Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday Stealing


1. Wintertime comfort foods, habits, hobbies. Food? Mac and cheese. Habits? More moisturizer! Hobbies? I don't think I have any winter-specific hobbies.

2. Favorite seasonal/holiday music and songs. I love Andy Williams at Christmastime.

3. The people I want to spend more time with next year. My newish friends: Joanna, Elaine and Nancy. I love and treasure my friends of a lifetime, but I also appreciate the need to forge new connections. And that gets harder as we get older.

4. How much I could change my life in 1 year if I focused. Probably lots!

5. The valuable lessons I learned this year. That permanence and control are illusions in life.

6. How I’d describe 2022 in 10 words. Boy, dental work is insanely time consuming and very expensive.

7. My favorite reads of 2022. I'd recommend three biographies that gave me new insights into lives I thought I knew: Lady Bird and Lyndon by Betty Boyd Caroli, The Book of Joe by Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci, and All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin

8. Best movies I saw in 2022 

9. Favorite TV shows/episodes of 2022 

10. Memorable experiences from 2022. I will spare you the litany of my health issues. Suffice to say, I'm happy and grateful to leave them behind.

11. Three people I enjoyed spending time with this year. My nephew. My oldest friend. My classic movie tribe.

12. How I handled challenges this year. Not all that well.

13. What I’m leaving behind in 2022. Getting up with the alarm clock each weekday morning.

14. How I changed most from beginning to end of the year. After 18 years, my employer and I parted company.

15. What I want to tell myself before the New Year. Change isn't always bad.