Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Do it well or not at all.

6 Jan

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This might as well have been my maternal grandmother’s quote, for it was her mantra to her grandkids. I heard these words all the time growing up, while doing my homework, cleaning my room, drawing a picture . . . I still hear her words today, although she is no longer around. Whenever I set out to do something I always try to do it to the best of my ability and I must always complete what I start. I’m grateful to her for instilling these traits in me.

Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog. Check out her weekly wrap-up every Tuesday and be inspired by all the quotes.

Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and Colleen have joined forces! He has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to Colleen’s post. She will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up she does each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

Happy Three Kings Day!

I hope everyone is having a terrific Three Kings Day (Epiphany). Tonight it is going to be a chilly night here in Florida (60º), so we’re going to have hot cocoa with our Rosca De Reyes (Ring cake). 😉

Rosca de Reyes-Three Kings Day-ring cake

Click on picture for scrumptious ‘Rosca De Reyes‘ recipe.

29 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Do it well or not at all.”

  1. coldhandboyack January 6, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    I like it. It reminds me of one we use at work – If you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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  2. Amy January 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    60 degrees – I am so jealous!!

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  3. olganm January 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Great quote. And la rosca de reyes (o el tortell de reis in Catalonia) is very familiar to me. Enjoy!

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  4. Silver Threading January 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    Happy Epiphany! My grandmother made a Swedish version of your Rosca De Reyes cake. We always had Stollen. I remember it well. How nice you have continued the tradition! I do love your quote and try to abide by it to this day! Just shows how our folks drilled those things into our heads! LOL! Happy Three Kings Day, Vashti! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

      It’s nice to continue traditions like these. There are so many sweet memories attached to these traditions and new memories to be formed. Thank you! ❤

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      • Silver Threading January 6, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

        I know what you mean. Those traditions are so comforting too. ❤

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  5. Ameena k.g January 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    That is a wonderful quote! Any job worth doing, is worth doing well. 😄

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  6. Darlene Nemeth (@DarleneBNemeth) January 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Love the quote Vashti. I say something very similar to my daughters and granddaughters. No half fast jobs – do it right and do it all.

    You know it sometimes me makes sad when I hear about family traditions that go back generations. My father was Hungarian but he passed away when I was very young and we know basically nothing about that side of the family. My Mom is Mohawk. The Canadian government succeeded in erasing our native language, beliefs and traditions – in our family anyway.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 6, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

      That is sad, Darlene. But you can create your own traditions with your family or reintroduce some of the old ones. 🙂 Thank you!


  7. justmaria January 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    True… this reminds me of, “Don’t wait for tomorrow what you can do for today”. 🙂

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  8. Sunni Morris January 6, 2016 at 9:57 pm #

    I love that quote. Something similar was part of my upbringing as well. I hate it when people do things “half-ass” or stop the task and get back to it way later, if at all.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

      Hi Sunni! I hate that too. I also hate it when others try to encourage you to do things half-ass, ‘Just leave it!’, ‘Forget about it!’. It goes against my nature. 🙂


  9. aranislandgirl January 7, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    Very aggravating peeve of mine, things being left incomplete, or as I like to say, making work for someone else.

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  10. Rajagopal January 8, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    Nice quote, Vashti. Your space seems to reflect your grandma’s grooming…best wishes.


  11. JESS44903 January 12, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    It’s been negative temps here! BOO! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 13, 2016 at 12:11 am #

      Oh my goodness! You better keep warm or you’ll turn into an icicle. Burrr! I grew up in NYC, so sometimes I miss the snow especially during the holidays. However, when I read about states in the –˚F I say, ‘Forget about it!’. Ha, ha!



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