I was hoping for a more low-key month in February, but that didn’t happen. Our eldest cat, Shiva, passed away at the age of 16 on February 5. He had been dealing with a lot of illness for over a year, so it wasn’t a surprise, but it was still shocking to lose him so suddenly. Now that it has been nearly a month, I guess we’re accustomed to having one cat instead of two. We don’t have any plans to add another pet to our family. Daniel and I both agreed that this is the end of the road for us, as far as having pets. I don’t think our 12-year-old cat, Kobold, minds at all. She didn’t enjoy sharing space with another cat.
I sank a lot of time into not doing much of anything all month, but there were a few good things from February.
I am still reading Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose. As I said before, it’s a thick book. I took a few days to read Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree. It is slow-paced, but very cute and sweet. I also started The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell, because I’ve been in the mood for some horror.
I have been working on finishing the banner on “Peace Was Never an Option” by Twilight Sewn, as well as the Ouija board pattern from The Witchy Stitcher. It was slow going in February, though, with my shoulder not feeling well by the end of the month.
My D&D 5e campaign is slowly moving forward. The characters have learned that the rifts in time and space are far worse than they were led to believe. Isn’t that the way it always goes, though?
I’m working on completing my Pokedex in Pokemon: Scarlet. That has been my activity of choice these days. It has been the most relaxing option, anyway. 🙂
I’m doing my best to keep up with Critical Role every week. The last episode was 5 hours long without any combat! But they’re definitely hitting a tipping point as far as the Apogee Solstice coming.
No one was in the mood to go anywhere this month, which is understandable. Though Daniel and I went out for lunch at Red Robin, since he had never eaten there and it had been a few years since my last visit. Hibernating and missing Shiva was really all we did.
2 comments on “February Journal”
Wow! Tell me more about the Stephen Ambrose book! I have always been fascinated by this time period and the whole Lewis and Clark dynamic. Is it laid out like a textbook, a novel, or…? Let me know!
I’m sorry your February was such a letdown. I’m hoping March will be much better for you!
Thank you so much! I will definitely reach out and let you know about the book. It is non-fiction and, so far, mainly about Merriwether Lewis. I’m learning so much about him that I was never taught in school. 🙂