Hear that? That was the sound of January rushing by. I can’t believe how fast that month went.
WARNING: I’m probably going to say that every month.
January was pretty awesome, I think. We traveled, I nailed most of my goals, I tried new things… overall it was a fantastic month.
I’m cruising right along with my daily thanks. I’m so used to it now that it seems odd if I don’t do it. Somewhere between 8:30 and 10 every night I’m think “Oh! Time to do your thanks!” I love it.
Reading with the kids has been going great. There are some days that it takes them a little time to settle into it once I start, but mostly they are very interested in the book. Sometimes they even ask me to keep reading if our time is up before the end of the chapter. One time, Jake said “Please? It’s beneficial!” That made me laugh. We’re tackling The Hobbit, which is a very cool story but oh my Lordy, language sure was different then. Sometimes I have to reread a sentence a few times before I can spit it all out. I thought we’d be able to get through the whole book in January, but it takes a lot longer to read out loud than it does to read to yourself. We’ve got about 50 pages left.
I fell short of my Run Less, Run Faster goal, but I don’t feel at all bad. With the vacation it was physically hard to run. While I didn’t get each training run in, I would substitute some other movement on most days. Overall, I’m pretty psyched with how many miles I logged in January, including the Resolution Run Virtual 5k on January 1. I also completed the Golden Mornings challenge in January.
I’m a bit behind on scrapbooking…the holidays really caught up with me. I was finally able to finish November 2012 pages and I’m REALLY looking foward to finishing December 2012 and being done with that year. I’m finding that I’m almost exclusively digital scrapbooking now, but I still dabble in traditional scrapbooking with my older pages (lookout 2010…I’m coming for ya).
I knocked my own reading minutes out of the park this month. I finished up another Elin Hilderbrand book, A Summer Affair, and this months book club pick was Defending Jacob by William Landay. I really enjoyed Defending Jacob, although it’s not usually I book I’d pick on my own. It’s a courtroom drama and that’s not usually my bag. That’s the great thing about book club, though. It get’s me reading stuff I wouldn’t normally read.
On to February!