Report # 956
Wow it’s exactly 12:00 pm and I just woke up five minutes ago because Dora called me. I really have to get to bed earlier and be getting up earlier. It’s ridiculous to be waking up any later than 10:00 am ! I went for my run at Fundidora Park for the 8th day in a row on Wednesday afternoon and afterwards I came home and had a shower and walked to Super Salads to pick up something to eat.
After a super hot Christmas Day the temperature had dropped considerably, and it was only around 15 C (60 F) for a couple of days. Yesterday was more or so around 22 C (70 F) but today and tomorrow will be cooler days again for here. It’s a great mix of weather and I will have to enjoy it especially knowing that in the summer it will be scorching hot everyday. I walked to Las Galerias on Thursday afternoon and I saw Cloud Atlas. It was a good movie, but very, very, very weird !
Afterwards I ordered an individual pizza from pizza hut, but it was sooooo small that I ended up going to Subway after. There is another pizza place in that mall and for the same price they give basically a huge pizza, so it’s a much better deal than Pizza Hut. Wednesday was the first day in a while that I didn’t run as I had woke up late and I wanted to go to the movies. And realistically I know since my runs are so long I really don’t need to be doing than every single day.
I did run again yesterday afternoon and afterwards I went to a restaurant that I think might be out of business as it was still closed. I headed back to Fundidora Park and walked down one side of the riverwalk all the way downtown and I ended up eating at VIPS while reading the newspaper. Reading is something I definitely need to do more of as not only I learn knew vocabulary, but I keep up with the news, and that is something I enjoy. I should really get into books one of these days too !
After lunch I walked to El Globo and picked up a frappuichino and some donuts. El Globo is like a Mexican pastry store that has been around for over 100 years, and the other day I noticed in the Las Galerias mall they had closed a location of El Globo and it’s getting replaced by Krispy Kreme… talk about culture loss ! I like the Krispy Kreme donuts as much as the next person, but these kind of changes are always a bit sad to see.
I got home around 5:00 pm and just had a relaxing evening. One of these days I’ll have to make it somewhere and take some more pictures, though I don’t know if I’ll get that done before the end of the year. This will be my final entry until January 1, so I am basically saying goodbye to 2012 here on my Xanga. The changing of the year isn’t so exciting for me anymore as it’s just signifying I’m getting older, and we’ve already passed the most exciting change of my lifetime. (1999 to 2000)
I’ve always kind of felt there are two changes to the year, as the start of September always feels like the start of something new as well. Maybe not so much now, but it was always the start of the new school year pretty much, and it felt like starting a new year in it’s own way. It’s always interesting knowing that people will be making resolutions, many of them that they’ll never keep…. or even start, but at least they are thinking about it !
Personally I just think if someone realizes there are positive changes they need to implement in their lives, they should do so whenever, no one has to wait until the start of the year. And much more important than resolutions are goals, and dreams, if people really don’t have those, their life is truly missing something. I always remember on teacher in my first year of business school saying that some study was done and the people who had written their goals up on a piece of paper and kept it, were much more likely to realize them than the people who had no written goals.
Sadly I haven’t written any yet all these years later, and maybe that’s why I haven’t had much success with anything, but it’s never to late, so I should really sit down and do that before the start of 2013. Not to be new year’s resolutions, but to have important goals. A goal should be something that can be realistically obtained, but it shouldn’t be super easy either… a person should have to work for it. Whereas as resolution can be just about anything, so there is a big difference.
Anyways I just wanted to say to everyone that I hope you all have a wonderful end to 2012 and a great start to 2013…………. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the next question:
Do you have goals or dreams in your life, what are they ? Do you have any resolutions for 2013 ?
I will leave you all with some more pictures from Monterrey. Take care and I’ll talk to you all on Tuesday, bye for now.