What did you do last year that you had not done before?
Played Wordle. Also had surgery.
What song will always remind you of last year? Doesn't have to be a song released last year.
I don't listen to music, generally, so I can't think of a song that reminds me of 2022
What do you wish you would have done more of?
I read 50 books in 2022. I would like to have read more
What do you wish you would have done less of?
grieving for friends, mother, and dog who all died.
What was your favorite new TV program? Movie? Album/Songs? Or if you didn't pick up any new ones, what are you still watching/listening to? Any recommendations?
I checked Google for new TV programs and have seen none of the ones they listed for 2022. But I watched all of my favorites, ike Better Cal Saul and all those medical programs ... plus too many Food Network shows for someone who doesn't cook any more!
What did you do on your birthday and how old were you? Did you feel differently?
I turned 79. Ned made a special breakfast, I went to lunch with my friend Kathleen, Ned fixed a special dinner. He and Marta gave me a little camera and I couldn't figure out what it was for, but he told me it was to post in the squirrel house so we can watch the activity in there (and hopefully the birth of babies). I even managed to get a fairly good night of sleep. And no, I didn't feel differently other than realizing that I will be 80 in 2023 and THAT feels "old" where the 70s didn't.
What political or social issue stirred you the most?
Obviously the Jan 6 debacle and the committee's investigation of it.
Who was the most interesting new person you met?
I haven't gotten out much in 2022 and other than the medical crew at Kaiser during my hospitalization, I don't remember meeting any new person.
What changed at your job?
Nothing changes when you are retired!
What changed in your home?
Not much. Our dog Polly died and we adopted Bubba, a 6 year old terrier mix who is a lap dog.
Describe how a relationship changed.
Again, I've seen so few people because of COVID and my surgery that I don't think any relationship has changed.
Do you think you are still the same person that you were at the beginning of the year? How so?
Other than living life without a gallbladder, I'm pretty much the same I was at the beginning of the year.
Summarize the year in three words or less. Bonus points for doing it in one word. Explain.
Death, health, writing. Too many people (including my mother and our dog) died. I had the first surgery I've had since I was 4. And I spent a lot of the year writing to pen pals, which was my fun thing to do.