March Meandering – 2018 – Books, the Moon and the A to Z!

Here we are at the end of March.  Before we get to the April A to Z I just have a little more meandering to do.

I finished the book “Boys Will Be Boys” about the Dallas Cowboy glory years.  Unbelievable how much goes on that you don’t know about, even when you think you know it all! 

My next book is The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie.  She is my favorite mystery author and when my blogging friend Jay Cudney said he was going to do an Agatha read-a-thon I had to join in.  You can too since we are starting the challenge tomorrow and reading four books through the month of April.  I am hoping I’ll be able to finish them in that amount of time!  You can get all the details here.   

This is the first story with Tommy and Tuppence, two of her lesser known sleuths.  I don’t remember reading it so I’m excited to start.  I just need to figure out which category I can use it for in my PopSugar Challenge.  
I have to give a shout out to the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno.  Hubby and I went earlier this month to celebrate my birthday and I had my camera with me to take some pictures.  The other day I was getting ready to take pictures for my A to Z theme and the battery on my camera died.   I am pretty methodical about where I keep the charger and extra battery for my camera so when it was not in either of the two places it usually is, I instantly thought that I might have left it at the Silver Legacy.  The battery and charger are kind of expensive for cameras so I took a chance and called the Lost and Found Department at the hotel.  I spoke with a really helpful gentleman who informed me that of the 1500 or so guests who check out of the hotel on a daily basis, about 300 of them leave something behind!  Most of the time it is charger cords for phones.  I was able to give him the room number and the date that we checked out and a description of the charger.  He looked in the computer and sure enough, one had been turned in for that day.  He said they are all kept in a box and he would give a look to make sure it was mine and call me back.  Less than 10 minutes later he called back and said that they did have it!  I was so grateful.  He directed me to the Silver Legacy lost and found website and I put in a claim to have it mailed back to me.  It is well worth the $16 it costs to ship it since the battery alone can be about $30 easily.  Side note, the Legacy sent us another comp card for two nights so I’m seeing another visit in our future.  
Tonight is the second full moon of the month so it is another Blue Moon.  It is the second blue moon this year (the first one was in January) and that will not happen again until October 31, 2020.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the battery for my camera yet!  Fortunately, hubby has a camera and I’m sure he’ll let me borrow it.  I took a shot with my phone the other night after work.  This is what I got:
Here are a few from tonight.  Magic this moon!

 Talk about zoom huh?

I love getting the shots through the trees.  Almost makes me think they are hands, playing with a ball.

Or holding on to a crystal ball, waiting to show me my future!

Susannah Conway is doing her April Love photo prompts again but I’m not sure I’ll be able to manage it with the A to Z.  Here are the prompts if you want to try that one. 
Last but certainly not least, tomorrow is the start of the A to Z!  I know you are all anxiously awaiting my Michaels insights.  I do have to say that Tuesday will be my last working day there, since I turned in my notice a few weeks ago.  I got some really nice compliments tonight from a few of my coworkers who were in the break room as I was clocking out.  They were telling me that they really were sorry I was leaving because I was so nice and easy to get along with and such a good worker.  One of my supervisors really made my day though when she said that she “didn’t have to learn to like me,” she just did.  That is especially gratifying as I am easily old enough to be their mother!  I reassured them that I would definitely be back as a shopper so they would still see me.  They promised to continue to give me the employee discount!  That would be sweet.  
Oh yeah, Happy Easter all!  

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7 Responses to March Meandering – 2018 – Books, the Moon and the A to Z!

  1. Erika says:

    Wow, love those shots!

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  2. joey says:

    I love Agatha Christie, too. Read all of her one summer when I was a kid. I’d like to reread them, but I don’t have time for a read-a-thon 🙂 Enjoy it for me!

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  4. Beautiful shots of the moon, Janet. Have a wonderful Easter!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Jill. It is amazing how close my husband’s camera can get. I love the orangy color but also the bright white and even though he thinks the ones with the trees are too fuzzy, I like the mystery of it.

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