February 2021; A Sentence a Day

 We had such a cold and snowy February but with my new word of the year in mind I was determined to embrace it.  I think that attitude helped me, in all honesty, as I usually dread snow.  I don't do well with the cold and I hate having to deal with the ice and snow clean up as well but being determined to make the best of it I summed up our month with a sentence a day and a focus on what I embraced. 



1.  Nothing like ushering a new month in with a giant snowstorm! I am really trying to embrace the snow and cold weather this year. 



2. We met with our lawyer to sign our revamped wills then I stopped for a few groceries and picked myself up a bouquet of flowers. I'm all embracing anything that brings a smile to my face. 


3. A beautiful 2 hour walk with friends along the river trail- we thoroughly embraced our time together!




4. Evan, Alec, and I went for a quick snowshoe hike in the woods; taking a break from their schooling while the sun was out shining!  We must embrace the nice weather when we have it. 





5.  I finally got around to making my Valentine's Day cards. I really embraced the process this year and just loved how my cards turned out. 



6.  My husband and I had a date night out after a long afternoon snowshoeing together.; we embraced our time together just the two of us out to dinner. 

7.  Evan, my husband, and I started out a snowy Sunday with a long walk around Westville dam. It began snowing 1/2 way through and we embraced the snowy walk. 




8.  We had a very late start to our school day with all the snow clean-up and removal but each of the boys were still done school by lunchtime (even Alec!).  Embracing the beauty of winter from inside the warm house is easy to do. 


9. With another snowstorm in the forecast Alec's school went all virtual today and he was assigned making homemade French Fries; I did not mind being his guinea pig!  We embraced this optional assignment. 


10.  Alec had a half day of school in the building and after picking him up we decided to head out snowshoeing; it's much harder the deeper the snow gets. We embraced our time together while dreaming of hot cocoa and the nice warm house waiting for us. 





11. We started school a bit later than usual so I could make up a batch of pancakes for breakfast. I embrace the opportunity to provide homemade meals for my family. 


12.  We enjoyed a hour and half walking tour of Newport discussing it's role in the slave trade. We embraced our time learning with friends. 



13.  We went snowshoeing in the afternoon just around our own woods and embraced the quiet serenity of our walk.  


14. My husband and I spent just about the whole day at the woodworking shop finishing up the cabinets for the basement and put a first coat of urethane on everything. We embraced the chance to finish up this long term project!



15.  Alec and I went to a cupcake decorating class where we each made 6 cupcakes we embraced the chance to play with frosting and nibble on some freshly made cakes. 




16. I embraced the convenience of grocery pick up in the wet, rainy weather.


17.  After school we went on a nice long walk even if it was pretty chilly. We embraced out last chance to get fresh air before the next snowstorm.




18.  After Alec and Evan finished their schoolwork mid-day we ran a few errands before it started snowing.  

19.  It snowed all day long and we embraced the chance to just relax at home. 

20.  My husband and I embraced another date night this time we went to Texas Roadhouse. 


21.  I kind of helped my husband start the process of cutting boards to make our butcher block countertop. 


22. I actually have no idea what we did this day; I assume it was a quiet school day at home.  

23. Evan and I spent a good hour hiking and it was so nice and warm- feeling out! I am embracing the nice weather for as long as it lasts. 



24.  Evan and I hiked for just over an hour; it felt great to wear just a sweatshirt. 




25.  Evan and I went on another hike before picking Alec up from school where I forgot a coat or sweatshirt entirely!   I am embracing these warmer sunny days!  


26. With only one boy home today I embraced our shorter day of school to get some organizing done around the house before Evan and I headed out for yet another hike.


27. My mother in law wanted to come with us to Alec's karate class; I embraced our time together.  She used to come to his classes pre-Covid and I missed having the company. 

28. My husband cleaned the whole entire house for us while I embraced a little alone time to finish reading my latest novel. 

