Friday, December 20, 2013

Highlights and Lowlights from the Year of 2013

High Points:


  1. I Made a New Friend from the Philippines and Made Another One Locally


  1. Continued Writing one of my Novels


  1. Gotten My One Novel to 73,000 Words So Far, which makes it # 2 on my List of Longest Manuscripts I’ve written


  1. Wrote a Short Story


  1. Continued to Send out Queries to Literary Agents


  1. District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses was closer to Where we Live this Year


  1. Got a New Stove after 2 years and 5 Months Without a Stove at All


  1. Got 18 inches of my hair cut off and donated to Locks of Love


  1. Had my Sister Lorinda, Brother-in-law Karl, and Nephew Jakob come for the first visit in 6 Years…BTW we had a BLAST!


  1. Successfully grew 14 Blueberries and ate 7 of them




Low Points:



  1. 2013 wasn’t that Good of a Year for Me but I won’t Stick to the Bad I will Plan for the Future and Await the Good
  2. Sick Cat
  3. Car Trouble and Home Air Conditioner Troubles
  4. Health Concerns, Sickest Year Ever for Me
  5. Still Not Published Any Novels nor gotten a Literary Agent




More High Points than Low Points, as it Should Be! :~)




Finishing Quotes for the Year of 2013:

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” - Theodore Rubin

Ask yourself this question:
"Will this matter a year from now?" Richard Carlson, writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff



Quotes for 2014:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” - B. Olatunji

Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? - Author Unknown


If you can DREAM it, you can DO it. - Walt Disney


Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh - A. A. Milne


As long as we have friendship, today is beautiful.
As long as we have memories, yesterday remains.
As long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits.


Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru


“The Best Journeys are not always in Straight Lines.”




See Ya in 2014!!!! :~) :~) :~)

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