Goodbye February 2013, it was nice knowing you. It’s time to put you to bed now with a comfy little roundup!
What reading/learning did I do this month?
I really enjoyed reading The President’s Club
I have enjoyed working through this fun ebook full of storytelling strategies for memory keepers.
What entertainment did I watch/listen to this month?
We watched the Grammys and ended up buying some new music after. We are really liking Mumford and Sons right now.
We were thrilled that the new season of Survivor started in February. We have so much fun watching it as a family and we do a lot of talking back to the screen. As always, there’s one person that is just driving us crazy and we can’t believe he hasn’t been voted out yet.
Alex has been really wanting to watch The Amazing Race so we started with an older season (14) and have been watching that. He loves it. I have to admit it stresses me out a bit to watch it since the show is all about hopping on planes to get places and then doing crazy things like bungee jumping off bridges. But it’s growing on me and it’s fun to watch as a family. As with any reality tv show, it’s always amazing (and a little disturbing) to witness what real people are like under pressure.
We are currently on season 2 of The Big Bang Theory and we end up laughing so hard when we watch it!
We watched the Super Bowl as a family. I love that I can sit and digiscrap during the whole thing, otherwise I would never make it. lol!
What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?
- Went to Trader Joes – first one in Utah!
- Stayed downtown one night while our wood floor was being refinished. Nice to get away from the fumes!
- Went to see the mummies at The Leonardo
- Went out to dinner with some friends.
- Took the kids to see a local high school play with some family friends.
- Had my brother and his fiancée over for dinner. We had build-your-own Mexican pizzas.
- Went to dinner with my in-laws for my sister-in-law’s birthday celebration.
- Watched Once Upon a Time with my daughter. She’s trying to get me caught up.
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
An amazon gift card for my sister-in-law on her birthday. A book for my son and a scarf for my daughter on Valentine’s Day.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Paid a painter to repair walls and freshen up paint in our house.
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
I had a pretty miserable head cold that even got into my sinuses, but I was able to fight it off with some rest and over-the-counter medications. Still struggled with my shoulder issue, but I’ve made significant improvement by going to a soft-tissue chiropractor on a weekly basis.
What were my accomplishments this month?
Made some big progress on prepping our house for sale. Lots of de-junking and freshening everything up!
Started a new Flickr group for layouts using my templates. Anyone is welcome to join and there are already close to 130 pages in the pool for lots of inspiration!
Scrapped – 13 layouts (2 of them are not pictured here because of personal details)
What were my disappointments this month?
Our new house project got slowed down a bit because of a few minor changes that needed to be made. Life was kind of hard for Alex with all the changes that were going on. He had a rough few weeks.
Anything else noteworthy to include?
With my brother’s wedding coming up at the first of May, we all helped out a bit with some of the logistic planning. I also have to take a minute and brag about how well my daughter is doing in school. She is really enjoying her teachers, classes, and some fun friends. Hooray!