This month brought spring break – GLORY ON HIGH, Y’ALL! I’m sure you’re all dying to know how the subpoena (during my vacation!) went. Well, what I have to say is the opposing attorney set out to bait me on the stand into giving hearsay testimony. After I stated my name, she specifically asked the judge to explain to me (in the context of why I was called to testify) what hearsay testimony is – and I quote! – “because I feel there will be a lot of that going on.” She was VERY dramatic – even to the point of almost falling out of her chair to appear so shocked at one point. She wasn’t pleased with my responses, and she showed it. It was ridiculous. The conclusion of my testimony had the opposing attorney threatening me in regards to my employment. I was on the stand for 40 minutes. And I never want to do it again. After getting home and thinking on it, and because I work in a smaller school district that is very social, I blocked those individuals on Facebook and changed my name to a lesser-known childhood nickname only used by two people, considering I had to state my full name in front of them.
March also brought some major changes for The Man and me. We finally got Cera (the pup we adopted in January) to go on the synthetic grass and not in her sister’s room! Whoot! (Although, she is still going in her sister’s room. Boooo. We think it’s an attention/behavior thing.) The Man also ordered new bedroom furniture (finally delivered at the end of the month – there’s a story there) AND bought me these awesome planters. (Yes, we both realize he is
enabling my habit supporting my hobbies and interests.) The two things I spend my $$$ on are books and plants. I’m an old lady living in the wrong body, what can I say?
In March BOTH of The Man’s parents came to Texas! Last year his dad came in May (it was Mother’s Day, I remember only because we ran into my brother and his wife on The River Walk) and I enjoyed it. At Christmas his stepmom made comments and now she came down, too! I was actually quite nervous when I arrived. She reminds me of a pixie, and she cracks me up! I only spent two days with them, but when we dropped them off for their flight out she extended an invitation to their home in Massachusetts anytime. She plans on sending packages for the grandpups. I suppose that means it went well?
Something else really exciting happened in March…but I can’t talk about it yet.
I was so excited to see the furniture. AND The Man put up the flag! He also hung his custom-made printing with his last name that was my Christmas gift to him this past year. I’ve been wondering for a while where (and when) they would go up. I’ll be working on unpacking my jewelry that’s been boxed since the move in November and rearranging clothes and designating drawers.
My goal for the month was to start reading five books. I might not have finished all five of them, but I wanted to finish at least four and start in on a fifth book. I am excited to say I did it this month!
Average Rating: 4.5 stars
Pages Read: 1,162 pages
Favorite Book: King of the Friend Zone
Remember, the YA Lit Giveaway is open for another 9 days!
In March I participated in Mini Blog Ahead and had a smashing success! Now, however, I’m losing my windfall. I’ve got to get back to it. I also have a series of posts I’m super excited are rolling out this month – check in on Thursdays!
- March 5th, 2017 – Marching On
- March 12th, 2017 – Spring Break
- March 19th, 2017 – How Time Flies
- March 26th, 2017 – The Week After the In-Laws
- March 6th, 2017 – Cookies
- March 13th, 2017 – Elephants
- March 20th, 2017 – Santa
- March 27th, 2017 – UFOs
Top Ten Tuesdays / Tuesday Teaser & Intros
- March 7th, 2017 – X / To Move the World
- March 14th, 2017 – Spring TBR / The Piper’s Price
- March 21st, 2017 – Read in One Sitting / X
- March 28th, 2017 – Authors to Meet / Last Night with the Duke
Famous Last Words
Feature Follow Fridays / Blogger Hops
- March 3rd, 2017 – Dr. Seuss Day! / Action or Description?
- March 10th, 2017 – Books That Made Me Cry / Books in Advance
- March 17th, 2017 – Graphic Novels & Web Comics / Diverse Books
- March 24th, 2017 – Books/Series in the Closet / Negative Comments
- March 31st, 2017 – It’s My Birthday / Linky Visiting
Visitors & Search Terms
I was absent most of the month thanks to yearbook and craziness in preparing the preparing for state testing. February clocked in with 851 visitors; March brought 1,109. A slight increase, but I haven’t had 1,500+ visitors since last September.
Unknown – 62
https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com – Well, I’m glad you finally made it. Thankfully knowing the address brought you to the right place!
a book review harry potter – A book review? As in any book review? Will that do? Well, you’ll find seven Harry Potter reviews here because Harry Potter is awesome. *whispers* Somebody’s slow to the party!
I made very little progress last month, but the gains I’ve made for the year are starting to look good! I am currently listening to an audiobook that will count for all my challenges except NetGalley, and I’m reading a current NetGalley book that will qualify for a few BINGO spaces.
- Goodreads – 12/52 completed
- Alphabet Soup – 6/26 completed
- Audiobook – 3/6 completed
- NetGalley – 4/50 completed
- Shelf Love – 6/52 completed
- COYER Blackout – 9 completed –> ended Mar. 3
- Spring BINGO – 3/25 completed –> ends May 31
- March BINGO – 15/25 completed
These are still on my list. I am hoping to finish all of them by the end of April. Here’s to hoping we have lots of April showers. 🙂