Thursday, August 13, 2020

Thursday Thirteen

My blogging friend, The Gal, is participating in "The August Happiness Challenge." So I thought I'd make a list of 13 things that make me happy since it's August 13. (Actually that makes me happy, 13 on 13.) 

It's the little things, sometimes.

1. Finding toilet paper at Sam's Club!

2. Holding my husband's hand before we go to sleep at night.

3. Seeing the chiropractor when I can during this pandemic.

4. Playing my guitar and learning a new song.

5. Figuring out a way around some of Google's stupid changes to Blogger and to its "G Suite."

6. Seeing the light in my husband's eyes Monday when he was lauded by his former coworkers.

7. Taking on a little project.

8. A new pair of sneakers.

9. A new coloring book!

10. "Ozium," which is found in the automotive section at my local Walmart and also at other auto stores. It is great for making perfume, cigarette, and similar odors go away, and it is anti-bacterial. It has a lemon scent that I can tolerate and it doesn't create build up on the tile floor in the kitchen like Lysol can. 

11. The post office. I love the postal service and I am really sorry to see it under siege by the current administration.

12. Chocolate frozen yogurt, which at the moment is the only chocolate I'm allowing myself to have while I try to lose weight. (It isn't going well, but I'm giving it a go.)

13. Family and friends, even the ones who don't want to talk to me anymore.


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 669th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday. Or so sayth the Blogger counter, anyway.


  1. crikey... if this admin doesn't like something it's probably a sure bet they have integrity and are doing an honest job. choc. yogurt sounds good... I want some...I like holding hands as you fall asleep... til a husband's hands get really hot like a furnace that is!

  2. I enjoyed your thankful 13. I am a retired Postal Worker. I will have to check out that Ozium.

  3. Joe and I hold hands when we watch TV. I am so upset about the Post Office. This from the New Yorker: Trump’s Attack on the Postal Service Is a Threat to Democracy—and to Rural America Behind that assault on a right guaranteed in our democracy, however, lurks something less immediate but almost as ugly: the long-standing G.O.P. effort to gut the Postal Service and replace it with a privatized entity—an effort that, if it succeeds, will suck out what life remains from too many of the rural communities that many of those Republicans theoretically represent... The Postal Service, though, is the most popular government agency in the country, with a ninety-one-per-cent favorability rating, and it’s equally popular among Democrats and Republicans. So, the Party has generally had to proceed by stealth. Most notably, in 2006, President George W. Bush signed a law that makes the U.S.P.S. fund the health-care benefits of its retirees seventy-five years into the future. No one else does that; it’s why, even though the Postal Service ekes out an operating profit most years, it is saddled with a huge deficit. New Yorker

  4. I love holding hands with the Husband as we fall asleep, too. More people need that in their lives, so I think.
    What used to take one or two days to get mail from a city 30 minutes away now takes 7 days. I thank the nasty guy in the White House for that.

  5. Welcome to the Happiness Challenge! Every one of those choices made me smile.


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