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on your journey, i will bless you...

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Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
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A little look back at what's happened during January 2017, besides the God-awful obvious.

We had our first snowfall of the winter early this month. I still didn't get a snow-day out of it, just a late start at work. Maybe because it wasn't that much snow (1-2 inches), or maybe because (as I prefer to believe) I'm finally getting more experienced with it, but it wasn't too bad this time. I was able to drive into work okay, and I finally learned to not try driving up the hill in the driveway to my job. Since the snow, we've had some very cold days, but also some nice mild ones. This weekend, we let Mayim sit outside in the sun and I went on a bike ride. Last weekend, I caught a nasty head cold and must have sneezed 500 times in one day (not exaggerating). Another weekend this month, I finally bought a pizza and ate it while watching my new DVD of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze. LIVE THE DREAM!

My sister made a new year's resolution to start eating healthier, and she's really sticking to it. She's cut way back on sodium and caffeine, and I am beyond impressed. I could never do that. (I don't drink a lot of caffeine, but when I do, I really rely on it, and as for sodium, I put extra salt on my French fries!) But I have picked up one healthy habit and started doing yoga. It's helped out with the pain in my knees and hips, and I really hope I can keep it up. Now I just need to find something to help me stay asleep. Too many mornings recently, I've woken up around 5am and couldn't go back to sleep. It is awful and leaves me tired and cranky all day. It looks like I might be back on sleeping pills for now.

Sara and I finished reading Incredibly Alice, and started reading Robin's Diary. We watched Finding Dory (mediocre), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (both very good). HBO has been showing M. Night Shyamalan movies, Cast Away, and Definitely Maybe. The song we listened to in the synagogue's monthly music class was "Runaway Train," by Soul Asylum, not suggested by me but one of my favorites.


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