Thanks for the thoughtful comments everyone. Great first day of the challenge! Sorry for not responding to individual comments this time; I’ll get better at it. I do read and appreciate each one.

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