What does today’s blog post title mean? It just means I means I missed the scribblings on Sunday last week.. so this week? It was supposed to be super seventy.. I am taking a break from Poetic Sundays this week as still catching up on the other stuff. But that will be back next week…
My Scribblings on Sunday: Starting With … Recently
The Last Two Weeks On My Blog
This fortnight’s posts!!
- A Unique Poetry Project Indeed: Places of Poetry
- Technology And Poetry: Twenty Terrific Ways to Integrate Them
- 10 Great Short Poems, & Contenders For the Shortest Ever
- Rhyme Scheme: A Little Bit of Everything About It
- Quotable Quotes, Quarantine Quatrains etc.: A Quick Check This Out!
- A Ticket? A Locket? A Wonderful Poem in Your Pocket
- Onomatopoeia: Wondrous Words Made of Sounds
- Nursery Rhymes are Great For All Times!
- Those Wonderful Muses of Poetry & How to Find Your Right Muse
- The Lake Poets and Their “Lake Poems”
- Kennings Or The Many Different Ways To View Things
- Jabberwocky: Its Simple Joy and Jovial Jargon
- Sunday Scribblings #68: Of Campus Tours, Cookouts & Clever One-Liners
On the Home Front
Hectic, in its own way, even without scrambling to work on my AtoZ posts. Trips to more college campuses, discussions and then more discussions to narrow it down to the ONE. And yes, we are done, as of a few hours ago! Finally! Whew! Sigh of relief…! More to come on this later.. And my son and I got the first dose of our Fauci ouchies…
And while this was happening, I heard the news of a favorite uncle’s passing. Considering the circumstances (he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer just a few weeks ago) and given who he is, it brought back all the memories of when my dad passed away in 2018. This uncle of mine: he was a master of words, an English professor, a truly larger-than-life persona, one who will be missed by multitudes. I loved that I could discuss books, reading, and writing with him for as long back as I can remember. Every trip to his town during the holidays would end up with me scouring his bookshelves, never mind that as a little girl looking in the shelves of a professor, I was bound to find books beyond my ken. But he never stopped me and instead would give me recommendations. He was a master of words, and now, words fail me as I look at the void he left in my heart..
But he left behind an enormously magnificent legacy. One that has inspired me for ages, and I hope will continue to inspire me for years to come.
Some of My Instagram Posts
On My Blog and Home Front
Will continue with my A to Z challenge posts; a little bit of poetic potpourri and a little bit of books. And it is spring break week for my teens so we will hopefully work on our garden as a family project over the week!
This Week’s Celebrations
The Literary and Close-to-it Celebrations
- The Birthdays: August Wilson and Mary Wollstonecraft on April 27th; Harper Lee and Terry Pratchett on 28th April; Joseph Heller on May 1st
- It is National Tell a Story Day on the 27th of April
- The 28th of April is National Great Poetry Reading Day
- And don’t forget that April 29th (this year) is National Poem In Your Pocket Day
- May 1 is for rhymes! For it is National Mother Goose Day
- And it is for comics too; the first Saturday in May means it is Free Comic Book Day
- April 26th is National Pretzel Day while the
- 27th of April brings with it National Blueberry Pie Day
- April 30th is National Bubble Tea Day, National Oatmeal Cookie Day, and National Raisin Day; so it can as well be Oatmeal Raisin Cookie day, right!?
- For chocolate lovers, fear not, it is National Chocolate Parfait Day on May 1st!
- Cool down with National Lemonade Day on the 2nd of May First Sunday in May
The Other Celebrations
- It is National Superhero Day on April 28th
- And we celebrate National Peace Rose Day on the 29th of April as well as International Dance Day
- April 30th is National Honesty Day, as well as National PrepareAthon! Day
- May 1st is World Laughter Day (First Sunday in May) and Global Love Day too
Wrapping up my Scribblings on Sunday
So dear reader, this was it for this post. As always, appreciate and totally welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions on these scribblings on Sunday! And which of these days in this wonderful week do you plan to celebrate?
Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon
8 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #69: It Was Supposed To Be Super Seventy”
So sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
Sorry to hear, I know it’s a great loss to you and your family. Hope that your post makes it a better for you.
Sorry for your loss. Your uncle sounded like a wonderful man.
I am so sorry for the loss of your uncle.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. One of the wonderful things Mister Rogers did was to ask people to stop and think of people who made us who we are. I can see that your uncle was a person who shaped you into the person you are. So sweet to remember this man with so much fondness.
I eagerly await hearing about the college decision.
And I look forward to seeing your next poetry post!
I am so sorry to hear of your uncles passing. It’s a challenging time to lose a loved one and can relate to the struggle as my father in law passed away just before Easter. Stay strong momma.
Sorry for your loss, and thinking of you during these tough times.
I’m sorry to hear of his passing.