Sunday, December 27, 2015
Best day of the year (for me) May 23: Milestone Birthday (I'm not saying what milestone.)
Worst day of the year (for me) May 26: Waking up and stepping into ankle deep water. My house flooded in the Memorial Day Flood, a day that will be remembered ever after in Houston's Meyerland community. Nearly every home in our neighborhood was flooded.
Favorite birthday gift: A scrapbook from my children. I invited friends, lifelong and new, to send memories to go in the scrapbook along with some of my favorite pictures. (Note: We're still working on it, but it's coming along).
Nicest surprises: Calls from old friends, wanting to re-connect.
Favorite book: Non-Fiction: Another Great Day at Sea
Fiction: Our Souls at Night
Favorite movies: Room, Spotlight
Favorite TV: The Voice (My sister got me hooked.)
Favorite sports stories: Patriots win the Super Bowl in the last seconds
American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown
Astros come from nowhere almost to the World Series
Best writing experience: Essay called "End and Beginning" included in Shifts anthology, finalist for best book of personal essays in 2015.
Vacation memory: Cruise with my sister. Alas, she is now one game ahead of me in our ongoing vacation Scrabble tournament
Weird holidays: Turkeyless Thanksgiving
Candleless Chanukah (My menorah is in storage.)
Moves of the year: From house sold in August to one bedroom apartment to guest apartment at Brazos Tower because rain kept them from pouring the driveway, so they couldn't get a permit from the city for occupancy. Hopefully, I'll be in my permanent apartment in a week, or a month, or sometime in 2016.
Sad moment: Seeing an empty lot where my house once stood.
Wishing you a new year filled with rainbows, Thelma
Posted by thelmaz at 1:53 PM