February Just Happened

Saturday, March 4, 2017


February just happened. And now it’s MARCH (and I am now somehow fifteen?!?!). Let’s get nostalgic and take a quick look at February, shall we?


  • More snow!!! Which means salted caramel hot chocolate, snowmen, wet gloves, and snowball fights. And then it melted… 
  • The Super Bowl. THE SUPER BOWL. Every year, my family makes a ton of junk food and we watch the game. This year’s game… It was one of the most epic comebacks I’ve watched, besides the 2016 World Series, that is. And speaking of….
  • SPRING TRAINING BEGAN GUYS SPRING TRAINING BEGAN THE CUBS ARE BACK!!!!!! My life is complete. 
  • I have been attempting to teach myself photography.... And so far have deleted every picture I've taken. Don't worry, I WILL SUCCEED. Somehow...
  • My Bible Study leader is out of town, and I got to lead our study for one week. *cue gasps* I actually didn’t do too bad. I think.
  • I somehow have... 28 followers?! *hugs you guys* Y'all are the best!


So… Editing on Runaway has come to a standstill. Why? Well, there’s this new story that has captured my attention, with components of both Runaway AND A Sleep So Deep. I can’t (or won’t) turn away from this story, so I may be pursuing it and setting Runaway and A Sleep So Deep aside. I’m still prayerfully considering making this drastic move and am figuring out the mechanics of this new story.


Let’s just say I know I can’t do the whole read 100 books challenge... *hides face* But I have read some great books this month.

The Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer

This book… OH MY GOODNESS ALL THE FEELS!!! This is one of the sweetest, most heart wrenching stories I have laid eyes on. GO READ IT NOW.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

*sighs happily* Jane Austen, you’ve done it again. I started out not liking this novel a lot, and by the end I was screaming about how much I loved it. Don’t just watch the movie (although it's great too), read the book.

Girl Defined by Bethany Baird and Kristen Clark

*doesn’t mention that I’m still reading this one* If I had to describe this book with one word, the word would be RADICAL. This book on Biblical womanhood is totally contrary to what our culture says, not to mention a must read for every woman of any age. I plan on (hopefully) reviewing it pretty soon, so stay tuned.

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker

Honestly, I was really looking forward to this book. I had pre-ordered the entire series. It’s not bad, it’s just… Not everything I was expecting it to be. It was still a good read, though.




How was YOUR February? Tell me one thing about it! Did you get any snow? Watch the Super Bowl? Flail about spring training? CAN YOU GET “HOW FAR I’LL GO” OUT OF YOUR HEAD?!?! Let’s grab some cocoa and chat! 

34 comments:

  1. I like your music choices! I love Nf! I first found out about him when a friend of mine played How Could You Leave Us? there were tears rolling down my cheeks!! And from that day forward I've been hooked!!!

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    1. Thanks, Gray! I love his music too! Sure, his songs are catchy, but I love that he's real. He's raw. He doesn't plaster a smile on his face and pretend everything is alright. Have you seen the music video for "How Could You Leave Us"? It's SO sad.

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  2. February did just happen :P I can't wait for March to happen and hopefully be a lot slower xD

    Oh, you got attacked by plot bunnies! That's awesome!

    Girl, YOUR MUSIC = amazing. Like, your playlist should win an award or something!

    <3

    audrey caylin

    (and did your intro mean that you had a birthday or are going to? Just curious :) )

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    1. I know, it is awesome, but I'm also like WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH YOU GUYS?!?!

      Aw, thanks! =) I really just make my playlists with some of my favorite songs of the month.

      I had a birthday on March 3-and now I'm somehow old enough to learn to drive (question mark because I can't believe it)?

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  3. Ooh, new novel ideas are the best! And AGH HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Haha, I want to learn photography, but 1) I have no camera, and 2) I am bound to fail. OOH HOW FAR I'LL GO MOANA YAY. Plus Lin-Manuel Miranda. <3 I like the original version though, but Alessia Cara's voice is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much! OH YES I LISTEN OT IT ON REPEAT SOMETIMES. Both versions are great, but Alessia Cara's is hands down my favorite. =)

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  4. YOUR MUSIC LIST IS LIKE TOTALLY AMAZING! <3<3<3

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  5. Happy birthday!! And oooh fun for leading bible study, but also kind of scary XP I'm so excited you got a new book idea! That's always the best <3

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! Just a little. xD It is the best! Now to plot it out...

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  6. *Happily accepts hug for being one of your followers* And happy birthday! We don't get snow here, but my family is planning a snow trip soon. :) Yes! I watched the Super Bowl and that was an amazing comeback!! Unfortunately I can't stand the Patriots though. :( Keep up the work on photography! Whatever you do, don't give up! It takes practice! You can see some of my photography from February and read about my month here: bethanyr4Him.blogspot.com/2017/03/february-highlights-2017.html

    Happy March!

