OOoooh man. This month isn’t over yet? Really? Still going for about one more week, eh?
I’m pretty darn over it.
First of all: the snow. Good gracious God in heaven, the snow. This January we’ve broken records with the snow. Now, I am a mountain girl and totally ok with snow and all that…. But this city of mine ain’t really ready to deal with what Mother Nature is layin’ down! I actually shoveled the street in front of my house a couple weeks ago. Yes, you read that right, I shoveled the street. Frankly, there were no other options besides staying home for all of January. So. Yeah.
You’d think with all that snow, I would have had lots of time to read lots of books. Joke’s on you though, because I was shoveling all that snow in my street instead of reading. For January, I was only able to just keep up with my book club requirements with A Day of Honey by Annia Ciazadlo and Gulp by Mary Roach. I enjoyed A Day of Honey, but I really loved Gulp. She is super provocative and sarcastic – it actually made me think about Jenny Lawson’s books a lot. Can’t wait to see what the other ladies at book club think about it!
There were a couple of new (well, new and new to me) shows I have been enjoying. The first was A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. Can I just say that Neil Patrick Harris is a genius? And that I love him? It. Is. So. Good. The second show I’ve been obsessing over is Jane the Virgin, which I never thought I’d say. Actually, I never thought I’d watch it, let alone love it. For those skeptics like I once was… just give it a try. It’s way too complicated to really explain here, but it’s basically an Americanized telenovela with all the drama you’d expect, but also with lots of great humor to balance it out. Please, just go watch a few episodes, ok? Ok.
This month we are also starting up a new D&D campaign, so I’ve been doing some character building. I’ll be playing a gnome wizard named Moonie Mugglewump and I’m really excited about her! Think, Luna from Harry Potter mixed with Kvothe from the Kingkiller Chronicles and a bit of Judy Hopps from Zootopia. Fun, right? First game is this weekend, so we’ll see how I get back in the swing of it all!
Aaaand the last thing I have to share with you for January is that I’ve started a Bullet Journal. I’ll do another more detailed post sometime about bullet journaling, but suffice it to say that I like the layout options and tracking method a lot so far. I have been enjoying the creative aspects and also use it to help with mindfulness. I am not a great artist, but there is hope, I think, for me yet!
So, there you have it. This was my… interesting… January (sans political issues/concerns/ fears/hopes/whatever because this should be a happy place for me and for anyone out there who is reading). Here’s hoping that February will have better surprises in store!