Today in My History
2001: The Auld Sod
Pledge for DSL
Auld Sod (rerun)
Me, I'm Irish
2006: Luck of the Irish
2007: I've Been "Puppied"
2008: Lovely Things
2009: Open Mouth, Insert Foot
2010: Teen Agers
Exhausting to be Obsessive
Books Read in 2012
"The Christmas Train"
Most Recent on My
My 70th Year
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17 March 2012
The wonderful Kwizgiver
who does more memes than just about anybody I know (I do such a teeny bit compared to
her!) does something called "13 Things" each week. I don't usually do it,
but I decided to do it today. If I remember, it's the same questions each week.
1. Outside my window
...it is dark and rainy. Sheila came in a bit ago to lie down under my desk,
with her head on my feet. I reached down to pet her and she was very wetl
2. I am thankful
...MY NEW MONITOR!!! In fact, one reason I decided to do "13
Things" today was that I have had such a good time looking at everything on this
lovely big monitor that I didn't really do enough to write about.
3. In the kitchen
...is a big mess that I need to clean up
4. I am wearing
...my new black shirt covered with white, pink and grey butterflies, black sweat
pants, and black socks.
5. I am creating
... this journal entry, of course.
6. I am going
... to cook dinner for all the family (us, Walt's brother and sister-in-law, my
mother, and Jeri) at my mother's house tomorrow, because Jeri is flying in from Boston
tonight for a long weekend.
7. I am reading
..."Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. I just finished
"The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci this evening, which I picked up on the
bargain table of the bookstore earlier this week.
8. I am learning
... how nice it is to get a full night of sleep.
9. I am pondering
... why the Republicans are continuing to pursue this war on women in an election
year...and whether American women voters are going to understand how under attack they
10. A favorite quote
Here are two:
"Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived...Tidiness makes me think
of held breath, of suspended animation... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of
idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention
when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and
why we are here."
Memories are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our
souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely.
11. One of my favorite things
... is being able to spend time with family, so I am very much looking forward to
12. A few plans for the rest of the week
... other than dinner tomorrow, nothing. I think Walt may go to Ned's and help
him pack up their house (they are moving next week)
13. A peek into my day
Today? I sat at my computer and wrote, got up to
eat, drink water, and relieve myself. That's about it! Oh--I watched Jeopardy,
Washington Week, and This Week in Northern California, cooked dinner and wrote
this journal entry. Such an exciting day!