Merry Christmas!

 

I was up early this morning; My husband and I cooked for the family. When the kids arrived and saw the presents under the tree they were smiling. We opened presents and everyone was happy.  We had an amazing and blessing day!

We played games, watch The Polar Express and Santa Clause movies, and ate too much.

Everyone went home tired and happy. It’s time for us, to relax and watch more movies. My plans for tomorrow sleep at least until 10 am. Stay in my pajamas all day and relax.

May you have the spirit of Christmas, which is peace the gladness of Christmas, which is hope, and the heart of Christmas which is love.

 

 

 

Reading Challenge for 2022

Everyone knows how much I loved to read. I have books in every room in my home. I carry in my purse my kindle so when I’m in the Dr. office I read it while I wait to be called.

My Goodreads challenge has been completed with reading and reviewing thirty books. In the past, I have read more than thirty, however lately I have been cutting down. For next year’s challenge, I’m down to twenty since I would like to reread a few old novels and those take time to finish. Some of these novels I read it years ago and it’s time to enjoy them again.

I’m rearranging my bedroom shelves with the novels I want to reread. Adding the ones, I want to read and the children’s book I read to my grandchildren. Now, my bookshelves are done and ready for the New Year.

Here is my novel’s reading list for 2022

  • La Carreta by Rene Marquez
  • Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel Cervantes Saavedra
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchel
  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Wicked by Jerry Maguire
  • Roots By Alex Haley
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Old books on wooden planks with blur shimmer background

Reviewing my goals

Last night I was checking my list of goals I made at the beginning of the year. I wasn’t surprised to notice I did forget some of them and I’m not interested anymore. I agreed with other people that making resolutions at the beginning of the year it’s a waste of time.

The list has ten goals, two were accomplished, two I’ve to wait for next year, and six I’ve lost interest in. In the past year, my priorities have changed and the list of goals is not worth it.

I’m close to retirement and I don’t want to be overwhelmed thinking too much about things I don’t care about anymore.  I don’t care if I lose ten pounds. I’ve been exercising and walking and I didn’t lose ten pounds, however, I didn’t gain any weight either. I’m okay with that. Being affected by all that pressure allows me to feel overwhelmed, depressed, and a failure.

I don’t want to give pressure on myself for goals I’m not interested in anymore. I want to be able to change my mind as many times as I want. I want to finish the year with no pressure, feel more relaxed, and enjoy what I love.