I had a very full, good weekend. I was able to see some friends on Sunday, which was wonderful. It's been awhile, and it was so good to see them. In anticipation of guests, I cleaned my apartment, rather thoroughly, actually. I am not a generally tidy person. I have a high tolerance for clutter, and I really don't like minimalism. However, I let it get out of hand sometimes, and then it's a daunting task to tackle. I did have help though, which made it more enjoyable. It is very nice to come home to a clean house. I'll need to get used to this. :-) I have rearranged the furniture a bit, which is nice, and I got a nice table to put the TV on, instead of the Rubbermaid upon which it was previously perched.
I am trying to read more. I am currently reading God is Red by Liao Yiwu. It's about Christians and Christianity in China. He interviews people who survived communism and Mao and the Cultural Revolution, and there are also interviews regarding people who did not survive. It's a good book. The perspective is interesting, as the author is not a Christian himself, but he is involved in human rights and has been imprisoned and his books censored for not being in line with the communist/socialist doctrines of the state.
January is a day away from being over, and February looks like it will speed by as well. I have a lot going on, but I like being busy. I just need to budget my time well. I read an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that talked about how people work, and that everyone works differently. Some people are really good planners, and others need to take it right up to the deadline. I'm a deadline person myself. The author's take was, "whatever works best for you." If you're not a planner, then trying to force yourself to be, might not be the best thing to do, though trying different methods is not a bad idea.
I have pilates tonight, so I need to dinner.