Monthly Archives: March 2011

Catching up on March

Catching up on March

March seems like it has absolutely flown by.  It seems as I get older, the years go by faster and faster.  Oh well…such is the life.  The week before spring break both of us had the flu.  I felt awful the first part of the week and Matt started feeling bad on Thursday, the first day I went back to work.  Needless to say, we didn’t do much that week.

The next week was my spring break, so I took off Monday morning to spend the week with my parents in Abilene.  We had a fabulous week together!  I helped my mom plant some Indian Hawthorn and rose bushes in their yard and then we also worked on a new stone patio for one side of their house/yard.  We worked for 2 full days and then they finished it the day that I had to leave to come home.  It was alot of work, but it was a blast getting to work with and spend time with my parents.

I think the patio turned out great!

After I got home from spring break in Abilene, we went to a BBQ party at Drew & MaryAnn’s house to celebrate Drew’s truck turning 10!  Haha…yes, you read that correctly, we were having a birthday party for a truck named ‘Blue’.  Kinda strange, I know, but any excuse to get together and have good BBQ is ok by us!

This past week I’ve been super busy helping Landon & Aja plan an event put on by our church for a neighborhood of kids called Four Corners.  Its a very low income neighborhood not far from our church and we enjoy planning events for the kids that hang out at the community center there.  It was decided that we would put on a softball clinic for the kids to learn how to play the game and then at the end of the day, they would get to play an “exhibition game”.  We had about 60 kids from the neighborhood & the church show up and close to 75 volunteers from the church.  It was a long week and a VERY busy Saturday, but the kids and the adults had a BLAST!  Landon & Aja did a great job organizing everything and I had a great time helping them with everything.

As we’ve looked at the calendar for the next couple of months, we realize that we don’t have a free weekend until the end of May…YIKES!  Between bridal showers, baby showers, Matt’s exam, a quick get-away to the ranch, my birthday, our anniversary, & college graduations, summer is going to be here before we know it.  I’ve decided my strategy for the next couple of months is to just take every thing one week/one event at a time.  If I try to think about everything…I get completely overwhelmed!

A Hodge Podge

A Hodge Podge

Nothing too notable going on in the Manges household lately.  I’m sure I say this every year, but I seriously cannot believe how quickly this year is going by.  I CANNOT believe that it is already almost Spring Break!  That means that we only have about 9 weeks of school left!  Woohoo!

Normally the week before spring break crawls by, but since I’ve home with the flu all week, the week has actually gone by pretty quickly.  I’m finally going back to work tomorrow after my unexpected 3 day vacation…though a vacation it has most definitely not been!  I think I’ve had the flu a few times in my life, but I don’t ever remember being hit like this…I feel like I’ve been runover by a freakin freight train and it came completely out of nowhere.  I was completely normal when I went to bed Sunday night and woke up about 3 hours later shaking with chills and a 102 fever…lovely.  I immediately called the sub system and turned off my alarm for Monday morning.  Monday was miserable, I think I might have been awake for a total of like 3 hours.  I got a doctor’s appointment for Tuesday morning, he confirmed it was the flu, gave me some prescriptions, and I returned to the couch for the rest of Tuesday and all of Wednesday.   Absolutely awful 3 days.  Even though I’ve used way more days than I had planned on using this year, I’m glad I was sick before spring break and not during my week off…haha.  I’m hoping I feel well enough to head to Abilene for spring break.

On a different note…I bought a new watch last weekend.  I’ve been wanting a white watch from Fossil for months now, but since there’s nothing wrong with the watch I have, I couldn’t justify spending $100 on a new one.  BUT…My old watch band was pretty much falling apart, so I picked out a new band perfect for spring & summer…and its white!

I finished RENEW this past Sunday and it was a great six weeks!  I really enjoyed getting to spend time with other women from church, do yoga, and get some super tasty recipes!  It will definitely be nice to have my Sunday afternoons/evenings back for napping, grocery shopping, and getting ready for the work week though.

Looking forward to the next several weeks of good times with family and friends as we celebrate my cousin’s upcoming wedding with her shower and celebrating some new babies with our good friends!