Thursday, May 26, 2022

Chapter 55

Yesterday was the beginning of Chapter 55 for me.  In the morning I decided to go out and do a little shopping.  I usually do most of my shopping now with the big guy which I do enjoy but sometimes it's fun to go out on your own.  I started at Menards where I needed to get a large bag of potting soil and a few more bags of garden soil.  Of course six new perennials jumped in to my cart.  Funny how that always happens

After that I went to find a couple new summer tops at Carls which is a local family owned shop. I was pleased to find really cute ones so I should be set for the summer with these additions and what I already have.

I came home and worked in the yard for a while.  Of course I didn't get enough garden soil so the big guy will pick that up this morning and then I can finish the new corner flower bed sometime today if the rain holds out.

The rest of the day I read, played a few hands of cards with the big guy and just puttered around the house in a relaxed way.  It was a really nice day. Thinking back on chapter 54, all and all it was a good year.  I have a lot to be thankful for and I am.

I always make a to do list on my birthday of things I want to focus on in the coming year.  Not projects like I do on my New Years list but things that will bring me joy and hopefully make me a better person.  In reviewing last years list I am pretty happy with how I did. I am going to keep this same list for this year because it really keeps me focused on how I want to live each day and what is most important to me.

1. Make 12 new to me recipes Done

2. Make 12 desserts (this big guy will love this one) Done

3. Do 12 random acts of kindness (strangers) Done

4. Do 12 random acts of kindness (friends) Done

5. Do 12 random acts of kindness (family) Done

6. Read 12 books (I used to triple this amount but lately haven't come close) I read 20

7. 12 day trips with the big guy We did 8

8. Continue to be grateful every single day Done

9. Continue to stay mindful of each moment Done

10.Continue to pay attention to the little things in each day Done

I made steak, parmesan butter pasta and a salad for dinner along with a slice of the bread I made.  It was delicious. So all and all it was a wonderful start to this next chapter.



  1. Chapter 55???????

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  2. Happy belated birthday Lori! I like how you do your years in chapters! I also like the list you make and then looking back at it and seeing how you accomplished it. Great list and great accomplishments in Chapter 54! Sounded like a wonderful day to welcome in this new chapter of your life and that dinner looks so delicious!! May this next chapter be the best one yet!!!


    1. Thank you Betty! It was a really good day. I have to make lists to keep myself on track. I hope you're doing well and that you are having a good week.

  3. Happy Birthday! That's a fun way if looking at a new year.

  4. Happy Birthday!!! I hope the rest of this week is a good one, too.

    1. Thank you my friend! Hope you're doing well.

  5. Oh my goodness gracious! A happy birthday to you! May the next twelve months be some of your best ever.