I am …
… sad to finally take our Christmas tree and decorations down. I know, I kept it up even over a week longer than what’s customary in Germany! What can I say? The holiday season was too short.
… hiding in books. I am already on my 6th book and it’s only the middle of January. (What’s happening?)
… devastated to see Barack and Michelle Obama leave the White House. Did you watch Obama’s Farewell Address? I really can’t fathom that in a few short days, he’ll not be our president anymore. I have so many feelings attached to the fact that his time as president is up.
… heart-warmed by (and crying through this tribute to) the candid relationship between Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
… relieved that my dentist appointment last week went well. I had to have a crown replaced (which I had had for 15+ years, mind you) and wasn’t really thrilled about it. My dentist was joking if I was worried about it being Friday, the 13th, but to be honest, I am not superstitious and if anything, Friday the 13th was a good omen for me. All went well.
… a little stressed out by a work project that I have to finish, but which is giving me one headache after another. Sometimes it’s a real bummer if you have to rely on computers for your work so much that if the computer acts up, there is nothing you can do about it (besides call IT and hope they can make the problem go away, so you can meet the deadline).
… hoping to make some more time for knitting again. I have to finish my shawl that I started in the fall (or shawl-time will be over soon).
… enjoying my long runs on the weekends. It’s been raining a lot and since it’s still dark in the morning before and in the evening after work, my weekly workouts have been moved to the gym until spring comes, but I’ve been trying to do my long weekend runs around the park (and neighborhood) when the weather permits and when it doesn’t rain, it’s perfect running weather. Cool, but sunny – courtesy of the Californian winter.
… getting so annoyed with Facebook lately. I really try to stay away, check in less regularly and only participate in some of my groups. There is a lot of content/posts on FB these days that just freak me the hell out. Just me?