Tuesday, April 01, 2008

March Recap

March 1 - Candleman and I continued on our quest for sunshine and warmth in Arizona. We drove from Cameron to downtown Phoenix where we picked up a Hard Rock pin for Candleman's collection. (Crazy, I know!) People were streaming in from all directions to the U.S Airways Center for a Phoenix Sun's game. Next we went to Mesa to see the LDS temple. It was much more impressive than in the pictures. We drove on to Tuscon to spend the night.

March 2 - We woke up to fields of saguaro cacti and the most amazing desert I've ever seen. When I think desert, I think dry, red or brown soil, only small growing things spaced many feet apart - basically - BARREN. The Sonora was lush with growing things, at least in the spring. We spent the morning at the Desert Museum. It was totally amazing. That afternoon we drove to Sunshine to visit Candleman's sister, Norma and her husband Victor. The last time we saw them was when they visited for Thanksgiving in 1989 when Katie was only a baby. It was so good to see them. We could have visited for hours/days, but we had limited time. Drove on to Kingman for the night.

March 3 - It was on to Hoover Dam, then a drive along side Lake Meade, onto St. George and finally to Cedar City. Dinner with Susan, Julie, Jason, Audree, Porter and Brooke at Bajitos. I had a tasty flauto. Lots of fun visiting, too.

March 4 - Mom, Candleman and I drove to Brigham City to visit with Aunt Carol and Pam. Uncle Gordon passed away in Feb and I was unable to attend so it was good to offer our condolences. Mom stayed the night with Carol. We went to Layton to wish Alyson a happy birthday. She's 30. We took her and a friend to dinner at McGraths.

March 5 - Candleman got up earlier than me and went to pick Mom up, then came back and picked me up. We visited the Hobby Lobby in Layton and I couldn't get over the variety of decorating stuff they had. I am definitely going back there when all our remodeling is done. We drove on home, arriving about 4:30. It was a wonderful trip. Some of the snow had melted, but there was still plenty more and it was in the low 30's. Moan! Spring is going to come, isn't it?

March 10 - Katie started her job at Andrea Flemming's Day Care today

March 11 - Even though Candleman is retired he feels too young to not to have a job. He started working today as a oilfield roustabout for Circle D.

March 30 - Snowed all day; big heavy snowflakes. And it was cold!

March 31 - Yesterday's snow all melted, but there is still some from earlier that needs to go!

More Monk
Hamish McBeth
I Am Legend

Books Read
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
Far North by Will Hobbes
The Collectors by David Baldacci
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
Bones to Pick by Carolyn Haines
Crossed by Nicole Galland
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
River Secrets by Shannon Hale
Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline
Maps of Bones by James Rollins
Yellowknife by Steve Zipp
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick


Alyson said...

Sounds like you had a wonderul month. I can't believe how cold it has been...I thought March was supposed to go out like a lamb when it comes in like a lion.

How did you like I am Legend? I'm reading Gossamer right now; already half way done since it is so short. How did you like it?

Alyson said...

P.S. Like your new look and the little umbrellas falling are really cute!

Cassie said...

I can't believe you watched I Am Legend. I'm guessing that was a Katie suggestion. Not that I didn't like it I just don't think I would have suggested it to you

Booklogged said...

Aly & Cassie, you're right it was Katie's suggestion. We liked it okay. Pretty intense.

Aly, thanks for the compliment. I have fun each month changing things to go with the season. I liked Gossamer. Not one of my favorites of Lowry's, but still good.

ben said...

What's a roustabout?

I loved I Am Legend. Did you watch the second "controversial" ending?

Framed said...

Where's my comment. I'm sure I made a comment. I really need to go on a trip but I don't think I will go with Cassie and Julie if Susan can't. I would be a third wheel, besides no passport. I didn't know there was a movie called Hamish McBeth. Is that based on books by M C Beaton? Did you get Alan Alda's book on tape from the library?

Booklogged said...

Ben, a roustabout is an oil field hand who does whatever odd jobs the boss tells him to do. Actually, Candleman is hauling port-a-potties to different oil rigs and back and forth from where they are cleaned back out to the rig site.

Framed, yes, Hamish McBeth is a BBC tv series based on Beaton's books. I did get the Alan Alda audio from the library. Are Cassie and Julie planning a trip that needs a passport? Bummer that you and Susan won't be going.