Pushing Forward Back February/March 2019

February started, as expected, with cold and it’s ending with more cold to end the month, plus more to come to start March. It also began with my not watching the Super Bowl and reading instead during The Big Game’s On Read-a-thon. I dabbled in a few books, finished two: All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot and Calypso by David Sedaris, both of which were excellent.

The following weekend, I said that I would try to read more political nonfiction this year, then the next weekend, because of the current political climate, I reneged on that and said I wanted to escape into fiction again. Since then, I finished one more book for the month: Crocodile on the Sandbank, the first Amelia Peabody, by Elizabeth Peters, which also was very good.  

Sandwiched between those two weekends, that week included a work week that was split up by two days off, one expected (Valentine’s Day) for a vacation day, the other unexpected as a snow day from work. Kim and I celebrated with wine, TV, and movies: Letterkenny, Drunk History, Orlando, Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rouge.

This past week, I picked up two books that I might read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens that I own, and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman that I checked out from the library. I probably will get to Eleanor Oliphant first since it is a library book. On the home and work front, changes are coming. At home, Kim and I are ditching Facebook and Instagram at the end of Lent, in April, which I might or might not write more about here this coming Sunday (I probably will touch on it at least, if not write a whole post on it). At work, all I can say at this point is that changes are coming and once they are publicly announced there, I will be at liberty to mention it here.

Oh, yeah, I also picked up a toilet seat at Lowe’s. 🙂 See photo above.

March begins with, hopefully, quiet contemplation as I am taking a vacation day Ash Wednesday that I plan, if it can be worked out, on bookending with a day off Good Friday. It also begins cold, at least according to initial forecasts for the weather, with temperatures dipping into the 20s and teens. I’m hoping by the end of the month it will warm out and that I’ll be able to walk to work on days where I don’t need to use the car for other things.

Books, movies, and music? To be honest, besides Eleanor Oliphant, I only have one other title, a movie, in my sights for March: Captain Marvel. Kim has zero interest in it, because she’s done with superhero movies, but I still plan on seeing it.

I’ll leave you with a little chill music from Guido’s Lounge Cafe on Mixcloud:

So how was your month of February? Read any good books, seen any good movies and/or TV shows, listened to any good music? What was the highlight of your month? What are you looking forward to in March? Share in the comments.

11 thoughts on “Pushing Forward Back February/March 2019

  1. I read Kindred by Octavia Butler (excellent!) and All the Pretty Horses by Cormack McCarthy. Both were my first reads by those authors.

      1. He has amazing descriptive writing and a real way with dialogue. It’s very natural. The plot had loose threads, which I liked. Seems more like the way life is. Not always tidy.

  2. Captain Marvel looks so so to me. But I hear the cat is getting a lot of buzz. The cat. Shouldn’t the main character be getting the buzz?

  3. We saw LEGO movie 2 and actually—- it was quite good. I think you and Kim will like it when it comes out on digital. And I’ve had enough of the cold already. My muscles are aching from it!

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