Before marching into this new month, I want to pause for a moment to reflect on the last one. Here are my…
Top Ten February Favorites
ONE…..Best TV Show
I know everyone is loving “This is Us,” which we haven’t even started yet. Actually, I’m waiting for it to come on Netflix or Amazon so I don’t have to fast forward through the commercials. Brad and I celebrated the end of February by watching the last episode of The Office. We missed it when it was an actual show on actual TV, but we certainly have enjoyed it.
Laughter is the best medicine and the staff at Dunder Mifflin made us laugh every episode. Who was your favorite character? Mine was Creed. I’m so glad that Jim and Pam didn’t throw it all away when the camera guy obviously had a crush on her and Jim was torn between his new job opportunity and his family. I love when love wins!
Reading more books is one of my goals for this year, and I’m enjoying it very much! I have a list I found online that I’m trying to read through and there have been some winners and some duds. I used to finish a book if I started it, but no more. If it isn’t appealing to me, back to the library it goes. My favorite for this month has been the first in the new trilogy from Jane Smiley, Such Luck. It is about 3 generations of an Iowa farm family.
I loved this book and learned so much about the beginnings of agriculture as we know it, and feel certain that the author has farmers in her background somewhere. I’m reading the second book now, and it is interesting to me that the most contented person in the next generation is the son who stayed on the farm. The siblings all lead lives in the city that look more glamorous and exciting, but they don’t seem very happy.
THREE….Best New Yoga Pants
When we were in Florida last time, I hit the jackpot at Soma. They were clearing the racks and had a bunch of stuff 75% off, including workout gear. I’m picky about my yoga britches and had never worn theirs before, but I couldn’t resist purchasing 2 cute pairs at $14.99 each. I love them, even though they aren’t quite as “compressing” as some of my others! They are cute and have a higher waistband that I don’t have to tug back up after doing a series of sun salutations. I’ve worn them multiple times and they wash like a dream. I have this exact pair I found on their website for $24.00, still a great price.
FOUR…..Best New Habit
Bullet-journals are a “thing” all over Pinterest and Instagram, and since I like to try all the “things”, I started one. Some people have journals that are BEAUTIFUL and WORKS of ART, but mine looks more like my messy high school notebooks. Fancied up with colored pens and washi tape, my bullet journal goes with me everywhere. I love making lists of ideas, dreams, quotes, recipes to try, goals, etc. and they are all recorded in my book. It’s fun and is helping keep me on track. It is open beside me now. I’d love to hear all about yours if you have one!
FIVE….Best New Essential Oil Finds
This little gem smells delicious and seems to be helping to control my borderline high cholesterol. Say what? All I know is my bad cholesterol was elevated, and now it isn’t. I haven’t really changed my diet or exercise regimen, but I am using my oils.
I’ll take it!
SIX…..Best New Thing I Saw for the First Time
On the last spring-in-the-dead-of-winter Saturday, Brad and I headed to Fox Ridge State Park. We tromped on the trails through the woods and along the Embarrass River and had so much fun! The river was dark blue- green and the twists and turns and sandbars were beautiful, but my favorite was the work-site of a crew of beavers. We didn’t see them, but the evidence of their hard work was fascinating. I’m amazed that they were able to drag themselves up the steep bank and then they used their teeth to neatly and symmetrically go to town on some pretty big tree trunks. More evidence of God’s creativity and care!
SEVEN….Best Thing I Memorized
I’ve been trying to stretch my brain, to retrain my brain from worry to meditation, and commit God’s word to my heart, and in February this verse has been very important to me. I made up actions to go along with it and taught it to all my Holy Yoga classes.
EIGHT….Best MOPS I Led in Holy Yoga
Brad and I hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department and love both Alissa and Lindsay very much. They have such different strengths but are both delightful in their own ways. I’ve never known two girls who are such givers-they are both constantly busy using their gifts to help others, and I treasure my time with them. This month I had the pleasure of leading Lindsay’s MOPS group in Holy Yoga. It was so fun even though once again, I got blubbery about the privilege to tell others about Jesus. Here are just a few of the beauties I was honored to lead….
NINE…..Best New Gadget
This car diffuser was a new little toy I kept to myself because I wanted to surprise people when they got into the car with me. Brad’s reaction didn’t disappoint me. I knew he would get a kick out of it, and he did. Brock’s reaction was the same. Shhhh. Don’t tell my other boys. They will all think I’ve gone off the oily deep end. I don’t care though, the refreshing fragrances of essential oils make me even happier. I ordered mine from Amazon. #setittohappy #setittohappier
TEN…..Best Photograph of a Rainbow
Our granddaughter Faith is a budding photographer and she snapped this shot after she got off the school bus. I love this photographer and her picture! Good job, sweetie!
Now, it’s your turn. What are your February favorites? Click in the comment section and share with us . We want to know what is inspiring you and making your life better!