First off, Happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully everyone had a fun and safe night last night. I'm looking forward to another year of talking movies with everyone in the coming year.
The main reason for my posting though, is to say it looks like it might be best for the countdown if I push back to the start date for one week, to January 11. The reason for this has nothing to do with lack of effort or work on my part, but rather is due to a surgery I had earlier this week. I knew about this surgery for a while, and it was only an outpatient procedure. As I've mentioned on the blog a few times, I'm a little over two years out from chemo treatments for a lymphoma I had, and the surgery on Tuesday was to finally remove the vascular port that I had during that time. So, it actually was a big step in the right direction! The issue is location -- it was right next to my shoulder, meaning that I have stitches on my chest next to my shoulder, in a position to moves whenever my right arm is used. The long and short is, it's a little irritating and difficult to do any typing outside of hunting-and-pecking. It's taken me a number of minutes just to type this paragraph!
So what I am thinking is if I give myself the extra week, the more the shoulder loosens up and allows me more range of movement, I can continue the necessary work for the countdown. I already have some of the reviews done, but would like a sufficient head start to be able to maintain the daily pace. Sound good? Other than the extra week, everything else is ready to go.