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Slices of June

Happy July! Can you believe June is over and so is the first half of the 2013? I had to pull out my list of goals for this year and see how I’m doing. A couple are on track, the other eight not so much. Instead of stressing out over what I haven’t done, let’s see how I sliced June.

1 – Book read (Matched by Ally Condie). Yeah, that’s one of the goals I’m really behind on this year. Fortunately I

June scalefinished reading a book this morning, so I’m off to a good start for July.

2 – Book Clubs.

3 – Pounds lost! That’s all that I gained last month and a little something extra for my trouble (she says, as she types and eats).

3 – Articles written, including my latest warning you to not be deceived by those cute, furry squirrels.

4 – Father’s Day cards made.

6 – Blog posts written (bleh!)

9 – Projects completed.

June ice cream

10 – Training days of Hunger Games board game (that was about 5 too many).

11 – Guests to our ice cream social.

24 – Chocolate Zucchini Muffins made (yum!).

25 – Summer Bucket List activities!

50 – States visiting my blog!

55 – Countries visited my blog.

1044 – Words added to my book.

2726 – Words added to my short story. It’s not as short as it used to be!

4052 – Page views, I had a spike on my blog because Comedy Central posted a link to my Pizza Nachos! I was wondering why they were getting repinned so much.Pizza Nachos

Top posts in June

  1. Pizza Nachos (shocking I know)
  2. Book Theme Party
  3. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  4. Raingutter Regata
  5. Family Home Evening: Plan of Salvation

I had a big month. How did June go for you?

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Slices of May

I’m recapping May one day earlier than last month. At this rate, !I’ll be back on schedule in a couple of months! It sounds like a good plan, or maybe it’s more like  dream. Well, this post is about looking back, not predicting the future. May Bucket

1 – Article written. I actually wrote two, but my latest, Summer Bucket List Challenge, wasn’t live on Today’s Mama until a couple of days ago.

1.2 – Pounds gained in May. That’s totally the wrong direction. Of coarse, the day after my official reading, I was back to where I was at the beginning of April. Overall, I’m still doing good this year. But May’s hiccup was a good reminder to rein in the snacks and late night eating.

3 – Job interviews. I even got a job from one of them!

8 – Blog posts written. So much better than last month, but so far to go to where I want to be!

10 – Books behind schedule on my GoodReads goal. I did finish reading The Chronicles of Egg: New Lands. I’m hoping to post a review next week.

13 – Social events. The end of the school year, among other things, added a bunch of activities to my calendar. We had concerts, awards ceremonies and even a art show. On top of the kids activities, I went to a celebration for WordPress 10th anniversary.

16 Projects completed. Most of them took less than an hour, but I’m feeling very productive.

29 – Countries visited my blog. Well not the whole country, but at least one person from each of the 29 countries stopped by my blog.

44 – States represented in my blog visitors.

719 – Words added to my book. I finished 70% of May’s month’s goal. If I don’t make my goal this month, I’m going to have to ground myself from Facebook or something!

911 – Page views.

The top post from May were:

  1. Book Theme Party Decorations
  2. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  3. Cub Scout Annual Planning Meeting
  4. Sweet Shop and Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  5. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision
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Friday Favorites: May 31

I’m not exactly sure where May went, but I’m happy to share my favorites from the week before moving on to June! We had a good week, full of lots of good things.

  • We had a blast a Flipside. Next time will be even better if we remember to wear closed toe shoes.

Flipside Favorites(Sandals are not allowed on the Crash Pods, in case you were wondering.)

  • After we emptied our play cards at Flipside, we headed to the mall and found some killer deals at Payless Shoes.
  • We finished off the evening by redeeming a ColdStone gift card from 2011. We’re quick like that!
  • The WordPress 10 year anniversary celebration! I’m kind of nerdy like that – and I want to learn more to make my blog better for you.
  • A fitness themed Pack Meeting. I was in charge of a relay race with spoons and tennis balls. I also got to show off my mad juggling skills.
  • I found some great continuing education classes through the local library. The $120 Quick Books class I was looking at through the local college was free! And there were tons to choose from.
  • One of my kiddos initiated a cleaning session!
  • This week I was blessed to participate in a soldier’s homecoming. They always make me cry. I’m so grateful for their sacrifice and that of their families. Some hadn’t seen each other for almost a year. I’m so glad they are home safely.
  • We filled our summer bucket list and even completed our first activity.

What are the highlights from your week?

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