We have been back from Utah for about a week, back to the school routine, back to grading papers and packing lunches. The kids are happily settled back into their routine and we are all busy, busy, busy.
After a long but uneventful travel day on New Year's Eve, I spent all day on New Year's Day sick with a stomach bug and then I got a cold and cough on my first week back in school, so I can't exactly say that 2012 started off with a bang.
But I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work in my life. I have recipes I want to try, a new graduate class to begin, and a marathon training plan that begins in a week. I feel inspired to organize, de-clutter and take stock in my life. As I say at the start of every new year, I hope this year to be better, stronger, smarter, more honest, more patient, more generous, and more loving. To that list I will add that I will drink more water and be a little bit faster as a runner. I also want a 70.3 sticker on my car.
Happy New Year to all of you. Come back this weekend for a great give-away.
Here is the last photo I took in Utah, sunset the night before we flew home.
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."