February currently


I can hardly believe that it’s the 1st of February. January just went so fast for me but that’s because I was on summer break. And I find that the days just go by in a flash when I’m on holiday from work. But I’m happy to be back today with the February edition of Currently and I am linking up with Jennifer from Overflowing With Thankfulness. Today we are looking at what we are currently loving, feeling, posting, receiving and seeing.


I have been loving summer!! It’s been humid and sticky. My hair has been suffering from a shocking case of frizz but I just love the hot weather so much!

Even though I have absolutely loved being on summer break. Now that I am back at work I love that tired feeling after a long busy day. And when I go to bed I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

During the holidays I had trouble falling asleep even when I went to bed really late. This was totally fine because I didn’t have to go to work the next day and I had the luxury of sleeping in. But I know for sure that I don’t sleep as well during the holidays as I do now that I’m dead tired after work.


I am feeling so positive about this year! Last year was the worst and I figure that if I can survive a year like that then I can probably survive almost anything. I am seeing everything through fresh eyes and grateful for a new year.

And I have also been feeling very blessed. I have a wonderful family and the most amazing friends. I feel like I have come out of a very long tunnel and this year I have found the sunshine.


I have been posting more often here on the blog. But that’s because I have been on summer break. Now that I am back at work I’m not sure that I will be able to keep up. But that’s ok, I’ll try my best and see how I go.


I guess the first thing that comes to mind is that I have been receiving a few online shopping deliveries. But they are not for me. They are for my oldest son. He lives in an apartment and so it’s just easier if his things get delivered to our house. Then he picks them up when he comes over to visit.


I have been seeing lots of new little faces at preschool. Many of the last years preschoolers have moved on to kindergarten this year.  And now we have new children beginning preschool. It always amazes me how at the start of the year what a huge deal it is for them to get to know us and then eventually trust us.

After all, we are strangers to them and it must be so overwhelming for them to come into a new environment, say goodbye to their parents, and trust that we will look after them until their loved ones come to pick them up.

Some children are fine with all of this and they walk into preschool so excited and ready to explore everything. But others take more time so I have also seen a few sad faces at preschool too.

This week I have also seen quite a few familiar little faces. We have welcomed back children who were too young to start primary school. And it’s incredible how much children can grow over five weeks. Some of them have had major growth spurts and they have just shot up.

And that’s a wrap for the February edition of Currently. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I’m sure that before we know it we’ll be back here again for the March edition because the days just fly by so fast!

I hope you all have a great Wednesday.

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13 thoughts on “February-Currently”

  1. Glad you are enjoying summer and looking towards this new year with a new perspective. Last year was hard for me as well and I am just glad to see a new month come. January was another hard month, but you are right, it does help to be reminded of all we have to be thankful for during challenging times. So thankful you have a community of family and friends!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Sorry to hear that last year was hard for you Marilyn. I hope and pray that things improve this year. Sending hugs xx

  2. I know you’re glad to be back at work! The tired feeling you describe at the end of the day is the same I’m experiencing. I love that feeling! I hope you have a wonderful school year with your new students. I’m like you after something not so great- things can only get better, right? Have a wonderful day, Ruth!

  3. You described my two boys perfectly– I had one that was terrified of preschool and his teachers and never wanted to leave my side and one that was like “bye!” and happily took off playing! Here’s hoping you have a wonderful year with your new students.

  4. January really dragged for me, especially the last week. From now on I bet the year flies over.
    I am so happy that you have enjoyed your summer. I can’t wait for ours and I am glad you are feeling positive about this year.
    Aww! It must be lovely seeing the new faces at the preschool. x

  5. I never think about how the teachers feel when you drop your kids off, so this is a good perspective. I’m sure it is nice to see how they adapt and get more comfortable with you and the school as time goes on. Big changes for those little ones 🙂

  6. I’m sending warm thoughts for a great year with your new kids. I know you’ll win their trust and give you love. Take care and enjoy yourself.

  7. This is such an uplifting “Currently” post and I am so here for it! Here’s to a year filled with sunshine after a dark tunnel. And your amazing attitude, considering you’ve just gone back to work after a holiday, is an inspiration to me. I’m always grumpy when I’m back at work and I should be grateful, so thank you.

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Thanks so much Natasha for your lovely comment. Believe me, I’m not normally this ok about going back to work because I love being at home. But after 2022 was such a horrible year. I’m really grateful for a fresh start in 2023. Hope that you are having a great weekend xx

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