looking forward to ...
Where has January gone? It doesn’t seem like it should be almost wrapped up, yet here we are. On the plus side of life, however, it means we’re closer to the following:
Spring: Granted, where I live it could be April or May before it fully arrives, but I’m looking forward to sunnier days, lighter jackets, and the blossoming of brighter colours outside.
The 3rd season of the Netflix series “Stranger Things”: I know this series is not everyone’s cup of tea, what with it’s sci-fi/thriller/make you yell at your TV elements. But it’s one Jeff and I enjoy with its twists and surprises, and nods to our own growing-up years in the 80s. So we’ll be doing what we can to make sure we can catch at least the first episode when it drops on July 4th.
Another Mr. Rogers movie: Another film about the late Fred Rogers – this one centered on a reporter sent to write a profile piece on the television personality – is set to come out in November. Called A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, it’s a fictionalized account on the story behind Tom Junod’s 1998 piece on Fred Rogers for Esquire magazine. And Tom Hanks is set to play everyone’s favourite neighbour!
Books, books, and more books: I probably (maybe) (definitely) should not be looking for more books to read, but Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul by Courtney Ellis sounds like a great read for me. As does Drew Dyck’s book (literally in my To Be Read pile) Your Future Self Will Thank You about how the Bible and brain science can help you cultivate self-control. In that same stack is some poetry by Mary Oliver, more stories and rants from Rick Mercer, further adventures of a boy and his tiger (Calvin & Hobbes is quite possibly the best cartoon strip ever), and never mind the books I’ve yet to discover.
How about you? What are you looking forward to? Feel free to share, or to contain your gleeful anticipation offline. It’s up to you. :)