Thursday, November 03, 2011

Thursday Thirteen #215

It is the first Thursday in November, and as such I will go back over October and list 13 things I am really grateful for or happy about or just want to remember.

Snow in the mountain,
golden leaves on the trees.
1. We had snow on October 28. This was not the first time I've seen snow in October; I remember one year on October 10 we had a crack of thunder and snow began to fall. Thundersnow, they called it. But I don't remember it snowing just to snow.

2. I read (or listened to) these books: Promise Me, by Richard Paul Evans, A is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton, One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich, and a lot of detective short stories for my class.

3. The leaves on the trees turned and created a wonderful patchwork quilt of beauty for all to enjoy and clasp close their hearts.

4. We purchased another herd of cows to add to our existing herd. Almost all of them had babies by their side.

Li'l Miss Deer comes to visit often.
5. The turkeys and deer have been plentiful around the house, and I have enjoyed watching them. The turkeys strut and bob and the deer look in the windows.

6. I went to Fincastle to watch my nephew run in the Bank of Fincastle 10K. Go nephew!

7. My thesis finally took on a voice and I moved it forward a little bit. I only need about, um, 50 more pages and I can graduate with that masters degree.

8. My pounds lost numbers continued to climb and I have now lost over 20 pounds. I lost about 7 pounds in October alone. I'm going to have to clean out my closet again!

9. I did not get sicker and finally toward the end of the month I began feeling better. I've had a terrible infection but I think I am over it now (fingers crossed). I also found out on Halloween that I have a stress fracture in my foot. But hey, it could have been worse!

10. My oral project for my Detectives in Fiction class went well. I talked about the TV show Hunter which was on in the 1980s.

11. I went to the Roanoke Arts & Crafts show at the Roanoke Civic Center and had a nice time walking around and getting out of the house.

12. My aunt came down for a visit. She lives in Salem, which is not so far away, but still a long drive.

13. I went to a meeting of the Roanoke Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, where I am the secretary, and had a good time.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 215th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Busy month for you... congrats on your weight loss... wish I could say the same for me.... but I'm lazy.

  2. Congratulations on the weight loss. Sounds like you had a good October :)

  3. Congrats on the weight loss - I know what a task that is (I've lost 173 lbs from 308 to 135)

  4. have you heard the term onion snow for April ??How are you losing?

  5. That is great on how much you lost! The months are just peeling away too. Seems like you just did this for September.

    We have a bear now that has come up on the porch and left scat! I am not comfortable with that.

  6. We had thundersnow once on my birthday. I think it happened because a co-worker who shared my birthday prayed for it.

    Have a great Thursday!

  7. I enjoy reading your Thur. 13 each week! Great job on your total weight loss to date and on the work
    toward your masters - keep going! They're both great achievements - Congrats!

  8. I love the view from where you live. It must be inspirational. Wow, 215 Thursday 13's. I still struggle to remember to do it.

    No wonder you don't have time for Nano. A Thesis! Congratulations on almost finishing and getting a master's degree. There's a special beauty with snow in the background and colored leaves on the trees. Enjoy!

  9. Wow, kudos on the weight loss. Very inspiring.

  10. One for the Money is on my November reading list, as it has been much recommended by friends. Congrats on the continuing weight loss!

  11. Our first snow was Oct 31 but only in the morning. Then it all melted before trick or treating time.

    Mine's up! Happy T13.

  12. Living in Va myself, I can relate to a bunch of your 13 this week. Feel better!

  13. Lots happened in your world in October. Congrats on the continued weight loss, that's certainly an achievement.

    Hope your November has lots of happy stuff as well.


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