What's Up Wednesday on a Tuesday: February 2022

I was going to skip this monthly wrap up altogether this year since I am taking Wednesdays off from blogging but I just could not resist putting together this fun look back at our month.  I rely on these posts myself when I'm trying to remember certain highlights of our year so I decided I'd just post my What's Up Wednesdays a day early this year... even if they are a bit redundant with my Friday Favorites and One Sentence a Day posts. 
What We're Eating This Week: 
Pulled beef sandwiches with chips and salad (we had leftover pot roast and this is a new way we tried to use it up.

Homemade pizzas with salad

Tuscan chicken pasta with salad

I made a crustless quiche with asparagus, mushrooms, and ham.



What I'm Reminiscing About: With Alec earning his black belt last week I am reminiscing about when we first joined his homeschooling karate class.  We had already been taking lessons at a rival dojang but we loved this homeschooling class so much that Alec followed his teacher when she was finally ready to open her own studio.  We figured out that he has been training with her since 2014!  

in 2019

in 2015

with his teacher

He now towers over her!



What I'm Loving:  Our new furniture! We finally got the furniture in for the basement that we had ordered back in Sept.  It looks lovely and is so comfy by the very first night we had moved the TV and Xbox down there and snuggled up with blankets by the heat of the woodstove to watch TV together.




What We've Been Up To: Playing games and putting puzzles together, we finished our basement, went on a few RZR rides in the snow, have been teaching Alec to drive, and hiking whenever the weather allows.  Alec has been practicing his frosting skills for an upcoming challenge. 













What I'm Dreading:  Nothing at the moment!

What I'm Working On: This past month I've made quite a few cards and scrapbook pages. 











What I'm Excited About: Turning the clocks next month! 

What I'm Watching/Reading: Home team (movie on Netflix), The Guilded Age (HBO+), The Righteous Gemstones (HBO+), The Jeopardy College Championship (Hulu), Marry Me (at the movie theater).  We finished watching The Big Bang Theory as a family and began watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

So far I've read 8 books this month and hope to squeeze in perhaps one more before the end of the month.



What I'm Listening to: Sweet Magnolias playing in the background.

What I'm Wearing: Still plenty of warm layers...  with boots and winter gear... 













What I'm Doing This Weekend: I'm not sure; hopefully getting together with some friends we haven't seen in a long time. 

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month: March is typically when our weather starts to turn very, very slowly towards spring and I am looking forward to more light, more sun, and more warm days! 

What Else is New:  Not much; though we did spent last weekend at an RV/Camping show looking at toy haulers... not sure we'll buy one any time soon but it's on our radar for retirement and vacations with just the two of us now that the boys are getting older.   Does anyone have one that they just LOVE?!

Linking up with: Spread the Kindness, 








Comments

  1. Looks like you made the most of a dreary month- I am seeing lots of joy!

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    1. We sure tried! Nothing makes winter go by faster than packing it full of fun.

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  2. So much fun going on! Love your cozy outfits.

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  3. I really like your sweaters! I see some books I loved - I hope you loved them too.

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  4. First, I love the Karate teacher is a woman - GIRL POWER!!!!!
    I'm so jealous of your new furniture! We need new couches everywhere in our home - upstairs AND downstairs

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    1. Yep, he just clicked with her right away. She's fabulous and fierce! She's a homeschooling mom so we used to hang out outside of karate too and 4 (of her 6) kids have black belts as well.

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  5. Growing up, rummy cub was our family's favorite game to play. We have it now but so rarely play, I think I need to schedule a rummy cub game night :)
    Your sweaters are all so comfy and pretty at the same time. Still need to wear layers around here too. Winter isn't done yet although it's been in the 50's yesterday, thunderstorms this morning and back below freezing tomorrow. I am so ready for spring to arrive and to stay!!
    Your new family room furniture for the basement looks really nice and so comfortable!

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    1. Thank you! That sounds a lot like our weather right now too. I'm trying to think positively in that at least our weather is warming up into the 50's on occasion...

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  6. Love all the sweaters especially the heart one, it's adorable! Your basement looks amazing, I know it's been a labor of love. So glad you are enjoying it. I am know inspired to work up some ideas for our unfinished rec room in our basement. I just have to get my hubby on board :)

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  7. I LOVE playing Rummikub. Those cards are so pretty. I need to get more crafty and make mine. I love your outfits for the month. So many cute ones.

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  8. Your new basement furniture looks great! How nice to finally get it! You have such cute sweaters! The white and purplish looking color block one is my favorite!

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    1. Thank you! That sweater was from Stitch Fix and is so soft.

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  9. I love your menu and sweaters.

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  10. Oh, it is so fun going to an RV show! We use to have a travel trailer when our girls were younger and loved it. Your new furniture is so nice and I especially like that coffee table Have a good evening!

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    1. Thanks! I love that the coffee table is on wheels and is super easy to move.

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  11. There are a lot of RV parks and shows out here in AZ. If you do start to go and travel, you'll have to come visit for sure.
    I love doing puzzle, but they are so addictive to me. Luckily we have one always going outside on the neighbor's patio, because otherwise I'd get nothing done, haha.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'll keep that in mind! My husband's great aunt used to have a puzzle going all the time and I loved to go visit her and work on whatever she had out at the time.

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  12. Oh, your basement is wonderful. Ours is finished and fully furnished, but we spend little time down there. I think it's because it lacks windows! If ours had windows like yours, I would be down there all of the time!

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    1. Thank you! We got a lot of use out of this past weekend. It's heavenly with the woodstove going.

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  13. I love your new furniture...so cozy!

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  14. Yay for more light and more warmth!!! And your basement looks GREAT!!!

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  15. Love your cards and your outfits and still so proud of Alec!!

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  16. So many cute outfits. Love the cards you've made. The new furniture looks so nice and cozy.

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  17. Your basement looks wonderful! I know we got a lot of use out of our finished basement when our children were teens. Your son made a beautiful icing rose. Love all your activities!

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  18. I can't believe how long the wait is for furniture these days. Yours was totally worth it! We were so disappointed that our RV show was cancelled this year again, we are about one year out from our purchase and so looking forward to it. Not a toy-hauler though, so I can't help you there!

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    1. It has been crazy but totally worth the wait.

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  19. I'm watching The Guilded Age as well. I don't like it as much as Downton Abbey but still it is addictive.
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. Your new furniture looks great! Love the cards that you made and all of your cute outfits!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thanks! Though I found out this week it's downright cold down there when the woodstove isn't running. Luckily with snow in the forecast we got it going tonight and I know we'll keep it on through the weekend.

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  22. The new furniture looks great!! I can't believe Alec has been with the same karate teacher since 2014. That really says a lot about her if you've been with her for that long!

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    1. She is fabulous! We love her and her sweet family.

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