Thursday, May 05, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

Since it's the first Thursday in May, I will take a look back at April and recount 13 good things about the previous month. It's my positive 13!

1. My grades are really good! In fact, as far as I know, I have straight As in both classes.

2. My allergies, while not great, are not as bad as they could be, and I am thankful for that. At least this year I have not been bedridden with them.

3. I walked on the treadmill 17 days last month. That's slightly better than walking every other day. Still not what I want but getting better.

4. My flower garden received a little attention from me over the course of several days. I put down mulch, weeded, cut the roses, fed the plants. I love getting a little dirt on my gloves.

5. I read (or listened to) these books: Ruth Benedict, by Margaret Caffrey (for class), Home to Holly Spring, by Jan Karon, Sizzlin' Sixteen, by Janet Evanovich, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Ablom.

6. I had two massages in the month of April. I usually only have one but one was on the 1st and the other near the end of the month. To only have 30 days, April seemed especially long this year, but I think it was just the way the days fell on the calendar.

7. I had lunch with old friends and new. I am so grateful and thankful for my friends. What would I do without them? I also lunched with my aunt just this week.

8. I worked a little on my thesis. Not as much as I had hoped but some, and I get credit for that!

9. We have had absolutely beautiful weather - not too hot, not too cold - and that makes for favorite days.

10. I bought a planner this week. It is an effort to get my time back because it feels like I am not as well organized and in control as I used to be and want to be at this time in my life. We'll see how that works out.

11. I was the class clown one night in sociology class, and made an idiot of myself, but it doesn't seem to have hurt me any, and it slowly working its way into becoming a fond memory. You know, one of those "remember that time when you said "screw you" to the professor in the course of explaining what synergy in society is?" things.

12. I learned about some very interesting women in sociology and would like to make a study of some of them - in particular, Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict. I have put that on my "to do" list.

13. I saw my niece and my two of my three nephews and talked to the third (he's in college) online. I love those kids!

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 189th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Speaking of allergies... *cough* I can sure tell it's a new month with new things in bloom around here. *cough*


  2. I'm excited about my garden too. :) Happy TT!

  3. Sure wish my kids could score some straight A's. Congrats to you!

    Have a great day!

  4. Some of my worst blunders have become my best funny stories!

    I should wear gloves but can't seem to make myself. My hands stay dirty all spring and summer they way a mechanics hands do.

  5. I live by my planner. It's to the point where my kids will make me put things into my planner just to be sure I'll do them.

  6. Ah, allergy season. The tree pollen has been really high here the past week, making for some uncomfortable mornings.

  7. Full month!

    11. that reminds me of what a friend said "my best memories are mistakes".

  8. Congrats on the grades! Kudos on the walking. I hope it's exactly at the level you want when you report in next month! May the next (just under) thirty days bring you even more to celebrate.

    Happy TT,

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  9. It's nice to read all your good April news, Anita! I do hope that May is even better. I'm so glad that school is going so well for you.

  10. This is a great list! I have also noticed what a nice spring we're having this year.

  11. Oh, I loved sociology class when I took that in college.

    Good job on the grades!

  12. Congratulations on your grades! Also on walking on the treadmill for 17 days. I need to do better with my walking.


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