March has been the month of birthdays, running around through airports, and trying to catch up on sleep with any opportunity I get.  Since I’m so good at multitasking, I was also able to squeeze in a lovely episode of the flu in there while I was at it.


Instead of resting after my bout with the flu turned into a sinus-something, B and I escaped to the mountains to meet up Siri and Misha and go skiing.  We did a very quick out-and-back trip to Powder Mountain, Utah, which I highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for no lift lines and plenty of powder (as the name implies).  Alas, it was my one ski trip of the year unless someone decides to gift me a trip to South America this summer.

A week ago, Siri and Misha flew home a puppy that they rescued from Texas, given name Pudgie Bear.  Pudge is a terrier mix mutt and around three months old.  He is also my sister’s first “real” pet (bigger than a hamster), and the two of them are officially smitten.  He sleeps and poops a lot (from what she tells me) and generally runs the household.  Since I’m officially a dog aunt now, any good recommended / suggested puppy presents are welcome.

I also wanted to throw out some super rando-things that I’ve enjoyed this month:

Donorschoose.org - Support teachers, classrooms, and their projects.  I enjoy donating to anything that incorporates learning and reading and have found no shortage (unfortunately) of literacy-based projects to donate to in the Dallas area.  The sweetest, unexpected thing that I’ve received is a collection of over 50 handwritten thank you letters from students that have benefited from my donation.

Key lime pie - This recipe specifically: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/new-extra-creamy-key-lime-pie-recipe.  B is all about birthday pies instead of birthday cakes (even though we were able to squeeze in two cakes during the month anyhow) and this key lime pie I made over the weekend was so easy and so good.  Make it and eat it.  Fight with your family over who gets the last piece.  You won’t regret it.


Sock fetish - Because foot fetishes are your own thing that no one else needs to know about.  But if you want awesomely Southern socks, go here: http://www.kyforky.com/southern-socks-collection/.  I’ve bought three pairs from this collection and one of them IS the horse humping pair.  No one is surprised.