Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ten Things Tuesday- The End of the Year Edition

There are always best of of worst of for the year.
I decided to do a ten things Tuesday on the highlights of my year.

Here we go:

1. Published a book
     It is currently in the createspace estore and hopefully by tomorrow it will be available on Kindle. It's a cookbook on dips.

2. Got rid of Directv.
     I lobbied hard for this and finally after a couple years, I got my wish.

3. Sister alienation
     I am not sorry. But, it ain't easy knowing my own sister doesn't want to hear from me.

4. I got Christmas presents that I asked for
     Lots of years, I got nothing or things that I didn't care about. This year was a nice change.

5. More family time
     Honeyman got a day job with weekends off. We get to do family things that we haven't done in years.

6.  Climbed on my roof
     The antenna wasn't going to put itself up so we tag teamed it.

7.  Bought things for myself for no known reason
     I didn't need them, but I bought them anyway. This is almost unheard of.

8. Sent out Christmas cards
     For the first time in several years, I actually did it.

9. Started buying cocoa powder in bulk
     Almost 9 pounds costs $32 plus shipping. Even with the shipping, I save over buying it at the grocery store. If I had a bigger house, I would so be a prepper.

10. Did not win the PCH sweepstakes again
     I was so sure I had a lock on it this time. $5000 a week for life to be given away. ON MY ANNIVERSARY. It was a sign. It had to be. They must have gotten lost. No other explanation.

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Yum. We love dip. Keep me informed.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Coffee Lady. Happy New Year!

  3. Congratulations on being published. Wow.
    We pay eighty dollars a month for cable. Time Warner has a monopoly here.
    Wishing you and your family a very happy New year.

    1. Thank you, Munir!
      With the dish, I paid over $100 and no premium channels either.
      I had a choice of a dish from Dishnetwork or a dish from Directv. No cable.
      Happy New Year!

  4. http://mymorningcupofcoffee.blogspot.com/

    Remember that blog? Well it took me 7 months to finally remember the password. Better late than never. Anyway, I will be over there from now on - so follow me there if you aren't already.

    1. OK. I am pretty sure I still follow you there. I don't remember unfollowing. I will check to make sure. Thanks.

  5. I'm so happy you sent cards! I' feel like I'm on a personal mission to get more mail into the USPS system. HA! :) We haven't had DirectTV since we moved, we just use Netflix and now I got Matt a Chromecast. I'll be honest- I don't know what that is but he said it would be good. We've yet to use it. *sigh*

    1. Sara, I think it's working. The news said cards mailed were up from years past. I even got 11, which is a record.

  6. Sounds like a good year! I can't believe they didn't show up with your money! $5000 a week for life. Wow, wouldn't that be something!

    1. I know, Betty. All they had to do was look for a cornfield. How hard could that be to find in Iowa?


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