Thursday, February 20, 2014

February Fun

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, it's freaking crazy in Maryland right now. It snows and then it ices over the snow before snowing some more and then it half melts and causes rivers of ice on the roads and then it's fifty degrees and sunny one day and then it's windy and freezing again. No wonder everyone gets sick when they move to MD - no one can survive the super fluctuating temps.

Anyway, now that February is more than half over, I've decided to update my blog. It seems like it's been forever since I wrote my last post. The quality I have been focusing on for February is balance. Starting a new job and accustoming myself to work life has left me very unbalanced, so I am allowing a bit of flexibility again for February and trying to learn to balance life and work and fun.

Starting with the reading. So I finished Ender's Game and it was really good - recommend to anyone. We had book club for Handmaid's Tale and Becky made this amazing food that made me want to die in a good way. We mostly talked about what we liked and didn't like about the book and then what our world would be like if we enslaved the men like the men enslave the women in the book, picking out names for all the types of people. Meanwhile I started reading a biography of Walt Disney by Neil Gabler which is huge so it's a slow go but very interesting - and I hate biographies so that's saying a lot. Then I finally got Divergent and read through it in two days then through Insurgent and halfway through Allegiant. We're discussing on Monday - and it will be faction-tastic. Turns out I am Abnegation and Erudite, with a little Amity. If that doesn't mean anything to you, you should either take this quiz: or this silly one: OR read the books and decide for yourself. I also started reading Dune. Just the first chapter while my friend Tommy gets settled so we can discuss what we think it'll be about.

I'm not sure what my fun planned event this month is, other than Toby's birthday party this Saturday. My puppy is turning one! I'm all melty. I was so excited to plan a playdate for him and all his cousins and friends at the doggy park. They will run around and be crazy and it will be awesome. Then cupcakes and doggy treats for humans and canines alike! After the party some of my friends and I are visiting College Park (my alma mater) for a girl's shopping outing and Bagel Place. That evening is my Little's 24th birthday party at La Tasca and then dancing at The Mad Hatter, both of which should be super fun. So yeah I guess that is going to be a really fun event day for me, and pretty balanced as well.

Still not taking those classes...but considering alternatives.

Anyway, see you in March for an update. I think March's quality is going to be romantic, as my boyfriend's birthday and Men's Valentine's Day (3/14, for those of you who don't know) are both in that month.