I started out 2018 rereading Peace Like a River by Lief Enger. It is a beautifully written story that hovers between reality and the mystical.
Next up was a sweet story about a woman reconciling her childhood and her father’s memory loss and aging. I checked out Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong from our library.
Maggie O’Farrell seems to by getting a lot of buzz. This Must be the Place was family drama set in Ireland. I finished it quickly.
Throughout January I kept trying to finish Outlander. Nope. Not going to happen. I think it is super cheesy with gratuitous sex and hokey accents.
A few tries and fails from January. First was a Whole 30 that ended about mid month after Peter was identified as having a number of food allergies, pork being one of them. I do feel so much better skipping dairy and grains and my skin is beautify without alcohol. So not a win but not a loss either.
I also tried a “no spend month” which was overall successful. I would give it a B+ if I was grading myself which I do, often harshly. I did buy a few things from Amazon for Peter’s room (allergies again) but mostly avoiding eating out and buying unnecessary things.
It was very gratifying to read about the saddest day of the year, Monday January 15. That coincides with MLK day and multiple snow days. I am planning on a vacation during that week next year. Seasonal Affective Disorder is real people.
I can’t remember much more which is why I am trying to keep a record of my musings for future reference.
Until next time,