I have been delaying February’s progress report because it was one of those months where everything went wrong, fell over, or took 57 times longer than expected to complete. There were power outages, internet service provider outages, and web host service crashes. And there I was thinking we live in modern times! I’ve also picked up tummy bugs here and there, and there is nothing worse than feeling ill and not knowing who to blame.

Virtue January February Notes
beauty: body
Weight ≤61kg by 11 April


While I am happy to have dropped a little weight, I did, in fact, make it back to almost 67kg. The last time I was 67kg was the morning I went into the hospital for the transplant, and the next day I was 61kg. Up is not the direction I want to be heading in. Time to start weighing myself every day again.
beauty: presence
build a practical and workable wardrobe that reflects who I am


🙁 My hair is driving me mad. My hairdresser is on maternity leave, and I miss her (only three months until she comes back). On the spur of the moment, I went into a salon for a toner, and the results were not pretty. I desperately need a cut if nothing else.


Still loving the dress, and I shared my thoughts about the flexibility of clothing quality.

beauty: home
sparse yet comfortable happy home that reflects our authentic selves


🙁 What can I say, the weight seems to have settled everywhere.
beauty: garden
lush and abundant garden providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold


🙂 The garden has run a little rampant after the unseasonal rain, and we lost the rose blooms. Still our native hedge is filling out nicely, and we can’t see large sections of the street (nor they us).
friendship: creatures
get the dogs well and healthy and develop habitats to support native species


😐 We had a lovely day at the beach with the dogs. It’s beginning to look like time for my pretty boy to start getting some arthritis injections like his sister. They have both had bouts of digestive distress; maybe we’ve been reinfecting each other.
friendship: friends
maintain and improve relationships with international and e- friends, make new friends (especially local)


🙁 It’s been a quiet month, but I offered advice about holding a dinner party on summer vacation.
friendship: contribution
give something back to the community and the planet


😐 Helping others on the business forum while I try to decide whether I should keep it going, or move to something a little more relevant to where I am right now.
pleasure: adventure
taking risks, international vacations and just doing stuff


😐 We did our bunk, but it has been strangely difficult to settle back into “normal” life.
pleasure: recharge
rest, relax, recharge


  • turn off the computer by 9 pm
  • read two books per month


🙁 Small fail for both of these goals.


I’ve been managing to switch off some nights, and I’ve done some book reading (my own don’t count) but haven’t finished one. I’ve borrowed two from the library, and I hope that their overdue fee of 30c per day per book will be enough of an incentive going forward.

I did read my book a couple of times, but I don’t think that counts.

wisdom: choice
having the capacity to make choices


😐 Still working through the unfinished business, but sick of that too. That weight gets everywhere doesn’t it?
wisdom: growth
become a more complex person by challenging beliefs, developing my mind and having the courage of my convictions, choosing me for me


😐 I’ve been trying to figure out why my self-hosted site has issues, but it seems like every time I fix one another one pops up. And I have about a year’s worth of unread email subscriptions, unheard podcasts, and unwatched webinar recordings that I am going to have to make some hard decisions about.
wealth: income
$29,163 income


😐 Sold more books, and looking forward to getting some more royalties. Would be nice if they all paid weekly instead of weird cash accrual based intervals.
wealth: expenditure
reduce expenditure


😐 Personal expenditures are low, and I was reassured by historic attitudes to household expenditure. Sadly business expenditures are expanding.

So as it turns out, not such a bad month after all. I feel happier now. Why not leave not a comment sharing your February highlights?

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