Linking up with: Sentence a Day, Spread the Kindness, 






Comments

  1. The flowers, pancakes and cupcakes balance out all of the snow pics! ;)

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  2. The nice days of winter are definitely ones to embrace! Although I LOVED the taste of spring we got last week. Definitely embrace those date nights -- we don't get those here yet.

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    1. I am really enjoying these teasings of spring.

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  3. I love the cabinets so much! I can't wait to see what they look like when they are done. :)

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    1. Thank you! I am getting so anxious to put them in but we still have to do the ceiling, the flooring, and make the countertops.

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    1. It sure was. We haven't had a snowy month like that in years.

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  5. I love all of your snow photos! Pancakes are the best!

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  6. I'm glad you were able to find ways to embrace the good things during this cold, cold February!

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  7. It's hard to imagine all those snowstorms in the UK when we get hardly any. Beautiful pictures. You did well with the woodworking.

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  8. Such great pictures! How lucky you are that you can go hiking so often in those beautiful surroundings! The flowers are so pretty! I treat myself to some occasionally too when I go grocery shopping!

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    1. I found it easier to treat myself to fresh flowers when my husband wasn't going grocery shopping wit me every week; he just doesn't get it. LOL.

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  9. Doesn't organizing feel so good! It's amazing what organizing a drawer or two can do for your sense of accomplishment for the day!

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    1. It really does! I love that feeling and then it spurns me on to organize something else too.

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  10. What a snowstorm!! I'm trying to figure out where you live. May I ask you?

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  11. I am not a fan of the cold weather either. I am fine with a few days of snow a year but nothing compared to what you have had. It does make everything look so pretty though. Gorgeous photos. x

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    1. I think the only saving grace is that it is pretty.

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  12. Gosh those snow pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Being originally from Ohio, I completely understand the frustration with the winter weather. There are some days where it feels like it is never going to end. It's nice that you are able to embrace the snow though and try to love it.

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    1. I am trying; though this time of year I think it is that feeling of it never ending that makes me really start to hate winter. But I know spring is just around the corner.

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  13. Those cupcakes are so cute. And I love the bubblegum machine card. So adorable.

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  14. I love all your outdoor pictures, especially the snowstorm ones! Yay for date nights!!!

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    1. Thank you! I am already planning some for March.

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  15. I enjoyed looking at your pictures. Those cupcakes, Wow! Did ya'll stack the rocks? My daughter likes stacking rocks. Seeing your organized drawer reminds me that I need to organize the kitchen drawers. I'll put it on my March spring cleaning to-do list. Gives me an idea how to organize without dividers or such. Karen

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    1. We did not stack the rocks; we found them that way.

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  16. That's a lot of snow! Snowshoeing looks fun in that deep snow, I bet it's a good workout!
    Love your cupcakes, the bottom right one looks a little like my dog ;-)

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    1. It is an unbelievable workout. I honestly can snowshoe for more than an hour or so whereas I could hike for hours.

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  17. Sweet friend, your photos are breathtaking. I feel like snowy backgrounds just beg to be photographed. It is fun to see some of the spots I have seen you hike/walk in warmer seasons, now covered with snow. Bet walking on the snow shoes is great exercise. I would like to try that.
    Love your cape or poncho and scarf outfit. You are a beautiful snow bunny!!
    The cupcakes are adorable. The fluffy white dog looks like a pup we once had. Cici. She was one crazy mutt and I miss her everyday.
    Reading a book now where the grandmother adds mayo to pancakes to make them fluffier. Not sure how that would taste. But I will take pancakes any day!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I do like hiking the same trails in all seasons to see the changes in them.

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  18. Joanne, I love that you are continuing straight into the Spring with your focus word to embrace things! I also love that you continue to embrace the cold and snow! I, however, am done embracing the cold and snow and would really like for it to move its way out of my life for a few months! As always, I have enjoyed your photos and all the cool stuff that goes on to fill your days. Thanks for sharing and linking with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. I have had enough of the cold and snow too... though I keep trying ton convince myself that I don't mind it nearly as much as I really do. LOL.

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