I hope you all had a great day today.
I decided to postpone my regular routine and just took it easy for another day.
I did very little. I talked to mom, had a shower, a cup of coffee and am reading a good book in between doing a little of this and that around the house.
|The 3rd and last book in Ken Follett's Century Trilogy.|
I love reading. It gives me a lot of joy. How about you?
Two other books I've read this past week.
Each year I am steadily increasing my reading goal. At the same time I don't want to make the goal so high that I don't achieve it.
Last year I started my reading goal quite modest. I think it was 25 books and I kept gradually increasing it because I kept surpassing the goal. I ended the year with 56 books read and that didn't seem too onerous.
This year I've set my goal at 45 books. If I find myself getting behind I will simply reduce it so it doesn't become a chore.
Over Christmas I posted on my blog that the highways through the mountains to go and visit my mom were mostly bare and clear. Then we were expecting a snow storm over the weekend but it didn't affect where I live. However it did affect most of the rest of the province and there are a number of road accidents. Unfortunately, I also had some sad news. One of my brother's friends passed while he was shovelling snow the other day. This is very sad because he is under the age of 50 years. It really drives home how dangerous it is for people to shovel snow. Especially if they have any unknown heart issues.
Please be careful if you are shovelling snow. It might be better to hire someone if you aren't feeling up to it. This is not activity in which one should push themselves to do more. If you are tackling the job yourself, read these tips on how to take care of yourself. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Shoveling-Snow-Health-Hazards_UCM_426562_Article.jsp
Keep safe and enjoy the snowfall if you are affected by winter snows. It can make everything look so clean and pretty.