I love changing my calendar every month. It's the blank canvas thing, newness, a fresh start! I definitely have some favourite calendar page turns - December being numero uno, for Christmas and all things holiday, June as the end of school is near and we'll be free from routine, September as the beginning of school is near and we'll be back into routine. I confess I have never given much thought to February's turn. Given where we live it's generally a very blah, grey, cold, long (yet short) month. February doesn't have much to offer me. I don't follow the groundhog, I find Valentines day 'meh', and although Family Day in theory is great, it really only works if your hubs isn't working (and mine generally is). So, like I said February is a pretty glum month...that is until now! Turning the calendar page this morning felt pretty amazing as we have entered our launch month!!! Once I plugged in the kids activities, work, gym, dinners, girls night, school events, volunteering - the month filled at a rapid pace. We are definitely getting excited. The Captain and I talk most nights of our newly found gadgets that are sure to help out with boat life (like a nifty salt/pepper mill in one, and clips to hold dishcloths...yes it's exciting stuff). Lots of prep still to go, but we are getting close! 23 sleeps.