In looking back at February, I am grateful it is not a longer month! However, I am appreciative of the lengthening days! In twenty-nine short days, we gained over an hour of daylight!
And, there was so much more sunshine this month than in January, but we also had a good bit of precipitation – both rain and snow.
I continued to track the temperature in my area which continues to shock me…we had 1 day in the 60’s, 7 days in the 50’s, 14 days in the 40’s, 8 days in the 30’s, and just 2 days in the 20’s. I wonder if all those knitting Tempestry Projects are feeling as I do (and if they have run out of warmer colors yet!)
The Best Part of the Month:
Flowers…inside and out! And, my wee little snow drops weathered February and are still hanging in there as March begins!
There was a new thing this month… on the spur of the moment we decided to head to New Cumberland, WV to visit Mountaineer Casino. And, it was a productive trip in that left the casino with more than we came with! (And, we also visited the Fiesta Outlet and left some of our winnings there…as you can see on the 25th)
Best “Oh, Wow” Moments:
I had worried after losing our Knitting Leader in January that our little knitting group would fall apart. I have stepped in to the “leader” role (if you can call it leader – I actually just send out the text message reminding everyone that it’s Knit Night Day and ask who is joining me!) However, I have grown our little group by one and I am working on recruiting some more to join us. I have also become the “fixer of dropped stitches” and the “finder of free patterns.” And honestly? Any time I spend in my local library makes me so happy. It is a place I truly love.
What I did Well and What I can do Better:
In February I made a concerted effort to “love myself.” And, I did so with my “public ready” (read with makeup!) face as well as my “private” (read no makeup!) face. To start the month, it was not easy at all, but it did get easier as the month moved along. I can stand here today and tell you than I am worth the effort it took!
However, the days of moping are over and so are the days of not moving my body. Yes… I did not walk or do any Pilates for the entire month. So, while I worked on loving myself, I did not engage my physical self at all. In hindsight, moving my body might have helped me love my emotional self more easily.
And there you have my February, over in the blink of an eye! What was your best February Moment?
What a fun recap Kat (and aren’t libraries just the best??). Congrats on adding to your knitting group (and helping those in it). Love your Fiesta mug!
Your library looks so cozy and welcoming! My local branch was redone a few years ago, and while it definitely needed an update, I find it really cold looking now.
I think my best February moment was the long weekend I had in the middle of the month. Even though one day I was technically working at home, it was a good opportunity to recharge and spend extra time with my daughter.
You have posted a lovely assessment of February, with some surprisingly warm temps, lovely tulips, socks, and books! I love that you stepped up to be your knitting group leader. It sounds wonderful, and I’m sure you will make it even better!
sounds like a pretty good month over all. We have a group of four in our knitting group and I don’t know how open anyone would be to add more people, we’ve been such great friends for years. Anyways I say be kind to yourself every single day, I love visiting you and reading about your days and seeing your knitting 🙂
I have watching your 1SE about a dozen times and still cannot spot your Fiesta mug. Oh, well. Your library looks lovely — I love libraries!
This is a wonderful recap of your month, thank you for sharing it with us.
You are so good at reflecting about your days and I love the one second per day videos. It sounds as if you had a good month – over all. My best February moments were the conversations with my four year old grandson on FaceTime. I also spent a couple of days with my dear sister.
It sounds like you made noteworthy “emotional progress” in February, Kat. And that sounds very good indeed! I had a few really good February moments . . . but I think the best was being able to celebrate my son’s birthday with him in Grand Rapids! XO
I love that video! And your tulips and snowdrops! It’s so cool to watch your temperature chart grow each month. Thanks for sharing the link for the tempestry projects – that’s such an amazing idea!
We took a short family trip to Greenville, SC on the very last day of the month. We were blessed with blue skies, and a chance to meander through a very lovely new to us city.
I am loving these “meaningful looking back routines” 🙂 Thank you for sharing yours … and your tulips! LOVE your new fiesta ware (how wonderful to leave a casino with more $ than when you entered!) and seeing your face with and without makeup. Here’s to March!
Yay you for taking on the leadership roll in the knitting group! I think your face is fab both ways too. My February moment…making the effort to shake my dour mood on my birthday and celebrate the sunshine! I’ve kept it up too! 🙂