February with its extra day is coming to a close. Here's my wrap-up of random and unrelated thoughts to celebrate the end of the month:
1. A bonus day was the perfect excuse for a girlfriends' lunch...nothing fancy in the food department, just good company.
2. Maybe paperwork would be more fun if I had pretty file folders like these.
3. We came home not long after dark one evening and the headlights caught a fox running from our yard towards the neighbor's house across the street. Although we used to see them regularly, this was the first one in a quite some time.
4. I posted here about the empty tissue roll and intentionally didn't identify the culprit, just to see who would get the blame. Poor Wayne...most assumed it was him, but I was the guilty party.
5. The khaki pants were MIA in my shopping adventures but I did snag a great black turtleneck for $3 and a Liz Claiborne purse for only $14. Pretty good for someone who's not normally a bargain shopper.
6. But I'm still drawn to the same colors...the turtleneck was black and the purse was green.
7. It took a while but I did the 27-Thing Fling in the closet this morning. In honor of leap year, I made it 29 things.
8. No time in the schedule to recover from colds, flu or other crud that are easy to contract on airplanes and at trade shows. I chugged down Airborne and it must have worked. I stayed healthy while many I was around were ill after getting home from Anaheim.
9. Editor-In-Chief Brian Tippetts has always been one of my favorite people but I like him even more after he chose my favorite restaurant, Cheesecake Factory, for one of our evening meals while at the show.
10. Lots of cool products to see there but I was disappointed they didn't release a magnetic mat big enough to hold a two-page layout. Sorry, Noel.
11. I had oatmeal at one of the breakfast meetings. It was the first time in forever since I've eaten oatmeal...totally reminded me of breakfast at my grandmother's.
12. Traveling by plane is my favorite excuse to read. This trip it was The Sixth Target on the way there and Cross on the way home. Just happened both were by the same author; Cross was better.
13. Spending time around Ali and Jessica in Anaheim rekindled my iPhone envy.
14. Tide To Go pens and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are two of the best inventions ever.
15. I missed the opportunity to embarrass Brad by posting Happy Birthday wishes with a mushy message or photos of him as a kid. I think he's still worried I'll include them here.
16. Brad knows, however, how to be sure I'll remember his wife's birthday. Marry a girl with the same birthday as his. Happy Birthday, Melissa.
17. My little Happiness Angel is a dancer. She moves around with the vibrations on my desk and before you know it, she's spun around backwards.
18. If there is such a good thing as a good time to go to Wal-Mart, I think it's 10am on a Thursday.
19. I watched part of American Idol the other night while I ironed. The girls were on; maybe it was just an off night but I wasn't impressed.
20. A big green salad with grilled chicken one night and fried pork chops/fried potatoes and gravy another probably does average out to a healthy diet.
21. A balanced diet is chocolate in each hand.
22. A big blimp has been a regular sight in our skies the past few days. Apparently it's doing something at the university (but not sports-related). It's really odd to look up and see it.
23. My lack of homework is going to land me in detention when I get to the Scrap Etc. Event but Cori pomises even detention will be fun.
24. Want a great class that will remind you why you love scrapbooking? Enroll in Scrapbooking: It Matters with Lisa Damrosch. I took it last spring and loved both the message and the project.
25. The good thing about a silver car is it never looks as dirty as it really is.
26. Monopoly is creating a world edition where the properties on the traditional board are replaced by cities all over the world. Most have been chosen, but the public can vote for the final two wildcard cities. Cast your ballot here.
27. We've seen a pair of bluebirds going in and out of the birdhouse. It's nice to have them back again.
28. Leap year means spring arrives in just twenty more days...hurrah!
29. My list of 29 things isn't near as clever as this list of 29 notable 29s from the Kansas City area sent to me by my brother-in-law Maurice. I'd never get my list together if everything on it had to have something in common.
So now I'm ready to leap into March.