I’m back and feeling better after my lovely (not) bout with the stomach flu. Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and advice. Stomach flu is no joke and it made me very happy to bid it adieu. Of course, now I’m playing catch-up and all I really want to do is sleep and read. And snuggle with the Max Man. He seems to want to do the same as he now takes his daily naps (morning, noon and night) in bed versus in his cat tower or by the patio doors. He’s trying to tempt me to join him. I won’t lie: sometimes temptation wins. 😀
March Highlights and Lowlights
March was overall a good month, except for the end of the month. That I wasn’t so great. I spent most of it in bed or in the bathroom and that’s all I’m going to say about it!
Pool Area Work Makes Tanya Crabby
I have no doubt that whatever work they are doing is necessary and important. But … and there is always a but … it’s loud. Like really loud. And they start early in the morning with all their drilling and hammering. It echoes terribly, which makes sleeping in a no-go and really hard for a work-at-home gal to concentrate.
My exercise has also become non-existent since they closed the pool area too. Don’t know they know how hard it is for me even exercise in the first place? Why do they hate me? WHY????
A Good Read for Book Club
This month we read Dark Matter by Blake Crouch for book club. I’ll review it in my Show Us Your Books post on April 11. But I’ll give you a hint: I loved it! Overall, everyone liked it. The one who probably liked it the least is the one who is probably the most literal, so she was trying to make the science work. My stance is roll with it. Plus, I wanna believe. 😀
We met again at Green Tomato Grill and this time I actually tried the fried green tomatoes which were quite tasty and something I have never been able to successfully make on my own (been mildly obsessed with them since I read in Fried Green Tomatoes in high school). I also tried their tomato herb soup, which I found okay. It was a little greasy. But everything else has been delicious thus far.
Glorious, Glorious Easter Candy
People always seems to get excited about Halloween candy but I prefer Easter candy. Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs (which they seem to now make for all holidays) and Cadbury Mini Eggs are the best. The very, very best! One of my friends taught me to store my peanut butter eggs in the freezer. They don’t freeze solid, so you can grab one straight from the freezer and chow down. And they taste so much better! Plus, out of sight, out of mind too. 😀
I always buy a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs every Easter. They are one of my favorite candies, PERIOD. Instead of eating them by the fistful, I made these wonderful Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies, which I graciously shared to avoiding eating them all myself. Look at how kind and selfless I can be! LOL! They are as delicious as they look and really easy to make too. You can get the recipe at my sister site.
What I’ve Been Making and Eating
The stomach flu took me out for a good two weeks so I didn’t get a chance to try as many new recipes as I normally do. But still I shared one of my go-to lunches, Sonoma Chicken Salad at Eat Laugh Purr. It’s light and healthy and tastes so good. I make this at least once a month! I also made some delicious Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins that I’ve been enjoying all month long. They freeze and reheat beautifully!
I Hate Spring Cleaning
But I’m putting on my big girl pants and doing it anyway. It does feel good to organize things and clean out the clutter. While I’m not a hoarder, I sometimes keep things instead of dealing with them, which is why I have way too many overflowing junk drawers. But I’m not allowing myself to do that any longer because my clutter is getting out of hand. So I’m slowly going through my apartment, one area at a time, and eliminating things that I no longer use to either donate or throw (if it’s no longer usable). I’ve tackled my bedroom, which was one of the easier areas, and now have to tackle some harder areas, like my make-up drawer, desk and kitchen. Ugh.
Max is the kind of cat that likes to help. Or supervise. Here he is making sure the dresser drawer has been properly cleaned and remains a comfortable napping spot for him.
Favorite Funny Memes
Just a few of my favorite pet memes. These are my happy place and where I go when the world seem depressing and ugly. I spend a lot of time here.
This is true. I do worry about that some days.
Yup. Bring on the stretchy pants, sofa, remote control and I’m a happy camper.
Hehehe. This also happens to me ALL THE TIME.
Because adulting is hard.
Some day this won’t be me. Some. Day.
Love, Love, Love
I love this so much. Hate is learned people. Never forget it.
Let make a conscious effort to love a little more.
How was your March?