Howdy friends! Are we in the Christmas spirit? I'm doing my darnedest to get there. My husband put lights up outside yesterday, and I've been slowly picking away at the gift shopping, but since we are spending the holidays away from home, I realize I have a very FINITE period of time to get my act together! (Unless I binge on gift cards, which could happen.)
And it would help if it weren't 80 degrees in mid-December. A cold snap of, let's say, 60? That would be great.
I hopped back on my normal schedule this week, and that included running and Andre. I just feel so much better about life when I am not sitting around stuffing my face. My running partner and I are now up to the 10 mile mark for our long runs. It is quite painful, this distance, but when we run that Princess Half Marathon in two months, we will be glad we did it. Kids are back in school, healthy for now. The pool and the house are clean. Pesky Internet issues resolved. All six cats have been vaccinated. (An event that ranks below UTI's and root canals.) All is well.
So now that we are in a break between kid sports, our weekends are a little less hectic. We got all kinds of things done yesterday, including a run, grocery shopping, Costco, outside Xmas lights, a nap of course, and a night out for hubby and I to watch a friend perform in a rock band in a local pub. I find it totally cool that this guy is an ER surgeon, but also loves to cook, plays the bass guitar, and has four kids. This is a guy that grabs life and runs with it.
So, has my reading improved? Not one bit! But since I've decided the blog is going dark in January (and maybe longer) the pressure is off. I've got all my posts done for December, and now I can focus on the holidays, read what I want, and if I fall asleep each night having read 3 pages? No worries.
I did finish Tom Rob Smith's "Agent 6" on audio, and because I have no time constraints now, started the biography on Steve Jobs. And it is absolutely FASCINATING. Being the creator of all things that make my world work, I find this man's personality and creative genius totally bizarre. Listening to this is like a study in psychotic human behavior. This is a very long audio, but I have a feeling I'm going to blast through it. In print, I've been reading a 150-page book ("Blood Beneath My Feet") FOR A WEEK, and I'm only halfway done! Ha! It really doesn't matter if the book is good or bad, I can't get interested in sitting down to read anything. Yet there are about three dozen books that I want to read now. I crack myself up.
The only thing on the official schedule for today is early church, and animal shelter duties. I'm not even going to wish out loud for reading time, but maybe, maybe, maybe. A nice long walk would be nice too. Or a nap. Perhaps all three? I hope you all are having a relaxing Sunday. What is going on with you?