Monday, January 28, 2013

Books, Exercise and Snow

Today's post will be random. I'm in a random mood and my thoughts can't be channeled into one topic. Plus, I'm on my work computer and can't upload any pictures so you will have to wait until later in the week to read about my latest cooking adventures.

First of all, I am doing really well with my goal of reading 10 books in 2013. It's not even the end of January and I have already finished five, with another two started. Are you impressed or what? I'm still trying to find the remaining three books I wish to read but I've got some time. I'm pretty sure the two I'm reading right now will keep me occupied for the next little while.

For Christmas my mom gave me the book Middlemarch by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) and I started it last Friday. It's really thick with small writing and a whole different way of speaking. It was written in the mid 1800's so it's going to take some getting used to and won't be as easy to read as my last five books. But I'm determined to read it to completion, even if it takes me a while.

The second book I am reading is called Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss by Ann Douglas and John R. Sussman. A friend of mine who experienced a stillbirth last summer gave it to me to read. Here is the description that Amazon writes about it: "Trying Again lessens the uncertainties about pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss by providing the facts to help you determine if you and your partner are emotionally ready for another pregnancy. It also imparts essential advice about preparing and planning for another baby when you decide the time is right." I'm only in the first chapter so I'm not sure how I feel about it yet but I think it has the potential to be good.

Now since I promised to keep you all up to date on my exercise goals, here goes. I did my dance workout twice in that first week and was very proud of myself. I enjoyed myself and felt good after both sessions. And then the weekend came and with it a new week. I didn't work out once last week. I sat on the couch like a lazy lug. :::hangs head in shame:::

Now I can try to blame it on a bunch of different factors but really, they are all excuses. So I am confessing and moving in to a new week. The plan is to do the workout video tonight and then again on Wednesday night. I can do this! Hopefully I will have a good update for you  near the end of the week.

As for the snow in the title, we've got it! It was a beautiful softly falling romantic snow on my drive to work this morning and I soaked it all in. Gorgeous. Unfortunately that snow is supposed to turn to freezing rain and icey roads this afternoon. Welcome to the new normal for winters in Canada.


  1. Wow, that book must be extremely difficult to read. I think it's great though because we all need support in so many ways. I read "What Was Lost" by a series of 20-some writers.

    But damn girl, 5 books and it's not even Feb. yet! YOU GO GIRL!

  2. Weaslewam, I'm only a couple pages in so I don't have much of an opinion yet. But I have a feeling it will bring up a lot of different emotions. And thanks! I'm pretty proud of how well I'm doing with my goal.

  3. Your Dad really does make the best pancakes! Such great memories. Thanks for the post! :D

  4. Leora, I'm assuming you meant to write this on the pancakes post. :P

    But yes, Dad's pancakes are awesome. Did you ever try to eat your age in pancakes? I remember Jackie did that when she was about 16 or something. Crazy girl.