Sunday, January 5, 2014

Life: It Goes On - January 5

Happy New Year! Hope you all kicked off the year in great fashion, or at least better fashion than we did. Miss H brought home a flu bug at the beginning of the week and that's how BG and I kicked off the New Year. Whoopie!

On New Year's Day I saw a man named Jon Gordon talking about choosing one word for 2014 that will give meaning and purpose to your life rather than setting resolutions. I love this idea! My word is going to be "self." My goal in 2014 is to improve myself physically, emotionally, and intellectually. It's about being around for the long haul, being happy, and keeping my mind alert. What word would you choose and why?

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Jean Webster's Daddy Long Legs which I downloaded to my phone from Librivox. It's one of the books on my Classics Club Challenge list. I read the book as a young girl and remember liking it. But I'm more familiar now with the Fred Astaire/Leslie Caron musical adaptation.

Watching: Oh so much football!

Reading: Life of Pi after loving the movie so much and Possession as part of a Goodread readalong. I did just download Outlander to my Nook, thanks to Trish who pointed out that I could get it for $1.99 and Tampa by Alyssa Nutting - so much for trying to read more of the books on my shelf without adding too many more!

Wish this were my pantry!

Making: As you might imagine, nothing much more than toast.

Planning: On a kitchen reorganization. As part of my efforts to become healthier, my diet needs to change. I'm not going to do away with goodies entirely, but I need to make it easier to grab healthy options.

Grateful for: Sprite, blankets, and ibuprofen - yeah, it's been that kind of week.

Feeling: Happy to have everyone healthy again and the house all sterilized.

Thinking: This is the first year in decades that I have not been eager to get my holiday decorations down. There's a coziness to them that I miss when I take them down.

Looking forward to: Staying in the moment this week and getting back to a routine.


  1. Happy New Year! Ugh about the flu bug... I thought I was coming down with something NYE but it skipped over me or found me inhospitable?! SO today is cleaning and blogging day. Already on my 3rd book of the year!

  2. The flu has been at outbreak levels throughout the country apparently - glad you are starting to feel better! Hopefully this bout will immunize you for the rest of the season. Have a good week!

  3. I loved Daddy Long-Legs when I read it a few years ago! I haven't watched any screen adaptations yet though. I also need to make more healthy snacks at home. I need to try to make it easier to live a healthy life.

  4. I feel like Survive will be my word for the year! :)
    Enjoy Possession! It'll make you think.
    Sorry to hear everyone's been sick. We've been so lucky to avoid all that this year.

  5. I like the one word thing. Self is a good one. It's the first thing I let go of when other stuff needs to be taken care of.

  6. Hoping you're all feeling better soon. We didn't get the flu shot this year and I hope it doesn't come back to bite us!

    Have you started possession yet? Slow going so far but I'm going to try to make good headway this week. Have a great week Lisa!

  7. Hope u feel better soon Lisa - what a way to start off 2014.

  8. The flu has been at my house for the last 3 weeks. A killer this year :( I'm also planning on getting my kitchen pantry reorganized. Good luck with your year and working on yourself!

  9. Illness hit us Christmas week and my husband's just now starting to feel better. I hope everyone in your house is feeling better now.

    I think your word, "self", is a good one. I think mine would have to be "laugh". I want to laugh more this year.

    Have a Happy New Year, Lisa!

  10. I love cleaning out the pantry, can I come over and do it for you?! HA

    Hoping the house is getting healthy - I know it's been very cold out there... stay warm!

  11. I'm finally going to start Outlander again...and finish it...before the series starts, hopefully. Are you enjoying Possession? Sadly, I'm not very far into it. I'm finally getting well and not falling asleep at the drop of a hat. haha! Hope everyone is on the mend in your household.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. No flu here, but gosh everyone at work sure has been hit hard (cold flu and stomach flu). I keep washing my hands and drinking lots of fluids. Glad y'all are feeling better. At least the weather's better, too, huh? Love those snow-free sidewalks and heading out without gloves and hats!