February 2018 in Review

@FayeHazel (19710)
United States
February 28, 2018 1:59pm CST
Here's my month in review - February 2018 was a wild, wild whirlwind. I'll start with my "goals". 2 New Recipes I just barely managed to try 2 new recipes. A new French Onion soup recipe proved tasty and a slow cooker chicken curry wasn't brilliant - but wasn't awful, either. No credit card use Well, in a round about way I guess not. I did use them sparingly - but it's nothing I can't pay off that amount plus pay my regular payment , so I think it counts as "no credit card use". That said Feb. was full of splurge spending and eating out for me. I shall have to reign it in next month again. 0 of 12 exercise days. (I'm counting 1/2 hour of activity such as exercise dvd or 10,000 steps as an exercise goal) I'm still blaming surgery. A few days ago I put my fitbit back on. I'm just trying to get a baseline of steps during the day so that I can slowly increase. 10 out of 8 books (Before you're impressed with me - these were all audiobooks) Not having much energy early on in the month (thanks surgery) and having the added incentive of the "reading program" put on by the library, I was able to more than meet this goal. Of the books I read, ah, uhm, listened? to - worth noting were the following: "Van Choc Straw" - Dunn : This short listen was about an elderly woman about to move from her beloved home to the home of her mean tempered sister. "Radium Girls" - Moore : This was the fascinating and sad true story of the ladies who worked painting radium numbers onto clock and airplane dials in the 1910s-1930s . Radium was considered not only "safe" but "healthy" and the girls were told to insert the brushes in their mouths to "point" the brushes to make better numbers. The tale follows their demise and their fight with the company. Events in Feb. - Feb. was a whirlwind. Starting with my own birthday and celebrations on the first few days - there was lots of shopping and going out to eat. I played bass with a group of new friends and had lots of dance activities. Feb. hosts trivia weekend and one dance performance. Went out to see some movies, got a new bed. Of course dad had a health crisis in the meantime but mom and I also had some bonding time all during a snow storm. I hope everyone's February was nicely balanced between activity and calm and I hope even more success to us all in March! Photo: Pixabay
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Feb
Hope the month of March will be an even better one for you and all of us.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Thanks! Here's to continued success
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@snowy22315 (52519)
• United States
28 Feb
It sounds like your month was indeed a whirlwind!
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
It was surreal :-)
@amadeo (72842)
• United States
28 Feb
your month sounds better than mine.Good for you there.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Thanks! I hope your March is wonderful!
@amadeo (72842)
• United States
1 Mar
@FayeHazel I hope so.Something big should happen to get out of this shell.lol
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
2 Mar
@amadeo Here's to a great March
@KristenH (24901)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 Feb
Nice job Faye. Trial by error with those recipes. I always redeem myself, if I fail to cook or bake something incorrectly. It turns out better the next time around. Nice job with the reading. Maybe when the weather's better, you can get some exercise.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Ah so true, failure is a great instructor with recipes. :-) Thanks!
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@KristenH (24901)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
1 Mar
@FayeHazel You're welcome. Practice makes perfect.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
2 Mar
@KristenH So true
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• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Feb
Wow! Seriously never occured to me to do a review of the month. In fact, I forgot this was February with 28 days...until I saw a myLotter writing this out! Do you assess all your months like this?
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Yeah :-) I usually do a month in review. It really does help me to stick to my goals. I hope it's inspiring :-)
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• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Mar
@FayeHazel Since I retired there is little pressure on me to make my month as productive as I can. But I admire you for it!
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
2 Mar
@Gita17112016 Thank you, truly am flattered :-)
@just4him (126835)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Mar
You were busy! February was a time of working on different novels, while one waited in the wings for March 1st so I could once again start working on it for publication. March 1st is here, so I'll be working on Thread of Evidence again.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Whirlwid month for sure. Sounds productive for you as well :-)
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@just4him (126835)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Mar
@FayeHazel It was.
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@kanchan10 (3414)
• Kolkata, India
1 Mar
no special memories of the month.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
2 Mar
I hope that March is more memorable for good things
@andriaperry (58368)
• United States
1 Mar
I worked till my butt cheeks hurt in feb.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Wow! Sounds productive and like a pain in the.... uh yeah :-)
@Teep11 (7137)
• United States
1 Mar
Sounds as though a lot of eventful celebrations will occur. Nice to be able to experience some good time.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Oh yes, there was only a bit of stress, so the fun made it easier
@shaggin (37630)
• United States
1 Mar
I got a bunch of onions that need to be used up I should try making French onion soup. Besides your dads health crisis the events of February sounded fun
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
Oh the onion soup is very good use for your onions :-) Feb. was fun.... and surreal.... :-)
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
28 Feb
I think that's a wonderful month and review! I'm glad to have read it! And I have put up my final post for today and here on my lot. It explains even more about what has been going on for me. So maybe it's my life in review! Haha thank you for sharing so much of who you are here. I really appreciate you and look forward to staying in touch outside of this site.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
1 Mar
I appreciate you, too! I will go look at your post - and hope we can stay in touch, too! :-)
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
2 Mar
You did have a whirlwind of a month. Now about that exercise. Ahem!
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
2 Mar
Heh heh. yes.... I am currently thinking I will aim for half of my goal. And when that no longer tired me, I will increase it :-)
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
2 Mar
@teamfreak16 (41309)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Mar
I realize that I'm ten days behind, but don't overdo it on the exercise comeback. You don't want to set yourself back even further.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
9 Mar
Ah thanks for the head's up there. I feel a little better. I may temporarily adjust my exercise goals down, so that I can reach some activity and no over do
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@dgobucks226 (13718)
7 Mar
"It's exciting setting goals and moving forward with them"- quote from Amber Frey
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
7 Mar
Ah yes, even the small goals :-)
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