Share Your World For December 31, 2019

Ya’ll are going to get tired of hearing from me today…

Share Your World is brought to you each week by Melanie B. Cee and this station. Follow the link to learn the rules and to see the questions for this week.

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.

19 thoughts on “Share Your World For December 31, 2019

  1. Sorry to be late to the party, John. I deleted a bunch year-end posts, as I didn’t want to carry any baggage over the line. I saved your Share Your World post because I always enjoy them. That final answer was worth it. Cheers!


  2. Brisket on toast, yessir. We’ve got a bbq joint DOWN THE STREET and we do enjoy it.
    We had shrimp last night, and since the girls don’t like it, I got them pizza rolls 😛
    I don’t make resolutions and still, I support any changes you think will benefit you. It’s good to take inventory and adapt as needed.


  3. You are so right regarding health since I had that one tooth that gave me all that dizziness, tiredness etc… to be more aware of one’s body and check every thing out because it could be just a damn tooth. I was quite worried about my job since we were amalgamating with Toronto but it seems to be aok so trying to worry less which is a huge deal for me would be good. To mark certain events down, especially the good things, would be a bright thing to do as I seem to recall the bad easier than the good. The first word that came into my head was organization for this coming year so I hope I accomplish some of this.


    1. Sometimes it’s the damnedest thing that can throw you off, something you would never in a million years figure on. Years ago, Mary had a terrible cough and it wasn’t going away. Turns out, it was toxic shock syndrome.


  4. Thanks John for Sharing Your World!! Don’t forget your involvement in “Blogging A to Z”, which is where I first ‘met’ you a few years back. That’s coming up in a few months. And I don’t know if it classifies me a nerd or not, but I knew what 1920 x 1080 WAS. A great resolution (I use it myself) indeed! I also live in a total news blackout (deliberately) and am heartened to find others who do the same. I was beginning to think I was more of a weirdo than generally thought. 😐 Heh. Happy 2020 John!


    1. I’d rather be uninformed than misinformed…

      I haven’t forgotten A to Z. We’re probably going to kick that into high gear later this month. That’s the highlight of my blogging year.


    1. Screen resolution, as in how many pixels (picture elements) across by the number of pixels down. Computer monitors, smart TV’s etc. are all measured in them. It’s kind of a technical thing.


  5. Happy new year and wow – 700 posts in a year. I did not realize that at all. And wishing you the best for your goals in 2020…
    And my top takeaway from your blog this year has been the old

    Commercials you share.


    1. I’m happy people enjoy the commercials. Right now, about the oldest ones I can find that I haven’t used already are from the ’70’s, but I’m working on it.

      I was guesstimating the number of posts. It’s actually 651. Not quite two a day, but in some months I was over two. Still, a lot of posts. Happy New Year!

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