Nearly ready, nearly there, nearly finished. Nearly. So much distance in the word “nearly.”

What? My wistful post of Saturday was firmly and irretrievably interrupted by “TAXI MEDALLIONS?!” so on this Monday, you get nearly.

Nearly to the back end of this challenge. This year, the posts aren’t that difficult (except, of course, again for the the “TAXI MEDALLIONS,”) but keeping up with everyone I want to visit and read is more challenging than I’ve found in the past.

I’ve nearly gotten a handle on it.


Told you there was a lot of distance in “nearly.”

I was considering why it felt like more this year, and I think I very nearly have the answer. I’ve mentioned this is my fourth time through the challenge, so there are many familiar digital faces, many people from years past it’s so nice to see. And then there are the new faces, so layer upon layer it builds.

It feels like more people to visit because there are more people to visit. Funny how it works out that way.

Nearly logical.

Hmm, I seem to have lost my wist. Something something something, the intangibility of close but not quite.

Eh. It seems it’s more of a roll-up-the-sleeves day and muck right in. Great phrase you UKers, “muck in.” And maybe not sleeves too rolled up, it’s snowing again.

It could have had the decency to wait until S.

Well, it nearly did.

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15 thoughts on “Nearly

    • At least you considered it!

      I ended up too wrapped up in following the Michael Cohen hearing…this stuff is nuts, I don’t know how much you’re getting where you are, but it’s so tough to look away!

      So tomorrow will be mucking. Along with O.

      Hm. I’ll have to think of an O.


  1. How interesting. You just put into words what I’ve been feeling. And I have failed miserably to make many new contacts. I’ve gotta clear some space in my day. I have a feeling next year it’s going to be EITHER the A to Z Challenge OR Camp NaNoWriMo. How will I choose?

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  2. debscarey

    I’ve been buzzing along this year, enjoying the writing process, enjoying the dropping by process, and then suddenly – it all stopped. Nothing major, no, I just caught a bug. Now I feel like it’s hard work, like the creativity has all drained out of me, and I’ve lost my voice – my actual speaking one – which always makes me grumpy.

    So, I think it is all those things you mention, but I also think that your feeling unwell has been a major factor in feeling so “nearly”. Oh and I’m not even nearly caught up … but I will!

    A-Zing this year at:
    Normally found at:

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    • Thanks Debs, I think you’re totally right. Migraines are so deceptive, and I think I should be able to do more than I can, but my brain just turns to molasses.

      I am so sorry you’re not feeling well! That’s truly awful, and spring is such a yucky time for a cold. I am sending you virtual chicken soup and lots and lots of tea. I hope you get your voice back (both of them!) soon.

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