|So long, March. It was nice knowing you. Even if only for a short time.|
Can you believe it? This is the last day of March already! (My, how time flies...where does the time go?...and all that.)
I'm gonna try to do something really wild today. (Are your ready for this?) I'm gonna try to write a blog post about random things that happened in March...all in the space of 1 hour. You don't think I can do it? (Well, neither do I come to think of it.) Still, let's give it a try, just for the fun of it.
Ready. One, two, three, GO.
Received one of the loveliest birthday presents ever in the shape of this blog post written by my dear friend Natalie! I can't begin to tell you how happy it made me. Seriously, it blew me away (on a balloon. Had a hard time getting back down again, haha) and I just have to say THANK YOU again, Natalie, for being such an utter sweetheart! *hugs*
Ate this entire bag of candy. Well, just about. I guess I did share a few pieces, but most of it I ate. It was a birthday present from my brother. (I really had the most wonderful birthday, people. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it was!) And yeah. Just wanted to note. Whoever it was who said "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" really should have said "the way to a man and a woman's heart" because honestly (and I'm speaking for myself here) we women deserve to be included! ;)
While we're on the subject of birthdays, this is what I got as a present from my parents. 'Tis quite a fun game, especially when we don't play entirely by the rules because then it's a lot easier. (I like easy.) And just for record, I'm pretty much an expert at finding three letter words. (Which isn't surprising considering that three letter words are about the easiest words you can find.) (I told you. I like easy.)
Received a number of very sweet birthday cards/emails from a number of very sweet friends. (Yes, I'm still talking about my birthday. Sorry. Apparently there's so little that happens in my life that a happy birthday is like a huge big deal!) Anyway, just wanted to say thank you to all of you again for making my birthday one of the best birthdays ever! (Fun fact: I got my first ever card from Europe! Now THAT'S a big deal!!)
Found twenty-five of these under my pillow (as well as a box of chocolates on my headboard bookshelf) when I went to bed on the night of my birthday. They were from my sister. One of the sweetest, dearest people in the whole world! Thank you, sister dear! (And yes, she knows the way to my heart just like my brother does. *wink, wink*) (Don't tell this to anyone, but that candy is all gone, too. This has been a very sweet month.)
Now I really am done talking about my birthday. (Honestly. You'd think it was the event of the year or something the way I've gone on about it!)
Finished this book--which is the second in the series I've been reading--and almost made it through the whole of the third book. Currently feeling very proud of myself for having done so much reading this month!
Finally had some weather appropriate to the season. I mean like a real snow fall. Big enough for work to be canceled and for my younger siblings to go out and play in the snow. Big enough even for me to go out and play in the snow...but, 'hem, that's a story for another day. (This picture is actually of a snowfall we had back in 2016, but I figured I didn't have to be entirely accurate. Besides I failed to take any photos of this year's snowfall.)
Been watching quite a bit of Hogan's Heroes lately (and I mean quite a bit...like multiple episodes every available evening), which is why my intelligence has been rising at an enormous rate this month. An enormous rate! Seriously, I can't begin tell you how many stupid things I know now. (Really though, this TV show is hilarious. It's completely ridiculous and unrealistic but...so much fun!)
And speaking of my superior intelligence, I'll have you know it only took me four times of restarting the dryer the other day (because the load of clothes wasn't getting dry) before I realized that it wasn't going to get dry; that in fact I'd been running the dryer all afternoon to no purpose; and the clothes were as damp as they'd been when I started. I took this dilemma straight way to my mother because that's the smartest thing to do, and she came in directly and diagnosed the problem. The dryer wasn't blowing any hot air!! Ah-ha! So that's what it was! A dryer without hot air simply does not dry very well. I could certainly see the sense in that! (So yes. We've been without a dryer this whole week. Slightly inconvenient, I must say. Though I won't deny I have rather enjoyed not having to do any laundry!)
I've realized again that my writing is a very fickle thing. Or perhaps it's my opinion of it that is fickle. Whatever it is there's something wrong somewhere. You know that story I was working on back in November for National Novel Writing Month? Well. I read it over sometime later and it was all too plain. The whole thing was horrible! Like really bad. Lots of terribly awkward sentences, and lots of blah! It would have be rewritten. Entirely rewritten. That was all there was to it.
Enter this week. I got it out one evening and read it again. And oh, that ornery bit of writing! I actually liked it! Actually thought it was pretty good. It was, in fact, rather disconcerting. I mean, my writing can't do this to me! How am I ever going to trust it if it keeps switching sides on me? Is it good or is it bad? What IS IT?! (Fickle, fickle writing.)
Well! That's all for now! And guess what? I did not write this post in only an hour's time. (What did I tell you? I knew it was impossible.) But at any rate I wrote it. And finished it before the end of the month. That's gotta count for something.
So long everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
(And good-bye, March. We'll see you next year!)
(And good-bye, March. We'll see you next year!)