Dear 2017, you’re going to need to go ahead and slow down. These first two months have gone by insanely fast. And I’m going to need a slower pace moving forward, okay?
But, first, let’s look back on February. In no particular order, here are Six Things I Learned in February.
1. Ear infections are no joke.
I mean, I guess I knew this, but having one is a vicious reminder. Thankfully, I only felt like my head was going to explode for two days. Thank you, Amoxicillin.
2. February can feel and look like spring.
There are daffodils in bloom around our property. We’ve gotten chances to be outside. And four of the five of us have had poison ivy, which, really, also is no joke. I’ve had THREE STEROID SHOTS of varying doses & type because the first low-dose one didn’t cut it. Having a steroid shot as a diabetic is a blood sugar balancing act, but, y’all, I need the itchy rashes and blisters to GO AWAY.
3. A 1,000-piece puzzle that is a collage of pencils is difficult but oh-so rewarding when it’s finished.
As her second “real” puzzle, Cate may have been a little overwhelmed, but she stuck with me until the end. And, yes, this is definitely one that’s going to be glued and framed.
4. “Revenge” is an addicting show.
I started watching it on a Tuesday when my husband was sick in bed, I was puny on the couch, and my youngest was creating some nasty diapers but walking around otherwise unaffected by a stomach bug.
5. Rachel learned how to climb into the bar-height chairs around our dining room table, which means she can also climb onto the table.
That’s not exactly what I want to happen, but she made it happen the other day for the first time and many more times since. She’s going to be 18 months in a couple weeks, and she’s still full of joy and adventure. I would like her to learn so more words so the screeching can stop.
6. Popcorn with Reese’s Pieces in it is an awesome snack.
Okay, so, maybe I didn’t just LEARN this, but I’ve been enjoying it lately and wanted to make sure I mentioned it to you. You’re welcome.
I also shared some real-life confessions earlier this month. If you missed that post, be sure to take a look because that offers an accurate look into my life.
Tell me about your February. What are you looking forward to in March?
I’ve got two music giveaways happening now, so be sure to enter to win, if you haven’t already.
Becky Hastings says
We’ve had a lot of illness here this month too! Even me…and mom never gets sick 😉
I’ve never watched Revenge….maybe a new show to check out. And that popcorn snack sounds great. Maybe add some m&m’s too!
The ongoing sickness is rough! Hope y’all get well and stay well. “Revenge” is layer upon layer of mystery. It’s been fun to watch. Thanks for being here, Becky!
Joanne Viola says
February is a short month and you learned so much! Love it! And so glad you shared about the 2 CD’s. Definitely going to be checking these out 🙂
Glad to see you here, Joanne! You should definitely enter to win those CDs! 🙂
Tracey Cross says
Lots of visual images to go along with that list Kristin!! but I love a post that real life ups and downs. Hope your all on the mend and doing well now. Love the sound of that snack, and Yes to addictive TV series and with Netflix theres nothing to stop binge watching apart from having to go to work. Joined in with Emily’s link up at last first time this month so I’m visiting around a few What I’ve Learned posts. God Bless
Thanks for your kind comment, Tracey! I really love the What I Learned posts and continue to do them monthly even though Emily now does the linkup quarterly. We’re improving around here, so that’s good. Thanks for stopping by!