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101/1001 (43)

20 Jan

It has been eight weeks since my last update.  If you are a new subscriber, I’m talking about the 101 things to do in 1001 days challenge.  If you are interested, my list of challenges (incomplete) is on a separate page.  If you are really interested, you should think about joining us.  It’s free, and as easy or as difficult as you want it to be.

Week 43 

Christmas, New Year and bad cold are over, and Tilly Bud has to stop pretending she’s not well enough or too busy to do any of the tasks.  She also has to stop talking about herself in the third person; she’s not in a novel.

Here’s the cartoon from Savage Chickens that reminded me to get back to the challenges:


Hit 100,000 visitors on my blog (121,863/100,000)

This took me by surprise, sort of.  When I started the challenge, I didn’t have many readers; now I have quite a few (thank you).  I have decided to change the total to 250,000, rather than count it as a completed task.  It’s good to have a goal, even when I keep moving the goal posts.  I never did understand the offside rule.

Read 101 new books (23/101)

This was going slowly until Christmas, when the Hub bought me a Kindle.  I love the Hub.  I love reading.  I love the Hub; he facilitates my reading.  I’m sure it’s got nothing to do with him wanting to watch 24-hour, guilt-free sport.

I have read five new books since Christmas (four, of course, are the Twilight novels.  I’d blush, but I don’t care that you think I’ve reverted to teendom); I have also been re-reading old favourites, especially Dick Francis, my hard copies of which are going mouldy in the loft.  I love the Hub.  I love my Kindle.  I love Dick Francis.  This is me, happy.

Watch 101 new films (47/101)

I have watched 13 new films in the last eight weeks, as well as many old favourites.  I’m not going to review them.  Watch them yourself, lazy.

Write 1001 new poems (283/1001)

The downside to all this book reading and film watching is that I am now behind on my poem a day task.  I should have written 301.  Did I mention I was ill and it was Christmas?  Nobody writes poems when they’re ill and it’s Christmas.  I’ll catch up, as soon as I’ve read my current book.  And the one after that.

Learn my baptism verses.

I finally did this.  I knew them in the Revised Standard Version but now I have a New International Version and I get the two versions mixed up.  Call it old age; or reading and watching films too much.

Buy a guitar.

The Hub again. I love him. He bought me a guitar for Christmas. I know the task required me to buy the guitar, but I take my marriage mores from my Mother-in-law: What’s his is mine; and what’s mine’s me own. Therefore, technically, I paid for it. But I love him anyway.


And there you have it.  I haven’t done so bad, considering it was Christmas, I was ill, and I spent all my time reading and watching movies.  You should think about joining me; especially if you have a helpful spouse.

Joke 302

20 Jan

From Will & Guy’s joke site.

A nursery school teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work.

As she got to little Sarah who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. Sarah replied, “I’m drawing God.”

The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

Sarah replied, “They will in a minute.”

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