Monday, December 28, 2015

Sunday Stealing on Monday, the 2015 year-end edition

1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? 
I visited my Nana now that Alzheimer's disease has complete robbed her of any real cognizance.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? 
No. And yes.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? 
Not this year.

4. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2015? 
My middle daughter and I have learned some valuable lessons about each others' boundaries.

5. What was your favorite new TV program? 
I honestly can't think of one. The December hiatus has wiped what's new and what's returned from my memory. 

6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015? 
A better grip on my finances.

7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 
December 4-6, when I joined my mother in Florida to visit my Nana on her 95th birthday.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 
I was shocked and delighted to find that my I {heart} Rhody website had been used as a reference in a book on local history.

9. What was your biggest failure?
My inability to motivate my daughter and her family to get their own place.

10. What was the best thing you bought? 
I can't think of a best thing.

11. Whose behavior merited celebration? 
Peppy learned to walk.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted? 
When al Qaeda says "those guys are too violent," you know you've found the worst of human behavior. Looking at you, Boko Haram.

13. What song will always remind you of 2015? 
I can't think of one.

14. What do you wish you’d done more of? Exercise. 

15. What do you wish you’d done less of? 
Laying around on my lazy butt.

16. What was the best book you read? 
Gumption, by Nick Offerman. It's a series of essays about the people who impress him most.

17. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying? 
Having the house to myself. 

18. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Peppy walk-a-walk"


  1. I have to get control of my finances, too.

  2. Here's hoping you enjoy a little more solitude and privacy around the house in 2016.