Excuse me, but didn’t we just turn the calendar to February?? Clearly I have some catching up to do. Obviously from what you can see in my past couple blog posts, I spent a lot of time in January working and planning on my goals for the year. I do plan on doing a quarterly update, so that will be coming up later this month.
February was a little challenging for me. I finally finished a huge organization project at home that took absolutely forever, but it felt so good when it was done! Work has also a bit crazy as I’m learning a new position, so that’s been exciting but also a bit mentally exhausting as I’ve been trying to juggle my current responsibilities as well as learn a new role…which has also contributed to my lack of posting since I tend to write the most on my lunch breaks.
In February Mikey and I also celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. 13…I still can’t get over that much time has passed!
I took a day off from work to celebrate and we grabbed takeout, played a video game (I’m not a gamer, but I’ll try a game here and there), and watched our show. It’s rare these days when it’s just the two of us and it was so nice!
SO, now that it’s March….here’s what else we’ve been up to…
Mikey and I are almost finished with The Mandalorian. We only have 1 episodes left! We haven’t wanted it to end so we keep dragging it out. We don’t know what we’re going to watch next, so let me know what’s good!
Family movie nights have consisted of…
- Despicable Me
- Abominable (different abominable snowman movie than we were thought it was, but it was cute!)
- Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
- Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2
- Soul (I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was! )
Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson (I rented the audiobook through our library)
I actually just finished this! I discovered Sally on Instagram and was really drawn to her. There are quite a few books of hers that I want to read, but this book seemed really appropriate to start with for the beginning of the year since she talks about priorities and living with intention. She has given a lot of food for thought. She really gets into the heart of “issues” and I’m really thankful for it. While I have felt convicted in certain areas, I have felt equally encouraged and inspired. I might just have to buy this book since there were so many times I wish I could highlight sections.
Un-F Yourself by Gary John Bishop
I honestly would have never picked this book up except my sister had made a comment about this book and I thought she said she read it. Long story short, she hadn’t, but I’m so glad I picked this book up. I thought it might be full of language, but it’s actually not and I can’t believe how helpful it’s been. My mind has been stuck in a rut for a while now and this book has been super helpful in getting myself un-stuck.
This was a new meal idea I tried and have put into the meal rotation. We often have tacos and I like the spin. Mine did not turn out quite as pretty, but when you top it with mounds of cheese and sour cream, you can’t really tell. It tasted good and that’s all we really care about. :)
This is a really odd favorite, but I discovered the “Downtime” feature on my iPhone.
This feature allows you to choose days and/or time to close down apps to limit your screen time. It’s nice because you can pick and choose which apps can stay open and which will be off limits – you can also ignore the limit if you choose.
I get a notification each weekend on how much screen time I’ve had over the last week. It’s honestly shocking to me how much time I waste on my phone. I noticed a lot of my usage is right before bed. I can easily spend an hour mindlessly scrolling through my social media accounts. I really wanted to break this habit because that hour can easily be spent doing something better with my time, like reading.
This feature can be found on your iPhone by going to your settings –> Screen Time –> Downtime. I’m a fan.
Anyway, I hope you all are doing well! I don’t know about you, but I am REALLY looking forward to spring! I would love to know what you all have been up to! Feel free to leave a comment below!
Much love to you all,