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Monday, March 27, 2017

Transfer Day, Taking Time Off, A Winner, and Being Thankful

March 31st marks the 100th anniversary of Transfer Day, the day when the Danish Virgin Islands became the United States Virgin Islands. This rare film from 1917 show the ceremonies.



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I've thought long and hard about it... And here's how it's gonna be.

For the first time since it's inception by Arlee Bird, I will not be participating the the A to Z Challenge.

There are several reasons.
1. I'm trying to work on revisions for A PIECE OF THE SKY and it's taking longer than I thought it would. (There's some laziness and lack motivation involved but I'm determined.)
2. I couldn't come up with a theme.
3. I just can't seem to motivate myself to do it, plus do justice to all the participants and go around an visit everyone.
4. I feel like I'm loosing steam and inspiration. I'll be taking time off in July/August, too, but for other reasons. Maybe these breaks will be good for me.

So, I won't be around again until May 1st. While you wait eagerly for my return, you'll find me lurking around Facebook and Goodreads.

To everyone who is participating in the Challenge, have fun!
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A Winner! 
As a Featured Follower on C. Lee McKenzie's blog The Write Game,  one lucky person has won an ecopy of one of my books. Click on over and see who it is! Thank you, Lee, for sharing your space and time with me.
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Being Thankful
Today and everyday, I'm thankful to wake up each morning next to my Sweetie and fall asleep by his side.
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What are you thankful for? Ever been to a 100th anniversary celebration for something? Are you participating in the Challenge? (Will you miss me while I'm away? Will you come back to visit when I return?)

17 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break! I'm skipping the A to Z as well, for a few different reasons. I'll still check out my blogger buddies' posts, though.

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  2. 100 years - how amazing.

    I can't do the A to Z anymore. I have too many other obligations.

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  3. I think the A to Z challenge is getting too much for many people. Enjoy your break!

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  4. I sure hope the time away rejuvenates you, Bish. It always does me when I do it. And I think in our busy lives, it's so important to stop and give hearts a chance to regroup.

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  5. We'll miss you! I'm taking part of April off but will be posting for IWSG day.

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  6. Hi Bish - amazing footage - and thanks for sharing - I'd have never have known the date. I enjoy the A-Z - it is hard work I agree with you there ... and this may be my last year. Enjoy the time off - and good luck with finishing your work off and then whatever is happening in July and August - sometimes needs must ...

    Congratulations to the winner announced at Lee's .. cheers Hilary

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  7. You've been a super follower, Bish. Sorry you're not doing the AtoZ, and you already know I've dropped out this year, too. Enjoy your break.

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  8. I'm one of many, it seems, who won't be joining the A-Z Challenge this year. I wrote a lonnng post as to why.

    Enjoy your periods of time off.

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  9. I love the film. I don't think I've ever been to a one hundredth of anything celebration or observance. I never A - Z. I have too many other things to do. Have a good April.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. I've done a few A-Zs and they're great but they are a lot of work. I regularly take breaks from blogging. It's the only way to stay sane and productive.

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  11. This year will be my 7th atoz, your not the only one abstaining, I understand why you have to rest the body and mind.

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  12. We will miss you on A-Z. Meanwhile finish that book and enjoy your break.

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  13. Have a good break. I am also another blogger who won't be joining the A-Z this year!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  14. Cool video. Some of my challenge with A to Z, besides writing the posts which can be fun, is how much time it takes following up. I've met some wonderful people doing it, but I'm so busy already!

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  15. Enjoy your break! I hope you feel relaxed and refreshed. :)
    ~Jess

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  16. I also decided to skip A to Z this year. I'm just not in the right mind space to get through the Challenge. Enjoy your break!

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