Here's what I've been up to:
1. Alice was inspired by my 2013 reflection to write her own list. 2. I started off my 2014 Amazing Life work by looking back on 2013 in pictures. 3. My mom is an audiologist, so of course, I got hearing aid batteries in my stocking. 4. My younger sister got all the kids this awesome assortment of winter sports equipment to share! 5. Henry and I have wanted to get the girls MagnaTiles for a long time. We made it happen this year! 5. On Christmas Eve, we watched Christmas in Connecticut with my mom. 6. This little guy is such a dream. 7. It took awhile but I wrote down 100 things I want to do in 2014! 8. Alice was one happy kid on Christmas morning, thanks to Grandma! 9. I was so happy to be able to see my little brother before he leaves us for 6 months to study in Spain.
The problem with being so sick is that it feels like you'll be sick forever and you can't remember what it was like to not be sick and you don't know when this sickness is going to be over and couldn't it just be over already? Won't I wake up the next morning and feel like a new person?
Each day has seen a gradual improvement but it is only today that I'm able to turn my neck--my lymph node was so swollen that I could barely look to my right or left. So, yay for that.
How about a closer look at that book pile?
From the bottom:
1. This is a FL2W read that I still need to finish. It's really good but I had to put it down to start another book. 2. I'm looking forward to reading this one. I received it as gift from The Fund for Women and Girls Fairfield County. 3. This is my current read for FL2W. I can't wait to blog about this one. 4. I've been reading LoPate's book on personal essays for awhile, a chapter at a time, working on my personal essay skills. 5. This is another FL2W read that I need to finish. I can't wait for the Downton Abbey premiere! 6. I'll be participating in a blog tour for this book, and it couldn't come at a better time since Stella at three years of age is really knocking me for a loop!
Speaking of books, I am woefully ashamed of my poor book reading record this year! According to GoodReads, I only read seven books this year. Can this be right? If it isn't on GoodReads, does that it mean it didn't happen? My memory is in such bad shape that I'm just going to have to take GoodReads at it's word. I resolve, I do, I do, to read more than seven damn books in 2014. Jeez.
And a happy new year to you, too!