Catching Up Over Coffee: March 2023

Life

It felt like most my weekends were busy this month and also just like life was still happening? Like I went through countless to-do lists to try to stay organized. Here are some of the highlights of March:

We went to our second Springfield Thunderbirds game of the season, which was Pink in the Rink night.

And then we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day weekend the best way we know: with Reubens and green beer. We also went to brunch and on a walk to take advantage of Josh’s day off from work.

Josh and I went to two breweries: the first one was part of his birthday present (he got to pick a brewery to go to and I’d pay) and the second was a local one we’ve gone to before but always enjoy going to.

Not pictured highlights:

  • A nice day off with Josh getting breakfast, going to the library, and having a movie night
  • Celebrating my dad’s birthday
  • Guest-speaking in a digital marketing class on campus
  • Working on the upcoming show’s program for the theater group I volunteer with
  • Sending a co-worker off to her new job (☹️)
  • Getting purple put back in my hair—yes, just like my pandemic purple days!

Running/Exercise/Whatever

I got in a good mix of bike rides, runs, and walks this month. March in New England is unpredictable, so I took advantage of the nice weather days when I could. I also ran my first 5K of the year last Saturday!

Sports

All of the March Madness! I’ve been watching the games from the Sweet Sixteen onward, and although I don’t really care who wins, I like to watch the games, especially the women’s. They just seem more competitive.

Also baseball started yesterday. I don’t have high expectations for the Red Sox this year, considering I think I can only name like three players on the team right now.

What I’m Watching

TV

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • FBI
  • FBI: Most Wanted
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Law & Order: Organized Crime
  • 9-1-1
  • Will Trent
  • East New York
  • Animal Control
  • Say Yes to the Dress
  • Bar Rescue
  • Catfish

Netflix

  • Dynasty (S4E22-S5E22)
  • You (S1E4-S3E6)
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • The Crown (S1E1-S1E4)

Hulu

  • Abbott Elementary (S2E17-S2E19)
  • The Bold Type (S4E1-S4E3)

Disney+

  • The Greatest Showman

What I’m Reading

  • All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris: 4 stars
  • Find Me by Alafair Burke: 4 stars
  • Glass Houses by Louise Penny: 5 stars
  • For Twice in my Life by Annette Christie: 3 stars
  • The It Girl by Ruth Ware: 4 stars

(I also DNF’d three books this month, so I’m surprised I still managed to finish five.)

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