2019 is coming to a close…I have finished my #44 list and am way behind in reporting what I’ve done. So I will offer you a few brief highlights:

I visited some more neighborhood restaurants and parks, including:

Martin’s Coffee Shop
I’ve wanted to try this local diner for years. I had the basic eggs, bacon, home fries, toast, and a cup of coffee. Fast, good food = new breakfast spot.

Emerson Garden: This small park had plastic Adirondack chairs available to visitors. Loved it!

I cooked and ate some new fruits and vegetables thanks to an ugly produce delivery service I signed up for. I’m not a squash fan, but I cooked and ate spaghetti squash!

I visited some tourist attractions for the first time, including:

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
This is a cool spot featuring many interesting machines, bikes, cars, and watches.

Montague Book Mill
My friend and I went to this bookstore in central Massachusetts “that has books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.” I felt at home immediately. There is also a cozy café in the bookstore, which is a bonus.

Well, dear readers, 2020 is upon us, which means another birthday list is upon me. #45. Happy New Year!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.” —T.S. Eliot