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When February Became the Longest Month of the Year

30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge
Day 3: Temporary Insanity

I haven’t checked the other participants in today’s writing challenge yet to see what they’ve all chosen to write about, but I’m willing to bet at least 147 of them have somehow weaved it into the reason for their participation in this challenge in the first place.

Signing up for a 30 minus 2 day writing challenge, while merciful for its February placement is still 28 frickin’ days, and I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m only thanking the powers that be that this is not a leap year.

However, I have been depriving my readers of frequent posts for months and needed something to kick start myself into writing more often, so not unlike a teenager choosing to drive their father’s car off a pier, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Not unlike a yappy dog nipping at the heels of a murderous pit bull, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Not unlike a woman throwing back a shot of Jose Quervo every time Justin Bieber gets arrested, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

And so you’ll forgive me as I grasp at straws for the next 25 days?


The 30 Minus 2 Day Writing Challenge is hosted by We Work for Cheese.

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  1. Larry says:

    Don’t ever commit to anything. Nothing good has ever come from it. True story.

  2. P.J. says:

    Grasp away. Many of us have been doing it since the second week of year one …

  3. KZ says:

    All is completely forgiven, because, I too feel a little overwhelmed by this challenge. Also like you, I haven’t been writing very consistently for a long time, so I figured this challenge was what I needed to kick my butt in gear. So far, my butt’s been kicked a lot, but I’m a long ways away from recapturing some of that former glory.

  4. Ah yes we are all grasping at straws….

  5. Cheryl P. says:

    I veto what some of the others said. I am so glad to see you back. This may not be a great 30 days minus two for you but it’s going to be a great month for your readers.

    1. Margaret says:

      Aw thanks, Cheryl. How sweet of you to say.

  6. I for one, am SUPER happy you’re posting a lot again! Whether or not you’re drunk and insane!

    1. Margaret says:

      hee hee…thanks, Meleah!

  7. Katherine says:

    “Not unlike a woman throwing back a shot of Jose Quervo every time Justin Bieber gets arrested, it seemed like a good idea at the time.”

    Wait… someone ELSE does that TOO!?!? HA HA HA!!!

    1. Margaret says:

      Great minds, Katherine.

  8. Nicky says:

    Oh wait, we’re supposed to wait for something to happen before drinking the shot of Tequila? I did not know that. Huh.

    And I’m not blaming this challenge for my insanity. I blame my children. It’s more fun and I get better Mother’s Day gifts as a result.

    1. Margaret says:

      One of these days, before I turn 100, I’m going to have children, just so I can do that.

      1. Cheryl P. says:

        Margaret, you might want to pause, throw back another shot of Jose Quervo….because that would lead to yet another thing that will have you saying “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

  9. If it kicks your ass back to writing here again, I hope the temporary part is permanent. Missed you, sistah!

    1. Margaret says:

      Aw, thanks Jayne. Don’t tell Nicky, but I’m kind of having fun with this so far.

  10. Ah, Margaret… the things we do to keep ourselves writing. It’s pitiful, indeed! I just hope there are enough straws to go around!

    1. Margaret says:

      Whatever it takes, Boom Boom. And here, have a straw.

  11. laughingmom says:

    Not unlike the rest of us, you are a sucker for Nicky calling you out on Facebook. We are all lemmings.

    1. Margaret says:

      Yes. What sound do lemmings make? Or should I just bleat?

  12. Here in Texas this football season, it was the idea of drinking a tequila shot every time the Cowboy’s QB, Romo, thru an interception. Actually, I think someone WANTED to get us wasted.


  13. Linda says:

    “needed something to kick start myself into writing more often…”

    Yeah, me too!

    1. Margaret says:

      Yeah, me three! Oh wait. I said it first. Oh well, chalk it up to …. wait for it…. temporary insanity – yay!

  14. You can always write about goats. We are an endless source of insanity – temporary or permanent.

    1. Margaret says:

      Well THAT’s true. 🙂

  15. nonamedufus says:

    Everytime Justin Bieber gets arrested? Oh yeah, you’ll be in fine shape at the end of the month.

    1. Margaret says:

      hee hee! (hic!)

  16. Malisa says:

    It’s funny how temporary insanity occurs at the exact same time every year, isn’t it? Thanks, Nicky! Listen, Margaret Jose Cuervo is a friend of mine. I like to drink him with a little salt and lime. Well, you get the point.

    By the way, I listed a last year’s reading index so you can catch up on Cooter. It’s on my post today.