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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.
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?
I keep thinking next month my life will get back to normal. After 4 months, I’m still not ready to give up hope. I started a new job and shouldn’t have to move again for a year – so yeah I’m hoping by the end of August my life will feel a lot more settled. Until then, let’s see how July sliced.
0 – Articles written. I’m hoping to fix that this month.
1 – Blog post. This month I’ll try to move past my month in review post.
2 – Moves; one into someone’s garage and then another to my own house – all within a week!
3 – Books read. Let’s not mention that one was a picture book I need to review.
4 – Pounds lost. At least all that stress was good for something!
5 – Days of being homeless. I’m grateful for friends who opened their house to me and the army of helpers that moved my stuff both times. It is nice to have my own address again.
8 – Days at my new job. That’s a lot of training!
30 – Countries visiting my blog
45 – States visiting.
105 – Words added to my new book. It’s not much, but I’ll take what I can get.
1353 – Page views.
Top Posts of July
- Pizza Nachos
- Book Theme Party Decorations
- Cub Scout Annual Planning Meeting
- Plan of Salvation Family Home Evening
- Joseph Smith First Vision Family Home Evening
I know August is half over, but how did your July stack up?
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
finished 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.
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!
Top posts in June
- Pizza Nachos (shocking I know)
- Book Theme Party
- Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
- Raingutter Regata
- Family Home Evening: Plan of Salvation
I had a big month. How did June go for you?
I’m back once again with Friday Favorites! It’s been a fun, but busy week (or 8).
- Lunch at one of my favorite restaurants with a couple of friends!
- We’ve had fun with the end of school year events. Another mom said those things make May as busy as December! We’ve had a band concert, a choir concert, awards dinners and ceremonies, an art show and some other stuff. That didn’t happen all this week, but all this month. It’s good to see my kiddos involved, it just makes for a crazy month.
- We got a new board game based off the Hunger Games. It was pretty fun once we figured out the rules.
- I finally did some writing! I have a Spring into Action article over at Today’s Mama.
- I also added over 250 words to my book.
- I even did a little editing.
- Book club is always fun!
- We started brain storming for this year’s summer bucket list. The Happy Family Movement is having a Summer Bucket List Challenge to inspire to families to build great memories together this summer. After last year’s fiasco, I’m looking forward to some encouragement for a better summer.
What did you do this week that made your Friday Favorites list?