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September Sliced

Where did September go? I’m still getting used to my new schedule. How long will it take til the schedule to stop feeling new? As I sliced September, I see I did still manage to get a few things done.¬†Stack of books

0 – Articles written, I need to make some time for more Arizona Mama writing

1 – Book read, review to follow soon

2 – Food days at work, it’s great to surround myself with people who love food too

4 – Pounds gained; must be all those food days at work

4 – Games of darts, I was on the winning team for the first game

5 – Minutes jogging in place with my Cub Scouts

8 – Projects completed

9 – Guests at a family Labor Day party; we BBQ’d sausages and pineapple, and played ladder ball

30 – Countries visited Easy as PIE

46 – States visited Easy as PIE, apparently the Dakotas aren’t my biggest fans

100+ – Dinners plated for Relief Society; Teriyaki chicken with grilled pineapple, rice salad, fruit kababs and Hawaiian rolls. There were the cutest mini cheesecakes in these cool cylinders.

431 – Words added to my book, just short of my 600 word goal

1006 – Page views to Easy as PIE

Top Posts of September

  1. Pizza Nachos
  2. Book Theme Party Decorations
  3. Family Home Evening: Lehi’s Dream
  4. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  5. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision

So despite my slow adjustment to working full time, I am happy with how September sliced and look forward to even better October. How did your month slice up?

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August Sliced

With August behind me and a couple of weeks into my new work schedule, I am starting to settle into a routine. Not only is my house unpacked from my recent move, I only have a couple of areas to organize. I still need to get some pictures on the wall too. Maybe I’ll get that done this month. I know your curious to how my August stacked up through all this transition, so I won’t keep you waiting any longer.

0 – Books finished. This work thing is getting in the way of my reading goal! Good thing I enjoy my job and the people I meet.

1 – Article written for Today’s Mama.

June scale

1 – Pound gained. I did so good in July, I was hoping it was permanent. I’m still doing good overall for the year, so I won’t let this small set back slow me down.

2 – New story ideas. I need time to finish the ones I started so I can get to them!

3 – Potlucks at work. That’s another thing I enjoy about my job; I work with people who like to eat as much as I do!

4 – New tires on my car. It was necessary after one of them blew out and I realized how bad the rest were.

9 – Falls roller skating; three for each of us. I think I’m the only one still hurting. Darn tailbone!

28 – Countries visited blog

45 – States visiting blog

306 – Words added to my book

1071 – Page views

Another month gone and September is speeding after it. How did your August go?

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Slices of April

The good news is I’m recapping April earlier in the month than I recapped March last month. The bad news is this is only my second post since my March recap. Without further ado, here’s how April sliced.

1 – Blog post written (yep, March’s recap)

1 – Article written. My one month off from the Homemaking Cottage, slipped into two. I did have a lot of fun with my Airman Family Book Club article though.April Paper airplane

1 – Book read – The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. I’m so behind in my Goodreads goal!

1.8 – Pounds lost

3 РProjects complete. At least they were big projects.

4 – Social events, from writing club, to book club to Relief Society and Pack Meeting

7 – Potential employers spoken to at a job fair

14 – Speed interview tables – you know, like speed dating, but for a job. (No, I didn’t get it.)

27 – Countries visited Easy As PIE

47 – States that visited Easy As PIE. Apparently I’m very popular in Nebraska!

76 – Words added to my book (pitiful, I know)

1112 – Page views. Thanks for your support!

April’s Top Posts

  1. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  2. Book Theme Party Decorations
  3. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision
  4. Sweet Shop and Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  5. Family Home Evening: Adam and Eve

Don’t be shy, tell me how your month sliced up!

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Friday Favorites: March 29

Happy Good Friday! It’s a good Friday here for many reasons, including posting my Friday Favorites on Friday two weeks in a row.

  • A family dinner filled with yummy food, delicious chocolate cake and good company!Favorite kite
  • A fun coin toss fundraiser at our last Cub Scout Pack Meeting.
  • Yogurt with a friend.
  • After a detour with a short story, I started working on my book again. As i read over parts of previous chapters, looking for details to support what I was writing, I kept thinking how much I like the story. I’m totally excited to work on it again!
  • On that note, ANWA had a WOW (week of writing). I’ve added 323 words so far this week.
  • My Paper Bag Kite article over at Arizona Mama.
  • I ‘hard-boiled’ eggs in the oven. It simplified the process. The kiddos were commenting they like the other way better, but I’m not sure why. I’ll let you know next week if they taste just as good.
  • Dying Easter Eggs is always fun. I just wish I could start earlier in the evening, but I wish that every year.
  • Today I finished reading Airman by Eoin Colfer and we had our family book club for the book. I didn’t cut it close, I had hours to spare!

How has your week been? Are you as excited about Easter as we are? As excited as I am about Easter, I’m going to sneak in another hundred words or so on my book while everyone else is occupied!

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