It's strange how I was convinced I blogged twice in January when, obviously, I did not. As an update on my New Year's Resolutions, I have not lost one pound. I have lost TWO pounds! So now, for the next eleven months, I just need to "maintain" my success.
This post is part of my second resolution, to blog more regularly. Knowing how busy I will be in the coming months, I plan to write at least once more this month so I can stay on top of my goal (ten entries over eight different months).
I'm still working on family member forgiveness. No major progress on that front.
I haven't pulled out the novel in a while, but that WILL change this month. I promise!
Still no (full-time) job. Yet.
I recently considered nother writing goal: writing a poem a week. I wrote a short one for my grandfather's birthday but I still need to write about five more to catch up. I'd feel a strong sense of accomplishment at the end of the year if I have written 50 poems that are not absolutely dreadful.
I've been doing some reading, too. In January I finished Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor and Billy Blockade/Morality by Stephen King. I'm currently reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and I am finding it enjoyable.
Finally, I find myself trying not to watch any more repeats on television. There are many wonderful new contributions to culture that I have decided to take advantage of, like Suits, Elementary and my latest obsession: Downton Abbey. I am five episodes into the first season and unanswered questions are eating me up...like what is up with Bates's situation and why can't he and Anna just be happy together???