Apparently, the fact that I met my 2012 blogging goal, has given me license to drift off for awhile. I keep thinking “what could I write about?” but absolutely nothing has stuck in my head. I’ve taken no pictures, haven’t seen any movies; nothing has struck me with a “I could write about this.” My thoughts have been more on the drifty side.
I did read a book (the first of 2013–24 more to meet my goal). Chocolate Wars, by Deborah Cadbury. It was a history of the Cadbury family, chocolate factory, and chocolate manufacturing and companies in general. It was actually pretty interesting (well, I found the parts about figuring out how to process chocolate; how the Cadburys Quaker values formed their pursuits and decision; and other chocolate companies companies interesting–the end parts about corporate takeovers were above my “I understand nothing about business” head.) And I have to admit, I put down the book more than once to get a piece of chocolate! I’ve now picked up a thriller that was really popular a year or so ago called Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson.
My car search has intensified. It’s looking more likely now that I may be giving my car to a relative, so it’s become a little more urgent (I also still ended up putting almost 500 in necessary repairs into the car…). I’ve probably narrowed it down to a Nissan Rogue. Of course, I had paid off my previous car, so taking on a car payment (this will probably be the largest purchase I’ve ever made…) doesn’t thrill me. But the thought of having a new car does. And cars have changed a bit since 2001, so it’ll be like a time warp!
Although it’s early days yet, I think am not doing too badly on working towards my goals. Aside from reading, I’ve been running, still adding in new behaviors, meditating most days…
And that’s about it. It’s definitely getting into January doldrums time, so I’ll have to think of how to shake it off a bit. Perhaps I should make use of the cake pops kit I got for Christmas?
Hope January and the New Year are treating you well.