March Observations

March Highlights:

  • Vacation! Mr. O, Wolverine and I went to New Hampshire for a long weekend. I love vacations.
  • The Emerson’s came up from GA for a week, and Mr. O finally got to meet the Mr. and Mrs. I wish I could have spent some time with Toddler Emerson seeing as how it has been over a year since I’ve seen him, but I can’t complain. It was amazing to see my friends. I love them so much.
  • Actually writing new material for my thesis. Not only that, but I’m pretty excited to find new uses for old material which I wasn’t planning on including. Even if the essay doesn’t appear in its original form, paragraphs have been brought to life in new essays.
  • My eye doctor is extremely pleased with my healing after the Lasik surgery last month. I’m pretty pleased with it too.
  • My friend Doodles (not her real name) had her baby! A healthy little baby girl was born on 3/22/12.
  • I’m actually keeping up with my 365 photo project. As of today, I am on day 57.
  • I went to the Blog Better Boston Conference at the Google offices and FINALLY met my blogger friend Kate. I also met new friends like Sara and Lindsay and Germana.

Stinky March Moments:

  • My boss’s husband passed away…and her dog too. Her husband was young and healthy and loved and he died too quickly. I was incredibly moved by his death, and wish there was something I could do to change the past few months in her life. I can’t. Then her dog died. This sucks.
  • A few other acquaintances–family friends–passed away.
  • I got a vicious migraine at the beginning of the month. I haven’t had a bad one like that in quite some time, so it was very scary.
  • This is my thesis semester. Boo. It is a lot of work. (I’m thinking this might be here every month until I graduate).
  • I had to get an old filling fixed. I like my dentist, but I don’t love dental procedures. Actually, I had a whole bunch of doctor appointments. Same goes for them. I like my doctors, but I’d rather spend my time elsewhere.

Other Mentionable Moments:

  • March 12 made one year since I was hit by a drunk driver. I’ll be honest. I was happy to make it home unscathed that day. I’m proud to admit no one under the influence has driven into me this year (so far- fingers crossed.
  • My god-daughter/niece turned two years old this month.
  • My wonderful friends Ashley, Michaela, Jessica, Jim, Gail, Mr. O’s mom and three of our friend’s children also had birthdays. This month was full of birthday parties and baby showers.
  • Mr. O did my taxes for me. I mailed them in, and then they mailed me a refund! Woot Woot.
  • Wolverine built a pretty fancy Leprechaun trap. We actually thought it worked and we caught a leprechaun, but when we opened up the trap door, we realized the leprechaun was too smart for us. He somehow stole all the gold and escaped! We will get you next year, Lucky!
  • I finally got a massage that Mr. O’s family bought me as part of my birthday present (in September). That was nice.

I’m looking forward to____ in April:

  • Mr. O, Wolverine and I are going to the Museum of Science in Boston. I’ve wanted to go for a very long time now. It even found its way onto my current 101 in 1001 goals list.
  • Another one of my pregnant friends is due to deliver in April… on my brother’s birthday actually. There are a lot of birthdays coming in April.
  • I will be reviewing my first book for TLC book tours. Look for it at the end of the month.
  • Finishing my thesis. Or at least being SOOOOO CLOSE to being finished. It needs to get approved during the month of May, so I pretty much need to be 100% done editing my creative writing and my critical introduction before I turn it in for approval. I can do this (fingers crossed).

Overall Thoughts:

Like February, March was just an okay month. I felt pretty overwhelmed all month, but I survived. I am so thankful that winter is over. I love Spring and I look forward to the days getting longer and the temperature getting warmer. I’m actually so done with this month. It’s not like I hated February and March, I just didn’t enjoy them. I loved cuddling on the couch with Mr. O, building the leprechaun trap with Wolverine, going to the hospital to meet and hold (I love holding newborns!) Doodle’s new baby and the Blog Better Boston Conference. It’s not like there weren’t good moments. I’m just glad the month is finished. I’m ready for April.


Want to know more about my year? Check out the previous months: January and February


  1. Angela Noelle says:

    I’m glad there were some good parts to your March–your New Hampshire vacation sounds lovely 🙂 Good luck with that thesis. I’m sure you’ll be very glad and very proud once it’s behind you!

    • erin says:

      I hope I will be proud of it when it is complete!!! I know I will be glad when it is done, but I think I will also miss it. Does that sounds weird?

    • erin says:

      Ha! I hear you on that. This whole month will be plugging away on the same pages just to try to make them work for the thesis as a whole. It all seems so impossible sometimes, doesn’t it. I can’t believe yours is done on FRIDAY!!!!! You should celebrate. I might celebrate for you 🙂 What an awesome moment.

      • Erin Cameron says:

        It’s close … I can smell it. I submitted to my adviser a story revision on Sunday, then another on Monday, and I’ll be sending her a third tonight. I’m down to minor revisions and line edits now, which is a little exhilarating; I have to be careful and not let it distract me, because I need to be more focused than ever in these last few days.

        • erin says:

          I know, so tough though. I definitely have a case of senioritis even though I am on a role. I need to buckle down even more than I’m doing, but it is so tough. I’m sure you know what I mean. You can make it to Friday!!!!

  2. Germana says:

    I love your summary, very concise! I’d like to do something like this 🙂
    It was so awesome meeting you, I hope we can meet up again sometime! The Museum of Science is awesome, I’m sure you’ll have a blast there. Good luck with your thesis, I’m sure you’ll rock the shit out of it.

    • erin says:

      Thanks Germana! I hope we can hang out again soon too! I’m sure we can all get together one night for a drink or something 🙂 I’m trying to rock the shit out of my thesis…it is a lot tougher than I thought it would be! I’ll keep plugging away at it!

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