Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thursday Thirteen

1. Thirteen sentences. That's all I need for a Thursday Thirteen. Why does that sometimes seem so hard? It's just 13 sentences! But some days it seems impossible - then I do it.

2. Colleen over at Looseleaf puts her Thursday Thirteens up early. I am frequently of late trying to come up with something at the last minute. Like this morning. She always has grand Thursday Thirteens, too.

3. Looking around my office, I think, well, you could list 13 things in your office. But I have done that before.

4. Still, some things in here are not business-like. Two guitars. A pair of binoculars. Tic-tacs. Cameras. Pictures of Gandolf, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and Supergirl. Three clocks!

5. Of all the rooms in the house, this one most reflects me and my interests. The rest of the house is homey and . . . bland. Really. But it is comfortable.

6. This room is simply cluttered, even though I've removed  seven grocery bags full of books from it this year. Still cluttered.

7. It's a little dusty, too. Hard to keep it clean when there is stuff piled everywhere and I dare not move some little piece of paper because it has something I found profound hastily scribbled on it.

8. Lost my train of thought, so backup and start over again. If I were a locomotive, I'd be lost, except I would have GPS built in, not to mention tracks, so I would only be so lost. Unless I jumped the tracks, in which case I'd be wrecked.

9. The other day I stepped outside and interrupted a hawk trying to kill something in my oak tree. The hawk angrily flew off, but whatever it was chasing - I assume a squirrel - was high in the tree crying pitifully. It was heartbreaking. I don't know if it was badly injured or simply terrified or both. Nor do I know if it lived. Mother Nature is sad sometimes.

10. Now here comes my husband in the house, yelling, "Hello, I'm home," and of course that breaks my concentration, so I'm back to starting all over again.

11. The day is gray but not rainy. We needed sunshine today because we have hay on the ground. He's in the house because he can't work in the field to get the hay up.

12. We did not have a good hay year anyway because we had a drought here, while other parts of the country drowned in flood waters. The weather has been crazy. 

13. We do have enough hay to get the cows through the winter, though. So that is good.


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 723rd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday. Or so sayth the Blogger counter, anyway.


  1. I gather a few ingredients throughout the week and count on a stream of consciousness. I don't post as much as we did in the old blogging days, but I like the TT for myself, as a journal entry, time capsule stored in the TT writer's filing cabinet. Funny how writing is really like talking. And there you go!

  2. This is how my mind works all the time!


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