Farewell to March! Time to do my roundup
What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
I read this little book about blogging
nothing earth shattering in this book, but it does have some good ideas to make a blog enjoyable for others to read. I thought it would be good to look through it since I want to keep this blog fresh and fun!
What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
also watched Mythbusters with hubby and the kids, our favorite episode was the dog episode.
What special days did I celebrate and how?
My birthday! Hubby took me to Nordstrom for lunch. Then my kids got sick :(
Our 16th Wedding Anniversary. We got to spend the night at the Grand America Hotel for a work retreat for hubby so we had a very nice Anniversary getaway. On top of all that, my Mom watched the kids while we went to Tuscany for dinner - yummy!
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
My daughter and I both had sinus infections and she also had an ear infection. My son had walking pneumonia. Amazingly, my hubby didn't get sick at all. A lot of antibiotics this month - yuck!
What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
My Dad came to visit for a few days and we had a very nice time with him. My Mom and youngest brother came for a visit at the end of the month. We had a great time with them also and did a TON of shopping!
Hubby and I went to a neighborhood party and they played the newleywed game there. Guess who lost? Yep, we did - lol!
I also went to ladies night activity so it was nice to get to know some more of our neighbors this month.
What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
For our anniversary dinner at Tuscany I had the most delicious entree I've had in a long time, it was some sort of pulled pork meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and a berry sauce. Sounds unusual but it was sooooo good!
I didn't try a lot of other "new" places or foods, but I did eat very differently since we had out of town guests for 11 days out of the month and so many holidays to celebrate. I went to Hires, Shivers, Market Street, Cafe Rio, Bajio Grill, Nordstrom, Tuscany, Grand America Breakfast Buffet, Panda Express, and Applebees. Needless to say... Weight Watchers took a serious hit this month. I'm not sure when I have ever eaten out so much! Time to get back "on the wagon" now with healthy eating and cooking.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
We really partied it up by buying this...
We got a great deal at Costco and we decided to go for it. We have actually only bought 2 small tvs in our married life, we have been lucky enough to inherit hand me downs from my parents for the rest of them. I never thought I would be that into a tv, but I have to say that this one is amazing. We love to watch LOST on it after the kids go to bed. I also got a new cell phone! I've been stuck in a bad cell phone contract for the last few years so I went with a pay as you go phone which is perfect for me. I don't use my cell phone very much, I just like to have it for safety reasons mainly.
and guess what my ring tone is? The Pirates of the Caribbean ride theme song! lol!
What were this month's disappointments?
I think the sickness that went around the house was the only real dissapointment.
What were my accomplishments this month?
I know I accomplished a lot this month but I sort of feel like I didn't accomplish as much as I usually do. I think having houseguests and sick kids is a pretty good excuse for a little drop in productivity. I am very pleased with my papers - all 120 of them! And I completed 13 digital layouts - not as many as I usually do, but that is ok, it isn't all about quantity.
Anything else noteworthy to record?
Hubby went to Boston for a week and brought us all back Harvard sweatshirts. This is the greatest photo but I will share it anyway.
Hope you had a great March. Don't forget to do your roundup!