February in Review

So…between grief, illness, the Olympics, and fostering a sick kitten, there really hasn’t been a lot of time for other things this February. To recap:

Um…I didn’t make any progress at all in my goals this month. I suppose I did get a few lines of my afghan sewn on, and finally got past the giant block of black squares. Six lines to go! Otherwise, nothing.

February did me in. I talked about this in more depth in my previous post. As for the numbers, they were sad, sad, sad this month. I exercised on 19 days and only for a total of 981 fitness mins (January was 1699!). I did 18 yoga sessions, and only walked 21 miles. My poor step average was a mere 8054/day. As for my weight, if I compared from Feb 1st to March 1st, I only gained a fraction of a pound. The real story comes when I average out my weight for the month, which shows a two-pound increase. Maybe not much in the grand scheme of things, but definitely not the direction I want to go.

February was split into a couple sections, reading-wise. There was the early part of the month, when I read my favorite book of the month, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Then there was a couple weeks when nothing I tried to read appealed to me. I culled a bunch of books from my list. Then I switched focus onto mysteries and thrillers at the end of the month. I skimmed through a few formulaic ones (didn’t fully read, so they didn’t make it onto the blog) and had a couple good ones shine. My reading was just as scattered as my health and brain this month it seems!

Highlights of February
This of course is a hard thing to write, because there was so much grief here. But I know my grandmother would have wanted my family to celebrate the good things, so I will.

  • Making a difference for Jojo. He very possibly would have died without our foster care.
  • Buying my new car, Gordon!
  • The fun, personalized engraving Jason got for me on a wine bottle for Valentine’s Day. –> (It won’t make sense to anyone who hasn’t read Oathbringer. The guy doing the engravings said it was the most interesting request he’d had that whole day.)
  • Hosting a Super Bowl party for a big group of friends
  • Jason receiving his personalized wedding ring

Coming up in March
March is birthday month in my family. All told, we have six birthdays in the extended family, including my own. Plus there’s spring break, and Morrigan takes his first SAT, and I might have a chance to meet Robert Jackson Bennett at a library event. All that shapes up to potentially be an awesome month!

About Amanda

Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.
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7 Responses to February in Review

  1. Trisha says:

    I love the engraved wine bottle!!! That’s such an awesome and thoughtful gift.


    • Amanda says:

      There’s a fun story behind it, too. We happened to be shopping on the day our grocery store was giving out free wine bottle engravings. We thought it was just a fun thing the chain was doing, but apparently no, it was just our particular store. One of the employees does engraving as a hobby and offered to spend his work day doing this as a promotion. So we were very lucky to not only be at the store that did this, but to be there on the only day they did it!


  2. Alexx's Keto Avenue says:

    Great post and I love the Afghan I’m such a sucker for hand made blankets and covers so I’m jealous.lol. I’m very proud of how awesome you have handled such a tough month and your still standing and I’m very proud of you!

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    • Amanda says:

      This particular afghan is killing me though because so much is sewing instead of crocheting! Still, almost done after almost two years of work! It’s going to be beautiful when it’s finished.


  3. Michelle says:

    Here’s to a MUCH better March for you on all fronts!


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