So February is here, and January is done and dusted.
It was a month of loose ends, catching up, organizing, and doing all the necessary bits and pieces for my tax return (a task I annually put off until the very last minute. That was the last time, ever. This year is going to be different - all part of unprocrastinating). In fact, the unprocrastinating has started quite well. I think I will do the odd catch-up post here and there.
So February, what do you bring?
New images on my calenders - always fun to turn the page.
Lighter mornings and slowly, joyously, the lengthening days as we emerge from winter darkness.
Daffodils - in the fields all around me where they are grown for the commercial market, blooming early in the mild cornish climate. And of course they are bursting out of the florists around town, buckets overflowing. I'm sure the odd vase full will grace my house, too.
Writing up plans and lists for the month ahead. Things that must be done, and things I'd like to do. I like a good list.
Thinking about a new knitting project - I'd like to knit a jumper, and was given some vouchers for wool from my sisters. I'm favouring this pattern, but am also taken with this and this. What do you think?
I seem to have slipped into a little ritual of afternoon tea and crumpets - hope that continues through the month.
And I realize too the difference it makes when I write a blog post on the first of the month. Start as you mean to carry on. It helps set my intention for the days ahead, rather than letting them drift by.
February, I'm ready. A short month, and I want to make the most of it.