Thursday, January 07, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

Daydreaming about the upcoming year and the next 11 months ... some things that might happen?

1. That book will get written. So far it's off to a slow start, what with not having a clue, but I think this will be the year.

2. We'll put replacement windows in the house. Maybe. If we can afford it.

3. A number of pounds will fall off my frame. This would be good for my blood pressure, my self-esteem, etc.

4. New clothes will fill my closet. This, of course, would be in conjunction with #3.

5. I'll read 45 books. This is a lower number than usual - I usually read 55 or more annually - but given that I am not sure I should be reading a lot of books when I am trying to write one, I have dropped the number.

6. I'll do counted cross-stitch. I picked up this little hobby many years ago and dropped it, but in November I started doing it again. I did three little hicky-doos and then stopped but hopefully will do some more hicky-doos in the near future, that being once my wrist is better.

7. Exercising will be something I long to do instead of look at, eyes crossed, and go, hmm.

8. A long hike up to McAfee Knob. This won't happen unless I lose weight and get in shape, because it is a good walk and I am not capable of it at this time. I have never been up there. It is close and I sure would like to get there before I die.

9. My husband and I will take a cruise. This likely won't happen but I would like for it to. I have never been on a cruise. I also am not sure where the money would come from, though.

10. In lieu of said cruise, we'll go on a vacation. Hopefully someplace different. Maybe we could go to Florida. Or drive out to see the Grand Canyon. He's never seen that and I haven't seen it since I was 12. I would love to see it again.

11. A visit to the Greenbrier. I still want to go see the bunker. Maybe this will be the year.

12. We'll buy more cows. The herd has been thinned as the cows have aged, so it's time for a few more brood cows.

13. The sun will shine, the rain will fall, the seasons will turn, the world will continue on, and time won't stand still. I'll turn 47 years old in June and wonder how that happened, and in November I'll celebrate 27 years of marriage. My hair will continue to sport this interesting white and the wrinkles around my eyes, which are just starting to show, will deepen. One day someone will call me wise.

Thursday Thirteen is a way to get to know a bunch of folks. You can learn more about it here. This my 121th week of participating!


  1. I want to climb Buffalo Mountain (it's been 20 years) and go to Mexico (never been and have friends there).

  2. You will write the book. Writing is the easy part. Finding the right publisher or agent is what's tricky.

  3. Skip the cruise, worst vacation of my life and totally overrated...Good luck with the rest of the list.

  4. I so wish "a number of pounds will fall off my frame." Especially if I don't really have to do the diet and exercise thing I had been planning to do.

  5. I was going to say I'd join you when you're ready to hike McAfee Knob, but just looked it over and not sure I'll ever be in that good a shape again :-)

  6. #13 for sure! Sounds like you have some exercise in your future?

  7. I daydream about finishing a novel or two too. I find National Novel Writing Month is a good start toward that goal.

  8. Good luck on accomplishing your thirteen!

  9. Best of luck, Anita, on fulfilling your wish list, especially #1. And, by the way, McAfee's Knob is totally worth it. You could work up to it by hiking smaller trails and walking about the farm. It's a very special place and a wonderful goal to aspire to.


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