Happy New Year everyone! Did you stay up late to ring in the New Year? We barely did but the fireworks went on for a while longer so I read a bit more before finally going to sleep. Such party animals aren’t we? Ha.
I almost didn’t start a new book in honor of the New Year because I’m carrying over about eight books from 2018 but I couldn’t resist. So after spending a bit of time at my bookshelves I decided a poetry book would be the best choice and promptly settled on Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins.
I’ve had this book for quite a while and I know I’ve dipped into it here and there but I don’t think I’ve read it all the way through. So I’m looking forward to finally doing so.
We also welcomed the year by going out for a trail walk after lunch. We explored a new path and must have walked for about 45 minutes. I told my husband that we really need to make more of an effort to go out for trail walks. He is an avid cyclist so he’s always out and about but I need to be outdoors more often. I enjoy looking at the trees, hearing the birds and the soft crunch of the gravel. It definitely puts you in a great frame of mind.
I’ve really enjoyed having some days off from work. We’ve been watching House Hunters International and are already making plans for our travels this year. And, I’ve been having fun with a new crafty project. I’ll tell you more about it soon.
Wishing you all the best in the New Year and lots of great books!