01.) So...it's 2013. Obvs, now that we're four days in and all. I hope your new year is bright and sparkly!
I'm stewing and brewing on thoughts, goals, resolutions and what have you, but so far nothing has been decided nor committed to paper. Sadly, this is my pattern. I've even been testing various words in the (feeble) hopes of choosing one for my word of the year. It's a lot of pressure to put on a word plus it's terribly difficult to pluck only one out of so many worthy contenders (cue Marlon Brando voice, "I coulda been a contendah!") (name that movie).
02.) Annelise went back to school Thursday. It was a rude awakening for both of us.
She was excited to see her friends (of course) and turn in her book report (we both think homework over the holiday break bites) (technically she could have finished before the holidays but in typical form we put it off).
03.) I made a new reading challenge for 2013. Have you made yours yet? I ended up reading 48 books last year and came this close to setting my goal at 50 or 52, but that would mean at least one book a week and that seemed like too much pressure. I settled on my age, 44, if I go over, great, but that still gives me wiggle room. I'm also challenging myself to read more nonfiction this year, not sure what exactly, but I'm thinking something by David McCullough might be a good place to start. Any recommendations? I'd sure love some!
And on a related note, I recently finished Belong to Me (pictured) and am currently enthralled by her latest book, Falling Together. Highly recommend Marisa de los Santos.
04.) Yesterday I came undone.
At least for a little while.
If you haven't seen Les Miserables yet, well, make haste to correct that. What can I say? It was, to use a totally overused word, amazing. I had never seen the musical before, although I had read the book (well, okay, the abridged version, gasp) and seen the movie with Liam Neeson, which was so-so. The songs add such a deeper dimension to the story, I had no idea what I was missing (now I do).
05.) My first run (er...wog) of the new year is on the books. Four miles on the fourth.
I'm hoping (planning) to make this a much more regular thing. Again.
Annelise and I got new kicks for Christmas, almost matching Nikes (mine are Lunar Glide 4s, very light weight and more of a free style shoe). I've done my TurboFire workouts in them but haven't hit the streets in them yet. I'm eager to see how they do (rotating them in with my Mizunos).
Well, I guess that's more than enough drivel for now.
Happy weekending, y'all!