Monday, January 14, 2013
Taking it easy is not easy!
I also knew I was feeling a little better because I couldn't get to sleep last night, I kept thinking of making chicken soup today and Noodables very soon (a promised recipe). ;)
It was so nice to be out and about when we had a January thaw, it felt like April! However, a huge cold front came through (I mean, really... over 60 one day and the wind chill was 3 this morning) so it is easier to stay inside this week and give myself time to truly get better.
I love the way January usually gives me an excuse for a clean slate. There is something about a new calendar on the wall (the rooster calendar was around $4.00 on clearance at Cracker Barrel!) that inspires me to clean, organize, and push the reset button of my life.
Hopefully as I continue to get stronger, I'll share some of what I am doing about it all... what I accomplished during my Christmas to New Years blog vacation (the flu hit at the end of that time) as well as what I'm hoping to do once I feel better.
As far as blog goals, I do hope to return to the BOOK part of the title more often with the reading of more newer titles and not as much rereading as I did last year. Tomorrow and Wednesday I will wax poetic about a few books. Currently I'm still reading Call the Midwife and I just started a new-to-me nonfiction book called Finding God at Harvard.
I had to meet my husband on campus late afternoon on Friday so I stopped by the library near campus to peruse their Used Book Room while waiting. No volunteers were in the room at the time but the librarians let me inside and shut the door behind me (I love the honor system).
Most of the books sold there are the same price as what they would sell at a library sale (approx. $1.00 to $3.00) with brand new bestsellers and vintage books usually a little higher. I've wanted to read Finding God at Harvard for years and was quite happy to find it there for only $2.00.
Now, I must start that chicken soup before returning to the sofa with my pillow and a throw. Victoria is not coming near me at the moment... that whole aversion she has to Vick's Vapo Rub. She gave me what I call the "Max and Ruby" look and curled up next to the front door instead of the warm sofa. It is cold near the door!