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Three on Thursday | Hello February.

from today’s morning walk

Hello February,

I am glad to see you! and not just because you bring signs of spring and longer days … this year, I am also looking forward to these three things:

1. New books for Lent. I’ll be reading this one on my own and this one with my Friday morning small group.

2. Mind Body Pilates Challenge from The Balanced Life. I joined The Balanced Life last March (when Robin ran a free 21-day challenge) and I still love it. This challenge runs for 10 days, beginning on February 19.  It will be just 15 minutes of Pilates and one mindful exercise per day (conveniently delivered to my inbox each morning) and Robin says it has the power to transform both body and mind in incredible ways. I believe her.

…but the real challenge for me will be showing up for it each day, because

3. Marc and I are flying to Cabo for a long weekend getaway at the end of the month. The celebration of our 35th anniversary is going to be a yearlong event!

I might even be wishing you had more than 28 days (but don’t tell anyone – I have a feeling I’m the minority vote about that one).

xo – M.

Joining in with Carole and crew for Three on Thursday – see all the lists here.

10 Comments

  • Kym

    Ooooo! A hellebore! So lovely! 🙂
    What a great way to kick-off your year-long anniversary celebration. The Beach in February is always a delight. And Pilates . . . so hard, but so very worth the effort.
    XO

  • AsKatKnits

    I am envious of your blooming hellebore! I have hyacinths and snow drops coming up outside, but I am afraid that this now bitterly cold snap will end them. It was 14 out this morning with wind chills clocking in at -30.

    Cabo sounds about perfect right now! XO

  • karen

    oh my to celebrate all year long!! that sounds like fun. I cannot believe that lent is around the corner, I still feel like Christmas just ended. Well it did didn't it??

  • Vera

    Pretty flowers. And Cabo! Sounds perfect. I tried Pilates with The Balanced Life, but just couldn't get into it. Yoga is working better for moi these days.

  • Penny

    It's lovely to see something blooming! And I think a 35th anniversary is very deserving of a year-long celebration — Cabo sounds like a great place to begin!

  • Carole Julius

    I think a 35th anniversary is definitely deserving of a year long celebration! Love that flower, it's a wonderful sign of spring. We have snow on the ground here and spring still feels like a long way off.

  • Vicki Knitorious

    I was happy to discover on my weather app this morning that there is over 10 hours of daylight today… and if that fact alone isn't enough to celebrate and be happy about February, then I don't know what is!! By the end of the month, it'll be so much more — and that far south? even MORE!! 😉