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    1. Thank you, Bethany! Oh, so fun! What?! I'm a Chicago Bears fan, but I was rooting for the Patriots. I will! I'll definitely check out yours. =)

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  7. Happy birthday!! It sounds like you had a good month! All the best with your new story ideas, and photography! (Persevere, girl! You learn something from every shot you take.) And you get snow! Sometimes I wish I lived in a place that got snow - it's so pretty.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Jessica! =) I did have a good month. Thank you! Oh snow is SO pretty, but it's not fun when it melts. =(

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  8. HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY, MICAIAH! *all the hugs and cake*

    February was amazing - and one of the best things I did was write out my entire writing plan for this year, from beginning to betas to editors xD. I'm hoping to have Killing Snow ready for publication by the end of this year. And OOH, you thought of a new story idea? That's SO cool! I can't wait to see where you go with it :D.

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Savannah! =)

      That's amazing! I can never plan that far ahead-I'm very spontaneous at times, especially when it comes to writing. THAT IS SO AWESOME. I hope I can read it in print soon!

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    3. I hope you'll be able to, too! And I just read your comment on my blog that you decided to do Camp NaNo this April (GO YOU!!! I'm so excited :D). What's your username? I want to stalk your progress in April xD.

      ~ Savannah
      scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    4. Oh gracious - just realized you already left me a link. *is fairly embarrassed* Oh well - I'll definitely be stalking you ;). Are you part of a cabin yet?

      ~ Savannah
      scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    5. Thank you! I'll be stalking you too. =) I'm not yet part of a cabin, are you?

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    6. Not officially, no - but I was planning on starting an official one. It'll be private, so I can control who gets in (normally the cabins randomly throw people together). Any chance you'd like to join?

      ~ Savannah
      scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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  9. Uncle Eric and I were able to go out to dinner one night this February, just the two of us, and it was grand! I really enjoyed myself. We did not get any snow in February OR January, and I still can't believe it. We did, however, already get some snow in March and we are only 5 days in! Lol. I did watch the superbowl and it was a heck of a comeback! I actually was able to watch it with Grandpa and Lola because they were in town for Elijah's bday party and my bday! It was fun. We ate burgers made by Grandpa. I am SUPER EXCITED about spring training and can't wait to start watching the good ole Cubbies again! I can't believe you're 15!

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    1. That sounds nice! the Super Bowl was an amazing comeback-I did NOT see it coming. Yummo! We had burgers too! I can't believe I'm 15 either.

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  10. i just found your blog and it is
    so. adorable.
    ah!
    salted caramel hot coca sounds absolutely amazing.
    here in oregon we had quite the snow blizzard in january which meant that life just stopped for a while.
    i actually am one of the fewer people that thoroughly enjoyed it.

    it was such a blessing to stop by!
    be blessed,

    ashley
    likenootherjourney.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I'm glad you could stop by. =)

      It is absolutely amazing. Oh, a blizzard doesn't sound too bad to me either. =)

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  11. My Febuary was great! I did my play! I got snow and it's snowing right now. And of course I watche the Super Bowl, my mom won a thousand dollars because of the super bowl. Unfortunately I didn't watch spring training... Yet!

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    1. That's awesome! How did your play go? I hope you watch spring training soon!

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  12. Hold up. You're 15? I totally thought you were older! :P Happy Birthday!!! (I know I'm late. I apologize.)

    New book ideas! How far in the planning have you gotten? I'm still plotting and doing character sheets, but hopefully, I'll be able to start writing it this month.

    Great wrap-up, Micaiah! :)

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    1. Thank you! It's alright, I'm late for quite a bit. xD

      I've got a rough idea of the plot, characters, and theme, but my SETTING. 1860s in the wild West on a cattle drive. I'm doing camp Nano, so I've got quite a bit more time to plan. I hope your planning goes well!

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  13. Hey Micaiah! I tagged you for MMC! here's the link to my post.
    https://thedepthofmyfaith7.blogspot.com/2017/03/beautiful-people-holdens-edition-im.html

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    1. Thanks, Allie! =) Can't wait to start writing!

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  14. YESSS MESSAGE MAN, I LOVE THAT SONG.

    Oh my goodness, happy (really late) fifteenth birthday! I hope you have a wonderful year <3

    SNOW, YES. I'm super disappointed that we didn't get a lot of snow where I live this year, but at least we had a white Christmas. And the warm weather now is kind of nice :)

    I've been thinking of reading Sense and Sensibility! And I've heard lots of good things about Girl Defined; I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. Some of the books I read this February were Dickey Downey by Virginia Sharpe Patterson, Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones, and Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. :)

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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Hey, you came by to comment! *gives you salted caramel hot chocolate* I can't wait to see what you say! But let’s keep the comments clean and cool. I don’t want to have to banish them from my blog. Thank you!

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