Firstly, we greeted the new year with our second annual Midnight Mile. It was chillier out this year than last - invigorating! Despite the temperatures, there were more people outside than I remember from last year. More people out watching fireworks, shooting fireworks, and just taking part in general revelry and noisemaking.
At one point in our run, someone gave a shout out from their porch, "Hey, Happy New Year runners!" I'm not sure if it was a greeting or a description, but it was shouted with sincere merriment and was well received.
Oh, and recall last week when I mentioned the plan for a "no electonics" day? Welp, we did it! Friday. Dja miss me??
It was nice. No computers, no TV, no video games. Surprisingly, there was no whining either. In fact, everyone seemed to get into it, wanting to take it further. Wanting to go "no electricity day!" even. I reminded them that, at that point we'd already used the stove, oven, microwave, hot water heater, furnace, etc... so we went back to just "no electronics" with a plan to get truly feral next time!
One of the things we did on NE day was go hiking. I took this pic with the menfolk up against a cliff face a little before sunset. It made me think of a firing squad setup... *ahem*... can't imagine why.
I kicked off another class this week. It felt good to be back in the classroom after taking a month off. I realized that I'm right where I wanted to be job-wise this time last year when setting my goals for 2009. Time for some new job goals now, I suppose.
And I am so very mucho thankful for my blog friends! Such a smart, fun, witty, varied, helpful, supportive bunch you are!