March 2017 Recap

March 2017 RecapKnock on wood, but I think the change of seasons has also brought with it a healthier family. That was ridiculously lingering and annoying and I do hope it’s gone forever.

March also had some super weird weather – some really mild days and then cold again (even a bit of snow), but I guess none of that is surprising for March in Indiana. Despite living here for over a decade I still find myself expecting March to be warmer than it reliably is. At this point, I think it’s just in my DNA and won’t be changing and I’ll always associate March with Spring Training and watching baseball outside in shorts and hoping to avoid a sunburn. 🙂

March 2017 in Stats

Books Read This Month: 12
Books Read This Year: 32

Things That Happened
  • In the Facebook book club we discussed Emma.
  • My in-person book club had our annual tea party discussed And Then There Were None.
  • H had her first softball practice, and her first rained-out softball practice. She was super disappointed about the second because “I need to practice catching because I’m not very good at it!”
  • G finished his basketball season. His team was pretty dreadful, but he did improve and he had fun with it, so that’s good enough.
  • G also had Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts. He ended up coming in 6th place, which wasn’t too bad considering how late he was getting started on it. He ran out of time to do some of the finesse stuff that he could have otherwise. Bonus: he got to use some power tools (under supervision) so that was fun for him.
What’s Cooking
  • Cabbage. Butter-sauteed with salt and pepper and I love it.
  • I’ve been picking up take-and-bake pizza bout once a week all month, because I’ve discovered their special pricing – a large cheese, pepperoni, or sausage pizza for $5. I can’t make one for much less than that (if at all), and certainly not when I give any sort of value to my time. If I cared that much I could add extra toppings of my own on at home, but so far I haven’t cared that much.
What I’m Anticipating in April
  • Book club – A Gentleman in Moscow for my in-person book club and Dark Matter in the Facebook group.
  • Baseball begins for G, and both kids have their opening day festivities. On the same day, which is super frustrating as a parent.
  • Belt testing – G goes for recommended black belt (black belt with a red stripe down the middle), and H goes for senior blue belt (which is the last belt that attends the intermediate classes)
Books I Read in March
  1. A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
  2. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
  3. An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
  4. Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith
  5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  6. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
  7. A Dangerous Mourning by Anne Perry
  8. Emma by Jane Austen
  9. Watchers of Time by Charles Todd
  10. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  11. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
  12. Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott

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