I'm a bit late to the party in the blogging world when it comes to welcoming in 2012, but you know the saying - better late than never!
Seems like we're back into our Ottawa groove here. A few days of battling the demon jet lag and digging through bike boxes to find clothes and Belgian chocolate - but now we're back to normal. (Yes, normal is completely subjective...)
So 2011 is gone and 2012 is here. A lot of people have written about goals, resolutions and changes. Well, I'm not going to do this. I'm not a big believer in New Year resolutions. Why wait until January 1 to make a change? Anyway if you have made a resolution or two - good luck with them and always try to remember why you did make them in the first place.
Okay enough deep thought... now back to normal and typical programming around these parts.
I have to say the weekend did not start out that great for me. I was sitting around the house feeling sorry for myself because I wasn't in Ottawa and that I couldn't ride my bike outside... Well thanks to some good times with friends, a fun New Year's Eve (we sort of watched TinTin but demon jet lag is forcing us to watch it a second time), and some pleasant weather - I'm done with my funk. Marc pointed out that thinking about what I can't do is going to get me nowhere - instead focus on what I can do and want to do.
So this is what I'm doing. Amazing what a subtle swithch in my thought process can do!
I'm happy to tell you that I'm back to knitting. Thanks to Michelle for the gift of yarn and needles, I've already got one completed project for 2012! And now I'm on my way to a new project with the lofty goal of finishing it next week (a kid can dream). In the reading department, I've got The Free World by David Bezmozgis fired up on my eReader - so far so good. I did start the Steve Jobs book, but between you and me - that is one darn long book and I'm a slow reader...
Not much else going on really. The last few days have been really quite nice. Catching up with an old friend and sadly saying good-bye to another. In between we hit up most of our favorite Ottawa restaurants and squeezed in another movie (War Horses) with friends. Yep, so 2012 is starting out quite well. (Though I don't want to jinx myself since I think I wrote something similar this time last year...) But I'm convinced that my bad luck is behind me and I'm looking forward to what life on and off the bike holds.
Alright, so I guess I'll stop typing now. Besides you likely have to go cook a healthy meal, run 5 km, or pick up that book you've been meaning to read... Hope your 2012 is going as well as mine.