February Review

February 29, 2020

A month of disco hours

February is always a weird month. There’s the February Fake-Out (those who get winter-winter will know), and Valentine’s day. My birthday (!!!) and Aquarius and Pisces seasons in general. This year was no different, with a few twists.

I got to see my cousin!

I love my family, but we’re all spread out throughout the country, so I jump at any chance I can to see them. One of my cousins was in town to give a talk at a local university (he was so good!) and we got to meet up to have lunch! We went to a church turned brewery, talked about how weird bitcoin is and caught up on each other’s lives.

I started learning Python!

I’m not going to get too technical, but basically Python is a backend language that makes things run on computers. It’s a fairly common language, and I’m thoroughly enjoying diving into what all it can do. Also, unlike the devil language JavaScript, its syntax is very similar to English which boosts readability (for me). Until we started diving into Python, I was worried that I wouldn’t find a programing language that I really liked (again, see above where I call JavaScript the devil). It’s good to know that there’s at least one that I like and can work with easily and am excited to learn!

The most disco hours of 2020 yet

I know this record will be beaten as we move into spring, but February has had the most disco hours for 2020 and I feel like that’s a fact worth celebrating. It always brings me such immense joy to open my door and see the discoed light spilling into my apartment. Now that the days are getting longer, disco hour is also getting longer. From December-January, I was lucky if I got a solid 30 minutes of direct light in my apartment, but now I’m up to nearly two hours of direct light! Join me in celebrating this little joy by turning up your favorite dancing music and going to town!

Crushing my reading goal

I’m 1/4 of the way through my reading goal for the year! I really hit January hard (9 books for the month!) and while I slowed down a little in February, I still managed to read 6 this month. The standout? Get A Life Chloe Brown that my dear friend Sarah (@thehireader) sent to me because I won a giveaway she was doing! If you want to see everything I’ve read this year, and my thoughts on the books, add me on Goodreads!

So much sewing!

As I mentioned in my birthday post, I have a goal of sewing my clothes for the year, rather than buying ready to wear (RTW in instagram sewist) clothes. I’ve been slowly but surely building my fabric stash over the past couple of years, and now it’s filled with luxe, fun fabrics that are begging to be made into garments! This month I didn’t do as much sewing as I wanted, but that’s okay! I made that fab pink Adrianna dress, AND I finally started working on my Looper quilt that I abandoned in July… I also am finally starting to mentally prepare myself for making pants, which is a journey in and of itself. I’m ALSO going through Seamwork’s Design Your Wardrobe class for the Spring/Summer to make a game plan for my spring/summer sewing!

Overall, February was a good month!

What did you do this month? Any highlights or recommendations for March? Let me know in the comments!


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I’m Chelsea, half human, half disco ball, total joyful disaster. When I’m not thinking Thoughts or sewing some fun clothes you can find me listening to records, exploring my city and doing my best to bring joy to my every day.