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February 2016 was longer than most Februarys, so it’s taking me an extra long time to sum it up. Or I got overwhelmed with test preparations. Either way, it’s in the books so let’s get it wrapped up!
1 – Book read, I enjoyed a second Brene Brown book
2 – Social events, one of which was a delicious dinner at Abuelo’s with a few friends from work
2.2 – Pounds gained, can I blame it on too much studying? I did come up with a new strategy. I’ll let you know next month how it worked
3 – Blog posts
4 – New recipes tried, my favorite was the Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
16 – Projects completed, including apply to go back to college for my Bachelor’s degree and a makeover for my coffee table
21 – Photos on Instagram
41 – Sealed with a Kiss Muffins baked, and I love how the photo turned out
92 – Words added to my book
100 – Reasons why I love my sweetie from the Dating Divas
391 – Just Wanna Be Me page views
37815 – Pinterest views
Top Posts of February 2016
- Native American Blue and Gold
- Beatitudes Family Home Evening
- Book Theme Party
- Pizza Nachos
- Simple Blue and Gold
There you have it, and March isn’t even over yet! How did the shortest month of the year go for you? Let me know in the comments, on Facebook, or Twitter.
Remember at the beginning of the year when we set some goals? This February I was still plugging away at mine. How about you?
1 – Pound lost. Here’s to not finding it!
1 – Fancy date at Orange Sky
1 – Insurance designation completed
2 – Days of the American Night Writers Association writing conference
4 – Belly dancing classes
4 – Bags of chocolate to share with my kiddos for Valentine’s Day
5 – Projects completed, but they were good ones
10 – Countries visited Easy as PIE, well not the whole country but you know what I mean
18 – Holes of miniature golf
25 – Pictures posted on Instagram
593 – Words my new writing project
601 – Easy as PIE page views
Whether your February was filled with progression your New Year’s resolutions or other fun stuff, I’d love to hear about your month.
I’m checking in on my New Year’s goals and January’s overall accomplishments.
.8 – My goal to lose weight didn’t start off like I was hoping since I gained almost a pound in January. I’m fine tuning my goals to include a 350 calorie daily deficit.
2 – Trips to the movie theater (both a little sad) and two books read (one boring and one inspirational)
3 – Friends enjoying a girls night out at a local BBQ restaurant
6 – Hours spent doing inventory for the family business, the kiddos put in more time than me. The youngest were floored to make that much money in two days
7- I’m making progress on 7 of my 10 New Year’s goals by completing my ethics test for my insurance designation, finding a roomie for this months writing conference, posting to my blog, applying for a new position at work and continuing with belly dancing class with the girls
8 – Boys at Cub Scouts, that number will continue to drop over the next four months
11 – Number of months until Christmas! I even started a little bit of shopping
20 – Other January accomplishments include 20 projects off my list (let’s see if I can keep that puppy under 3 pages)
29 – Days I logged my food with My Fitness Pal
641 – Easy as PIE page views, Utah likes me the best
Overall I’m happy to report I’m on track with my goals this year and we’re over 1/12 of the way through 2015! Please share your January accomplishments or hold yourself accountable to those New Year’s resolutions in the comments section.
I’m still adjusting to working. Totally honest, it’s kicking my butt! And I don’t even work 20 hours a week. I salute all of you who work outside the home and still have a life. Here’s how I sliced February.
.2 – Pounds lost. I guess exercise really is important. I need to figure out a way to keep the exercise routine on days I work.
1 – Book read. I had a hard time getting through The Paris Wife. I’m not sure if it was the lack of time or my dislike of Ernest Hemingway. I’m happy to report I’ve already doubled that number this month.
5 – Articles written, including our SEA LIFE adventure.
5 – Projects completed.
12 – Days logging my food. I need to do that more often! It helps me so much.
32 – Countries visited this site.
47 – States visited too. Who did I miss?
258 – Words added to my book. I got a little sidetracked with …
980 – Words added to a short story I want to submit. I have 9 days to write and edit 5200 words. We’ll see how that goes.
1443 – Page views!
February’s Top Posts
- Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
- Book Theme Party Decorations
- Family Home Evening: The Plan of Salvation
- Native American Blue and Gold
- Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision
Did February blow by as quickly for you as it did for me? What did you accomplish?