Ah, spring in Colorado Springs. The season where pretty much anything goes, at least weather wise.
One day it’s this.
And the next, this.
Every single spring.
So it seems the perfect time to once again join in the “what I learned this month” fun and offer a hodgepodge of who-can-predict-this findings. It’s one of my favorite kinds of posts because like the Colorado weather in springtime, anything goes.
At least almost anything.
What I Learned in March:
1. Essential oils are a handy thing to have around the house. Just when I thought our family would escape illness this winter, I had one sneak in the back door this month and knock 4 out of 5 of us down. It was just a viral thing that we all had to wait out, but it hung around long enough to make me pester my sisters about something they both swear keeps them healthy: essential oils. My sister Megan hooked me up with which brand of oils to buy as well as a site that offers protocols on when/how to use them. And my other sister, Sara, introduced me to Jill, a blogger who’s super savvy on all things essential oils. (FYI: if you subscribe to Jill’s blog, the Prairie Homestead, then you get The Essential Oils ebook for free.) Anyway, the oils I bought helped enough to make me a believer too, and I’m looking forward to purchasing more.
2. According to Myers-Briggs, I am an ISFJ (introvert-sensing-feeling-judging). I’ve never taken a personality test before, and these results came as a bit of a shock. I assumed I was an extrovert as I am energized by being in the presence of other people. On the other hand, I’ve long recognized that I need alone time – or at least time with my people under my roof – to best recharge. So there’s that. Just for kicks, I looked up famous ISFJ’s and the results included several military leaders, Mother Theresa, Naomi Watts, Dr. Dre, and Kate Middleton. I don’t know how scientific those results are, but who am I to judge? (Snicker.)
3. Cowboy boots make me feel sassier than my high-heeled tall black boots. Cowboy boots are like the confident yet approachable friend who’s easy to be around – they are laid-back and unassuming. I just love my new pair.
4. The Golden Bee in Colorado Springs may be my new favorite local place to eat. It’s a genuine 19th century pub imported from England over 50 years ago, and I ate their for the first time last weekend while celebrating a good friend’s birthday. The food was delicious and their ragtime piano player amazing! I’m not certain if the piano man plays every night or just on the weekends, but he took the dining experience from good to great.
5. TeenagerPosts548 on Instagram is an entertaining thing to peruse with my teens. I’m not sure how the teen behind the posts gets all his material, but his posts are good. While some of them require you to be…well…an actual teenager to fully appreciate, many of them straight up crack me up. (But then again, I’ve been told I’m easily entertained.) Warning: Some of his posts include language straight from the halls of high school. However, the majority of them are good, clean fun.
7. Traditions ease transitions. God keeps showing me how when change alters our outside environment, it’s good to have regular rituals occurring inside our family.
So what did you learn this March? Visit Emily for more “what I learned in March” offerings.