1. Are you currently operating at 100% capacity? If not, what % are you? What's keeping you there?
I've been stressed about some things, so I'm probably operating at 90%. What's keeping me there? Trying to figure out what's going on and what, if anything, my response should be.
2. Have you done your taxes? Planned/booked a summer holiday? Thought about or started your 'spring cleaning'? Besides what's listed here, tell us one task that needs doing before spring rolls around.
Beloved always does our taxes and we have already got back our returns from both Federal and Colorado. Next year the process should be easier since we don't plan a cross-country move!
We haven't planned or booked a summer holiday because people are coming to see us this year. We have some travel planned but it's not a vacation.
I don't generally do 'spring cleaning' as I just try to keep things in order and clean all the time. With just the two of us and no pets, it's not hard. although I could use help with the windows...
I do need to paint a couple of bathroom doors before much longer (maybe later this week).
3. What's a favorite food from your part of the country? Grits. Not our favorite, but people around here seem to be generally in favor of them.
4. This isn't a leap year, but let's run with it anyway ... look before you leap, a leap of faith, grow by leaps and bounds, leap to conclusions, leap at the opportunity ... which phrase might best be applied to your life currently (or recently)? Explain.
'Grow by leaps and bounds' probably best applies as I am learning the culture of living in the deep South. There are more differences than I expected as we transition from living for so long in the Rocky Mountain West.
5. As the month draws to a close list five fun and/or fabulous things (large or small) you noticed or experienced in February.
1) Lunch at Joe's Crab Shack at Jacksonville Beach with a table where we could easily see the ocean waves breaking on the beach.
2) Visiting St. Simons Island, Georgia AND getting to read the St. Simon's Trilogy by author Eugenia Price, historical fiction based on the island's citizens from the late 1700s well into the 1800s.
3) The addition of cabinets to replace wire shelving in our laundry room and a new door to the garage that opens into the garage -- giving me a 'smidge' more space in the laundry room.
4) I took a hand needle turn appliqué class at my local quilt store and am enjoying the process.
5) Beloved and I met Terri and Joe at the half-way point between our homes for lunch! Terri and I met through blogging some 3 or 4 years ago and at the time, never did I dream one day I'd be living in Florida and we could meet like this! See Terri at her blog, Your Friend From Florida. We had a wonderful time! She's just as sweet and genuine in person as she is on her blog! And the guys got along very well, too!
I have shared in the past that I make it a practice to always have some quiet time with the Lord (Bible reading and prayer) before I check social media in the morning. That prepares me for [whatever] and that's a good thing because sometimes [whatever] can slam a person pretty hard so I need the Lord's confirmation and strength to help me with it.
Another practice I have is to capture a Bible verse, usually just one verse, that speaks to 'where I am' on a given day. I write it down on a small piece of paper and then carry it in my pocket all day long, referring to it throughout the day, and especially when I need the encouragement.
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I'm linking up today at
From This Side of the Pond