Today was the first really routine day since a couple days before Christmas. Even though I played Christmas music on youtube and watched a couple Christmas movies since the day after Thanksgiving, it didn’t truly hit that it was Christmas until a week before Christmas. I had some flare ups a couple days before Christmas Eve, so I had to reschedule my plans. I did talk to my brother and his family on Christmas Day as well as my parents and a few friends. I had my Christmas celebration on New Year’s Day when my parents came to town. I got a few shirts, a few pairs of sweat pants, a fleece coat, and a heavy duty bed frame. The frame is all metal and a lot firmer than my previous frames. Yet it seems to sleep better. I went to bed at 11pm last night and woke up at sunrise and I didn’t have much for pain. I still fit a little stiff, but that’s been normal for the last several months. I didn’t even take pain meds this morning. I do take some gloucosimine every morning with breakfast as I sometimes have sore joints in the morning. That and a short soak in a hot bath every day seems to work wonders on my joints.
I hosted my parents yesterday, watched some New Year’s college football, and bought some groceries. My cleaning lady arrived this afternoon. Talked to a couple friends this evening. A college friend of mine and his brothers went skiing on New Year’s Day in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I never did any skiing or snow boarding, not even as a kid. I was always into warmer weather activities like fishing, playing football, and running track and field. My favorite winter activities involve drinking coffee, lifting weights, and reading.
Found my old e-reader two weeks ago. I’m rereading a couple of the classics I read in my younger years. I’m currently working on Plato’s “Republic” and Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations.” Last summer I reread “Art of War” by Sun Tzu. I also listened to a few audiobooks on youtube over the autumn, mostly science and tech books. Read the first of the “Foundation” series by Isaac Asimov last summer. While it didn’t seem like I got as much reading done as I would have liked, I guess I did a bit once the whole year was taken into consideration.