Short month and can we please move on to spring???
Here are the goals set for February and the progress I made towards them:
1. Finish the bathroom renovation. Done! If you missed the reveal, it is here. I would have liked to have finished it earlier in the month, but there was a delay in ordering the floor and I have that darn job to work. I am very, very pleased with the project overall and the budget.
2. Exercise 60 minutes most days of the week. I struggled with this one. Part of it was that the renovation was so tiring that getting more than 30 minutes in was just not in the cards. I actually think the reno counted for a lot of exercise, so maybe I did okay here. The scale seemed to agree with that assessment, so I’ll take it.
3. Purge my closet. Oopsie. This one just got away from me. I’ll have to move it to March
4. Keep on with my good eating habits. I did quite well this month and am making progress towards a smaller size. Probably almost halfway there now? I had a few days mid month where I got off course and snacked too much, but then got it back. I also worked in some delicious meals like our Mardi Gras party and some Indian food!
Mmmm…. delicious naan bread.
5. Do some kind of Pay-It-Forward thing. I decided to go with Cup of Joe for a Joe. You purchase cups of coffee for service men and women that they redeem on bases that have these shops. It’s nice because you purchase in $2 increments so you can sponsor many different service members with just a little thank you and a piece of normalcy. I got emails in response from the recipients thanking me as well – so I know it goes right to them!
I finished 2 books this month.
One was an oldie that I never actually read.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
I actually really like the Disney cartoon of this. In fact, I prefered it to the actual book. Go figure. That rarely (if ever) happens.
The Exquisite by Laird Hunt.
I’ll just post my Good Reads review here.
This was an interesting book. It is a book about Henry and seems to be about his slide in and out of reality post 9/11 and how he coped after that in a sense. Or it just happened to be set post 9/11, which Henry describes as “the events downtown.”
Henry meets up with a Mr. Kindt, who hires him to do fake murders for hire. The book parallels this along with Henry’s stay in what seems to be some sort of institution and the choice for the reader is which is the reality.
It’s all told from Henry’s point of view and some of the writing is lucid and the other is more train of thought (medication induced?). Overall an interesting book to read and I think it is more about the writing style than the actual story that makes it good.
Now that I am done with rehabbing, I have more time to read – and just do other stuff in general.
On to March goals tomorrow!