AT A GLANCE – January

1.) What is your number one goal this year?
My number one goal this year is increasing and deepening my faith.
2.) What are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for my children and grandchildren.
3.) Are you content?
No. I am more than content. I am joyful.
4.) What is your best memory of last year?
Moving back to the city.
5.) What was the last major accomplishment you had?
Beating stage 4, Hodgkins lymphoma back in 2007.
6.) What possession could you not live without?
My rosary.
7.) Can people change?
I believe SOME people can change.
8) What is the last “good” thing you ate?
Squash soup. – Delicious. – I love squash!
9.) What is your current favorite snack?
Omg.. Cheese balls in that giant barrel from Winco.
10.) What made you smile today?
My granddaughter.
11.) What is your favorite accessory?
My St. Michael medal.
12.) What is making you mad?
The state of this country and the world in general. It’s very disheartening.
13.) What did you have for dinner today?
Chicken alfredo. Yum!
14.) What did you get done?
I made a slight dent in my craft organization. – Slight dent..
15.) Who last called you on the phone?
My youngest, Tommy.
16.) Who are you in love with?
I am in love with my grandbabies!
17.) What are you grateful for?
Today I am grateful for kind, caring veterinarians and veterinarian assistants, and all dog lovers who share my pain.
18.) The best part of my day today was…
Watching my pup recouping and getting her spunk back!
19.) My current favorite website at the moment is…
A tie. My beloved Netflix of course, and Youtube for all of the British crime documentaries available.
20.) What was the hardest thing you’re dealing with?
Trying to get my pup healthy. It’s so scary and I feel so helpless.
21.) Today I wish I had more…
Hours in the day.
22.) Tomorrow will be better because…
I know my pup is on the mend!
23.) What made today unusual?
Almost every day for me could be categorized as unusual but today was unusual because while the east coast was being buried in snow, we had a 50-degree day!
24.) What are you looking for in life?
Peace in my soul.
25.) What is your favorite thing to drink?
My favorite thing to drink. COFFEE!
26.) Today the temperature was…
43 degrees f.
27.) How much did you spend at the grocery store the last time you went?
28.) Tomorrow I will…
Take more cold meds and try to sleep.
29.) What was your last major purchase?
My last major purchase was medical care for my pup.
30.) My house is a home because…
Of the people in it, the love that we share and the memories we make.
31.) Who is the last person to tell you they loved you?
The last person to tell me they loved me was my youngest, Tommy.
Dear February,
Here is my request –
More laughter, less tears.
More happiness, less sadness.
More joy. less pain.
More love, less hate.
You’re supposed to be the month of love.
Please don’t let us down.

10 thoughts on “AT A GLANCE – January

  1. a lovely post and big cheers to the new month!
    fun fact and some local color from my part of the world:
    in finnish february is: ‘helmikuu’ (helmi = pearl kuu=moon) it’s named after the frozen drops of ice that hang from the birch branches during the month.
    february 1 is also the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox it is customary to light a candle to welcome back the sun.

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  2. Yes, Jo, YES! And I have to tell you, the sun is shining here in Boise and it is WONDERFUL! It’s still freezing – 28 at last check – but the sun is shining!!! Here’s to Feb. being spectacular! In truth I’ll just settle for nobody getting sick or dying. 🙂 Oh happy day!


  3. Great January list, Karen, and may your February be filled with more laughter, more happiness, more joy, and more love! And I want to add that I’m so glad your sweet pup is on the mend!! 🙂



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