The first check-in of the year

So, how’s the plan going?

Reading: I finished The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.  Literary mystery with lots of clever references.  Loved it.  Haven’t started in on a new book yet, but it will most likely be the third Hunger Games book because it’s my Kindle lend for January.  Better jump on it.

Knitting:  Still working on the Bella Hoodie with circa 2002 yarn.  I also finished a pair of Pomatomus socks, but that was with yarn less than a month in the stash, so it doesn’t quite fit the criteria.

Exercise:  In the past week, I did indeed walk two miles a day for three days.  However, there was no strength-training.  Baby steps, baby steps.

Another unnamed part of the plan was just simplifying in general – physically, mentally, emotionally.  I believe The Universe shows you what you need to know and where you need to be.  This week was one of those lessons.  The people who love you do so because of who you are, not in spite of it.  Message received.

Other areas, however, are experiencing an uptick.  I have been approved to teach an additional three courses now that I have 18 graduate hours in English.  I’m teaching a brand-new-to-me section of a course.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find out for certain I was teaching it until the Friday before classes started.  Eee!  Determined not to freak out to stop freaking out, I’ve adopted the attitude that it does not have to be perfect all at once, or even perfect at all; it can be improved in chunks, and that will be more than good enough.

We had a rather drastic temperature change this weekend.  Ramblin smoked pork shoulders yesterday with temps in the 60s.  Today at this moment, it’s 30 degrees.  Whee, ride the roller coaster of weather.

This is not going to make the exercise portion of the plan any fun at all.

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