Thursday, April 3, 2014

#atozchallenge - Stormy's Letter C!

Stormy the Weather Gnome

26 Things That Gnomes Can Do
But You Can't 


Gnomes can protect your yard, help in the garden, and even care for the local wildlife, all without you ever knowing they left their perch by the water feature.

Me? I do all kinds of things the 'blog lady' doesn't know about! Like, I joined the volunteer fire department!



Honestly, the last two days have been amazing!

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge started, the visitors from the Insecure Writer's Support Group came and then I got Blitzed by the Blog Blitz team!

I was blitz blessed!

I've told you before how much the IWSG means to me. They are inspiring! You should join them.

If you haven't joined the Blog Blitz team, please consider it. When my comments went over 100 for the first time in my four years of blogging, even I got teary!

I still have a stupid grin on my face.

So, thank you. Every single one of you. Thank you.


  1. Thanks for the morning chuckle, Heather!

  2. I missed the blitz, but I am glad you were blessed with many many visitors. I can see you deserve it. God bless, Maria

  3. Oh my, those gnomes really set you up this time! Careful, it might be a distraction, they're planning to take over the world! :)
    Thanks for the great pics!
    Andrea, #atozchallenge Mighty Minion Asset

  4. You...and Stormy...are welcome! :)

  5. One too many beers there, Stormy!
    I told DL that it would be Blitz overload doing it on IWSG day - and that was awesome. You'll never forget it now.

  6. Thank you for the early morning laugh. I think I woke my wife up with it. lol.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

  7. I think I have a crush on Stormy :)

  8. HA! I would hate to know why the Fire Fighters put him in that tree!

  9. I'm guessing the firefighters didn't like him hogging all the beverages. Don't get in between a thirsty rescue hero and his beer!

    Happy A-Zing
    Laurel's Leaves

  10. Getting stuck in a tree. How embarrassing.

  11. I've always had a soft spot for Stormy. Yeah, that whole tree thing was a little disturbing!

  12. HA! I have one of these guys riding around my yard on a snail. I never know where he's going to be.

  13. It's been a wild ride, like one of those roller coasters that is so intense, you simply have to ride it again! So glad you're having such a good time and thrilled for the excitement of it all! You're a great Co-Host!

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Writing Tips
    Effectively Human
    Lots of Crochet Stitches

  14. Cathrina – My pleasure! TY!

    Maria – Thank you for saying so!

    musicfanandrea – Pretty sure they start the zombie apocalypse.

    Andrea – He’s starting to like you more and more!

    DL – I bow to you, sir! TY!

    Alex – No. I will never, ever, forget it! It ROCKED!

    Brandon – Oops… sorry! : ) TY!

    Katie – He loves you, too!

    DAVID – Long story. TY!

    Laurel – It’s the truth. They can get pretty vicious! The gnomes, too!

    Tony – It’s not the worst place we’ve found him! TY!

    LTP – He’s recovered nicely. : ) TY!

    Bish – HA! I’d love a picture of that!

    M.J. – That’s so sweet! I had great teachers! Thanks for coming!


  15. Thanks for the humor today, Stormy! And you totally rock! I'm sorry I missed the blitz.
    Happy Blitz Day, belated!

  16. 100 comments is awesome but I would be unable to respond and it would fuse my head.

    Good luck with the rest of the trip to Z

  17. Heather--I love your sense of humour. Thanks for the laugh!

  18. Happy belated blitz day! Love your garden gnome. Too funny!

  19. Checking out the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Thanks for sharing the link!

  20. Tyrean – Thanks for coming! I appreciate that!

    Rob Z – Thank you! It was pretty awesome.

    randi lee – I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you!

    Sherry – Thank you! It was so cool. Thanks for coming!

    cleeemckenzie – He truly is. I won’t tell him that though. : ) TY!

    Elizabeth – I’m so glad! You should SO join! It’s great! TY!


  21. The Blitz is an amazing thing, eh? Poor Stormy, such consequences. I hope he got beer before he got stuck in the tree...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

  22. Haha, I think this is my favorite A-Z theme I've seen so far :) Hilarious! Love it :)

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

  23. Love your stories Stormy! Keep up all the adventures and make sure you get a stool for the fire truck...

  24. hehehe I loved the idea behind the photos :D brilliant

  25. Stormy, you're making me look bad with all your multitasking! lol

  26. Looks like Stormy had to call his buddies at the Fire Dept. to help him outta that tree. Take it easy on the fist bumping brews next time, pal:)

    A to Z #TeamDamyanti

  27. That's so funny! And how great to be blitzed - still waiting hopefully for my turn :/

    Teaching English with Mr. Duncan
    A-Z of hotels

  28. Hehehe! Oh Stormy.

    That's awesome you got Blitzed! DL had a great idea with the Blitz team when he created it. :)

  29. Sounds like an exciting time for you!
    I love your A to Z theme and can't wait to stop back for more gnomes!

  30. Aww! Everyone showed some love! And the comments are still coming in, I bet. :D

  31. haha, not sure Stormy was displaying "Clever" behavior by overindulging in alcohol to the point that he got stuck sideways in a tree - but at least he understands "Consequences"! And I'll give "Courage", too, for volunteering to put out fires. Unless he is the one starting them in the first place... hmmm...


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