March recapped (to cap or recap, that is the question)


Overall a good month.  Two solid races.  Some great teaching, good times with friends and FIANCEE.  Weather was up and down.  Did lots of great reading…cooking…eating…how did my goals go?

Monthly Goals:

Books: one classic, one related to teaching violin or children, one non-fiction.  Sense and Sensibility, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and The Warmth of Other Suns. CHECK!  Finished all by March 16–

One or more new restaurants: Trattoria Marcella (just had drinks/apps, but definitely want to go back for dinner), California Pizza Kitchen, The King and I (yummy Pad Thai!), The Highlander (there can be only one), Market Pub House CHECK!

Weekly activities with friends:  Too many to list here! CHECK!

New recipes (three): Goat Cheese and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken, Goat Cheese Grits, Shrimp n’ Grits CHECK!

Continue attending Spinning Class, do some Yoga–shoot for at least two classesWent to one spinning class, couldn’t go to another…and then was too tired… FAIL.

Two races:  March 12 St. Patrick’s Day 5 miler and March 26 Alton half marathon CHECK!  Plus I ran (some walking) 100 Miles this month—today I realized if I did 4.4 miles I would be at 100 for the month, so I couldn’t resist.


Get rid of 11 things from one room—I need to tackle the middle room and the book situation. Already did some of each, check!

Lose a couple of pounds (I have a goal weight in mind for the end of March but I’m not putting it here Winking smile ) FAIL! but I already blogged about my failing…

Career: Attend SIUE teacher workshop with Susan Kempter.  Schedule Student Recital for Early June.  HALF/CHECK and plan to deal with recital shortly.  I’ve penciled in a date, just haven’t ‘set’ it.

Fun: Have friends over this month?  CHECK

Financial: TAXES this month CHECK

Fingernails/finger biting: Must continue trying to stop…gah, so difficult as I usually don’t notice I’m biting until it’s already been going on for a little while.  FAIL, but will keep trying..