5 Yr Journal – July 4-10

July 4
Question? ______ is funny.
Year 2012
Grocery shoppers, they stock up on a lot of junk food and a lot of alcohol, but it is fun.
Year 2013
My boys are funny. They come up with the craziest things. It was a fun trip to Oberlin.

July 5
Question? What is your motto?
Year 2012
Try to be nice and not judge others. Try to forgive those that hurt me. Try not to gossip.
Year 2013
Just be me and not what others want me to be. Smile. Be positive as much as possible.

July 6
Question? Who is your best friend?
Year 2012
My husband. He is the one who encourages me to be my best and to shoot for my dreams. Really no close girl friendships.
Year 2013
My husband. Always making me laugh and smile. We like a lot of the same things.

July 7
Question? What’s the next book you want to read?
Year 2012
Reading the V.C. Andrews series from start to current. Love her books. Have almost all of them.
Year 2013
My new found blogger friend and author, Maddie Cochere, her 2nd book Big Apple Hunter. Love the first book!

July 8
Question? What do you have to lose?
Year 2012
Nothing, if I play smart and use my head. Treat others nicely, even if they don’t me. Karma will win.
Year 2013
I hope nothing. I have lost a lot in the past. I think I have learned. Not a lot of close family left to lose.

July 9
Question? Today was delightful because _____
Year 2012
It is getting closer to when hubby and daughter are coming home from overseas!
Year 2013
The boys and I just chilled today. I finished reading a book. Hubby was home and we watched TV. He made me a tuna melt. YUM.

July 10
Question? When was the last time you spoke to your parents?
Year 2012
My dad in 2009, he is now passed on. My mom a few weeks ago when my dad died. We text though a lot.
Year 2013
Dad passed a year ago. It has been a few months since talking to mom. They didn’t raise me.
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365 Questions 5 Years 1,825 Answers…Journal Away

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this when I began this blog, but now a bright light has went off in my head. Unbelievable uh. 🙂 I bought a neat 5 Year Journal last year that asks question everyday of the year for 5 years. It is neat now to see what I wrote last year compared to this year. I have to admit I didn’t always remember to write on that day last year. I sometimes had to go back and remember or think of something. I will try harder to remember this next half of a year. Wow, half the year is gone already.

Of course, I won’t do it everyday and blog down your emails or screen but maybe keep with my weekly blog.

I bought it thinking it might give me some writing material. I was thinking more of for my novels but hey this works. It is like having a daily prompt!

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Begin with July 1st:
Question: Water, Ice, or steam?
Response year 2012: Water, good to drink, good to play in. Need it for everything.
Year 2013: Water still! If I ever get to the lake or pool! 🙂 I’m drinking way more water this year! Feel a lot better! Now live where it rains more!

July 2nd:
Question: Today you cancelled…….
Response year 2012: My thoughts, don’t want to think right now.
Year 2013: Facebook. I made myself stay off so I could edit my novel#1. One more chapter and partial of another! 🙂

July 3rd:
Question: What was the last beach you went to?
Response year 2012: Too long ago. I don’t remember. Haven’t made the pool or lake once this year. Bummer.
Year 2013: Milford Lake in early May. Terrible I haven’t been back yet. 4 miles away. Makes me sad. Lazy? Fatness? Heat? Who knows why. 😦

If you would like to play along, answer the questions in the comments. 🙂 Look forward to hearing them. Have a Happy 4th of July everyone!