Bloganuary prompt 1/10/23

Has a book changed your life?

I read a lot! But not especially to learn something. Reading to me is like TV to other people. I just enjoy reading. It is my favorite thing to do. I read for pleasure, not to study or learn something. So most of what I read is fiction, and occasionally a biography or memoir.

I don’t go to church anymore, but I went to a bible study for several years that gave me an appreciation for the Bible. Though I don’t read the Bible every day it has an impact on my life. It makes me think about and consider life differently than before. I pray every day and often meditate which came about from my daily Bible reading in the past. So I would say the Bible is the book that changed my life.


Monday, catching up…

I planned on doing the January Bloganuary post every day. But somehow that didn’t happen, so here I am catching up. I hope to keep current for the rest of the month.

1/2 How are you brave?
I can’t say I am brave. I have had to make hard choices and do difficult things
and maybe some think that is a form of bravery, but I think that’s just part of life.

1/3 What is your earliest memory?
I remember when I was about 3 years old sitting on the dining room table arguing with my mother that she was
putting my socks on the wrong feet. I knew that there was a right sock and a left sock!

1/4 What is a treasure that has been lost?
Someone I loved with all my heart.

1/5 What brings you joy in life?
The people I know and love.

1/6 Why do you write?
No big or important reason. It’s just something I like to do.

1/7 Write a short story or poem about rain.
The rain falls softly
Cool and fresh
The earth is renewed

1/8 How far back in your family tree can you go?
Not very far. Nobody talked much about the past.

1/9 What is the most memorable gift you ever received?
The Teddy Bear I was given the day I was born.
Of course, I don’t remember actually receiving it but my Guy
was my best friend and I still have him.


January 1, 2023

It has been a while since I have participated in Bloganuary but I have decided that this year I will. I don’t know how it will go. I haven’t been exactly motivated to write lately. So here goes the first day…the prompt is

What is something you want to achieve this year?

Hmm, I am not very good at making plans or looking ahead, but I will try to answer this prompt. Getting more exercise this year is the only thing I have come up with. The plan is to walk and do my stair and hallway circuits every day and do some simple exercises every other day.

So, today I went for a walk and did my stair and hallway circuit.
Day one was a success!

The picture is an impressionist painting of me
my brother did when I was in my early 20’s.

Christmas · whatever!

Thursday, thoughts…

December is the month of Christmas.
Somehow it doesn’t seem like it this year.
I wonder why?
Is it because it is warm instead of cool or cold?
Or is it just me?
Do I need an attitude adjustment?
Am I becoming a curmudgeon in my odd oldness?
Maybe I need a swift kick in the butt!
Or a slap up the side of the head!