I like February. It’s my birthday-month and Valentine’s Day. However, this year I’m more than ready for winter to be OVER, so I’m not sad to see February come to a close at all! I have a wicked case of spring-fever. I bought a lovely arrangement of bulbs the other day and put them in my kitchen. When the winter-BLAHs get to be too much, the sweet scent of hyacinths helps remind me spring is coming.
(It IS, coming – right?)
Memorable Events • I celebrated my 32nd birthday (yipes!). Benny broke his leg while skiing and is stuck on the couch in a cast from his foot to mid-thigh for at least the next three weeks. Myles is growing by leaps and bounds; he’s talking a little bit (“kitty cat”) but only when the mood strikes him.
Watching • I’m one of the last ones to the party, but I finally started watching House of Cards. Much like pretty much everyone else, I’m HOOKED. I’m on episode 7 of the first season, so SHHH don’t spoil it for me!
Reading • I’m woefully behind on my reading. I started Fifty Shades Darker (shuddup) because I had to continue the trainwreck. I also started listening to the audiobook of Foodist, which I need to re-start. Audible was having a BOGO sale the other day and I got the audiobooks of Silver Linings Playbook and Orange is the New Black as well … so I have plenty to catch up on; I just need the TIME to do so. I’m thinking maybe I can listen while I do some cleaning this weekend.
Eating • My favorite new recipe we’ve tried recently is low-carb fried mac and cheese. Who knew cauliflower could be so good?!
Working On • Work is busy with lots and lots of projects. (That’s what happens when you have a two-person IT department!) I have steady freelance work coming in from Freckled Nest and I’m also trying to get myself organized where my own blog and business are concerned, but with a 10-month-old, these have been the to-dos that I never quite get to. When my arse isn’t planted in front of the computer, I’m working on trying to clean and downsize. (I’m sure Mike would tell you I’m failing miserably thus far; but I swear I have made SOME progress!)
Thinking About • Two big things are on my mind right now. First, I’ve been brainstorming ideas for Myles’ first birthday party in April. It’s sneaking up on me far too quickly! Second, I’ve been working with a builder and the bank on a possible remodel of my grandmother’s house to make it big enough for our family. Nothing is set in stone, and I’ll share more once we cross some hurdles and I know more. For now I’ve been so excited to dream up the plans for the remodel.
Loving • This AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker I recently purchased — it’s $59.99 compared to the competition that’s well over $100, and it works great!