Sunday, April 28, 2013

AtoZ Blog Challenge: This Week in Review . . . S, T, U, V, W, and X

Week four of the blog challenge brought with it a little fatigue to go with the challenges of letter like U, W, and X. Getting to know all these bloggers and seeing how much creativity is in this little corner of the internet is enough to keep me going to finish up on Monday and Tuesday with Y and Z.
This week, I started out with some Storytelling about my sledding accident of 1974. I met some wonderful new people in the comments on this post.

Tuesday, to fulfill a promise I had made to my personal trainer, I compared Personal Training and ActivTrax, two methods of having supervised workouts at our YMCA. My trainer said it made his day.

Owing to having been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by my blogger friend, Ida Chiavaro of Reflex Reactions, Wednesday's topic was U is for an Unexpected Honor.

Wednesday also found me rather low. I was supposed to fly to California, and instead went to the doctor and found out I had pneumonia. I was glad to have pre-written and scheduled my Wednesday post.

Thursday, I reflected about Viktor Frankl, author of the a wonderful book, Man's Search for Meaning.

W was for Wondrous, a lovely word that encapsulates how I see life.

I finished up this week with my post, X is for Xmas.

One of my most wondrous discoveries this week is the Finnish folk group, Värttinä. Enjoy the video that introduced me to this beautiful music:

Finally, a little shout-out to my son, who turns 19 today. Happy Birthday, J!


Anonymous said...

I like the way you summon up the week like this, with an overview, that's great! Two more letters now...

Ida Chiavaro said...

Hi Susan, I love your little summaries too. I had a look at wondrous post late Friday night, and was far to tired to comment. Of course I am heading over to U for unexpected now, and your story telling post is also pulling at my curiosity strings :)

Ida Chiavaro said...

nice clip too by the way, the finnish language is one of the hardest in the world to understand, but I enjoyed the song

Susan Taylor said...

Thanks, Galeriaredelius! I didn't do a summary the first week. I caught the idea the second week from another AtoZer.

Thanks, Ida. Your posts were wonderful this week, as usual. I haven't the first clue about Finnish. Thought I might just transliterate the sounds and sing that way. Someone sent me a link to the words, but I'm happier just with the music and the mystery.

Lottie said...

Congratulations to you for completing the A-Z challenge and to your son on his birthday!
The overview of the weeks posts is a fun idea. :D
I'm going to have to work backwards as I've missed so many of your great posts Siouxsie!

Rob-bear said...

Your strong survival skills served you well again. This is good. I hope you have an equally exciting week this week, without having to go to the doctor!

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (My poetry blog)