I've been wanting to become a bit more focused now that we are (9) days into 2011. I've been working and reading, and now that the holidays are over, it is time to get back on track with eating healthier. I had not checked out the scale since December 8th and was surprised to see that when I weighed myself on January 6th, I only gained a little over 3 lbs (of the 13 I had lost). I seriously thought that the damage was MUCH worse considering my nervous, non stop picking over the last few weeks. Well, back to tracking and planning; Here's to a new week!
I want to take a minute to thank you all for your thoughtful comments, regarding "do things happen for a reason". I am so grateful to you for your comments, or just your thoughts and concern about my sister-in-law. The surgery went well. Can you believe they sent her home 5 hours after the operation was over? The doctor was pleased and we'll know more as to whether she will need chemo after the lymph node testing results are in. It is great to be living next door to her practically, so I can help and be emotionally supportive as well.
I've read/reviewed (3) books so far for 2011, but I feel like I need to have a bit of a reading game plan for the rest of January. A plan that will allow me the flexibility for mood reading. I have finished A Dog's Purpose; Cameron , a delightful novel with a dog as the narrator. (Review needed). I also finished the audio version of The Tiger; Vaillant , a non fiction, amazing story (both were started in 2010, but finished in 2011).
Other January reading plans:
- Matterhorn; Karl Marlantes (audio book in progress)
- Sunset Park;Paul Auster (audio book)
- Metropolis; Matthew Galloway
- Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter; Tom Franklin
- The Emperor of All Maladies; Mukherjee (eBook purchased with gift card)
How is the New Year going for all of you?