What I’m Into: March 2015

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I’ve always loved Mary‘s What I’m Into posts, so I thought it was high time I joined along. This carnival is hosted by Leigh Kramer.

We finally rented Big Hero 6 from Redbox. Our whole family loved it! We’re searching out a great deal to buy it now, so if you hear of one, let me know! Mr. V and I also watched Divergent and Birdman. I think I may have liked the Divergent movie better than the book. But – hate me if you must – I didn’t like the books very much and never even read the third one. Still, the movie was well-made. Although I like Hazel Grace and Gus better as love interests than as brother and sister. (Or I just liked TFIOS better, and then it was weird seeing them as siblings.) I have to say the acting in Birdman was very good, but I am not sure I “got” it.

One of the only shows I miss watching on cable is Top Chef, so I was excited to see it on Hulu Plus. I’ve been watching Season 11, New Orleans, and getting my foodie TV fix. I also started watching Jane the Virgin on Hulu Plus and LOVED it, but they only had the first four episodes and then the last few that had aired. Bummer! I’m hoping I can watch the whole season this summer on Netflix or Hulu. Silly CW. I really don’t watch a lot of TV, but I’ve decided what I love other than food shows are quirky shows with narrators (see: Pushing Daisies, A to Z).

You can see what I read in March here. My favorite book was The Nesting Place, and it really got me thinking about making our little apartment a truer home. I’m ready to settle in after three years here; the longest we’ve ever lived in one home before this was 3 1/2 years, so maybe I am just afraid of having to leave again. (Which is always possible, given that we live on a campus and everything.) But even if we were to move out in a year, I want our apartment to reflect us. Even if that involves having to drill into cement walls (my main decorating obstacle). You may be seeing some room re-do posts here, if you’re interested in them. (Decorating for Dummies?)

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As for family news, a lot of our March was spent planning for and traveling for my dad’s heart surgery on March 19th. He had one valve replaced and one repaired, and I was very glad to be able to be in Greensboro with my parents, thanks to some kid-shuffling between my husband, my in-laws, and my aunt and uncle. Dad is recovering really well, which is, of course, wonderful.

For Spring Break, we stayed in Chattanooga and did some practical stuff (shopping, haircuts, rest) as well as some fun stuff (Creative Discovery Museum, the zoo). We played games, took naps, read books, got outside. It was nice. For Easter, we went to church, then quickly tripped to Nashville and back to celebrate with the same friends we’ve had Easter with since 2006.

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A few random things that I am loving.

I found this tea infuser at Hobby Lobby one day. I have a tea ball, but I’ve always had trouble twisting it apart after use and thus just had loose tea hanging around in my cupboard. This one is much easier to clean, and I’ve been enjoying some loose tea I bought at The Salt Table in Savannah last summer!

I love my essential oils more every day, and in February or early March I started using Progessence Plus, which has natural progesterone in it. My mood has totally changed for the better, and I am thrilled with the product so far! I also did a little Facebook class on essential oils and emotional health, and I was really happy with how it went. If you are looking for that info, let me know, and I can send you my document.

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Beefy Enchilada Soup

Because of Spring break, family stuff, and the fact that Joshua’s pretty much stopped taking a nap while David is at school, I didn’t blog very much in March. But here are some highlights.

What’s one interesting thing that happened to you in March?

5 thoughts on “What I’m Into: March 2015

  1. Hey Jess! I too didn’t not get past the 2nd book of the Divergent series..I had such a hard time with the premise of kids killing kids…or being drawn out in a lottery & all that jazz…BUT my 3 teenagers LOVED the books as well as movies were good by their estimation…didn’t ever see the other two movies you talked about…March is busy for us b/c all 3 girls b/days are this month..ugh….. Plus if you can imagine tired of cake & ice cream by end of March.. plus all the relatives still join us to celebrate so while it’s fun the first kid by the third kid I’m done with not only party but relatives & trying to get house clean… BLAH blah…. Man I sound a Meanie stressed out & worn out mom EH?

  2. I read & enjoyed all 3 books of the Divergent series, but pretended that the 3rd one ended differently. 🙂 I really like that tea diffuser. I have been hesitant to make loose tea very often because it seems like too much mess. I think that one would simplify things.

    My March was a long, crazy month. But the cool thing about it is that I learned to surrender to God more instead of fretting and stressing about things. And I saw His care and love so clearly. 🙂

    I’ll look forward to before and after decorating pictures. I hope you show them.

  3. I know this wasn’t the point of this post, but those bunny whiskers are one of the cutest thing ever!

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