Sunday, 5 February 2012

Cheer Up January!

During the month of January I could not get away from the message that January was a miserable month. I heard it on the radio, from friends, on the tv. Is it any wonder that I felt a little uninspired and burnt out? At one point the radio commentators were arguing over which day in January was in indeed the most depressing day of the year! (a.k.a Blue Monday) Exactly what you need during the early morning commute!

So, on that bright note, I have decided to reflect on those things that I DID actually accomplish in January, to prove to myself that it was not a waste of a month. I want to give January its due.

North Carolina!

Ushering in the New Year with friends and family. Lexington BBQ. Mom's Blueberry Yum Yum. Daddy's smoked pork shoulder.

Hot Yoga

Finally! Whilst in NC Corrie Lynn and I attended a class in Charlotte at Yoga One on Central Avenue. Sore for days. The experience was invigorating, and complete with the overzealous yogi a few mats down, questioning our resolve. "Let me guess," he says. "Your New Year's resolution is to do more yoga." No, actually, it wasn't.

Committed to Running a Half Marathon

In theory, that is. David and I have entered the ballot for the Great North Run. We find out shortly whether we are officially in! I am not a runner, but here goes.

Finished a 784-page book

I still can't get enough of vampires. Complete overkill. My loved ones are starting to wonder. This time, however, my choice of vamp lit managed to incorporate an apocalyptic element as well. Thanks Justin Cronin, for The Passage.

Fish Stew

Our meals had become old hat, so whilst in search of new and relatively quick evening entrees, I stumbled on this beauty.

Two Burns’ Nights

On two Saturdays back to back we ate and drank in honor of the Scottish poet Robert or "Rabbie" Burns.

Lovely Thai, Mediocre Turkish

Definitely, and maybe.

Maybe it wasn’t so bad after all.

February, anyone?

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