i spent a significant chunk of yesterday lying prostrate on the couch, alternately reading my latest murakami (which is totally bizarre, even for him) and poring through this new year's-appropriate tome:
author tsh oxenreider (who blogs at simple mom) suggests laying out goals and a rough course for each day on paper, even supplying templates:
at one point, i was in the habit of doing something like this, but i have since gone a bit more free-form. take today's list, for example . . .
since i will be beginning another research month (where my days are much more loosely structured) on monday, i think it might be a good time to revisit this strategy. likely i will just keep a list in my planner, as i prefer to keep everything in one place. we'll see! do any of you create a daily page? if so, is it similar to tsh's version?
capturing the moment . . . or not
yesterday josh and i ran together on a muddy single-track trail in duke forest -- filled with slightly ridiculous inclines and plenty of obstacles along the way. i may or may not have complained my way through 95% of it, but afterwards realized that we had certainly had a good adventure for the week!
my one regret? i wish i had brought my camera along. it's not just that i'm yearning for a few fun images to spice up this blog post (though that couldn't hurt!) -- i honestly LOVE looking back on photos of us doing fun things! and yet if it weren't for this website, i probably wouldn't have captured even a fraction of the moments that i did over the last year.
last night, we went to a last-minute dinner party (traditional southern new year's feast!) and again, i am photoless. the reason: i didn't want to have to explain the blog to some of the party's attendees.
but today, that reasoning seems silly. of course, the fun evening happened whether or not it was captured in digital image form. but there is something wonderful about being able to relive those moments, real or not. so the next time i'm debating whether or not to snap a few candids, i'm going for it.
bad girl resolutions
i have really enjoyed reading all of the goals/resolutions posts out in blogland this weekend! however, my hands-down favorite was astrid's post from yesterday. i had the privilege of meeting this lovely lady at the 2010 HLS, and i have no doubt she is in for a fantastic year.
workout: 4 mile hilly trail run (about 40 minutes). this was actually quite challenging.
if i had brought my camera last night, i could show you pictures of the black eyed peas, collards, pimiento cheese, and cornbread! next time . . .