Winter is coming

(Frost on the window. November 2007 (c) Robin)

It’s been chilly here. Ice is starting to form on the pond:

(Ice on the pond. November 2007. (c) Robin)

And NaBloPoMo is over!! Let’s all celebrate.

I think I’ll celebrate by taking a few days off from blogging. Perhaps more than a few days as I have some serious reading to do if I expect to meet my 50 Books Challenge this year. So far I’ve only read 31 books.

I have a feeling I won’t make it to 50. It would take a serious marathon for me to read 19 books in one month. This is a particularly bad month for catching up on things like that, what with the Holidaze almost upon us.

I did, as mentioned at my other blog, meet another goal I set for this year. Every year I challenge myself to a certain amount of mileage. This year my goal was 850 miles. I hit and passed my walking goal last week.

I’m shooting for 900 miles in 2008. I’d better buy myself a new pair of walking shoes for my birthday. I’m going to need them.

6 Comments on “Winter is coming”

  1. truddle says:

    Do you have one of those thingy’s that track how far you have walked or do you go by guess or by golly … if you do have one of those thingy’s where did you get it… might be fun to join you on the walking challenge.

    You changed your theme here, I like it… funny thing about that… I changed my theme on my second blog as well… before I knew you changed your’s… Im thinking you are living in my head 🙂

    I love these photo’s – expecially the ice crystal one!

  2. truddle says:

    btw – some blogs are like books, can’t they count towards your yearly total?

  3. Robin says:

    Truddle: Yep, I have one of those thingy’s (pedometer). I do some of my walking on a treadmill, too, which measures it.

    Pedometers are pretty easy to find these days. Any sports store will have them. Or any store with a sports department and exercise equipment. Or you can order one online.

    I used to have one that talks, but it wore out so I have a plain old digital pedometer.

    Changing themes — another one to add to “the list.” 🙂

    You may be right about some blogs being like books. lol! Perhaps I should count them towards my total.

  4. tpgoddess0103 says:

    Oh wow Robin! 900 miles!!! Looks like you are the one setting the goals for our 2008 challenge!

  5. Kel says:

    the icy crystals remind me of silver christmas tinsel
    lovely seasonal shot for those who have a white christmas

    oh, and congrats on making it to the end of another nablopomo

  6. Robin says:

    TPGoddess: Oh, I don’t know. I have enough trouble setting my own goals. Better let ya’all pick your own. 🙂

    Kel: Thanks. 🙂 I sometimes forget that your seasons are the opposite of ours. Enjoy your summer.

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