Friday, March 13, 2015

March Updates!

Reading:  I just finished an Ann Patchett book (my first one by her), This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.  After reading this book I decided I wanted to move to Nashville and become best friends with her and also work in the bookstore she owns!  She talked a lot about her best friend Lucy Grealy in the book, so then I read Autobiography of a Face.  I just finished that book today.  Wow!  What a great book.  I will definitely look for more books by these 2 authors.

Eating:  I'm still going strong with Whole30.  I've decided to continue {at least} until May 2nd.  This is the day of the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon.  I'll be running jogging walking limping along to the finish line.  I signed up last year in a very weak moment when the registration price was $10 cheaper. Every year I say I'm not doing this again, so it will be interesting to see what it's like after 4 solid months of Whole30 eating.  Maybe this will be the year I love all 13.1 miles of it.

Drinking:  I'm drinking pretty much water all day.  I do have coffee in the morning and hot tea at night. But other than that it's water.

Exciting:  Megan, Garret, and baby Harley will be here in one week!  We are all so excited to see them. I'm sure Harley has changed a lot since I last saw her two months ago.  I'm looking forward to baby snuggles!

Celebrating:  Zac our dog turned 1 this week.  Some days he's lucky he made it to 1!  He celebrated his birthday by escaping from the house (I still don't know how he got out!) and taking a stroll all on his own.  He ended up at an apartment complex, and a very nice young man brought him home.  We will also be celebrating Garret and Noah's birthdays next week with my whole family.  March is an exciting month in our house.

Making:  Today I made Paleo Zuppa Tuscano soup.  I hope it's as good as it smelled while it was cooking.  I've been eating a lot of the same things every day for over two months now, so I'm trying new recipes.

Needing:  I really need new patio furniture.  All of our snow has pretty much melted, so I'm itching to go outside and read.  However, Zac chewed up every patio chair we had, and our patio table had a broken leg everything got trashed.  I'm definitely buying chew-proof chairs this time around!

Wanting:  I want to shop for spring clothes.  Really badly!!  There is a new boutique shop that opened in out little town, and I have yet to go.  They keep showing really cute shirts and dresses on Facebook. Momma needs new clothes.

Planning: My oldest is in 8th grade this year, and there is lots to do before the end of the school year.  Today we met with his high school guidance counselor and picked out his freshman classes.  How can this be?!?  I was pregnant yesterday!!  He also has his class trip to Washington DC, a visit to the high school, and the 8th grade dance.  Lots of stuff to get ready for!