Bark for Your Park · Uncategorized · Wednesday

Wednesday, and the winners are…


The winners of the Bark for Your Park contest have been announced!

Grand Prize

Texarkana, Texas
144,706 votes

 Runner-up for large cities

Conway, Arkansas
103,747 votes

Winner for medium cities

Wheeling, West Virginia
105,547 votes

Winner for small cities

Mountain House, California
137,643 votes

Bark From Your Heart winner

Silver Cliff, Colorado
22,099 votes

Congratulations to the winners!  


West Columbia, South Carolina    
16,985 votes

We didn’t win but gave it a shot.
 Maybe next year Pet’s Inc will be nominated again and we can try again.
Thanks to each and every one of you who voted!  


Today, I think y’all rock!

A to Z Challenge 2013 · just thoughts · Monday · Uncategorized

Monday, A-Z Challenge thoughts…


The A to Z Challenge for 2013 is history.  And yes I survived it…more than just survived…I enjoyed writing every day of it.  Really I did.  I do have to say that I am not a “serious” writer and this blog is just a past-time not work or business.  (Day of Grace, my other blog is serious and does take some work.)  Past A to Z’s were more challenging…this was my third.  I think having a theme definitely is key.  Thank you to the “team” for suggesting it.  It was hard for me to decide on the theme but once that was done it was easy-peasy.

Part of the challenge was to visit other bloggers participating.  That was not easy-peasy for me.  I did visit but rarely commented.  There just isn’t that much time in my day.  Also, commenting on Blogger blogs is for the most part, to be honest, a pain in the butt.  There is the step of adding where you are commenting from which is ok, but many bloggers have the funky word thing you have to copy down to let them know you are a real person commenting.  It is to cut down on spam.  But really if you get that much spam get a better filter or come on over to WP where the filter is great.  Still other Blogger’s comment forms send you off to +Google.  I don’t have a +Google account and never did figure out how to comment there.

The posts that I did read were very good.  Now to be completely honest here…I will say that if it was a long post, anything over 300 words or so, I skipped on by.  I am sure I missed some excellent writing but again I just have so much time in my day for the computer.  I spend lots of time on the computer, however, there comes a time when you must say enough.  For me that was passing on long A-Z posts.

The list of Challengers gets longer every year so the challenge to read becomes harder.  That said I am looking forward to next year…  already thinking about a theme.  I can’t imagine all that is involved behind the scenes to get the Challenge together and organized and into cyber-space.  Thank you, thank you  Arlee and the Team for all your time and work to make this a fun thing for the rest of us.

I appreciate all the bloggers that came to see what “Today, I think” is about and for the visits to “Day of Grace”.  Thank you for visiting and for the comments you left.  I hope you felt good while here and left with a smile.  Y’all come back, ya hear.


Today, I think I can’t have a post without a picture of a cat so here is one of Teddy.