Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thursday Thirteen #180

Today it's the positive 13! During the first Thursday of the month I am looking back at the previous month to recount 13 good things that happened the month before. I tend to be a negative Nelly and so I am trying to take the time to remember that all is not bleak and bad!

1. I started back to college! I am taking two classes, one on writing and another about Women in Sociology.

2. I reconnected with a former professor and am making a few new friends at school. All to the good, eh?

3. I didn't have a sore throat for most of February! This was a relief after having one for almost all of January. I still have some tiredness from whatever I had but it seems to be relenting. Yay!

4. I walked on the treadmill 16 out of 28 days of the month. (I keep a record.) That's a little better than every other day. I would like to get up to 20 out of 30 days; I'll keep working on that.

5. My husband went out of town for a week. I missed him very much but it was really nice not to have to do his laundry for a while!

6. I had a massage in early February. Massage is great. I highly recommend it for stress reduction and overall good health. If you're in the Roanoke area, I'll be glad to give you the name of the person I use. She's great.

7. The Roanoke Valley Pen Women group had a Laughing Yoga practitioner (who also happens to be my massage therapist), come in and demonstrate this interesting and unique way to exercise and feel good. Laughing Yoga employs "self-triggered" humor and is done with games, chants, clapping, rhythms, and breathing. It was great fun - let's all laugh more!

8. I've had several new folks visit my blog and comment of late. Thank you all, dear readers, for taking some of your time to share with me. I try to visit back and generally do, even if I don't comment.

9. I had lunch with friends several times. I am so grateful for my friends. What would I do without them?

10. My husband and I spent a couple of afternoons together (apart from the time we normally see one another). It is always nice to reconnect in different ways.

11. I read these books: Learning to Swim, by Sara J. Henry, Brava, Valentine, by Adriana Trigiani, and How to Observe Morals and Manners, by Harriet Martineau. The latter, written in 1838, was for my sociology class, but it turned out to be a good book for world-building if you're a writer. I'm a little behind on my book reading but I have a lot of reading for one of my classes.

12. My father had a health scare but thankfully he is fine now.

13. The fire that burned out of control near some property I own was contained within a day and did not reach my land.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here.  I've been playing for a while and this is my 180th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. What a lovely February. I hope March is even better!

    Happy TT,

    13 Hooping Vids

  2. Looks like you had a pretty good month. May you have many more!

  3. This is a great idea - and it's one I'll have to lift for a future T13. I mean, how great is it to recall positive things? Very motivating, and hopefully we can all come up with more than the thirteen needed. :)

    Happy TT!

  4. I'm smiling thinking of you laughing as a sumo wrestler and some of those other crazy laughing yoga bits.

    I'm thankful that when I unknowingly dropped my wallet yesterday a teenage boy picked it up and returned it to me!

  5. Sorry I missed the Laughing Yoga. Maybe next time, eh?


  6. I make my husband do his own laundry.

    Looks like you've got plenty of silver linings going here.

  7. Lots of great things to smile about!


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