On the first Tuesday of the month, I join other bloggers with a recap of the previous month with a sentence (or two) every day! I hope you enjoy this “sentence a day” blog for March. It’s a great way to get to know me…by getting an insight into my every day. Check out the pictures and enjoy the month with me…I started the month in Trinidad for Carnival!
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3/1: We are in Trinidad celebrating Carnival with friends! Unfortunately, upon arrival Dray is sick with a fever. 😦 While Dray rested, I went with my friend to pickup our costumes for Carnival. It took hours and I didn’t get what I ordered – but close enough to not stay and try to work it out! To say the pick up place was a mad house is an major understatement. U N O R G A N I Z E D ! Hundreds picking up costumes – small place – hot temps – and they were not ready at all!
3/2: The ladies went shopping at a couple local bazaars. Dray is still home resting, feeling feverish.
3/3: Local friends came over to our friends home and we really enjoyed their company. We talked and talked for hours outside on the patio. Beautiful weather and constant breeze. So tropical! Dray is feeling better (yay!) and starting to eat a little. We all took a nap in preparation for an all night party/parade.
3/4: We danced in the streets from 1:00 am – 9:00 am. It was a blast! Everybody is in groups (called bands) and we following the music semi-truck (see in pic 3) and behind is us is the drink semi-truck (see in pic 4) with a dozen bartenders in blue tees. And this goes on for miles all thru Port-of-Spain – one band after another. Thousands out celebrating in different bands of about 250 people each. One ticket for the event gets you a band tee, some food to start the evening and unlimited drinks. Each band is uniquely dressed. Our band was called Coco-Devils – so you’ll see us with cocoa (and paint) all over us and devil horns. Everybody is having a blast and it feels like a big family. After we got home (around 9:30 am) and napped a little and took it easy all day.
3/5: Carnival began at 7:00 am and ended around 2:30 pm. We danced in the streets again all dressed in elaborate feather trimmed costumes – locally made. Trinidad’s carnival celebrates the spirit of their people. Everybody is warm and happy, so many smiles. It feels very safe and welcoming. It was a hot day, but thankfully we had a nice breeze. We still got so sunburned. We went swimming after we got home and that was so refreshing.
3/6: Dray went golfing. I went shopping with the ladies. Notice the parrot at one of the shops. Parrots are all over the island.
3/7: We had such a wonderful visit! We departed Port of Spain, Trinidad just after midnight and arrived in Houston at 5:30 am. After a couple of hours of layover we got on our flight and arrived in Denver around 9:30 am. Both Dray and I are feeling the effects of a cold (yes, I caught what he had), so we are tired and not feeling great. We relaxed and napped all day.
3/8: Back to work to get caught up.
3/9: We are still not feeling good – so we didn’t work out today. We did pickup Dray’s nephew (11 years old) at the airport. He is staying with us for a few days while he is on spring break from school in Florida. His first flight and first chance to see snow! I took a nap for a couple hours. Kaitlyn, my friend’s daughter, came me over, we had a nice dinner, we all watched a movie and got in the hot tub.
3/10: Relaxing Sunday.
3/11: Busy day at work. Starting to feel better, so it back to Body Pump class after work. First class this month!
3/12: Dray’s nephew flew back home. Grocery shopping after work. Sore from Body Pump!
3/13: Bomb cyclone! Left work early due to white out conditions. Our house windows and doors were covered with snow we basically lived in an igloo for the day! Just look at my hair when I braved the wind and cold! I made homemade chili.
The Housewives of Vista Ridge (Vista Ridge is our subdivision) had our monthly Skype call. Two of the group moved (to Hawaii and San Diego) so we keep up with monthly Skype calls. You’ll see I’m with Kaitlyn. Her mom is bottom right friend in Hawaii.
3/14: What a difference a day makes! Today was sunny and we enjoyed the most beautiful sunset over the Rocky Mountains. Went to Body Pump class after work. Then to a neighbors house to enjoy a piece of pie on Pi day!
3/15: After work I got busy packing for my weekend getaway.
3/16: Early morning flight to Phoenix. I met my cousin at the Denver airport and we both flew to Phoenix to meet up with 4 cousins. Our DNA, via 23 & Me website, just identified that our Mom’s were sisters. Look at the poster they greeted us with at the airport! They are so funny! Yes, she is my cousin – not my wife! 🙂 Upon arrival we went to Morning Glory Cafe at The Farm at South Mountain for brunch. We spent the rest of the day at one of our cousin’s homes getting to know each other. We loved the warm weather and sitting outside.
3/17: We all met for breakfast and then spent the afternoon talking and laughing. We all celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with (temporary) green hair and dinner out.
3/18: We shopped in Carefree, Phoenix before my afternoon flight back to Denver.
3/19: Work and then home. Went to bed early – tired from a fun weekend full of laughter.
3/20: Work and then to body pump class. Tough work out tonight!
3/21: After work we went to eat Mexican and celebrate a big day of earnings with the stock market. We believe in celebrating! The margarita was delicious! Especially when my chest and triceps are so sore from body pump!
3/22: Left work early – company is potentially closing – filed foreclosure documents. We just relaxed and enjoyed the evening – listening to music. Still so sore from body pump class.
3/23: Early body pump class. Got my hair trimmed and highlighted. Then we met with a Tax Accountant. 😦 BTW, we are not happy with the new tax laws! We had plans to go to a friends house for a get together, but our mood was totally ruined by having to pay so much in taxes. We did nothing different from last year (when we got a refund) and this year we owe BIG!
3/24: Got busy cleaning the house and doing laundry. Got in some relaxation too!
3/25: Worked from home. Body pump class after work.
3/26: Work and then home. My friend’s daughter, Kaitlyn, is spending the week with us, so we talked and talked catching up! Oh the life of a 20 year old! 🙂
3/27: Work and then body pump class.
3/28: Met Cathy, the only other local housewife of Vista Ridge, for happy hour. Fun time catching up!
3/29: After work I went to see Five Feet Apart with my step-son and Kaitlyn. It was good…and sad.
3/30: Woke up to a couple inches of snow. The second pic above shows a coyote during his morning hunt. Can you see it? I went to morning body pump class and then home. Dray’s boys arrive for a week of Spring break. I went shopping with Kaitlyn in Boulder later in the afternoon.
3/31: I cleaned house and spent some time relaxing. We watched Eat, Pray, Love after dinner. We asked Kaitlyn to live with us until she moves to Hawaii (Mid-May) to be with her Mom and Step-dad. They used to be our neighbors and her mom is one of my best friends from the Housewives of Vista Ridge.
Hope your March was one to remember! Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate any comments and/or suggestions. I so appreciate your follow! xo Cindy