Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February, a time for Love!

      I love the month of February! Every day during the month of February, I'm reminded that God loves me and wants me to love others. Even more than I already do! Focusing on love keeps my mind off of the weather as much. Since February began, we've had rain and clouds. I don't like cold, dreary weather! So instead I focus on how to be a better wife and Mom. I do this by deliberately trying to remember what I read in the Bible that day, and numerous other things. One of the things I've been doing lately is browsing Facebook and blogs for new, healthier, and budget friendly recipes. I've tried a couple this week that were pretty good. I'm not sure if they're 'keepers', but maybe. The first recipe I made was from Budget Bites called Yakisoba. It is homemade but utilizes ramen noodles. I don't care for ramen noodles, but the rest of the recipe was very good. Skylar said it needed something and Randy said it was O.K. I probably won't fix it again. The other recipe I made was tomato bisque from 100 days of real food. It is good; I just wished I hadn't put the cream in the whole pot. I'm not loving the flavor. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. It felt so good going down on this 30 something degree day! I'm also trying to show some love in the housekeeping department. I'm making sure things are getting placed in the proper place instead of cluttering up the house. I've cleaned out closets and drawers and have bags ready to go to the thrift store. I've sold my bread machine, but don't worry, I've go two more! A little at a time, and I already feel good about what I'm doing! Guess I'm loving on myself a little too! 

      I'm also being diligent about exercise. I really miss walking outside because that helps me more than anything. I did get to walk with Ran Sunday since it was 64 degrees! I'm rebounding and doing all those other things like kettlebell swings, Turkish get-ups, burpees, attempting pull-ups and sissy push-ups, etc. I hope to see results soon. I am trying to modify my diet to make it conducive for weight loss, but I get the munchies at night! I always want to crunch on something! How do I conquer that? If you have any advice, please let me know. 

      I've added a Facbook button to the blog but it doesn't take you to my page. It's like I had to create a new Facebook page to do this. My Facebook page is in my name: Felecia Cofield. You can click on the page on the right if you want, and in the meantime, I'll see if I can change that. If you have any information that can help, please let me know. I really do like Facebook and write on there several times each day. That way ya'll can keep up with what's happening at the moment! Thanks for reading the blog, and don't forget to show some 'love' this month! Blessings from Bama!

January 28th, Winterlynn's birthday!

Side front where the boys are.

Our dogs have to be right with us.

Side in back. The snow looks really deep here.

Animal tracks going down the hill. I think they were rabbit tracks.

The road in front of our house.

Lovely sunset!

Cooking flour tortillas.

Delicious!

Randy caught me in motion.

A beautiful sunny day for a beautiful girl. The clutter before some 'love'.

Tomato bisque soup.

10 comments:

  1. Yes, we should love others and ourselves. The picture of the sunset is beautiful! I don't know how to curb the munchies at night either. This is my hardest time of the day. Probably because my husband is a snacker...he can and always does snack. This winter, as you know, is crushing my motivation. Oh well.

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    1. Hi Jacky! Thank you! It is the hardest time of day! I do so well during the day time but night, arg! This winter is unlike any we've had in a long time, too! Blessings!

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  2. Sounds like you are having a very productive February loving on everyone, especially yourself. You deserve your love too! I always 'feel' so much 'better' when I'm cleaning too - de-cluttering all that 'noise' is like 'therapy'?! Your exercise routine sounds robust and energizing! That's terrific! Hopefully it'll be Spring soon. I'm ready for a little warmer weather, even though I can't complain as we've been so sheltered by the Appalachians here, that we've missed most of the nasty stuff. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I hope it continues, Lisa! Thank you! Maybe the exercise has energized me to get things done! I believe it helps. That's great, you haven't had to deal with such bad weather! you live in such a beautiful area! Thank you, you too! Blessings!

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  3. You are a positive encouraging person! Good for you keeping up on your exercise! Enjoy your Valentines love month! Nancy

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    1. Oh, thank you Nancy! You are such a sweet lady! Thanks, I will! Blessings!

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  4. I have been trying to de-clutter a bit too...when I have time. It does make you feel good and we have too much junk anyway.
    That is what the snow looked like here too. We got about 3 inches that stayed around for a few days. It was nice but we would be happy not to see it again until next year. :)

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    1. Hi Becky! Good to hear from you again! It's strange how a small family can collect so much stuff! The snow was really pretty and they are predicting more for tomorrow, but we probably won't get it. I'm ready for Spring, not more snow! I hope to start seeds today! Blessings!

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  5. That sunset picture is amazing!

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