Ya’ll are going to get tired of hearing from me today…
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What was the single best thing that happened in your life this past year? The most challenging? The best thing that happened for me this year was that I made it from one end of the year to the other relatively unscathed. No major illnesses, no disastrous happenings. I suppose I could go back through my blog posts and find some proof that says otherwise, but I wrote around 700 posts this year and I don’t feel like it. The most challenging would have to be the death of my cat Cece. We have one cat left out of all the cats we’ve owned over the years; once she goes, that’s it, at least for a good long while. Mary and I have agreed not even to discuss whether to adopt another cat until at least a year after Molly goes.
One thing you learned in 2019? That, since there’s going to be a quiz at the end of the year, I should really start writing down what goes on every day. That would actually be good for my own benefit, because I’m starting to lose track of what happens every day. Nothing serious: I show no signs of dementia or memory loss. I’ve always been a little absentminded, and being a good blogging citizen means coming up with ideas and writing them down and reading other blogs and commenting, so sometimes reality escapes, if only briefly.
Given all your experiences, insights, and lessons learned in 2019, what’s the best advice you could give yourself for 2020? Be sure and write things I want to remember down, and take some time every day to leave the cyber world behind (i.e. no computer/smartphone) and enjoy life among the living.
What’s the best meal/food you ate in 2019? A new barbecue joint has opened even closer than O’Charley’s, and we’ve eaten there a bunch of times already. The two best things from there are the brisket sandwich on Texas toast and the cheeseburger.
What are three activities you plan to use in the coming year to relieve stress? I’m lucky in that very little gives me stress anymore, so I’m not quite sure what I’d answer here. We live under a virtual news blackout here (i.e. we don’t watch the news or read the paper), which is especially useful during election years…
What brought you the most joy and are you going to do more of that? Blogging gives me the most joy of anything, and I’ll probably do a lot of that. I’m already up to a minimum of two posts a day, and that will probably increase as the year progresses. The regular features here (Monday’s Music Moves Me, Share Your World, Two for Tuesday, Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World-Famous Writer’s Workshop etc.) will continue, and I may start doing more non-scheduled posts and get out of my comfort zone a little more.
Lastly – Any resolutions you’d care to share? I’ve always been fond of 1920 x 1080.