Last week, I started getting back into my nice, comfortable rut, my groove. I found more time for writing. I had my sisters and cousin over for supper Friday night. And for the first time that I can ever remember, I made the supper a celebration of February. I usually dread our shortest month. I’m tired of winter. I don’t want to see another snowflake. I’m ready to search for sunshine. But things have been so busy lately, I’m ready to hibernate, to be boring.
I gave my sisters a half dozen meals to choose from, and they chose homemade beef and noodles over mashed potatoes with a cucumber salad. They love old-fashioned family cooking, so that’s what they got. Beef and noodles take me a while to make because I start with a chuck roast, add carrots, onions, and celery, and build a broth before I add the Amish noodles and shred the meat. Then I made my husband happy by asking him to go to his favorite bakery to buy whatever chocolate cake struck his fancy. The cake was to celebrate the beginning of February.
January had been a strain on my sisters, too, and somehow, celebrating the end of it and the start of a new month made us all feel better. February, for me, is going to be serious writing time. My sister Mary had finished a big project at work and is hoping February is less stressful. Patty and my cousin Jenny, who hate the cold, said they’re staying in more. Jenny has to use a walker, and it’s hard getting her in and out of Patty’s mini-van when it’s freezing outside. Heck, it’s a chore getting her inside our house with its four steps to the porch. Patty doesn’t cook, so I promised to send over more leftovers so they don’t have to eat frozen dinners everyday if they don’t leave the house.
All in all, we’re all hunkering down for a while, and we’re all looking forward to it. Whatever your plans, hope you find more time to write. Happy February!
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3 thoughts on “I can’t believe I’m looking forward to February”
My reason for liking February is because it’s short, LOL! Well, and it’s got that wonderfully romantic holiday tucked in the center.
I hope to use this month for some serious writing time too. It sounds like you had a wonderful dinner with your sisters and have wonderful plans for the month. Here’s hoping it’s highly productive for both of us! 🙂
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This is a happy post about February– in spite of the difficulties and stress of winter. That cake looks luscious!
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I just finished re-reading your book BEYOND THIS RED EARTH, and I think I loved it even more the second time around!