Watt's Up? March 2024 Edition

Watt's Up? March 2024 Edition

This update is a little late, but here is some of Watt I was up to in March! To my Christian readers, I hope you had a blessed Easter.

READING: I’m still reading my Bible daily as part of a chronological Bible-in-a-year plan. I haven’t done much reading otherwise besides for school.

LISTENING: Dad finished reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen to me, and we started Lemons on Friday: Trusting God Through My Greatest Heartbreak by Mattie Jackson Selecman. On Libby, I listened to James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot.

VOLUNTEERING: I volunteered as a moderator for the Diamonds Conference, a free, online conference for chronically ill Christians. I facilitated discussions in a live YouTube chat, typed notes from the speakers, and watched for inappropriate comments. It was a busy but fun three days, and I was promoted to sponsorship coordinator for the next conference.


MAKING: I used kite paper to fold flowers and a butterfly for the windows on our back doors. I have also been folding a lot of suncatchers to give away. I finished the counted cross-stitch picture of dandelions, but I haven’t had a chance to frame it yet. I’ll share a picture when I do.


EXPLORING: Mom, Dad, Alex, Kathryn, Kathryn's younger brother, and I toured the Bayernhof Museum in Pittsburgh. It's a 19,000 square foot house full of amazing views of Pittsburgh, self-playing musical instruments, secret passageways, a rooftop observatory, an artificial cave, an indoor swimming pool, and more. My mouth fell open multiple times as I exclaimed, "what?!" under my breath. There are lots of secrets and surprises at this mansion that has been turned into a museum. Our tour guide was great and told lots of stories.





PLANNING: I’m planning to get a bunny! I kept bunnies before I became ill, but when I became too sick to take care of them or play with them, we had to give them away. I’m excited for the plan to have a hoppy little friend again! 

EXERCISING: The Spring100, a challenge to walk and or run 100 intentional miles during the duration of spring, started on April 19th, and I have been walking and running a lot! Generally, my mom and I have been walking 2+ miles every day. I also run 3x a week, and on the days I run, I usually still walk with Mom. That means that some days I have been running/walking 5+ miles outside. Registration for the Spring100 is free and is open until April 8th, so there is still time to join. I’ll also be running a 5K on April 20th. 



WORKING: I spent several hours cleaning up leaves and dead plant material this month. Our neighbors’ have a pin oak that hasn’t finished dropping its leaves yet, but most of the leaf clearing is finished. I enjoy yard work and being outside, and I’m looking forward to trimming the hedges next.


Watt have you been up to this month?


Just when I think you can’t exceed your previous month’s content, you WoW me once again! I’m still trying to get to the Westmoreland Museum and now I absolutely must plan to visit Bayerhof! Thank you to your family for diligently finding new ventures for Pittsburgers and visitors.
Also, may I ask: Where do you buy “kite paper”?

Susan Dutko

Thank you, Dr. Gerold!

Lauren Watt

Keep growing and prospering in God’s light.

Mark Gerold,MD

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