If February is over, spring is definitely on it’s way. Oh joy! Oh joy! In fact, here in southwest Idaho we’ve been teased with spring like temperatures. I’ve been going out to the mailbox without a jacket or sweater and wearing flip-flops. I wouldn’t want to stay out there for an hour like that, but I haven’t frozen either.
One of those novels was A Fall of Marigolds. It is a heart-breaking and beautiful story. There was a point near the end where I gasped in surprise and then burst into tears. I love it that the author did something so wonderful and (for me) completely unexpected.
The Christian Living book was a second read of Randy Alcorn’s The Grace and Truth Paradox. Fabulous little book and so very, very important truths are shared within.
In terms of the Goodreads Challenge, I’ve completed 14 of my 40 book goal and am 8 books ahead of schedule. I run behind so much of the time, it is nice to be ahead in something.
Our church study will continue in John for quite a while to come. And my reading through the Bible took me through Mark, Leviticus, and Luke.
Jerry and I went to see The Monuments Men on the day it released. The theater was very full for a Friday at noon when kids are in school and most people are at work. Often we have a theater much to ourselves on weekdays. We both loved the movie. I don’t understand why so many critics are hating on it (giving it C-minuses and so forth). I thought it was well-done, the actors did a fine job, and I never lost interest. In fact, I came straight home and downloaded the book it is based on to my Kindle. It has also made me eager to read Cara Putman’s new novel about the Monuments Men (what timing!), Shadowed by Grace (also on my Kindle).
As expected, I devoured the Season 4 Downton Abbey DVDs the instant they arrived. And I have watched all of the new season’s episodes at least three times already. I also watched and loved the new and all too brief third series of Sherlock. Without a doubt, the BBC shows I can stream from Netflix or Amazon while on the treadmill are usually my favorite shows. I stumbled upon Endeavour‘s movie and first season and loved it.
I got mostly back on track with my 10,000 steps per day goal after my blood work results went in the wrong direction. In February, I walked 104 miles (up 19 miles from last month). Since joining FitBit in July 2012, I have walked 1,593 miles and 3,635,176 steps. And I have actually worn out some shoes doing it!
- In February, I answered lots and lots of written interviews and participated in six radio interviews related to A Promise Kept. I am so warmed by the response to this novel.
- Work on the second book in the Kings Meadow Romance series progressed, but I had to set it aside when the revisions for Love Without End arrived in my inbox.
- And I am moving along quite nicely in those aforementioned revisions of Love Without End with a due date in a few weeks.
- Finally, I am tickled PINK over readers’ response to my novella A Wish & a Prayer. And Pinky gives all of those readers who have downloaded the story to their Nooks and Kindles and Apple devices Two Paws Up for buying it.
So how was your February?