Welcome to the February recap, where I share highlights from the past month!
It’s hard to believe that I’m already writing a February recap! In just a few short weeks, it will have been one year since social distancing began. This year has felt very long and very short at the same time.
The good news is that this February feels a bit more optimistic than it did 2020. Chris and I were able to get vaccinated. Long story short, we were put on a “last resort” list by a friend to keep no-show appointments from causing the super-chilled Pfizer vaccine to waste. One day, we got a phone call at around 4:15 pm. She asked if we could be there before 5 pm to get the first round. Two days ago, we received the second dose. I hoped to get out without side effects but unfortunately had the common day-of fever and body aches. Fortunately, Chris avoided the side effects. We are grateful that we were able to get the vaccine. 2021 already feels a little more hopeful as a result.
Having received our vaccines, we decided to do something we haven’t done in a very long time. We went out for our first dining experience in months!
Madame Butterfly Korean Steakhouse
To celebrate Chris being done with the outage and our newly vaccinated status, we chose Madame Butterfly. The restaurant is located on Congress Street, between Sorry Charlie’s and The Lady and Sons. The restaurant stayed very busy the entire time we were there. There were large crowds stopping in for drinks at the bar, as well as patrons at the tables. Be sure to make a reservation in advance!
Madame Butterfly is a Korean steakhouse and offers both the traditional Korean steakhouse experience of grilling meat at the table, as well as hot pot. However, we chose traditional entrees. We kicked the meal off with the crab cakes for our starter. For our entrees, I chose the bibimbap and Chris picked the ribeye. The food and atmosphere are both fantastic at Madame Butterfly. Definitely check it out if you are in Savannah!
I had the Jungle Bird. I told Chris it tasted like a vacation. The sweetness of the pineapple juice tames the Thai chili-infused Aperol and you only really feel the warmth from it in your chest.
February is always crazy for Chris. His job has an “outage” where the entire facility is shut down for maintenance and projects. As a result, he works around 2-3 weeks of consecutive 12+ hours nightshifts. It’s a pretty rough time for him, but for me it means prime tv binging opportunities…
The Queen’s Gambit
I know I’m late to the game on this one but, the Queen’s Gambit is absolutely worth mentioning. The scenery, the costumes, the soundtrack. I loved this Netflix coming of age drama about an orphan chess prodigy grappling with addiction and scars from her childhood. Give this one a watch– you won’t be sorry.
For as long as I can remember, sleep has always been difficult for me. I have had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and I’ve got a pretty detailed history of sleep disturbance like sleep-walking and sleep-talking. I recently began seeing a sleep doctor. He recommended the melatonin-based product https://amzn.to/3daYpE7REMfresh. I was a bit skeptical when my doctor suggested I try it. I’ve used other melatonin products in the past, and some have aggravated my sleep disturbances. He explained that REMfresh is a continuous release formula versus the concentrated dose you receive with most brands. I’ve been using REMfresh for two months now, and I can honestly say I fall asleep faster, and I stay asleep more often than not. If you have sleep trouble, give this a try!
Easy Valentine’s Day Treats
I made these pretzel rods as an easy Valentine’s Day treat to say thank you to a neighbor, but they can be made any time of the year. I’m already looking forward to making them again so I can try new ingredients! There easy, delicious, and will not disappoint!
I hope you enjoyed this February recap. I’m excited about March. For me, it always means warmer weather, my birthday, spring flowers, and St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it’s my first taste of dining out in months, or I am still feeling the effects of the Jungle Bird, but I’m also thinking about our next vacation. There’s something hopeful about the beginning of Spring, isn’t there?
Thanks for reading!
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