Thursday, September 01, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

Happy September 1! It's a brand new month! That means it's time for my Thankful Thursday Thirteen, where I list 13 things that happened in the previous month that I feel were blessings.

1. My class reunion. Wow, this was a big one. Our 30th reunion was a smash. I enjoyed every minute of it.

2. I discovered that I want to learn to dance. At my reunion I did dance but I can't dance, so I would like to rectify that. Maybe by the time we have our next reunion, I will be able to foxtrot or something.

3. I reconnected with several old friends. This has been an interesting time for me. Some old high school chums I have seen out and about regularly for these 30 years, but others I literally had not seen since the day we graduated. I am back in touch with a few of these folks on a more regular basis and we're in the process of becoming friends again. It's nice.

4. I received my grade for the graduate class I took this summer. It was an A-, which I was not so happy about, but that was better than a B+ so I can't really complain.

5. I continued to make squash casserole and refined the recipe. Since I do not consider myself a cook, this was an accomplishment.

6. My husband and I took a day trip to West Virginia. We visited the New River Valley Gorge Bridge, and other places, and had a wonderful day together.

7. As of last Sunday, I have lost 13 pounds since June. Weight Watchers is good for me!

8. I visited my asthma doctor and received a thumbs up on my breathing tests. The asthma inhalers are working and I am breathing much better.

9. I read these these books: The Way, by Kristen Wolf (highly recommended!), Ladies of the Lake, by Haywood Smith, and Rescue, by Anita Shreve. It is such a blessing to be able to read!

10. I had lunch with my friends BS. and LS. and we had nice visits.

11. I wrote about 13 pages on my thesis.

12. I saw a golden sunset and was thankful for the beauty of nature that is all around me.

13. My computer crashed but I was able to fix it and get everything working again. I was so relieved!

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 206th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday


  1. Nice 13! It was a very good month!
    When I saw your photos WV, especially the breathtaking landscapes, their logo "Wild and Wonderful" came to mind.

  2. Lenora, West Virginia is a lovely state!

  3. Squash casserole sounds great where is recipe??I'm a Wvaian ..also I just had my 5oth last mo

  4. Sounds like you had a great month! Hope this one is even better.

  5. I can dance better by myself than with people! I think an A- is good! I already mourned the end of summer so I'm ready for September! Did you notice the lack of butterflies this year? Not so many.

  6. Do people really Foxtrot non-competitively anymore? I'm good with just getting out on the dance floor and swaying.

  7. I'm not sure I'm ready for my HS reunion.

  8. So glad you had such a wonderful reunion! Congrats on the 13 pounds!

    May September be even better :)

    Happy T13,

    13 Things to Do

  9. Another good month for you--well, aside from the computer crash. Glad you didn't lose anything and were abel to get it back up and running!

  10. Another good month for you--well, aside from the computer crash. Glad you didn't lose anything and were abel to get it back up and running!


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