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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 - Oh, Hi!

Another holiday season has come and gone. Quietly. Restfully. Happily.

I spent much of the holidays eyeball deep in some really good fiction, curled up in bed or on the couch in front of the fire lost in the land on 12th century England.  IT.IS.GRIPPING.

One night I stayed up until 2:00 am watching CSPAN2 and the International Summit of the Book at the Library of Congress. (It was a Saturday night, which I presume is what most hot single young professional women do....on Saturday nights...lay in bed watching CSPAN. Line up boys!) Publishers and editors were talking about the future of book publishing and, among other topics, the merge of e-reading, brain development relative to childrens books, access to reading for the blind, and the saturation of the book market.  It was fascinating. Amazing. If books make your heart go pitter patter, you owe yourself to watch this, especially Karen Keninger. And if you've got another hour and a half you should watch this session.  I remember when Geoff Kloske came to speak at CPC and he was Sarah Vowell's editor.  Watching them was the first time I knew in my heart of hearts that I was doing the right thing at that time.

I saw The Hobbit, and once again the best part of the movie was the Theo's chocolate popcorn. The night ended with a backrub but no makeout sesh....not sure how that happens but it did.  Mark that for a first time in history.  

I started my new job which means I've spent many a night coming home feeling utterly defeated, which feels super. The biggest saving grace has been that the office has been quiet enough that I'm slowly slogging through the training and learning curve, which feels more like a fast ball coming right for the groin. It's the right job and the best next step I can take to advance my career, but, damn. It's real hard.

I spent New Year's Eve at a friend's cabin.  It was freezing but beautiful. I fell asleep with a view over Puget Sound and the moon rising over the mountains.  I woke to the sun shining through the trees casting its rays on the mountains, fog and water.

On a boat (edmonds --> kingston)

the cabin

2013 morning

Good people, food, and laughs. Great way to kick out last year and ring in this one.

Seattle has been kicking trash with the weather recently. It's been cold but it's been clear and beautiful and there isn't anything more amazing than on my commute into work seeing the Olympic mountains, north Cascades and Mt. Rainier in all their majesty.  All in a 10 minute commute. One lucky duck.

I've been on some good runs recently.  The half is just in a few weeks and training at this point is merely just to minimize how bad I'm going to hurt at the end.  

So on that note: Cheers to a happy healthy humorous and healing 2013!

Love to you all. xo!


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