In my ongoing efforts to learn Spanish, I'm highlighting a different Spanish word every day during April as part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I'm also sharing the random thoughts that pop into my head when I try to pronounce them.
Today's post is a bit different, as it's also our regular monthly update in numbers. I chose today's Spanish word, >>bibliófilo<< (bibliophile), because I read a few books during March as part of my Goodreads challenge.
So without further ado, here's the usual photo collage and some random thoughts about today's word and what I got up to last month:
It's been a pretty quiet month, focused primarily on writing-related stuff. I've been gearing up for my book launch (more on that on Wednesday) and there's been so much stuff to figure out and get set up. So, unless you want to hear about cover design, vendor accounts, formatting and the like (trust me, you don't), then this will be a short and sweet monthly update.
- 24 - Number of days I wrote during March. We had a monthly writing challenge as part of the Women Who Sail Who Write Facebook group I'm part of. Such great support and camaraderie from the ladies in that group.
- 12,000+ - How many words I wrote during March. Many of them were for blog posts (for both this blog and my author blog), some were edits to >>Murder at the Marina<<, and some were for the first draft of >>Bodies in the Boatyard<<. Not as many words as I had hoped.
- 12 - How many books I read. 4 were for the Around the World in 80 Books challenge, 1 sailing-related, 3 mysteries, 1 sci-fi/fantasy, 1 suspense, 1 horror, and 1 non-fiction.
- 2 - How many cookies I ate. After doing FebFast last month, I've really fallen off of the healthy eating wagon.
- 3 - The number of challenges I mention in this post. There should be some sort of challenge for how many challenges you can mention in one blog post.
- 21 - How many days I went walking. We've got a little ladies walking posse going at the marina, which helps keep me motivated, although I don't go as often as I should. I guess I could have lied and told you I walked every day this month. How would you know the difference?
- 1 - Number of lies I told on this post. Can you spot it?
- $170 - How much I spent on groceries.
- 1,200 - How many pounds a thoroughbred horse weighs. One of the highlights this month was watching them go through their paces at a nearby training centre. They move so fast.
- 7 - How many saints share feast days on March 17th. St. Patrick gets all the attention, but did you know about St. Gertrude, the patron saint of cats? It's her day too. We had a get-together at the marina to celebrate all things Irish. Sadly, there weren't any cats invited.
In case you missed them, here are some of our favorite posts from last month:
Morning Coffee | Random Thoughts & Oddities
Boat Cards & Memories of Meeting Fellow Cruisers
The Importance of a Cruising Community When You're Not Cruising
How did last month go for you? What are you looking forward to this month? What's your favorite word that starts with "B"?
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