Sunday, April 30, 2017

Z is for . . . #AtoZChallenge

I CANNOT believe that I made it through the April A to Z blogging challenge.  I must admit that there were some days that I thought I could not write a word . . .and the words I did write made no sense . . .but I finished!  I'm cheering for myself - woohoo!!

Z is for . . . .


Unbeknownst to me, a Zonkey is a rare occurrence due to chromosomal differences.  You can read about that here.  When my kids were younger, our church had a day camp down past McCalla, AL.  Every time I drove there, we saw a Zonkey in a field.  According to the Huffington Post article they are very rare!  I always thought it would be fun to have a Zonkey - they are just so cute!! 

Z is for . . . Zion . . . Mt. Zion

One of my sisters may correct me (they remember FAR MORE than I do!!).  When I was a little kid, we went to Decoration Sunday every single year on the First Sunday of May.  In the back of my mind, we went to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hartselle, AL.  I have googled the church and it looks nothing like my 50 year old memory so like I said, I may be completely wrong.  I do remember that it was a long drive back then and we took food for dinner on the grounds.  There would be lots of singing and lots of food . . .and lots of flies.  I remember being warned not to step on the graves in the cemetery . . ."out of respect".  We had a great aunt who made homemade pickles and I remember eating those pickles in the car on the way home!!  In my mind, this is what that day looked like - little white church . . .lots of tables . . .but I think some of their tables may have been concrete!!

Z is for Zest

I love the smell of citrus - especially lemon and lime zest.  Not just citrus zest, but I think of living life with zest.  What is life without zest?  Life would be boring!

Last but certainly not least, I think of Zechariah and Zephaniah.

I thought I was going to feel terribly guilty when I opened these books of my Bible, but lo and behold (sounds like Bible language!) there are notes and marks in both books.  I probably need to reread both books!  Maybe I'll do that this week!

Are there any blogging challenges for the month of May?  I'll have to check on that!  If you've visited my blog at some point this month, thank you so very much!!  I've been blogging for quite a while and I received more comments in the month of May than ever before.  Thank you to the loyal few who always read whatever I write whether it is worth reading or not!!


  1. Congrats on finishing! You did well.

  2. Woo Hoo! Congratulations, Lisa! Well done.

    Zonkey? That sure is one interesting animal.

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