Friday, March 31, 2017
March In Numbers - The 2017 Version
Somehow I missed last month, and by the time I realized, it was already mid-March. I would like time to slow down...but I would also like to skip straight to summer. At this point, there's probably no pleasing me. So let's just talk about March.
As always, I'll be linking up on Monday with my sassy Saskatchewan friend Deena for the Month In Numbers series. Head over to find out what she's been up to on the prairies.
This guy turned 22 this month. 22. That's what happens to your kids when time won't slow down. He's funny and smart and kind and I couldn't be more proud of him. And yes, he'd rather have pie instead of cake for his birthday. He did not get that from me.
I worked out 26 days this month, and ate healthy on most of them. Lots of salads and protein for dinner around here, but no chocolate. I miss chocolate.
1 mammogram checked off the to-do list, which is always a relief. Except I'm turning 50 in a few weeks, so there's that other fun test I now have to look forward to. Yay.
The mister and I went on 4 date nights, which hasn't happened since before children. We tried a few new restaurants, and actually ventured downtown and saw the comedian Sebastian Maniscalco at the Moore Theater.
I put out my 12 Easter decorations. I'd like to buy more, but then it's like Christmas part deux, with the hours of decorating and undecorating. I had all the bunnies displayed in 30 minutes.
College kid was home for 10 days for Spring Break. The weather was definitely not spring-y, but he enjoyed sleeping in his own bed and eating all our food. Somehow I only got 1 picture the entire week. And surprise, he was eating.
I saw 1 movie, read 2 books, and had lunch with 2 friends. The rest of the time I was working, because it's our busy time.
And finally, I had the pleasure of attending Seattle Style Summit, a mini blog/social media conference, with over 100 other Seattle fashion and lifestyle bloggers. There were 2 panels: collaborating with brands, and launching a second business from your blog. The speakers on both panels were excellent, but I learned the most about collaborations. 4 big brands were represented: Neiman Marcus, Julep, Brooks Running and FitCode. Their advice: be authentic, do your homework, and be sure that you're engaging with your followers. In many cases, the numbers don't matter. They also think that Twitter is dead, and Instagram is king. I met 5 other 40+ bloggers, and we've got some exciting things in the works.
Speaking of fashion, I caved and went shopping. The pretty spring things are too tempting. I showed restraint though, and only bought 1 jacket, 2 tops, and 1 pair of shoes.
And that's a wrap on March. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!