Today is day one of this year's April A-Z Challenge whereby we post about a consecutive letter of the alphabet every day in April, excluding Sundays, and try to include some interesting / relevant information linked to the letter.
For the letter A we have:
"OK" or "okay"
exclamation - to express acceptance or approval
adjective - to express that something is allowable
adverb - to express that something is satisfactory
noun - to authorise approval
verb - to give approval to
origin - thought to have originated in the mid 19th century, probably as an abbreviation of orl korrect, a humerous form of all correct, popularised during President Van Buren's re-election campaign of 1840 where his nickname Old Kinderhook (derived from his birthplace) provided the initials.
Those of you with teenagers will more commonly know it as an overused exasperated answer when they are asked to do something: "okaaaaaay"!
Here are some projects related to oak (or other) trees:
Tribal Acorn by White Willow Stitching
The Mighty Oak by Thea Gouverneur
Night Aura (also called Aura of Rain) by Leonid Afremov
Some "A" things about me:
A - my husband of nearly 18 years and whom I've known since we were 4.
Accountancy - the career I fell into and trained for before having children. I was so close to gaining my ACCA accreditation but failed at the final hurdle when I had exam block for the only time in my life!
Autumn - by far and away my favourite season with colourful trees, crunchy leaves and darker nights drawing in.
And finally my "A" project:
Autumnal Abstract by Vervaco
one of my top three all time favourite projects
This was started in 2005, put aside in 2006, then picked up again and completed in 2014. It went to the top of my WIP pile and stayed there until I had finished it.
That's it for day 1. It wasn't too painful a posting was it?
I hope you have enjoyed my As; I'll be back tomorrow with some Bs.