Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday Thirteen

It's time to look back on 2016, which has been, to say the least, a rather bizarre and ugly year, and see what, if anything, I accomplished.

Since I have not been well, the little things will have to count for a lot.

My husband racing around the track.

1. I wrote 52 Thursday 13s, and hosted the TT website for the year, except for one week when I was on vacation.

2. I went to Pocono, Pennsylvania, and watched my husband race around a race track in a fast race car.

3. I saw my chiropractor 27 times.

4. I went to physical therapy 62 times.

5. I have 100 pages, typed, in my journal for 2016. That's just over 49,400 words.

6. Counting this entry, I wrote 325 blog entries.

7. I edited a novel.

8. I read 19 books, which for me is a record low. I may have read a few more than that, having forgotten to put them on my reading list, but it appears my reading level dropped considerably. No wonder the books are piling up.

9. I resigned myself to having to hire someone to come in to clean at least once a month, because I cannot push the vacuum.

10. I cast a vote for a woman for president of the United States.

11. I shot some nice photos.

12. I started learning to knit.

It's a scarf.

Whatcha think, you knitters out there?

13. I took up coloring and found that I enjoyed that.

Gandalf arrives in the Shire.

Sounds a bit boring, eh? Maybe next year will be more lively.


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 480th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Well, you might be a bit bored, but we who visit you here are never. I'm also having some vacuum/general maintenance issues at present, but haven't (yet) farmed it out.

    Re: The Female Candidate: Me, too.

    write on, Sister.

    1. Thank you. You are very kind. I hope 2017 is better for both of us!

  2. Better than one of mine: I started to like sauerkraut. All I want for the New Year if for Trump to not be president.

  3. I'm with Colleen. I don't want Trump to be president, either!

  4. It's a great list, well planned.
    And, Im staying out of politics for the duration, acting locally and only locally, in my community. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
    Oh yes that vacuum uses muscles that don't work well, and vacuuming requires them to do so!

  5. Not boring at all! I love to read, take photos, and I, too, go to the chiropractor and physical therapy. And I love to color!


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