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Advent Calendar Day 1 (A Little Late Because I Thought of it Before Having to Leave For Work!)

In the spirit of Christmas and the Advent Calendar that has been revamped and re-purposed in myriad ways, I have decided to do one of another sort.  Instead of taking one chocolate per day (or wine or whatever goodie is in vogue) or adding one item into a box to donate for a good cause (a very good thing, indeed) I have chosen to send a little love to my favourite blogs.

Now, this is a difficult thing to do as I am only technically allowed to have 24 entries.  However.  My blog, my choice.  There are 31 days in the month of December so, if I feel like it, I can send love to 31 blogs.  Or more.  I shall see.

I have pondered and thought and come up with a list.  It might change as I move forward and remember that I forgot ones that I love because I don’t “see” them that often or whatever.   Also, for the purposes of fairness and because I don’t necessarily love one for than another (or maybe I do) – is neither here nor there, I shall list them alphabetically!  No favouritism happening here, no siree.

Also, I am not usually a multi-post per day poster but this will happen as there are challenges I like to participate in and, who knows? I may get inspired by other stuff.  And the next Advent posts won’t ramble on like this one either 😉

As mentioned in my title, I had this wonderful lightbulb moment at like 2:30-3:00 pm.  And I had to leave at 3:30 for work.  And, ironically, it is now 3:30 am and I got home from work a mere half-hour ago.

Day 1:  Addicted to Purple

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has become more than just a Friday Fictioneer Facilitator to me over the years.  She’s become a dear friend.  I came to her blog through Sarah Potter (we’ll get to her on another day 😉 ) whom I came to via someone else.  This blogosphere is a wonderful place.  I don’t even know how or when it moved from writing a 100-word story on Wednesday-Friday to almost daily chats on Messenger to Skype sessions.

Rochelle is a wonderful writer and artist, or is it artist and writer?  Even she doesn’t know which should go first.  She has the ability, in so few words, to bring to life a person from the past, homing in on that thing that makes them who they are (or were).  She blows me away time after time.

I not only read her fantabulous trilogy and accompanying coffee table book but am also lucky enough to be privy to the birth of her next novel.

Lookit that face!  What’s not to love?

109 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Day 1 (A Little Late Because I Thought of it Before Having to Leave For Work!)

    • Ah Jilly. Nah, I guess I don’t! 😉
      I love words and you should have seen me looking up “hone” vs “home” as I didn’t want to fall into that trap! Myriad is a great word to use. And thank you!


    • Thank you, Arlene. I figure this is a great way to share the love and expose those that touch me in some way or another. Of course, I just may end up in mid-January 😉

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  1. Great idea. I am not surprised that you started with Rochelle 🙂 And besides the relationship you’ve developed with her, she is a fantastic blogger, so deserves to be first 🙂

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  2. Aaaw, Dale. ❤

    What can I say? I'm honored to be on your list. Thank you for your kind words. I do so appreciate your input on my WIP. As writers we all need an extra set of eyes. Thank you for being mine. You've certainly started my day off with a silly grin. Mil gracias. Merci beaucoup.
    I, too, love the blogging world. Without it we'd never have met and that would've been an unknown tragedy.

    Shalom and hugs, my dear friend.


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    • ❤ right back atcha, Rochelle!

      They are well-deserved words and you have no idea just how much that tickles me pick – um, purple – to be "in" on your WIP. I am ever so thankful for this blogging world

      Lotsa love,

      Dale xo


  3. Reblogged this on Word Shamble and commented:
    What a delightful idea this is. Dale is one of my favourite bloggers – warm, human, giving, talented, just a lovely lady – and for her to nominate Rochelle – the purple fairy blog mother – as her first blogger of advent is just perfect. Christmas has officially started.

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  4. Brilliant idea. No, I shall not emulate. Though I do feel this the time of year for remembering where we’ve been, and who we’ve been there with. And I do remember being with you at CampNaNoWriMo, and jolly glad that I was. 🙂

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  5. PS: Forgot to mention that we recent spotting a different Advent tradition – a wine with a different cheese each day. I’m sure someone has a different wine AND a different cheese every day. 🙂

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  6. You’ve chosen the perfect lady to begin your lovely project. Brave girl to take on this type of undertaking. I wish I had more hours in the day. You use every second of everyday to the maximum. Are you related to the energizer bunny, Dale? : )
    Sweet thoughts about a very delightful, funny and kine hearted …
    Purpler Princess.
    Isadora 😎

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    • Thank you, Francine. It’s hard to whittle it down to 24 to be “official”… I’ve got 35 lined up!! Oh well… who says I have to stop, eh?


  7. Nothing like an advent calendar to get the season rolling. Im behind on mine as well. It is a chest of tiny drawers which are usually full of mint chocolate hershey kisses for every day in December. I will be sure to fill it up in the next few days!
    Rochelle certainly deserves pride of place in your blogroll, alphabetical or not, since she is the inspiration for so much Friday Fiction, and the wonderful commentary that ensues.
    So glad I stumbled upon you guys last may. And so glad to enjoy many of the voices here in these comments, not to mention your own very cheery voice!

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  8. Very nice, a fantastic take on the advent calendar. Loving, appreciating others, and giving encouragement is in keeping with the spirit of the Christmas season. I’m inspired! You mentioned you are going alphabetically, but Rochelle is an awesome beginning.

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  9. Even though I’m a follower, for some reason WP decided not to tell me when you posted. Someone dropped by the Ranch and mentioned they found me through you and my lightbulb moment went, ‘hmmm, why haven’t I seen her posts?” Now I know (those tricky toggle boxes that must be checked but somehow weren’t-grrr…with apologies). I love this Advent idea. Well done! Now excuse me while I catch up on a batch of good reading on your blog! Have a groovy weekend. 🥰

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