Well. February certainly zipped right by, didn't it?
Freakishly warm weather. Lots of letter-writing. Hardly any knitting. Maybe too much chocolate.
Ah . . . February!
Here's what's going on for me . . . RIGHT NOW.
Reading -- In the ears, I have Richard Russo's Everybody's Fool (just as delightful as Nobody's Fool, in case you're wondering). In words, I'm reading E.B. White's One Man's Meats. I'm also re-reading The Nightingale for my book group (I originally read it last August).
Knitting -- Well. Actually. NOT knitting. I started out knitting a pair of these socks for Erin (with some modifications to make them more "standard" socks, plus cuff-down). Anyway. I HATE the yarn I chose. Hate. It's lovely yarn . . . but not for socks. (Too much silk.) So I got frustrated and decided to let them go. I may try again someday -- with other yarn. THEN . . . when the weather suddenly warmed, I lost the desire to knit winter-ish things altogether and just sort of went into a knitting tailspin. Maybe . . . this next? Thinking about it, and looking for my knitting mojo.
Watching -- The Oscars. (And, wow. That was quite the clusterf^*k there at the end, non?)
Having Way Too Much Fun With -- My new Lipsense lip color. Not kidding . . . this stuff is incredible! It looks great, lasts all day (even after swimming), and Tom doesn't mind it at all (so BONUS). (Want some? Ask Carole.)
Delighted by -- My watercolor class. Not because of my "skill" (although I'm definitely making progress) (some days, at least), but because it is a wonderful creative outlet for me right now; something I'm really needing these days. And my class is full of the most encouraging, supportive people I could ever paint with. Cheerleaders and gentle critics, all!
Gold Star To Me -- For regularly making calls to my representatives. As an introvert who hates talking on the phone, this is WAY out of my comfort zone. (WAY.) But . . . I'm doing it! And you can, too! (It gets easier . . . once you've made a few.) (Really. It does.)
Looking Forward To -- Consistent spring weather! Now that I've had a taste of spring, I'm all the more impatient for "real" spring, (as opposed to "freak" spring) to show up. (Because running outside - even though painful - is so much better than running inside.)
Doing Something -- In January, I was certified as an adult literacy tutor with the Kalamazoo Literacy Council. This month, I started working with my first "learner." I cannot express how wonderful it feels to be . . . doing something . . . to help someone take a huge step forward.
How about YOU? What's going on for you . . . Right Now?