Some things I did in 2018….

Finished my novel (first draft)

Traveled to the beach four (4) times

Walked in the Nashville Women’s March

Took my granddaughter to a lookout on the Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville and showed her where I made history by participating in the first Women’s March in 2017

Wrote a seven-thousand word essay

Met family in Destin, then spent a day and night there alone with my dog

Planted a butterfly garden, with butterfly lights, a house, a bath

Tried for the first time planting a vegetable garden in containers

Made eggplant parmesan for the first time

Visited the Biltmore in Asheville and attended a lecture by one of the “Hidden Figures”

Took yoga, spin, and barre classes

Provided river tonnage statistics for the governor of Ohio

Wrote a poem for the re-marriage ceremony for my son and daughter-in-law

Hosted a wedding reception for the above two

Went to a Titans game for the first time in a lot of years

Went kayaking on the Duck and hiking at Timberland Park

Went to Art Crawls and book festivals (three!)

Went to a play at Chaffin’s Barn

Chose titers for my dog instead of re-vaccinations

Said goodbye to a longtime friend (and missed our lunches at Chop House and talk about poetry and essays)

Saw my grandson make his first touchdown—a 65-yard run!

Hosted Thanksgiving for seven

Reached a milestone of ten years following the loss of my husband

 

Stepping into 2019!

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