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February Read, See, Cook, Do

Say it Rah-shay By Feb 26, 2024 No Comments

February goals and recap.

Serious question, tho…is there really a point in doing goals for February as the month is almost over? My only real goal for February was to do my Flexy February and, with the exception of one day when I was really feeling ill, I have done some kind of yoga/stretch daily.

Go me!

For this last week February, I want to capture that January vibe when Read, See, Cook, Do felt new and fresh. I am not going to force action but just continue the motion that I have been doing but not talking about. 

Read: I am revisiting The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders. For one class I had to read a book called Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One by Jenny Blake. 

Yes, these are in the self-help vein, books that I promised myself that I would not read because I always interacted with self help books i a negative way. In the past I was a self-help junkie, hoping the next book was going to fix my life, whether it be weight loss, or more organized or somehow “better.” Interacting with these books now, I have a newfound outlook and instead of these books as punishment or for me to be better, these books are enhancing (maybe not the right word?) encouraging me to appreciate what I have,

What does this mean for February: I have been making moves to declutter my space, but my decluttering is more from a place of using what I have instead of getting rid of things to get more. 

See: I have been incredibly active this month. The theater a few times, The Librarian and I did outdoor yoga, I’ve had lunch and dinner with friends, and even visited a local fiber group! It’s been enjoyable spending time with friends and family, and it’s been equally enjoyable staying home and recharging. 

What does this mean for February: For this final week I wanted to continue with my group, I have another play coming up and will be savoring those slower moments.

Cook: I am really excited about cook, er bake. I have been baking up bread like crazy! Focaccia, boules, sandwich bread…I am excited about making bread. I made pizza last week and it’s like the summer of 2020 all over again…weekly homemade pizza!

What does this mean for February: I am going to finish out the month with more bread (of course!) and actually reviewing the new cookbook I picked up from an author event (oh look…another See!).

Do: I’ve slowed down on knitting. Classes started, I am working a few more hours and I just kind of lost my knit-mo. I have been following so creators on social media and have been feeling that spark on inspo. 

Speaking of social media, I have been trying to limit my usage and time scrolling. My screen time has not been as outrageous as last year but it’s still embarrassing. Having something that doesn’t require my phone being the center of everything is a good start. When I knit or listen to a book, I usually have my phone charging across the room so that I am not tempted to mindlessly scroll. Working my way back to running has also been helpful. Sure, I use my phone to plan for a workout or to make a playlist but I am intentional about what I need and how I need to use this tool. 


What does this mean for February: Finish up the arm warmers I started and read through the new to me knitting book I also got during the author event. 

Here’s to finishing the month strong!


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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