Here we are, almost halfway through January, and I am feeling a special need to ignite the sparks of our New Year.  We have certainly had some unfortunate events this month already…but after yesterday’s events with a second Impeachment of Trump, I am beginning to feel hopeful.

And HOPE is my word for the year. 

Also…I had my first COVID vaccine yesterday, and the second will follow soon.  So far, no untoward side effects.  In fact, my body felt almost pain free when I awoke this morning.  Perhaps I was just feeling relieved.

I slept in today, too!  Until 7:15 a.m., which is very unusual.  I often awaken every hour after 4:00 a.m., finally rising at 5:30.  But since I usually don’t go to breakfast in the dining room these days, I was happy to get up with the sun today.

I went on the computer to check out some news items…and then to post about my Backlog Book.

Then I created a page for the Nonfiction Reading Challenge I just entered.

Even after completing last year’s challenge, with seven books, I have quite a few remaining on my shelves.  Check out the top shelf, below the Quirky doll and designer books.

Now I am ready to turn my thoughts to a challenge,  hoping the distraction will be just what I need.  What do you do in the New Year to challenge yourself?


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