Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017

Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Friday, April 1, 2016

A is for . . .

Blogging from A to Z
April Challenge

hosted here

A is for April Fool's Day
per Wikipedia: "Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country...The custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one's neighbor is recognized everywhere."

I've never been good at pranks and even though I like to think of myself as worldly, I am much too gullible for my own good and am easily fooled. Not as much now but that may be because I've changed friends over the years. ;-)

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2016


A Joyful Chaos said...

Happy April to you! We never really did anything for April Fool's Day. Probably because my Dad didn't like practical jokes.

Love the way you rate your books. I have an A+ one I'm rereading right now. :)

Mary Ann from
A Joyful Chaos

ozzypip said...

Hi visiting as part of the A to Z challenge. Like you I wasn't going to join in this year but here I am. I am not a great fan of April Fool jokes. I don't mind the ones that are over in a minute but I don't like being made to look a fool and don't like seeing other people humiliated by a so called joke.Maybe im just a party pooper. I'm at if you want to come on over

Jen Chandler said...

Happy April and Happy A-Z Challenge!

When I was a kid, I had tons of ideas of pranks to play but I hate having them played on me so I didn't do much pranking :) Now that I'm older, I avoid it as much as I can. Like you, I'm much too gullible (or, shall we say, trusting) and I hate when people play pranks that end up in loud embarrassment for me and those around me.


pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Thank you for visiting me today. I am easily fooled for April Fool's Day too. I tricked my hubby this morning and told him there were 5 squirrels at the bird feeder- there were only 2 :) whichh is bad enough.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I'm so bad at April Fool's too. I can't pull off a prank and do get caught in them fairly often. Ergs!

Anna@ herding cats & burning soup

Robin McCormack said...

I got talked into it (wasn't hard) at the last minute as well. Glad you are diving in as well. I'm like you, nor do I like deceiving people just for a thrill. Cheers! said...

Not an April Fool's fan here. Seems like an excuse to do mean things for a lot of people.


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