Today had been a lazy day. I had the day off because the warehouse was closed, and so I slept in this morning. I spent some time relaxing during and after breakfast, and then I edited some blog posts. I am finally returning to my movie review posts. The first draft of the next review is mostly written now. I hope to post it on Friday.
After I ate lunch I drove into town. I needed to get out of the house for a while, and I also needed to buy a turkey for a family gathering later this week. Last year I cooked a turkey which I had received free at work. My nephews loved it, and so my brother-in-law asked me to cook it that way again.
I also packed and stored my Christmas tree, ornaments, and Dickens Village. I knew I could not pack the tree exactly like the manufacturers did, and so one might think fitting it back into the original box would be like re-folding an old style road map. Those things never folded quite right, but I did manage to fit the disassembled tree in its box. Call it a New Year’s miracle if you want.
What will I do this year? First, I will continue trying to post at least twice a week. My weekly posts are currently on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:00 Eastern time. This will be a challenge, but I will nonetheless strive to keep this pace going. Upcoming posts will include more movie reviews focusing on theological and philosophical themes, more book reviews of childhood favorites, thoughts on technological trends, and of course many posts I have not chosen yet.
Second, I plan to read more. For the past few years I have not read as much as I did several years ago. I want to change that. I updated my Goodreads account (now displayed on the sidebar) with a preliminary list which is still open to changes. I have set a goal for at least 10 books in the coming year, one of which I have already started. This is almost one per month, giving me a little buffer for unexpected circumstances. I will try to increase it next year, but this looks like a good goal when trying to get back into the habit.
Well, time to get up, from my computer, cook some dinner, and do some reading (remember, I have that reading goal). Maybe Arwen will join me on the recliner. It is cold outside, and so she has spent most of the day inside.
Please leave a comment on what you plan to do this year.