Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Danielle over at Sometimes Sweet shared this fun post late last month and other bloggers have been playing along too. Lately, I’ve been having a hard time blogging so I decided to join the fun in hopes of getting back my blogging mojo. Enjoy!

Obsessing over: Running. But most of you already knew that. I’m training for a half marathon, which I’ll run in February. So each day I plan around the question, “When can I squeeze in time to run?” Sunday my running group, Black Girls RUN Birmingham, had a meet and greet with the goal of helping us local black female runners get to know one another better and introducing aspiring runners to the group. We had a great time, great food, and great music – including Beyonce’s “Run the World” which I thought was definitely in order.

Photo by Kimberly Bishop

Working on: Finishing up the semester. Today I give two more exams, tomorrow I’ll spend the day cleaning my classroom and preparing for next semester, and Friday after a faculty luncheon I’ll be on winter break. Yes, I am counting down the days!

Thinking about: Goals. It’s December, which means it’s the month I spend a lot of time thinking about and jotting down my aspirations for the upcoming year. Along with running a half marathon, I have hopes of traveling more next year, becoming a foodie, freelancing more, and just living the life I want to blog about.

Anticipating:  New Year’s Eve. It’s my favorite holiday because I’m such a dreamer and on this night I have a heart full of hope and I’m utterly convinced I can and will make all my dreams come true. As of now, I don’t have any plans, so if you’re in Birmingham and you know of some good parties going down on Dec. 31, please let me know. This year I want to get dressed up and dance until my feet hurt.

Listening to: Robin Thicke’s Love After War. It’s his best album since his spectacular debut release, A Beautiful World. 

Drinking: Water. Wish I had a more interesting answer like Cupcake Chardonnay, but when I was typing this I'd just run several miles so a girl was thirsty for some H2O.

Wishing: I could be one of those people who get sickeningly excited about Christmas. I wish I loved decorating and baking, sending Christmas cards and singing holiday tunes. Instead I get a serious case of holiday blues this time of year and all the aforementioned things make me want to gag. Now that I’m an adult (supposedly) I do like that Edd and I have been collecting Christmas ornaments over the years. It's one of those things that makes me feel like we're a real family. So perhaps that’s a start. Here’s one of my favorite ornaments:

(You can't see it in this photo, but she's holding a mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows. I love it!)

How about you? What are you up to today?

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