March in Review
March was an eventful month. My mother-in-law came to visit us one weekend, my parents came another, and I was also sick for over two weeks… which caused me a fair amount of stress, both physical (and oh-so-painful!) and mental. I suddenly went from hoping the baby would come early, to dreading the possibility of going into labor before my cold cleared up, to resigning myself to that inevitability because this cold just won’t quit. In the end, the worst of it did pass, but there’s still a stubborn little cough that isn’t going away any time soon… but hey, at least I can breathe. (I’m told that’s sort of important for labor.)
But I know what you’re really wondering…
My due date was April 2, which came and went with no appearance by Snickerdoodle. When it does happen (or if by chance it already did), you’ll see it on Twitter before you see it here.
Movies & TV
I kicked this month off by watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (or, as much of the world knows it, “The One with the Whales,” which makes it sound like an episode of Friends). It’s my favorite of the movies with the original cast, and I saw a few people live-tweeting it that weekend… never at a good time for me to join in, but I still couldn’t resist watching it myself. The end of II was perfect for saying goodbye, and the end of III was perfect for knowing things can be okay again (“Your name is Jim” gets me every time). But IV is just pure fun.
I also watched more Sherlock. It’s good, but I’m constantly aware of just how long the episodes are; it can’t seem to pull me in enough to forget how much time is passing. I don’t know if it’s because I have too much on my mind right now, or if a show where each episode is about as long as a movie isn’t for me.
I spent a good chunk of March going through my music collection. My original intent was to put together a couple of playlists to distract myself during labor – one if I wanted high-energy, another if I needed something more soothing – but I quickly realized it’s just not that easy to predict what I might want to listen to in the moment (“the moment” being a completely new experience that I have absolutely no frame of reference for). Nothing I did seemed right… but even though my playlist project failed, the upside is that I ended up rediscovering a lot of music I’d forgotten I even had.
Here’s what I read this month:
The Blood Gospel, by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell (4 stars)
Innocent Blood, by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell (3 stars)
Blood Infernal, by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell (3 stars)
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern (5 stars)
Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell (4 stars)
I’ve Got Your Number, by Sophie Kinsella (5 stars)
Other than Blood Infernal, the final book in the Rollins/Cantrell trilogy, everything I read this month was a re-read. I knew I couldn’t keep up the concentration for new books anymore, so I turned to some familiar favorites. These are probably what I’ll be sticking with for a little while until I settle into my new normal… if that word even means anything anymore.
How was your March?