Aside from Valentine's Day, the only redeeming quality February has is that it is only 28 days long. I'll give the 29th day every four years a pass, since it is my mother-in-law's birthday. For some reason I find it quite exciting to wake up on the 28th day of February and know that the next day is a new month already.
I'm quite proud of my accomplishments in February. I accomplished my goal of creating a homemaking binder. In it is my daily schedule and my weekly chore breakdown. It also has a monthly chore breakdown, courtesy of this form found at MoneySavingMom.com. (See the second page on that link.) The binder also has a place for my monthly meal plan (again, thank you Money Saving Mom.) And it has our monthly budget, as directed by the good Dave Ramsey and his Financial Peace University. Finally, there are a lot of blank notebook pages. So I can add in whatever I feel like. I'm sure you might think this doesn't warrant a whole notebook, but I like it. And I like referring to it often. I feel more motivated when things are written down. As if writing it down somehow makes me more accountable to actually finish the tasks.
February also brought me a good case of creating fever. I liken it to spring fever, only this is the desire to be crafty, rather than the desire for warmer weather (which I have too.) I discovered (thanks to a random status update from my dear friend Tawnya) the supplies section of Etsy and went a little nuts. I bought the felt for my April goal of making a felt doll set for Pumpkin Pie, and alligator clips for my August goal of making hair bows. Both of those goals may actually happen sooner than later. I also pulled the trigger on a sewing machine I found on Ebay. I picked it because the picture looked very close to the one my mom has. I can't wait for it to get here.
I'm also pleased to report that Honey Pie is now sleeping 8 1/2 hours at night. I'm going to begin the process of moving that to a good 12 hours at night, so hopefully in April I can move her into Pumpkin Pie's room.
And finally, here is my reading list for February. Most of these were actually books that I own and I've read a thousand times already. I guess I just didn't make it to the library very often this month. (Titles in red were books read for book reviews.)
Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick
Island Dreamer by Robin Jones Gunn
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers
Regret Free Parenting by Cathrine Hickem
Runaway by Meg Cabot
Blast From the Past by Meg Cabot
The Tender Years by Janette Oke
A Searching Heart by Janette Oke
March is always a super-long month to me, but I feel like we have a lot going for us next month. Hopefully that doesn't include insane amounts of snow.