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> I’m a fan of Queen’s music, so I thought this biographical music film was awesome. I was surprised how many people were in the movie theater when we saw it early in January. The film has been out for months. It will be interesting to see how the film does during “awards” season.
Reading| Steal Like an Artist
> The focus of Austin Kleon’s 2012 book is how to be more creative. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. At the same time, I was a bit intimidated by the subject matter. When I think of creativity, I think Picasso and Prince. Not to worry, Kleon’s book is filled with practical tips to make better use of your creative spirit. I loved the idea of having an “analog” desk.
>I just finished listening to Rachel Maddow’s podcast series called Bag Man, about Spiro Agnew. I must admit that I was young when it happened. Maddow does a great job with this history lesson. The takeaways are very timely given what’s happening in government today.
Working On| Cooking at home
> Keith and I like to cook. And we find that we enjoy our cooking over most restaurants. While we’re still trying to get out and explore Gainesville, we’ve decided that we miss our own cooking. I found a local grocer that sells slightly blemished fruits and vegetables, so we spent a January weekend making banana bread and muffins. I hate food waste and consider it a personal challenge to use as much as I can. I’m looking forward to doing more cooking and baking.
Feeling| Settled in
> I can’t believe that I have no business travel on my calendar for a month! While I love to travel, it’s nice to be home. Even if it’s in a rental house. Ha.Ha. I’m hoping to use this time productively, including learning more about Gainesville. For a small town, there are so many things to see and do.
Planning| Another move
> You guys know that Keith and I picked up and moved to Gainesville because we’re building our forever home here. Well after months of delays, we’re actually seeing progress in January and hope to be moving again soon. While moving is never fun, I can’t wait for this move to happen.
Loving| Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
> Keith and I recently learned that a group of squirrel monkeys were released from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration nicotine study and “retired” to Jungle Friends, a primate sanctuary in Gainesville. So, we’ve adopted a couple of them (named Gregory and Riot). Only seems fitting for us to help their monkey retirement. LOL!
Geeking| UV Sense
> I’ve mentioned before how taking care of my skin is important to me. I just picked up the La Roche-Posay UV Sense. It’s a wearable electronic UV sensor that provides information about the level of ultraviolet exposure you’re receiving. Very interesting data – even in January!
What’s UP with you? We hope that your holidays were fabulous and look forward to sharing 2019 with you!