Friday, August 31, 2007

XYZ is for... The End

So my month with the Encyclopedia of me Meme is at an end. When I started, I was worried about taking on quite such a big commitment. Perhaps I should have trusted my instincts, because I have found the second part of the alphabet quite a slog to get through and I can't say I am sorry to have finished. I found that posting almost daily has taken away much of the true joy of blogging.

Simplesparrow said it so well recently in her advice to a new blogger "post when you feel inspired and let it come from your heart". I completely agree with her and I'm going to go back to doing just that.


It's a big week for us next week - back to school and preschool for the boys and the first stage in Mark's Aspergers assessment - speech and language. I'm looking forward to it and dreading it in equal measures. Have a really great weekend - I'm going to make an effort to truly live this one from the heart.

17 comments:

janet clare said...

I've enjoyed your alphabet - I know I wouldn't have been able to post everyday.

Hope all Marks' assessments go smoothly. Don't they say that information is power?

Angel Jem said...

Done it, eh? Well done for the alphabet.... and hope all goes well next week! (I presume you'll have at least 24 hours off before you post again!)

Megan said...

Yay, you got there!

Hope your weekend was truly enjoyable.

Allison said...

Well done, you made it! I'm still way back at O, but now knowing that story about you and your Japanese commute, there is no surprise that you finished within the month.
Good luck with the assessment next week, it will be good to have some answers

greetingarts said...

Oh, bravo, Ali, you did it, and very well, I might add. I'm only on G! Have a good next week, and take care!

Lindyloo said...

Thanks for a wonderful month, I enjoyed checking in daily. I thought about joining in for about a nano second sound like I made the right decision.

jojo* said...

I enjoyed reading about you and am so impressed with your diligence. There's no way I could have done it.

Keeping you all in my thoughts re. Mark's assessments.

French Knots said...

Well done, it has been really intersting to read. I know I couldn't have posted everyday, in fact it has been really sporadic over the summer.
Will be think of you for the assessment next week, will you be taking the water this time?!

grumpy said...

OK SuperBlogWoman. You've now completed A-Z and don't even think about Numbers 1-1000 until the housework is attacked!

June said...

I hope everything goes well for you and your family next week.

The alphabet game was interesting to read from a non-blogger point of view and there were certainly creative ideas to illustrate a lot of the letters.

Next week should, if everything goes okay, be my first week of blogging so I appreciate your reminder about writing "from the heart."

dottycookie said...

Congratulations Ali - I'm amazed you came up with so many brilliant entries!

Good luck for Mark's assessment, and I hope you all have a great weekend.

tiel said...

i'm exhausted reading it all, but you did it! Looking forward to seeing some crafty goodness come out here soon.

kat said...

I loved reading all your abc entries :) But I totally know how you feel because I felt the same way.

Good luck with the assessment for your cute little mark.

Have a terrific weekend.

nuttnbunny said...

We're scheduled for speech and language assessment on Wed for Z. Thinking of you and Mark.

Louise said...

Well done! And yes this should be fun not a chore! Good luck with the boys.

julie said...

well done for sticking with your alphabet and seeing the job through - it proves you're tenacious and determind as well as creative - all the best kind of qualities for getting you through challenging times. Hope everything goes well for you next week xxx

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

My eldest has Aspergers and was statemented at age 4.He is high functioning but going through main stream school.He starts at Grammer school in September.
It felt like the end of the world to me while we were trying to get him diagnosed but we came through it and to me he's just being Johnathan.....a bit eccentric and unemotional....but a darling just the same....I wish you all the best....if I can help just shout.....Kat xx