Au revoir, February

This is my last post in February. I hate to wish time away, but I can say with every fiber of my being that I am extremely happy for this month to be over!!!

Some things about February 2010 that I will not miss...
~ morning sickness that is really all freakin' day long sickness
~ gray skies, gray skies and more gray skies
~ surviving the longest head cold I have ever had in recent memory (without the aid of my beloved bourbon toddies)
~ hmm... lets think of a way to say this that won't embarass the crap out of my husband... you know what you don't feel like doing with your partner when you are really nautious and filling up trash can after trash can with snotty tissues? I won't miss not wanting to do that.

The thing I will miss most about February is, you guessed it, The Olympics. What will I do without my snowy sports fix? How will I make it another four years before I get to lose myself once again in chilly worldwide competition? I don't know. Pout.

On the bright side, March is on the horizon! Oh, the promise of a new month. Sadly, I think March is a highly overlooked 31 days--it seems to kind of fade into the background of memory. It's cold, but not too cold, usually rainy and not so snowy, saturated with the solemnity of Lent but there's also a big old party right in the middle of it. (Irish or not, don't we all pretend to be just for that one magical night of green beer that leads to talking like the Lucky Charms leprechaun?) Forgotten or not, at least there is the excitement of transitioning to a new season and all that it brings.

In March, I plan to...
~ dive back into my kitchen and put into practice the recipes from this book
~ travel with Addie to Omaha, NE and Glenwood, IA for a visit with my sisters and brother-in-law
~ feel my baby move in my tummy for the first time
~ get outside and stay there as soon as that temperature gets up to something more bearable
~ up my calorie intake (is there really anything better than having your Dr. tell you that you need to eat more? Yes, sir!!!)

What does the promise of spring bring up on your to-do list?


Jamie said...

I am excited to open the windows more...although technically we've been able to do that in Feb. I am also not going to miss the head cold, that is once it's gone. I am also looking forward to the week long visit of my mother in april!

nicola@which name? said...

ugh! sorry about the all day sickness and head cold!

i am going to post on my steps toward balance on monday or tuesday and i am linking back to all the people who commented that they wanted to join me. we'd love to read what and how you are doing!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Love Iowa! We're only two hours from OMA you'll love it.
I am overjoyed for March. Hoping for more sunshine!

sara said...

I keep hearing about how pretty it is in western Iowa so I can't wait to see for myself!

Jamie, I'm so jealous you are already getting to open your windows!!! I hope you kick that cold soon--it's no fun, I know.