Back to the Grindstone?
I’ve finally recovered from New Year – I think – and my house seems larger again now that the decorations are down. Incredibly, I’ve even packed all of the Christmas ornaments into their boxes and put them up into the loft! I confess: one year I got distracted during this process and they ended up sitting around in my spare room… for a whole twelve months… but I’m not like that any more, honest.
Anyway, here we are then, venturing into 2012. Some people say that these next couple of months are the “dark” ones but I don’t mind this time of year. The days are getting longer – albeit slowly – and there’s all the promise of Spring and Summer to look forward to. For me, these “dark” months, when the weather tends to keep me trapped inside, are a good time for pushing on. A good time for getting jobs done and things out of the way. For having a “run at” the year.
Which reminds me, I also need to get cracking with my ski-fitness programme. Ten days of blasting around in Colorado powder beckon, like a shining beacon of fun, in the near-distance. The problem is though, if I don’t do some work to get myself into shape, it’ll more likely be one day of blasting and then nine days of feeble excuse mongering as I limp around with my muscles set rigidly in a “you’re not doing any more of that” position.
So, come on then January… hand me that grindstone because right now is the perfect time for sharpening up!
(Right, I know there’s a stepper somewhere in this spare room… Perhaps it’s underneath those halloween outfits?)