My Grasp May Exceed My Reach


It has been such a long time since I did a Thursday Thirteen that the dern TT website went out of business while I wasn’t looking. Luckily, last week I found a place where people are holding forth TTs for all until such time the old site returns (we hope). For more participants this week just head to

And for some lovely headers go see Jenn‘s posting here

Now for my 13…..tomorrow is my last day at work. I have applied for jobs too numerous to count and not received a single call back yet. Come Monday, I do believe I will have a bit of free time, so here is my list

13 Things Vixen will do with all that free time

  1. File for unemployment
  2. Finish painting the shed Mr. Vixen just built
  3. Start a garden. I have decided to try my hand at Square Foot Gardening. I don’t exactly have a green thumb, but what I lack in talent I will more than make up for with enthusiasm.
  4. Make a (little) difference in the world. I am going to plant my new garden with heirloom seeds. Growing everything from seed is a little more difficult, but after spending four hours researching all the different types of heirloom seeds I become passionate about sharing some of that heritage. To find out a little about why heritage seeds Granny’s site explains it here.
  5. Finish beta reading for a dear friend and give her some feedback (I am almost done, X).
  6. Build shelves in and carpet our off-the-garage storage area to create an area for Fishboy to breed clown fish. They are so cute!
  7. Set up my new sewing area, finally, and make some aprons.
  8. Begin (again) the Couch to 5k program and finish it this time.
  9. Learn yoga on the Wii Fit.
  10. Take a photography class.
  11. Look into the possibility of finishing college?!?!?!
  12. I am considering posting a picture a day for 2009 (or less). Ideas on how to go about it are here and they all sound good, so I haven’t picked one yet.
  13. Find a new job.


People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.


Much To Her Dismay…


  1. Those all sound like great ways to spend your free time. I hope you find a new job fast!

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  2. Great list! I have clicked all your linkies and am about to go explore them some more 🙂

  3. Mar

    #9 kicked my ass!

  4. It’s amazing how quickly we can fill up the time.

    Alice Audrey’s last blog post..Thirteen More Thursday Thirteeners

  5. Wow you are going to have a very busy day if you are going to do all this tomorrow. Good luck. Great list for a TT

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  6. Oh, I hope you get to wait on #13 till you’ve done everything else! And by the way, Hubby and I have been looking into using heritage seeds this year.

    mom.huebert’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen for the New Year

  7. That is quite a list! You go girl!

  8. I am tired just reading this list! Good luck with all of that. I hope you grow plants big as trees.

    Oh, and thanks for the linky love! 🙂

    jenn’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen ~ One

  9. Sounds like you’ll have plenty to do. I’m so happy there’s another TT site.

  10. Ms. Vixen, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been caught in this economic disaster. It sounds like you have a good attitude though, and a lot of interesting things to do!

    Welcome back to T-13!

  11. Good luck to you!
    I may be in your shoes around May 1. I just don’t know yet. Looking for a job sucks…. I hope you find one soon and gets some good stuff done in the meantime!

  12. We can try the couch to 5k together!

  13. ((hug)) Now THAT’S really making lemonaide. I’m a big gardener. I’m happy to help, cheer or answer questions if I can.

    On a limb with Claudia’s last blog post..Are you sure?

  14. I’m loving the yoga on the Fit 🙂

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