Spring has sprung! And allergies have me JACKED UP! I will be getting the shots. I really don’t know where March went. I’m still suffering from residual warp speed time travel. With it came and went:
- both of my older brother’s birthdays (now 23 and 20)
- spring break
- seeing the man’s face for a whole week 🙂
- the death of a traitorous laptop and the purchase of a new, shiny, super cool one 🙂
- guilt about not commenting back more
- picking out the man’s new couch
- learning the man’s dad is coming to Texas
- FINISHING THE YEARBOOK!
- the dentist – twice
- new phone
- jury duty
- the wrap up of my kids’ now 2-month long projects
Also, one of the biggest things I’ve been DYING to happen: My principal approved a publication agreement with a different company. This is the same company and rep our high school uses, and he is phenom! (Even still does his kid’s school’s yearbook.) I get to send THREE kids to the summer workshop for free, we get a HARCOVER yearbook, tiered marketing directly to parents, and ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS for camera equipment! I am in heaven and so excited! I also found out I will get two classrooms next year, one for my core subject class (still haven’t found out what it will be for sure, but pretty sure I will be leaving 6th grade ELA) and one for my yearbook classes. Next year is going to be absolutely awesome. I have a great group of returning staff members who have worked their asses off in the last two months to produce the entire yearbook. I just love ’em!
In non-bookish things, I started playing this online game, Elvenar, on a whim just to check it out. The man knew nothing about it, just that I was playing some game. He started joking with Baby that she has to save me from the elves. Ironically, my character IS an elf. He now thinks it’s hilarious and uses his slogans at every opportunity. 🙂
April brings benchmarks, state testing preparation, and yearbook sales. We are on the downhill slope of the year! I already feel a lighter stress load…which means more time for reading and you guys!
I am also starting a new feature in April. Each Tuesday I will be participating in Diane’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros meme. Look for the first one tomorrow!
Until my reading really picks up, I am only reviewing one book each week.
- If We Were a Movie (Power of the Matchmaker #3)
- Zach Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth
- Night of the Purple Moon (Toucan Trilogy #1)
- Brain Camp
I feel like this was a record given how stressful February and March were!
Despite being on a super stressful deadline for Yearbook and being computerless/internetless for almost a full week, I was pretty surprised with how active I was socializing in the blogosphere. I participated in Boost It! Tuesday twice this month and was more on top of visiting and commenting than in February. I hope I can continue this trend.
In March there were 1,677 page views. This is pretty on-par with January, when I was actively making an effort to visit and comment back now that I have a slight life back. I’ve maintained Twitter followers, but discovered that WordPress was no longer pushing posts to Twitter or Facebook. Apparently Twitter got resolved and I thought that Facebook was as well, but it was still down. Looks like they were for most of March and maybe longer. I am glad they are back up and running now!
There were a couple discussion posts I was pleasantly surprised with! Consequences and Chaos: My TBR Jar, Thoughts on Thursday: Reviews Change Just Like People Do, and my ShelfLove/Discussion post Thoughts on Thursday: The Most Annoying Trope.
I think an underappreciated post this month was the the cute and hilarious Zach Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth.
- Goodreads – 14/52 completed
- Alphabet Soup – 9/26 completed
- NetGalley – Still nada. Ch-ch-changes!
- Shelf Love – 9/51+ completed
- TBR – 9/50 completed
- Discussion Challenge – 7/24 posts
- Spring BINGO – 9/ 25 completed
- March BINGO – 12/25 completed (OK, I seriously got to get up on my game!)
- March Take Control of Your TBR – 7/12 completed