A-Z of Me (The Finale)
March 24, 2017 4:19pm CST
Good evening humans and other animals. Sorry it's been a while between posts. I have finally got round to finishing my A-Z of Me. I had started the other day but then I didn't get it finished, mainly because I couldn't think of any good words for these letters. I've done the previous posts as 5 letters per post. Of course, the English alphabet contains 26 letters which, rather inconveniently, don't divide equally into 5. So I shall do the final part with the last 6 letters. These letters, in case you have forgotten your alphabet, are U, V, W, X, Y, Z. U is for Untidy. Yes, I admit that I am untidy. I have also told D that I chose him for his lovely bum and kept him for his OCD. Of course, there are other reasons why I keep him but this is a bonus. :) When I say I am untidy, I am getting better. I'm the kind of person, though, who can spend 8 hours tidying and still have the place looking like I haven't done anything. D comes along and does, what I call, a 'mum' tidy. It's like magic. 20 minutes and everything is spotless. Of course, I then can't find anything. Or I find everything stuffed randomly into drawers, bags, and cupboards. Whereas, when I do tidy up, I like to have things organised as well. Since Midi moved out, I've noticed a great improvement in how tidy the boys' bedroom is too! He's not too bad, though. I've seen worse. V is for Vendetta... Oh, that's a film. I haven't seen it all. It's one of many which I've seen in part but not the entire thing. This is mostly because D will often be watching a film, part way through it, when I go to his. Other times, it's because I fall asleep while we watch things. D would put films on quite late, though, and expect me to stay awake. Now, he tends to go to bed earlier so we'll put the film on earlier. There are a couple of films he's made me watch that I'd have happily not watched but, mostly, we have very similar tastes. Most recently, we've been watching dystopian science fiction films. We've also been watching an old British TV series called 'Allo, 'Allo', and a Britsh comedy sci-fi series called Red Dwarf. I'm sure I've watched more TV and films in the three years I've been with D than I had in my entire life previously! The next film on our list is 'Logan'. W is for Walking. I enjoy going for walks. As the weather is getting nicer, I'll probably start going for more walks, especially in the evenings. I still go for walks in the winter as well, just not as often. I like to walk into town when I go shopping. If I don't have much to get and I'm not in a rush, I'd rather walk than drive. I had someone recently tell me that my place would be too far away from the town for her. It's a 15 minute walk. Maybe I'm odd but I thought she must be quite lazy if that's too far from the town for her. People have also been surprised that I still like to walk to places, that I actually walk for pleasure or walk somewhere when I could be driving. But last time I checked, I didn't lose the use of my legs for walking as soon as I got a car. I've also been told I was made because I used to take regular walks of 12 miles or more. It was a nice walk along the canal from the town to the city. I'd go with a friend. Sadly, I don't see that friend any more but he and were very happy spending an entire day walking along canals. X is for Xylophone. I couldn't think of many words for X. I used to like playing the xylophone. It was an instrument often found in nursery rooms. Not that the children really bothered with them! I enjoy a lot of music and, although I am barely a novice in anything, I do like to play instruments. I own a guitar, Mini has a ukulele and a keyboard, and Midi used to have a drum kit (unfortunately (?) we no longer had room for it). All of us have, at some point, had guitar lessons. That's something I wouldn't mind taking up again. We have some self-teach books, and I will still pick up the guitar but usually just play the few tunes I already know. Y is for Yarn. I'd usually call it wool but I already did 'walking' for W. So, yarn it is. I use it for knitting and tapestry. Sometimes for sewing, but I would usually use silks for that. I have at least two projects which seem to have disappeared. One was a tapestry which I started a few years ago and, I think, got about half way through. If I remember correctly, the picture was of tigers. Then there was a doll which I'd knitted. I started making her when I was about 10. Almost finished her but then she disappeared too. I think all I needed to do wash to finish knitting her hair and clothes. It would be nice if I could find her and complete that one. 27 years is a long time to leave an unfinished project! Z is for ZZZZZZ. OK. maybe this is cheating a little bit but I'm using the ZZZZZZ to represent snores (why do we do that? Catch some zeds, what does that even mean? Does anyone's snoring actually sound like that?) Anyway, I have been rather sleepy this week with having Mini performing every night and I've been driving him back and forth (as well as doing all the other things I would be doing anyway). We went to watch the show last night, and my parents are going to see it tomorrow afternoon. After we'd seen it, Mini asked if anyone else was coming to see it. I'm not sure if he seemed like he wanted other people to come and was prepared to be disappointed that there'd be nobody else there to see him. He was happy, though, to know that his Nanna and Grandad were going to see him. I have tried to get some more people I know to go. It would be nice, after all, for the children to know there's someone there to see them every night. If only I could afford to, I would happily have bought a ticket for every performance. Mini is in a sketch, which was very funny. Oh, sorry, I got waylaid there. I was talking about sleep. As I said, this week has been rather more tiring than a 'usual' week. I do, however, actually enjoy sleeping. If I sleep too long, I might regret it, though. Sometimes I feel like I need extra sleep but can't. Then when I can, I wake up early anyway. Or if I do have a lie in, it's too long. It seems I'm either awake before 7 and really tired, or sleep until 10 and feel like I've missed half the day. D usually makes sure I have a lie in on a Sunday, even if I'm awake, he'll go and watch TV with the boys, make a cup of tea, and leave me to read or play my computer games for a bit. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I think that's the end of that. It's about time for me to pick up Mini from the theatre. The poor little man is going to be absolutely exhausted tomorrow. He has his drama school in the morning, then a matinee performance and an evening performance. He might just need a nap between shows! TTFN. I hope you've enjoyed this A-Z of Me.
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• United States
1 Apr 17
I'll have to go back and read the rest of your posts to catch up. And I wanted to do this challenge also and then forgot about it, when I got so involved in my search for post cards. I did find some, but I'm still looking for other sources.
• United Kingdom
31 Mar 17
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. :) I could think of a lot of words beginning with Z but none that I could really write about! Perhaps I could have said 'zebra' or 'zoo' as I do like zoos and the youngest step-daughter works at one. But I didn't think of that at the time!
25 Mar 17
I am like D, I can quickly make a room tidy and clean, but to do this, I stuff the drawers and cupboards. My husband takes forever, but he also organize the drawers and everything if he decides to declutter a room. Z is always an hard letter, there very few words starting with Z, the only one that comes to my mind is ziplock, because I use those bags every day.
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 17
Thank you :) I knew a lady who said having a husband with OCD was nightmare and that I would actually hate it. Well, after having a partner who was messier than me, who couldn't even find a bin that was right next to him, I actually really do appreciate having something willing and able to pick up after himself (even if he can become slightly annoying at times, although I still find it quite endearing when he puts my collar or hood straight before we go out :) ).