I know a lot of people don't like January. I do. And I really like this January. Why?
*Snow. It makes a lot of mud when it melts, but it looks so pretty coming down. It makes the whole world beautiful. (It covers our messiness.)
*Sunshine. When the sun comes out in January, it's more of a treat than during any other month of the year.
*Sweaters, jeans, and boots. That could be my wardrobe year round.
*New Calendars. Between Christmas and New Years, I love to shop for a new calendar. The days are all empty and full of possibilities!
*Coffee is great year round, but in January a cup of coffee is a mug of warm comfort.
*New babies. My young colleague gave birth to a sweet baby girl, and my niece gave birth to a beautiful boy a week later. Welcome to our world Callie and Campbell!
*Soups. Homemade soups. Yum!
*The theaters are full of great movies. Avitar. Sherlock Holmes. Blind Side. And those are just the ones I haven't seen yet!
*Wii Fitness Plus. The Mr. hasn't been crazy about me skiing again, so I haven't been since the stroke. This week, I've been slalom skiing and ski jumping on the Wii. It isn't even close to as much fun as the real thing, but it is a taste of it!
Now, I have a confession to make. My balance was bad on Wii when I started. Really bad. However, it might have helped if I hadn't put the Wii board backward. Leaning the opposite direction required added a level of challenge that I didn't really need. Now that the board is facing the right direction, the games are a whole lot easier. Dur!
This January weekend is all about sunshine, coffee, soup, Wii time, movies, and we time. The calendar square is empty. I like that about this January!