I don't have much to write about my March activities. As you read this you may draw a parallel between this small post and driving through a small town - "Don't blink or you might miss it!"
5-8 ~ Alyson was visiting from SLC. The 5th is her birthday!
18 ~ Saw Coraline with Katie. Enjoyed our evening out together and loved the show.
26-30 ~ Candleman, Kristi and Katie helped Alyson move to her new apartment in Las Vegas. Aly has a new job.
Books: Read 9 books. My favorites were Skeletons at the Feast, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Movies: Coraline (Katie and I listened to this book together when we drove to Colorado before Jeff was born in 2001. It was a neat experience to discuss this book with my then 12-yr-old daughter. I reread it several years later. I felt the they did a good job of capturing the essence of the book, but I am glad I read the book first.)
TV: 24, The Biggest Looser, The Amazing Race (Jenny and I have a fun tradition that started during the last season of The Amazing Race. She leaves the kids home with John and comes to my house so we can't watch it in peace and quiet.)
Netflix: Eureka Season 1 and 2, Northern Exposure (I think we're on Season 4)
Overall Impression: Much like a small town, what you can see isn't all there is. It was a good month. There were several warm, sunny days and about as many cold, dismal (weatherwise) days. I didn't write anything in my gratitude journal, but I feel extremely blessed. This is the first March since Alyson was born that I wasn't depressed. I remember most years dreading her birthday because I hurt from depression and could hardly drag myself through a regular day, let alone try to make the day special for my sweet little daughter. This year I was excited about it and so grateful to know that feeling. Hooray for March 2009!