Thursday Thoughts 30.0: December Recap

It seems like every time I turn around another month has gone by…December in particular was CRAZY. The first two-ish weeks were overtaken by work, work, and more work. Also, (as you’ll see) I went to a few holiday parties :P. Overall it’s been a great December (even though it went by too fast) and generally a fantastic year. 2013 TOTALLY made up for the rough patch I had in 2012. I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for me…but before I get too ahead of myself I’ll take a look back at December ’13.



Books read:

1. Beloved by Toni Morrison

2. Animal Farm by George Orwell

3. Enemies: A History of the FBI  by Tim Weiner

4. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (almost finished)

I’m going to fall short of the 52 book goal I set for myself this year, but at 47 I’d still say I came awful close!


Well I’m going to fall short of the 1000 mile goal this year:


Obviously it’s a little disappointing to not meet this goal, but honestly I’m not that upset about it. This was the first year I’ve really stuck with any fitness goals I set for myself, and know that I was MUCH more active than I’ve been in previous years. So even though I didn’t meet the goal, I still feel like I accomplished what I set out to do (which was to be more active). I plan to set the same goal for myself next year…we’ll see how I do!


Fun things I did in December (and oh boy there were a lot of them!):

1) Attended The Graduate School Holiday Party


Appetizers, live music, and socializing with good friends

2) Attended a holiday wine tasting


Lovely ladies with Alex photobombing in the background

3) Played one last game of Battlestar Galactica in 2013


4) Enjoyed a holiday party with my labmates


I’m lucky to work with a good group of people!

4) Traveled to my college town for a visit and got to enjoy tea OUTSIDE in December


Beautiful Day in the ‘Ville

5) Enjoyed catching up with some lovely ladies I went to high school with


6) Had Christmas with my family at home


7) Went cross country skiing for the first time ever (and I didn’t die!)


8) Enjoyed some quality time with this guy


Oh hiiiiiiiiii

9) Saw lots and lots (and lots) of snow in the UP



Hope you had a very happy holiday season and a great new year!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annie
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 18:18:35

    Your dog looks lovely and cross country skiing? What fun! I also read Beloved for the first time this year – now I just have to read the rest of her books… Have a wonderful 2014 (no 2012 repeats allowed!). 🙂


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