Ramblings of a Writer: My January Reflections

I thought this would be a great post to end the month.

January had its ups and downs for me. I started working in the office (I was previously  working from home while the cubicles were finished). I moved from a small desk to a bigger one halfway through the month. I signed the lease for an apartment.

There were some downsides though. The first (and obviously most superficial one) was when Oregon lost the BCS championship game . . .  and I lost our family’s football bowl games competition. All in the same game, it was tragic.

On a more serious note, on January 30th, my paternal grandfather went to the ER with a high fever. He’s okay now, but it was stressful at the time–especially because my mom had her surgery to repair her ACL on the 31st. The surgery wasn’t a success, as she didn’t have any large enough ligaments to replace it with. So now she either has to go without doing many athletic activities for the rest of her life, or she has to have a surgery using a cadaver ligament.

Books: I finished three books: A Wolf at the Table, Sh*t My Dad Says, and The Murder of King Tut.

Movies: I also saw three movies: Black Swan, The King’s Speech, and The Kids are All Right.

Music: My friend gave me the new Tim Kasher CD as a late Christmas gift. I’ve been listening to it ever since. I also bought tickets to see Bright Eyes in April and I’m so excited!

What was your January like?