Highlights and challenges:
Two major events happened in March. First of all the time changed. This is a big deal when you have small children. Schedules were changed and more time spent outside. The second “event” is that I had a two week long, medicine induced hypomanic episode. This challenged me to reevaluate how I am caring for my body and I spent more time prepping healthy food and exercising. Other stuff that happened in March included a date with Sam, Easter festivities with the kids, coffee with friends and enjoying the spring weather as much as my allergies would permit.
What I read:
Not a stellar month for reading over here! I finished three books and made strong progress on a fourth in March. I read Quiet by Susan Cain, Lifeboat by Kristine Ong Muslim, and The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy. I read over half of Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman and finished it up on Friday, April 1st.
What I made:
I’m still working on the Charlie Brown baby blanket. My goal is to finish that by the end of April. I was in the kitchen quite a bit in March and packed my lunch more to save money and make healthy choices.
90% of the kid stuff going on I cannot talk about, so I won’t. #ThisTooShallPass
On the upside everyone is physically healthy and we’ve had many good moments and even more hugs.
April is already off to a kick-ass start. On Friday afternoon Sam surprised me with tickets to see Crystal Castles. He sold several pieces of art to get the tickets and a sweet friend gifted some financial help with covering babysitting as an early birthday gift. Last night we went to the show and had a blast. We have another date planned for later in the month near my actual birthday. Speaking of my birthday, I’m planning a Barbara Pym themed birthday party for myself. I wish I could invite all my blogosphere friends!
April is also national poetry month and I have my poetry project going. Well, in theory it is going. I have yet to spend time writing. And of course Readathon is happening and I am majorly pumped about that.
Some spring cleaning, a few work projects, crocheting, and my party plans are on the docket for April. Reading, reading must happen in April. I’m beginning to get grumpy from a lack of reading.
April promises loads of focus on writing, yoga, and cooking. I hope all of that translates into many things to share on Fig and Thistle.