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It’s Day 7 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I find every day a challenge as soon as I get out of bed. Some challenges are better than others. I do love the writing, drawing and painting of life. They can set my heart a-beating and a-blaze. I am sure I have put in the 10,000 Malcolm Gladwell hours in both of them now. I’ve created this writing space in May, 2012. That makes it 10 years of writing. My first #100dayproject was in April, 2016 – the start of 6 years of my art journey.

Right now the writing poses more of a challenge for me. The Ultimate Blog Challenge has rules, not manybut some. It doesn’t pose any problem for me. I’m a Miss Goody Two Shoes. I like rules and I like abiding by them. But that’s not the case for everyone, it seems. For as long as I have been in this challenge, there’s been rule breakers. And don’t tell me that they don’t understand. Everyone participating is a writer. We know how to write, some better than others. Therefore it is reasonable to assume we can read, too. Most of the time rule breakers don’t bother me that much. But lately, I’ve been quite annoyed. Now, I have to get it out of my system and say the famous words: Let it go!

There, it is gone. It is a small irritant, magnified by my stupid thoughts of the moment. Generally the UBC group is a bunch of good eggs, supportive of each other. I am happy I am in the mix. Meanwhile, I babble on. It’s been mostly a beautiful sunny day. It got up to 12℃. The greenhouse got up to 33℃. I hope the cool loving stuff won’t bolt. I seeded a couple more things – petunias, basil and microgreens. I’m pretty happy with how things are growing. Another week and maybe I can seed some lettuce, spinach and other greens in our raised beds outside. Life is good.

I do have another challenge – the patience to proof read and edit. But, I bit the bullet and edited. Hopefully I’ve caught all errors and words that didn’t belong.


  1. Lily, I love your comment that, since most of us in the UBC can write, it’s reasonable to assume they can read. I share your frustration with people who flaunt the agreements. Now, your greenhouse: I am so excited that you are growing things already! Please keep us posted. I want to grow broccoli sprouts in a Mason jar inside– something a friend described doing– do you grow and harvest sprouts? They are said to be very energizing.

  2. There are selfish people everywhere. They are annoying, but at the end of the day holding a grudge messes with YOUR day, not theirs. So try to focus on the supporting people who surround you. Like me ♥
    Your seedlings look amazing! It’s going to be a good spring!

  3. Lily! I admit I have been challenged too because of the seemingly many who ignore the rules.
    I will endeavor to do the same as you, although I have sent an inquiry to some to see if maybe they overlooked something.

    God bless! Keep writing!
    Ridge Haven Homestead

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