Still surprising how quickly a month can go by. Yes, there was a trip away for a week, and that speeds things up, but still, how is already February?

Highlights of the month:

  • Aforementioned trip to the UK
  • With a wonderful, freezing, day in Margate
  • And a great Cezanne show at the Tate
  • End of year clean up, always feels good
  • La Befana with friends here
  • Bad sore throat and long lingering chesty cough, not actually a highlight, but
  • Dentist and doctor checkups
  • Updated to Ventura


Bedtime mostly constant, podcast up, natch.


  • Walking with sticks: 0
  • Reading: 14
  • Steps (avge): 8868
  • Podcasts: 21 (18 of them logged)
  • In bed/asleep 8:38/7:54
  • 7 Minutes: 0 (Just as soon as I can breathe again …)
  • Weight (avge): 87.9
  • Naps: 8


  • Walking with sticks: 0
  • Reading: 25
  • Steps (avge): 8810
  • Podcasts: 14 (12 of them logged)
  • In bed/asleep 8:36/7:48
  • 7 Minutes: 6
  • Weight (avge): 88.5
  • Naps: 9


Very little client work, still a joy. Good and busy nevertheless, reading, podcasting, doing fun things (and learning) with Python. Missed a soft launch date for $project but not too concerned as long as it does keep moving along.

I had meant to think about this in better time (and said so in December's roundup), but it seems that I need to rethink these graphs a bit. With five years worth of data, the oldest year should probably fall off this first graph, though I'll keep all the data to update the annual summary. And maybe the logged hours should become a bit more granular; reflecting some of the other things that I hope I am being more conscientious about. No time for that now, but I can always come back and revise.

Hours logged per month

Graph of total hours worked each month since January 2019

Percent of logged hours

Percentage of hours logged for Admin and Podcasts

Previous years are on an archive page.


Four posts, which is less than I had hoped for, especially as two were roundups. Continued to work on $project and read a lot of fun books.


This remains true from December:

None, although in 2023 I want to reconsider how I do various bits of monitoring myself.

Final remarks

Good and bad, in parts, with some poor health and some dismal weather that made getting anything done even harder. Lying under a blanket and reading is just so much more rewarding, at least in the short term.


Here’s the table

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Month Total Daily Admin % ETP % Other %
2023-01 101.0 4.8 53 31 16

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