Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sunday Stealing

February Wrap Up

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1) Candle scents this month: I don't do candles. But I did stock up on Airwick Freshmatic Cinnamon Medley.

2) What I read this month: Two books, each morning's newspaper, and a ton of magazines

3) Top three songs I was drawn to: I've been all girl power lately, listening to Amy Winehouse ("Tears Dry on Their Own") and Streisand ("The Main Event") and The Supremes ("Where Did Our Love Go?"). Can I have an "ooh-baby-baby" for the Motown goddesses who, along with the Lads from Liverpool, dominated the charts in 1964?

4) Movies I saw: Wolf of Wall Street, Her and 12 Years a Slave. Tonight is the Oscars, and I always try to see as many nominated movies as I can.

5) Favorite tv moments of the month: "31 Days of Oscar" on TCM. Every day, all day, they have been showing the most exceptional movies! My DVR has been humming.

6) Something yummy I made: I got nothing on this one

7) Restaurants where I ate: The Giordano's location right next to work has introduced a special $9.99 combo -- individual deep dish, salad and (non-alcoholic) beverage. This discovery has made me very happy. None of my coworkers has caught on yet, making it a great place to slip away to for quiet time with a book.

8) Five things I am loving this month:
• Sleeping (I had the flu in January and the congestion kept waking me up!)
• My cats are healthy (Charlotte had problems but she's better now)
• My best friend has been more forthcoming. This is good because when he's all superficial, I worry that something's wrong. (Straight men seem to find communication rather difficult!)
• Being done with my mom's finances. She died in September 2011, had nothing, and yet the rigmarole regarding her final affairs just seemed to go on and on and on ... I think it's finally over.
Being a Secret Pal. It was a month-long program at church where I was paired with an 8-year-old girl. We exchanged notes and presents and finally met last Sunday.

9) A goal I had for this month: 13 workouts. Didn't happen. Bad Gal!

10) This month I looked forward to: Between my own flu and taking Charlotte to the vet, I looked forward to health in February.

11) Something I want to remember about this month: Meeting my Secret Pal

12) A photo I took this month: I surprised my friend Kathy by providing the flowers (the pink ones) at church the Sunday before her birthday.