1- NEW MONTH ALERT! It’s December! I don’t usually look at my annual goals list when doing goals for the month, but I reviewed them when I recorded our annual BOBW Goals ep so they are fresh in my mind.
There are some that are just . . . not happening, and others that I think I could finish in the next month! Will work on my December goals list after I hit post (and share it later this weekend) but truly this has been a great year AND I’m excited for 2024.
2- I registered for the Bayshore Marathon! Hooray for getting to see Traverse City, home of lots of cherries and setting of Tom Lake. Josh registered too (I told him it was now or never since the race typically sells out quickly and his response was something like “okay”).
I feel like the timing should work even as I am still recovering to allow for a decent training cycle (and maybe a cycle that is not absurdly long like the one I did for JAX will actually be a good thing with respect to avoiding further injury.
I am hoping the trip will have some relaxation/tourist elements too – hoping to go Thurs-Sun (the race is on a Sat). I’ve never seen that part of the country and am excited.
3- PODCAST REC: Pantsuit Politics // How Reading Humbled Us in 2023
4- Sarah’s book posts make me want to read sooooo much! I feel like I’ve never read anything like Fourth Wing / Iron Flame but I think I am going to give it a shot. Plus there’s the Abraham Verghese I mentioned yesterday and omg our book club is meeting to discuss Shark Heart in 6 days and I have not started, which is very unlike me (but I only have the book in digital format and I hate reading that way, so that is why).
5- Elisabeth’s Top 5 / Bottom 5 Christmas songs cracked me up.
MY TOP 5 in no particular order:
- All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (sorry not sorry)
- Christmas Wrappings by the Waitresses
- Basically all of A Very Kacey Christmas by Kacey Musgraves
- You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch from the Aimee Mann Christmas album (random I know but I love it!)
- The entire Vince Guaraldi soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas
I honestly like almost all Christmas music because it was played nonstop in my household (despite not actually celebrating Christmas) and because I associate it with all thing cozy and celebratory and nice. I also think I like it even MORE in Florida, where the seasons are so hard to discern I’ll cling on to anything that helps me recognize that they still exist.
This is also why my phone background looks like this:
. . . while the weather looks like this: