Currently In March

March 1, 2010

Even though February is my birthday month, I still love March. Maybe because the number 3 is my favorite number, or because in Houston spring is usually on its way (although that’s not the case right now). Anyway, I’m glad March is here.

Current Book(s): I’m working on several at the moment. My main fiction book that I’m reading is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. It’s on the Rory Gilmore reading list, and I’ve heard good things about it. I’m only a few chapters in, and though at times it is a little over-descriptive for my taste, I have a feeling I’m really going to like these characters.

In addition, I started reading Fearless by Max Lucado for a blogging book review, and also because I think I need it. I have all this anxiety right now that I’m not used to living with. Yesterday Oliver chewed the edges of the book, and although I do still plan to read it, I won’t be doing it in public.

Finally, I’m listening to Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I picked it up at the library after I finished my last audiobook. It’s a Pulitzer Prize winner, and although not based on a subject I would normally be drawn to, I am keeping an open mind. Plus, the narrator on the audiobook is excellent, which is very important.

Current Playlist: Let’s see. Other than the songs I chose to sing at church on Sunday, the only music I’ve listened to lately is Derek Webb’s “Stockholm Syndrome” and Sandra McCracken’s “In Feast Or Fallow” – both of which I got for free on

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Last week I lost my appetite for pretty much everything, but that did not, unfortunately, include chocolate. I have eaten a LOT of it, in all forms. Although now that I think about it, I don’t really feel guilty. I think I deserve it.

Current Drink: It’s been nothing but water for me until today. I had coffee again, and it was bittersweet.

Current Food: Food is just a necessity. Nothing ever really sounds good to me, although I seem to eat whatever is put in front of me.

Current Favorite Show: When I was home all week I found HGTV extremely comforting. My favorite shows are “Property Virgins” because I love the host Sandra Rinomato, and “Get It Sold” because the tips on staging are things I can actually do in my own home with limited funds.


Current Wishlist: I wish for a healthy pregnancy to happen soon. I wish for Oliver to stop chewing up our books. I wish for Over the Rhine’s “Live From Nowhere Vol. 4”. I wish that I had the energy to do the triathlon. I wish for someone to come over and paint my entire house. I wish for a cute custom return address stamp.

Current Needs: Peace, love, hope, joy.

Current Triumphs: I went to work, and it hasn’t been terrible.

Current Bane(s) of my Existence: Feeling betrayed by my body. :(

Current Celebrity Crush: Nonexistent.

Current Indulgence: Letting everyone else take care of me. The aforementioned chocolate.

Current Blessing(s): Ode to my husband who took an entire week off work to be with me, who bought me flowers, who offered to drive me to work, who wrestled his recliner into our bedroom so that he could spend every moment with me and I wouldn’t have to fall asleep alone, who is grieving, too. I love him.

Current Outfit: I have been living in sweats recently, and David calls them my “depressed clothes.” They make him sad. Today I’m back in scrubs.

Current Excitement: Hard question. I am looking forward to splurging on a pedicure with my sister-in-law. There is the trip to New York City at the beginning of April to plan. And soon after that one of my best friends moves home from Scotland, if only for a little while.

Current Link: So boring, but basically all I’ve been doing online is checking e-mail. So here’s my Google profile. I’m on G-chat if you want to entertain me sometime.

Happy March!


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Comments on Currently In March

  1. 1

    From Her:

    March *is* and *will* be a good month. Having the support of a wonderful husband is an incredible thing isn’t it? I know mine really pulls me through!

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    From Ashley:

    I read Middlesex a couple years ago. It’s not a favorite of mine, but it’s a pretty good book. After so many tries, I’ve concluded that I’m incapable of listening to audio books. I always want them to go faster or I hate the narrator or I will suddenly realize that I haven’t been paying any attention for the last 20 minutes. I listen to podcasts all the time, but I just have a mental block on audio books.

  3. 3

    From Andrew O:

    Looking forward to the book review(s) and debating whether or not to steal your headings for a post on my blog. ;)

  4. 4

    From Megan:

    I’ve hear that Middlesex is pretty good. If you’re up for a non-fiction book on the topic, I would suggest The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille. Very interesting.

    I can’t wait to see you. I’ll paint your house!

  5. 5

    From Emily Jane:

    It IS really descriptive and a bit slow at first, but it’s medieval monks, explosions, and an old fashioned murder mystery. Did I mention monks and explosions?? :)

    I have a really great Max Lucado book I should lend you, it’s called “travelling light” – really helped me with my anxiety.

    I’m hoping good things come your way in March *Hug*

  6. 6

    From Scott:

    For some reason I thought you read Middlesex before. I am clearly crazy.

    Glad to hear work hasn’t been terrible.

    3/3 is tomorrow. That should be your favorite day of the year, right?

  7. 7

    From Margarita:

    I hope all your wishes come true for March!

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    From Bill:

    We’re definitely having a painting party when megan and peter return.

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