(Uno) 1. Reading about reading every day. You may have heard of Nina Sankovitch and her blog about reading a book a day for a year. Well, she wrote a memoir about it, “Tolstoy and the Purple Chair,” and you better not get it for me for Christmas because I just ordered it!
(Due) 2. Reading Italia Winter Holiday schedule from Dianne Hales’ blog.
Here are some highlights, visit the link for the full list:
*December 6, La festa di San Nicola, patron saint of shepherds and of Bari–and the inspiration for the American “Santa Claus.”
*December 13: La festa di Santa Lucia, the festival of lights.
*January 1: Il Capodanno, literally the top of the year.
(Tre) 3. Reading about Running. Reinforcing the choice to prioritize regular running (or at least raising the heart rate for 20-30 minutes every day). This article reminds me to keep active during the holiday season, when life can get so crazy busy!
Long, slender, sweet and minty fresh, candy canes are one of the best parts of this seasonal rotation. I prefer the cane style pictured above. I like to work the cane to a sharp point that hurts the inside of my mouth if I’m not careful. Then, as the point becomes too delicate to sustain the pressure, I crush the stem and put the hook in my mouth, resulting in much awkward slobbering. Yea, it is best that I consume candy canes at home where only my family is forced to ignore my oddball ways with candy canes.