Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Stealing: Year End

From Sunday Stealing

The 2015 Year End Meme

From the archives!

1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?

A. I stopped working and writing (for pay). I've never deliberately done that before. I have always had a job of some kind.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

A. I didn't make any resolutions last year. I don't know if I will make any for 2016.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

A. No.

4. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2015?

A. I learned that most people do not change.

5. What was your favorite new TV program?

A. Supergirl!

6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?

A. Better health.

7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

A. Can't really think of any dates. I had nice visits with friends for which I am grateful, but I don't know the dates they occurred. Wait, we had a nice trip to Charleston in the fall. That'll do.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

A. I went from only being able to manage 2 minutes on the treadmill before it bent me over double with pain to 25 minutes before the pain forced me off. It doesn't sound like a big deal but it really is.

9. What was your biggest failure?

A. Diet.

10. What was the best thing you bought?

A. A coloring book.

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?

A. My husband has been very good and kind while I've tried to get more healthy and overcome this weird disability I have acquired.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted?

A. Donald Trump. I'm sorry, but he is a mean bully.

13. What song will always remind you of 2015?

A. I don't really know. Maybe that Adele song, Hello.

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?

A. Writing and guitar-playing.

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?

A. Playing video games on the computer.

16. What was the best book you read?

A. The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert

17. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying?

A. If I had not had to give up my writing work at my doctor's request (it was more like an order).
18.  Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Starry starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow.
Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen, they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will.
     -- Don McLean

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  1. We are in agreement (as I suspect others are too). On Donald Trump. Congrats on treadmill! Having gone through that, I know the big accomplishment that is.

  2. I agree about Trump. Ugh.

    Hope your 2016 brings better health news and even more stamina on the treadmill...and elsewhere.

  3. Here's to a healthier 2016. Your treadmill answer gets a round of applause from me!

  4. I love my adult coloring very relaxing.

  5. I hope so many of us have better health in 2016. Seems there was so much pain and sadness this year. I also hope you are able to get back to writing. It's in the blood and hard to ignore or curb.

  6. I wholeheartedly agree that Trump is a mean bully. I shudder to think what it would be like if he became President. And yay for increasing your time on the treadmill! What an accomplishment! Good for you--keep it up! Have a Happy New Year and like the rest, I wish you good health in 2016.

  7. Love your final answer -- one of my favorite songs, about one of my favorite paintings.


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