Whoa. February is almost at an end. It is the shortest month, but it still flew by. It was a weird weather month in Southern California, a place that doesn’t experience “weather” in a traditional sense. Sunny and warm must get so boring for the meteorologists. This month it was really cold, then hot (like 90 degrees hot) with a little rain mixed in. I went from adding an extra blanket to my bed to digging out my shorts. I know: boo-hoo.
What’s New with Tanya this Month
It may have been a weather roller coaster in LA, but my life was not so chaotic, thankfully. Busy, but with no stomach-churning drop-offs. Beyond work, here are a few of things that I amused me this month.
I Became Addicted to Love Meow
Yup, the crazy cat lady found Love Meow, a site dedicated to cats with lots of inspiring (and some sad) stories too. I fell in love with these two ginger brothers who are inseparable.
Max Hates Valentine’s Day
Max was a stellar Valentine who loved snuggle-time with his Mama until the dreaded Valentine Day scarf made an appearance.
He was the best Valentine; he may not have felt the same way about me.
My Favorite Inspiring Quote
In a world where we seem to increasingly smother our own individuality to fit in, we need to take a page from Mr. Wilde.
I Wanted but Failed to Believe in the X-Files
It seems like there have been some mixed feelings to the X-Files revival. I see a lot of love but also a lot of hate from fans. I’m always a little uneasy when they revive a show because some things are best left alone. I have seen the first 3 episodes and really enjoyed Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster. It was a funny, monster of the week episode where Mulder finally came face-to-face with a monster. It was a little odd-ball with lots of easter eggs for long-time fans. I’ve heard episode #4 is good, then it goes downhill. I will watch the remaining three episodes, less out of desire and more grim determination to see it through. The original X-Files didn’t have the best ending, nor does it sound like this does either.
I Ate Good with these Protein Energy Bites
One of my goals this year is to get healthy, for real. I’m taking a more balanced approach this time versus my normal do or die version, which is always an epic fail. These chocolate peanut butter protein bites are helping me stay true to my get healthy goal while also satisfying my sweet tooth.
I Ate Bad with these Supreme Chocolate Chip Cookies
These were my Valentine’s Day treat and were worth every single calorie. They also freeze beautifully too, so when the urge for a crisp, warm cookie strikes you, all you have to do is grab one from your freezer. This is also dangerous, but I’ve been well-behaved. Mostly.
My Favorite Blog Posts
Here are my favorite posts from the past month. I’m always on the lookout for more great mindful living and personal finance blogs to follow, so please share any recommendations in the comment section.
- Budget and The Beach: When to Say I’m a Grown Ass Woman
- How To Get Rich Slowly: 15 Inspirational Quotes from the Dalai Lama
- The Random Path: The Smallest Step and Chose Today
- Jana Says: This Why I Like Being an Adult
- Shoeaholic No More: How Single People Can Show Themselves Love on Valentine’s Day (Yes, I know V-Day is gone but taking care of yourself, single or otherwise, is something we should all do, every day.)
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Ready or Not — Here Comes March!
I don’t have any big plans for March thus far. We celebrate Easter in March this year, so I am working on some Easter recipes for my sister blog, Eat Laugh Purr. I’ve also been toying with the idea of doing some spring cleaning. I’m trying to be more mature about keeping my apartment tidy. I still hate dusting though. 🙂
How did February treat you? What was the best thing that happened to you?