I have been writing this type of journal, the one where you write a sentence a day, for almost a year now. I love thinking about my day and summarizing in one sentence. It means that I need to leave out certain things, which typically for me is anything that was negative. I hope that doesn't show up as my life is all cherries and roses, because it certainly isn't. It is just that the negative can catch up with you and stay a long long time, if you let it.
So here is March! The month that came in like a lion and out like a lamb.
March 1. March surely came in like a lion this year, with wild tornadoes and high winds over much of the state, causing major damage and the loss of life.
March 2. Ashley and Eric came in for the True/False Film festival, our seventeenth year for this fun, family-oriented, fast-paced event.
March 3. We saw great films today and managed to run across several long time Columbia friends, which is one of the things that makes it so incredibly wonderful.
March 4. Great films today, and got to eat twice at Glenn's Cafe, a family favorite restaurant.
March 5. Our last day at True/False, with a bunch of great films under our belt, great food, and a small visit with Bob and Renee Hasty, too!
March 6. We are in a book club here in New Town and we met to discuss the two books we've tried to discuss since January!
March 7. I got to go to a new garden club meeting and hear a great speaker talk about how to get birds to come into your gardens.
March 8. My work took me to Columbia for the next three days, where I was able to speak to folks who do a split FTE like I do, and learned that others have the same stress as me!
March 9. More Shared Learning, but afterwards I was able to attend a friend's pearl party, where you buy the setting and then pick the oysters for the pearls to put in the setting, which was fabulous fun!
March 10. I met up with my Jefferson City friends after work and we made wind chimes and I made a decorative glass plate for our living room.
March 11. Bob and I went to the St. Louis Home and Garden show at the America's Center with a friend of ours from New Town, and saw a lot of wonderful things!
March 12. Bob and I spent the day rearranging the second story of our house: we moved the study into the loft, and made the study into a second guestroom, so we can have more friends and family stay at "Lakeside Resort!"
March 13. I used a new technology tool at work today, one that I am going to be using a lot in the summer, and I found it easy and fun to do!
March 14. Our team of consultants met in Columbia today and I found it to be one of the most inspirational meetings I have been to, I felt fired up and ready to take on the world!
March 15. It is so difficult to watch teachers struggle with new ideas when the only thing getting in the way of their progress is themselves.
March 16. Eleven pounds lost in the last five weeks!
March 17. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with our dinner club having a wonderful meal at a restaurant called Bishop's Post.
March 18. Bob and I spent a fun night in Columbia seeing a band called Here Come the Mummies, which was sincerely, THE most fun concert I have been to in a very long while.
March 19. I was blessed to attend a bridal shower for a friend in Illinois, the bride and her sister were the only ones I knew but the food was lovely and so delicious!
March 20. First Garden Club meeting of the 2017 season always makes me happy!
March 21. A great day to try out some convertibles!
March 22. I spent the morning with a group of women whom answer the desire of my soul to connect on a deeper level with God.
March 23. Since the election of Mr. Trump, I have been determined to be more active in my world and one of my first steps was to join the Democratic party and to attend my first Kitchen Table Talk with Senator Clair McCaskill.
March 24. We started car shopping today to find me a much wanted convertible, which ended up at dinner at Cooper's Hawk Winery, a lovely, fitting ending to the day.
March 25. More car shopping, which is exhausting, but still enjoyable, none-the-less.
March 26. My mother was taken to the hospital and rushed to Columbia to their cardiac unit yesterday and today the surgeons implanted a pacemaker, a device that will help regulate the beat of her heart.
March 27. My mom was released from the hospital today and my sister went home to be with her for a couple of days.
March 28. Thankfully today was a light day at work and I was able to have a "normal" day and got to bed at a reasonable time and slept like a baby!
March 29. Happy ninth anniversary to my daughter and her husband, a match that could only have been made in heaven, just like her parents and grandparents!
March 30. A decision has been made on the car, and I am the negotiator, so let's see where this goes!
March 31. I didn't get the car yesterday, and it was quite the let down but I am still on the hunt so it is not over yet!
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