February 2018 in Review
By Faye Hazel
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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• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
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.
• United States
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.