Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sentence a Day: March 2017

Today I’m joining Sarah from Foxy’s Domestic Side and Leslie from Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After as well as Jodie from Jodie's Touch of Style as we share the sentences we wrote in March. You can read my January sentences here and my February sentences here.

March 1, 2017
After driving my Hyundai Santa Fe for 14 years, I sold it today; it was time to move on, but it was still strangely sad.

March 2, 2017
A quick workout at the gym in the middle of a busy day always makes me feel better!

March 3, 2017
We tried out a new restaurant today, KoJa (Korean Japanese) Kitchen, which opened on Wednesday; it’s promising but they still have quite a few kinks to work out (we ended up getting some free food because of several mixups).

KoJa Kitchen 2

March 4, 2017
The kid had a birthday party in Livermore, so Andy and I got to do a bit of wine tasting at Murrieta’s Well, including a tasty lunch.

Murrieta s Well Food 2

March 5, 2017 
I had my one cup of coffee for the week today at Forager in downtown San Jose, and I enjoyed every drop. 


March 6, 2017
I love all the street art that’s popping up all over downtown San Jose. 

San Jose Wall Art

March 7, 2017
Super busy day as I’m getting ready for our little getaway on Friday and my trip to Germany during spring break when my mom will have surgery; I’m proud that I managed to get 10,000 steps today!

March 8, 2017
I am wearing red with pink for International Women’s Day today.

Red and Pink Outfit 1 
March 9, 2017
I’m looking forward to our little getaway to the beach tomorrow!

March 10, 2017
Andy had a doctor’s appointment in the morning and got good news; we enjoyed the beautiful drive to the beach and the beach itself that much more! 

Beach Getaway Morro Bay

March 11, 2017
We got to enjoy a beautiful day at the coast and are very thankful; the short but wonderful getaway makes up for the fact that we won’t be able to spend spring break together as I’ll be visiting my parents because my mom has to have surgery and my dad can’t stay by himself.

Beach Sentence a Day

March 12, 2017
We made the 3-hour drive home a part of our trip and explored the beautiful Central Coast area, including a stop at a brewery with lots of outdoor games like cornhole and giant Jenga games, a cidery (with yummy root beer) and Mission San Juan Bautista

Sentence a Day Beers

Sentence a Day San Juan Bautista

March 13, 2017
Today was a super busy catch-up day - lots of work, lots of laundry and cleaning, and grocery shopping (but the trip was worth it!).

March 14, 2017
Another super busy catch up day; the price to pay for a weekend away…

March 15, 2017
I spent the day getting lots of work done, but I did manage to escape to the gym for an hour.

March 16, 2017
I tried to remind myself throughout the day to enjoy the process of getting my work done as much as possible.

March 17, 2017
The kid woke up with a sore throat and was quite sick by the end of the day.

March 18, 2017
The kid was very sick today, and I brought him and Andy a cake pop back when I went grocery shopping.

Starbucks Cakepops 
March 19, 2017
The kid felt a bit better today (at least earlier in the day), and we briefly left the house for my weekly cup of coffee at Forager in downtown San Jose; we also shared a cookie, and Andy had a beer. 

Forager Devout Coffee

March 20, 2017
The kid still had a bit of a fever and a sore throat this morning, so he stayed home from school; I felt guilty because I had so much work to get done and little time for him…

March 21, 2017
I love all the wall art popping up all over downtown San Jose; I’ll have to document it all in a more formal way some day.  

Sofa Insta Pic

March 22, 2017
I don’t teach on Wednesdays this quarter, and Andy took the day off today, and we got lots of errands done before my trip next week and were able to enjoy each other’s company; it was so nice to spend some uninterrupted and unhurried time together.

March 23, 2017
Just another busy day trying to get things done before my trip.

March 24, 2017
It’s raining again today, and I got lots of work done for next quarter while sitting by the window and listening to the rain.

March 25, 2017
The kid had a sleepover at a friend’s house, and Andy and I went out for Thai food.

Tee Nee Thai

March 26, 2017
Another day of lots of errands and getting ready for my trip.

March 27, 2017 
More of the same, but I got a good workout in at the gym.

March 28, 2017
I gave my last final of the winter quarter today.

March 29, 2017
The day was filled with finalizing grades, cleaning and packing.

March 30, 2017 & March 31, 2017
And off I go to the airport to fly to Germany.

Question: What was your highlight of March? Are you going to join us this month and write one sentence a day? It’s lots of fun to look back at the month; I promise.

Be well,


  1. Sounds like a great month! I envy you a bit living in a great foodie city like San Jose, and of course, having San Francisco within striking distance.

    Re: your Central Coast trip - one of our favorite areas in California to go RVing for sure. We escape to the coast in our RV pretty much every summer to escape SoCal's hot summers. So pretty there, and so many fun wineries too.

    1. March was a busy but good month for sure! And, yes, the Central Coast is a great area to visit with so many wineries, breweries and now even some fun cideries!

  2. I never think about this! I have to start with of, and write a positive sentence a day!

  3. Thanks for getting me into this Andrea!! Even if no one else wants to read about my life---I figure it's good for me--ha ha!
    Was it sad to get rid of your car?? I've had mine for 16 years---it's a honda del sol and we laugh at how it's getting harder to get in and out of because it's so low to the ground and we are getting older!! But it only has 120,000 miles on it and it's a honda!! So we hate to get rid of it!!

    1. My car had 180,000, so it was time to get replace of it. But, yes, it was sad... It was such a reliable car, and there were so many memories attached to it....

      I'm so glad you joined us in writing a sentence a day! I think it's a great way to reflect on each day in a really simple way...

  4. It's so sad when you have to give your car up after having it for so long. I was super sad when I sold my very first brand new truck...had it for 6 years...but kids and trucks don't really go together. Glad that you continue to join in the fun. I don't think I realized you lived in California...if you ever come down south, give me a holler :) Also the rock on the beach picture, love it!

    1. Yes, giving up a car is strangely sad... I'm really glad I started joining you in writing a sentence a day... And, yes, it would be fun to get together!

  5. It seems like everyone has some sickness going on in March. Tis the season. - cake pops are always good medicine ;)
    Love a beach was involved in the month.

    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I'm very glad the beach trip happened. I had booked it a year ago, and as the date approached I had doubts because I was so busy at the time. But it was so important to get away together and recharge...

  6. We just got rid of our car of 20 years and I was a little sad about it! Love the street art and your beach photos are gorgeous!

    Doused In Pink

  7. You are a real pro at this sentence a day business!! Really enjoyed reading your sentences punctuated by the lovely photos. Would love to see a post with more about the street art you refer to. Your son is just precious. Hope he is 100% better because I know there's no one like mom when you feel bad. Safe travels home.

    1. Thanks, Leslie! I liked this month's post best even though I was super busy. Maybe because I was so busy and knew I'd be gone at the end of the month, I made sure to write and add photos along the way, so everything came together easier and better in the end...

  8. Oh a busy month for you! Glad you're son is feeling better, and fingers crossed you are having a great trip! :)

    Hope you're having a great end to the week with a lovely weekend ahead!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. No Andrea, how do you cope with only one cup of coffee a day. I kinda got stuck on that sentence for a wee bit, sorry ;-) Hope your son's feeling better though and that all goes well with your Mom's surgery

    1. At the time I wrote this, I drank one cup a week... Unfortunately, during my trip, I worked myself up to 2+ cups a day to deal with jet lag and everything that was going on... Now I'm getting off it again... Not fun...

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