In no particular order of importance or genre, here they are.
Eleven Things I Learned in March
1.) I am not alone in my crusade against the rampant overuse of the apostrophe; many of you are with me. I am now more hopeful about launching a t-shirt line to combat the plague. (I jest, but only kind of).
2.) The 2009 BBC version of Emma is fantastic. Three out of four family members at my house concur. The fourth abstains. Michael Gambon (aka Professor Dumbledore) plays Mr. Woodhouse and gets the best lines.
3.) You can cure mastitis with raw potato and lots of garlic. However, your natural remedies may illicit slightly snarky comments from your husband like, “oh, just go slap some ham on yourself.” Potato, Hubs, it’s potato.
4.) I use the word curate more than I probably should.
5.) The Vitamix cannot be overrated. And is found at Costco for less than anywhere else, just FYI.
6.) If I can’t find my 15 month old son, I should check the dishwasher or closest toilet.
7.) James Herriot’s books are wonderful. And my toddler will listen to me read them aloud if given many, many cups of water to play with whilst doing so.
8.) Elana’s Pantry is a cornucopia of grain-free delight. But, I don’t know how to make our grocery budget work without grains. Yet.
9.) A road trip with babies is made much more comfortable by a larger vehicle. (We got a new car and it is fantastic. I, who have embraced hermitude since the winter began, am actually finding excuses to pack up the babies and drive it around).
10.) After living in the Midwest for a year, I now can’t imagine living anywhere that doesn’t have four distinct seasons. Sorry, Texas. It’s literally the only thing Illinois has on you.
11.) March can be colder & snowier than February. Who knew? I’ll take spring now, please.
What did you learn in March? You may share “one thing very clever…two things moderately clever, or three things very dull indeed.”
Actually, you may share as much as you like, on any topic and any level of significance. 🙂