Subtitled: 28 Coping Methods I Employed to Make It Through This Month
First of all, I got up each morning. When the mornings started to get a bit lighter a bit earlier, I noticed. Third: I brewed my coffee strong. February is a short month, but it is ugly, and so when the sun came out and the sky was brilliantly blue I tried to notice that, as well. The fifth strategy was to ignore the cold wind that bit into my fingers as I tried to quickly take a photo of that brilliant blue through the branches of a tree, and (sixth) swore under my breath when the universe reminded me that mind over matter is not the law of the land.
Seven: I made my niece squeal with laughter by knocking down toy blocks and running to catch her before she threw herself down the stairs.
Eight, nine and ten: Bread, wine and pasta.
I read “The Goldfinch" and loved it, dreamt about it and repeatedly said ohmygod big stuff is happening in my book! out loud as I read. I marveled at Donna Tartt’s ability to write both gorgeous sentences and suspenseful plot.