February 2015: Things to look forward to….

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february2015signThe shortest month of the year. The month of love and Valentines Day and the month that will get us closer to spring. Well, last year it was a pretty good month if I recall it correctly. I am afraid my list may echo the list from last year quite closely but here are a few things to look forward to this month:

  • Husband’s birthday! Even though our ski trip was planned to celebrate this event in January, we will still enjoy a nice dinner and cake with the family on his actual birthday.
  • Valentines Day. It will take place on a Saturday and I will have to make some kind of plan soon to mark this occasion.
  • Long weekend! We have a public holiday that the government created recently (due to the lack of holidays from Jan-March) so it will be nice to have an extra day off to relax or, in my husband’s case, get paid extra to work.
  • My work is requiring me to use up all vacation hours from 2014 by the end of March so I will be taking at least one random day off this month. Will have to make sure to do something fun on that day.
  • My last full car payment-and then the car is 100% mine. 5 years of payments complete and I will have more than 300$ extra each month to put towards other things. Next time, I will buy a car that is one or two years old as you save so much money that way but this one should last me a long long time still which is great.
  • Special event at work. I want to bring more fun and energy into our workplace so this month I will be planning something fun. Perhaps a bake sale with proceeds supporting one of our seniors groups? We will see.
  • Get more active this month.I felt great during the ski trip with all the activity. Am ready for more.
  • Winter reading. This season is all about staying indoors and being cozy. A perfect time to snuggle up with a book.
  • Continue to use the LOSE IT app for the first two weeks in February and see how I can increase protein intake-and see if app usage actually results in the weight loss goal or not.
  • Catching up with the ladies. I have been unable to connect with two of my dear friends since before Christmas. Am hoping to arrange a lunch (or perhaps even coffee since they both have young children) out for us so we can connect again. In January my husband and I kept mostly to ourselves so it will be nice to socialize more this month.
  • Massage. Am booking a nice massage for my husband and I this month. Am sure it will be a highlight.
  • I have yet to post the rest of my cheap update for January but many of the things I can carry on for February.
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