|A foggy day in Wadsworth Cove|
So what happened this month?
I spent the month of February catching up on everything that I had neglected during my comprehensive exams- funding applications, chores, relationships, etc. Some fun activities included visiting our friends in Belfast and celebrating Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend.
This month I jumped back into fiction. I read Pink Chimneys: A Novel of Nineteenth Century Maine by Ardeana Hamlin and started reading This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. One of our neighbors gifted us Pink Chimneys when we first moved to the neighborhood. I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I did find this work to be entertaining. If you find yourself slogging through the first hundred pages, keep reading. The second half of this book is better than the first. I enjoyed reading a book written by a local author about the surrounding area.
|A vintage copy of Longfellow's poems I found at the Castine Historical Society|
Christopher and I continued watching Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return. I did not really watch much outside of my usually YouTube subscriptions. I plan to start watching Victoria after I have finished the second season of The Crown. I do not usually watch "historical" TV shows, but both have been recommended multiple times. I think people tend to avoid watching/reading things that are related to their careers. For example, I have heard that doctors stay away from shows like Grey's Anatomy and The Resident.
Eating and Drinking
We did not try any new recipes this month, but we did visit a few new-to-us restaurants. We particularly enjoyed Alexia's Pizza in Belfast and the famous Duck Fat in Portland. The french fries at Duck Fat were insanely addicting. We would visit both of these restaurants again in a heartbeat.
We did not try any new beers, but we did enjoy a bottle of Cadetto Tenuta La Lumia: Nero d'Avola. It was delicious and the perfect accompaniment to our Valentine's Day lasagna.
February has been the month of catch-up, but I think March will be the month of consistency. March tends to be a weird month for weather in Maine. Spring tries to elbow its way in, but winter usually wins out. I am looking forward to all the St. Patrick's Day and Easter festivities, Maine Maple Sunday, Spring Break, warmer weather, lazy weekends, and diving into the research for my dissertation.
I hope that you had a wonderful February and that your March is even better.