Wait...what's this? Two posts in the same week?
I know. I can't believe it, either.
Okay, so we've finally reached the end of February. I say 'finally' because it feels as though this month (this year) has gone on for about twelve million years. I wouldn't mind this phenomenon, if I were actually getting anything done, but the harsh truth remains that I really am not.
Whatever. I'll just try again next month.
Today, however, I am offering up a review of the goals I had set for myself at the start of February and a little bit on how I did with them.
Here we go...
1. Send Second Nature to the printer.
Yeah. That didn't happen. But did you really expect it to happen? I'm still working on the blurb for the back of the book. Three-quarters of it is done and ready to go. There's just one paragraph for which I haven't yet found the right wording. I'm a little afraid that I'll be working on the blurb for the rest of my natural-born days and a good portion of my being-a-ghost days, which is sad. If I'm going to be a ghost, I want to do way more interesting things than write blurbs for the back of books.
2. Read at least four books.
I actually managed to do this one. Not only did I read four books this month, I read eight. Sure, three of those books were kids books that were lying around my mother's house (some series about a pigeon who wants to drive a bus and eat junk food), but they still count, right?
3. Walk, run, or bike at least three miles each day.
I fell short on this one, but not by much. I missed the mark on two days (one by a little, one by a lot). Every other day, however, I either met or exceeded the three mile mark, which is a vast improvement over January. The Man and I have even started one of those "Couch to 5K" type programs to help us become actual runners and not theoretical ones. It's going really well. Here's some footage of me running:
4. Do two fifteen-minute yoga workouts each week.
Yeah. I managed one ten-minute workout the entire month. So...yeah. Still a little work to do here. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time getting back into the routine, but if anyone can come up with a way to blame Florida rather than my own laziness, then please let me know. I couldn't find a gif I liked for this, so please enjoy Baby Groot instead:
Recap of Other Things I was Looking Forward to in February:
—The Super Bowl.
Yeah. That did not go the way I had hoped it would. But, like, congrats to the Eagles or whatever.
—This Is Us
Well, I sobbed and then sobbed some more. This show makes me cry a lot. I have a friend who's afraid she's this cold, unfeeling monster because she never cries while watching. I've assured her I'm just a big baby. Here's some footage of me watching the show:
—The Black Panther movie
I thought it was a lot of fun, and I want to be Shuri or Nakia or Okoye when I grow up. That is all.
—Ren Faire visit
This didn't happen. Other things came up, so the Ren Fair visit has been bumped to March. I'm trying to decide between two theme weekends: Saint Patrick's Day or Harry Potter. I know you wouldn't think it, but it's been surprisingly tough to settle on one. The Man, being the superhero that he is, has suggested that we just go both weekends. Which seems like a good compromise to me.
—The Winter Olympics
I watched so much curling. (Yet, I still don't understand it. Like, at all. I was even reading about it online, and I still don't understand it.) And figure skating. And downhill ski racing. Congrats to the U.S. women's hockey team on their gold medal. That was a hell of a game, even if it did make my Canadian friend very, very sad.
Okay, that's going to do it for me today. Tune in on Monday when I write about my March goals and plans. I promise it'll be more riveting than it sounds*...
I know it's just Wednesday, but have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks for stopping by.
*—Possibly not more riveting than it sounds.