I do feel a bit ashamed of using the word "survive" in my title, given what I saw on the national news yesterday about what victims of Hurricane Sandy are still suffering through. I have an intact house, heat, and comfort. And now that the freezing fog has departed, the weather isn't even bad. Sorry for sending the storm your way, east coast.
But January is a drag here in Puget Sound Country, and unless you spend it on one long ski vacation, or head south like a snowbird, it can be tough to get through.
But now the end of January is in sight! I just scheduled a doctor appointment for a week from Monday, and it's in FEBRUARY!
So what have I been doing in my "survival" mode? Obviously I haven't found much to blog about. I did enjoy the presidential inauguration Monday, and I'm doing my best to ignore those things I see on Facebook that are posted by the Haters. Wow. What ignorant trash!
I have been faithfully exercising almost every day, but weight loss has been sabotaged by the need for comfort food in the form of latte's and chocolate. At least I'm not gaining weight.
I have been enjoying reading books on my new Kindle. The other day I finished a book and picked up a real book off the shelf that I had purchased some time ago and not read yet, but then I put it back and ordered up another Kindle edition. It's so easy to hold on the exercise bike.
We have been working on our Oscar nominated movies list. We'll watch one on TV On Demand tonight, and tomorrow evening we'll go see Zero Dark Thirty. I think that leaves just two, Django Unchained and Amour. Since Amour just came out, and is in French, we may skip that one. I guess I'll have to do a post ranking the movies based on my choices next week.
I have not been very productive, but I seem to be busy anyway - just surviving winter, I guess. Next week I'm going to get back to sewing. Maybe then I'll need less chocolate.
What is wonderful is that at 5:00 this afternoon it was still daylight. It helps that we had a clear afternoon, and I got to walk in the sunshine!
And now we're headed out to dinner. Just surviving winter.