Sharing My World 86

Share Your World 12/28/19

What was the single best thing that happened in your life this past year?

I woke up three hundred and sixty five mornings in a row.

 The most challenging?

Getting out of bed three hundred and sixty five mornings in a row.

One thing you learned in 2019?

It is not a good idea to travel by car on the trans Canada highway in late October in a raging blizzard and freezing rain.  Well I knew that already, but a scary hour or so of getting caught in bad weather reinforced this for us.  We were heading west and the storm was heading east, so it all worked out in the end, after I helped W pry his clenched fists off the steering wheel.

Given all your experiences, insights, and lessons learned in 2019, what’s the best advice you could give yourself for 2020?

Stop spending so much time on Twitter, for the love of God.  It is making you crazy.

What’s the best meal/food you ate in 2019?

Anything I did not cook myself.  Except maybe for that one beef roast.  Neither of us could recall the last time I cooked one of those, so it was a rare and delicious treat.  Sorry, vegetarians.  Truly we don’t make a habit of it.

That Tim Horton’s iced cappuccino I treated myself to on the way home from Ontario was memorable.  I’m not supposed to consume that much sugar, probably in an entire day, never mind 10 minutes, or however long it took me to drain the cup.  It was worth every blissful slurp from the straw.  I wanted to lick the ice cubes.

What are three activities you plan to use in the coming year to relieve stress?

Blogging, crocheting, reading, Netflixing.  You may notice that each of these ‘activities’ involves sitting down.

Gratitude Question:

What brought you the most joy and are you going to do more of that?

Well joy is a little overrated.  I can settle quite happily for contentment.  We are SO lucky to have our kids and their families close by.  I treasure the time we spend together.

Lastly – Any resolutions you’d care to share?

Nope. I gave up on those.  There is no point in setting lofty goals for yourself and failing miserably. If there are positive changes, great! If not, oh well.

Here’s to 2020 and positive change everywhere in everyone’s world.

Ten Day Check

We are ten days into the new year and it’s therefore time for a ten day check – to make sure things are going well. If they’re not, this would be a good day to start to turn things around.  We only get one stab at 2012. And there’s only 355 days left, give or take however many we miss because of the end of the world coming up.  But I’m not getting into that right now.

So in the interests of checking things out and feeling good about myself, here are ten things that are going very well for me at the moment.

1.  I have not broken any New Years resolutions!  And that’s mainly because I didn’t bother to make any.  How very forward thinking of me.

2.  My blog a day thing is going well.  The secret to my success is that I have ceased to care how stupid I sound or how incredibly boring my topics happen to be.  My motto is something along the lines of “Write something!  Nobody gives a shit!”

3.  They keep putting me on the schedule, so I keep showing up for work and bringing home a paycheque.  Even though the government in their infinite wisdom has decreed that they will once again deduct CPP from the cheques of the people who pretended to retire early but didn’t really.  I still collect my pension.  It’s all kind of a sick joke if you think about it too hard, so I won’t bother doing that.

4.  I have done some spring cleaning, although spring is a long way off.  Whatever time of the year it is I think I’ll call my sporadic attempts at creating order out of chaos “spring cleaning.”  Then when spring finally does roll around and I’m doing dick-all,  I’ll be able to enjoy that without guilt.

5. For ten whole entire days I have not once lapsed into my “Intense Hatred of January” mode.  Only 21 more days to go!  I’ll never make it!  But that’s perfectly okay.  I’m confident that another month will come along that can shoulder some of the wrath.

6.  I have read the Plinky prompts and smiled and ignored them without feeling the need to rant about how they’re all repeats.  Obviously I’ve been hanging around there too long.  Or my memory is not yet short enough to have forgotten what I said the first time around.  Well, actually, in most cases it is.   And since I’d either repeat what I already wrote or (a much more likely scenario) completely contradict myself, I’ll just hang in there and wait for a good topic to surface.

7.  I’ve discovered the joy of Tags.  WordPress prompts me to use them.  I just pick a couple of the ones they suggest when I’m done.  Lots of times my choices are based on nothing more than whims.  A lot of people will be seeing my blog completely by accident.  I hope it doesn’t ruin their day.

8.  Every day (and I’m not even kidding – EVERY single day) I have been making a salad and eating it.  My insides are probably now irreversibly green.  I’ve also been drinking a fruit smoothie for breakfast EVERY day.  The psychic said I would live to be 93, so I’m just trying to make sure I’m healthy for the duration.  And if that includes purchasing things like ‘happy planet organic antioxidant’ juice, so be it.

9.  I have been reading, reading reading.  My head is full of words.

10. I am slowly (ever so slowly) weaning myself away from the most time wasting game on the face of the earth.  It isn’t all that much fun anymore, and more like work and an obligation.  The almighty pursual of points, to what end?  I don’t know anymore.  Maybe I never did.  Soon I will have set myself free.

I’m sure there’s more things than that to be blissfully happy about, but I said ten, so ten is where I stop.  I am so incredibly disciplined about random things.