Hey, y’all! It’s my favorite time of the month again – time to link up with the lovely Leigh Kramer and find out what everyone has been up to this month! I’ll be curling up with a cup of Lady Grey tea and checking out all of the great links this week!
Do you see the blue and red purse in the picture above? I had been eyeing that beauty at my favorite local consignment store for weeks. It ended up going on sale, and I finally snatched it up! I love the different shape and colors, and I have been getting compliments on it when I’m out and about. I love finding unique bargain treasures!
In my list of goals for last week, I decided to work on getting dressed in real clothes. I’ve been relying on comfy sweats too often, and I know that I feel better and more productive dressed in actual clothes. Dressing in real clothes made me feel put together, ready for the day, happy that I had spent just a couple of minutes taking care of myself. I’m doing the same thing this week – intentionally taking just a little time for myself by wearing clothes that make me feel like ME.
Quinn is such a ham. I have no idea where he gets it! 😉
Aiden and I have been working on perfecting his multiplication facts this month, and he is steadily getting faster! It’s just that some of those darn number families get him mixed up. We’ll keep working, and we will conquer! A few rounds Multiplication War helps him to learn without realizing that he’s doing something educational. Shhh…don’t tell him. It’s out little secret.
Camden and I worked on his Valentine box for school one night. I handled the super glue, but he did the rest. He even won 1st place for his Pikachu box! Can someone tell me how long this Pokémon phase is going to last? I don’t know how much more I can take. Hold me.
The boys joined me for my very first run since having hip surgery last fall. They had a blast having me back in the mix, my hip didn’t hurt, and I only almost died on our trek…so it’s all good! Back to the very beginning for this wannabe runner!
I took Leigh Kramer’s February reading challenge, where I only read books that have been sitting on my shelf and that I have been meaning to read. This was a great challenge! This was the first month that I joined Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Twitterature link up. I had a blast sharing about the books that I had read by mid-February – The Thirteenth Tale, Blue Like Jazz, and Mockingbird.
Since the Twitterature link up, I’ve read The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. Whoa. Exquisitely written, heartbreakingly honest, and oh so vulnerable. If you haven’t read this book yet, please do. I’ll be diving into her newer book very soon.
I wasn’t able to finish Olive Kitteridge this month, so I’ll be wrapping it up this week. I’d love to connect with you on GoodReads! I’m always on the lookout for new books to add to my ever-growing to-read list.
I decided to take Leigh’s reading challenge one step further for the rest of the year. I have loved so many books over the years, but I haven’t re-read any of them for a long time. I want to add one book to re-read to my list each month. The Olympics put me in the mood to revisit one of my favorite love stories – My Sergei, by Ekaterina Gordeeva. Pair skaters Gordeeva and Grinkov were my favorite skaters when I was was a teenager. I adored their artistry, their skill, and how they seemed to move as one.
This month I took our boys to go see Frozen. Did anyone else bawl through this movie? Holy cow, I was a mess. My Beloved and I took the boys to see the Lego Movie, too. While I go around the house singing, “Let it Go,” from Frozen, the boys dance around the house singing, “Everything is Awesome,” from the Lego Movie. Such cute films!
My Beloved and I became House of Cards addicts this month when we thought we’d check out the first season on Netflix. One week later, and we’re almost finished with the second season. This show is not for the faint of heart. It’s like Walter White from Breaking Bad went into politics. Drugs, murder, control, and betrayal – it’s not pleasant, but we just can’t quit it!
I’m super excited for the return of Scandal this month! Anybody else miss Olivia Pope, her wardrobe, and her gladiators?
This month I shared a post about getting through Those Jonah Days. There are some things in life that even chocolate can’t fix, but tomorrow is such a beautiful gift.
This month I began a series on taking better care of ourselves – A Happier, Healthier You. I feel like so many of us have put ourselves on the back burner for too long. This series is about taking a little time for us, caring for ourselves the way that we care for those that we love around us. Each week have I have shared my 10 goals for the week, even as simple as taking my vitamins and drinking enough water, and then I let you see how I did on last week’s goals. So many of you have told me that you’re starting to do little things for yourselves – and I am beyond thrilled! I love hearing how someone took the time to paint her nails, or scheduled a massage, or is going to bed a little earlier. I am so excited to hear your goals and to know that I’m not doing this alone. We can do this – together!
Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the world today!
Hoping that you have a spectacular March!
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This week I challenged myself to actually get dressed in real clothes. It's been so cold and snowy here that...