August Roundup

I started earlier this year doing a monthly round up like Katie the Scrapbook Lady does. I loved the idea of a recap of what I did during the month – something that would make it easy to look back and see a highlight of the month all on one page.

It’s September, so it’s time for the August Roundup.

So, here we go!

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What reading/learning did I do this month? (books, blogs, magazines, ebooks, podcasts, classes, etc.)

  • The Inn at Rose Harbor, by Debbie Macomber
  • Death of a Cozy Writer, by G.M. Malliet
  • various magazines

What entertainment did I watch/listen to this month?(movies, tv shows, plays, music, concerts, etc.)

What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?

  • The girls started school.
  • Cup of Joy started – my neighbor is going with me this year!
  • The girls and I (and our friend C) went to the Georgia Aquarium
  • made pesto with my friends

What gifts did I give and/or receive?

  • nothing this month

What special or unusual purchases did I make?

  • school supplies!
  • Fall clothes
  • more wheat and supplies for my homemade bread making

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

  • Overall, a healthy month. Trying to get back on track with my eating and exercise.
  • We’re all battling allergies now that the goldenrod is starting to bloom (Achoo!)

What were my accomplishments this month?

  • More healthy eating
  • Back on my menu planning and more eating at home

What were my disappointments this month?

  • work-related, but they’re temporary.

Overall, a busy but productive month!

I did my Round Up!

I started earlier this year doing a monthly round up like Katie the Scrapook Lady does. I loved the idea of a recap of what I did during the month – something that would would make it easy to look back and see a highlight of the month all on one page.

I did great the first few months of the year and then sort of fell off the wagon as the last month or two of school rolled around. Life got crazy and this was not high on the priority list.

Well, it’s August and time for the roundup from July – I’m determined to stay on track from now through the end of the year. Heck, I may even get around to scrapbooking the pages, too!

So, here is my round up!

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What reading/learning did I do this month? (books, blogs, magazines, ebooks, podcasts, classes, etc.)

What entertainment did I watch/listen to this month?(movies, tv shows, plays, music, concerts, etc.)

What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends? img_1727

  • We took a family mini-vacation to St. Augustine
  • We visited family in Savannah
  • Many trips to the pool
  • The girls had sleepovers with friends
  • We celebrated Little Bit’s birthday

What gifts did I give and/or receive?

  • Birthday goodies for Little Bit, including a new iPod Touch

What special or unusual purchases did I make?

  • school supplies!

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

  • Overall, a healthy month. Trying to get back on track with my eating and exercise.

What were my accomplishments this month?

  • Back on more healthy eating
  • Back to school shopping completed with plenty of time to spare

What were my disappointments this month?

  • not so good on the exercise front – although it was so stinkin’ hot, it was hard to get motivated here

Overall, a busy but productive month!

June Roundup

I started earlier this year doing a monthly round up like Katie the Scrapook Lady does. I loved the idea of a recap of what I did during the month – something that would would make it easy to look back and see a highlight of the month all on one page.

I did great the first few months of the year and then sort of fell off the wagon as the last month or two of school rolled around. Life got crazy and this was not high on the priority list.

Now I am sad because I lost those months, but I am determined to get back on track and start again for June.

So, here is my round up!

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  1. What reading/learning did I do this month? (books, blogs, magazines, ebooks, podcasts, classes, etc.)
  • The Yard, by Alex Grecian (you can read my review here)
  • Untraceable, Unspeakable & Unforgiveable (books 1-3 of the Tracers series by Laura Griffin)
  • I also caught up on a lot of my blog reading and began a Bible study with the ladies from She Reads Truth
  1. What entertainment did I watch/listen to this month?(movies, tv shows, plays, music, concerts, etc.)
    • My beautiful Little Bit had her dance recitals
    • SuperMan and I went to see two plays – Illyria and Much Ado About Nothing at the Georgia Shakespeare summer repBrave poster
    • The girls went to see Brave and SuperMan saw Prometheus in the movie theater
  2. What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?
  • I made my annual pilgrimage to HQ and got to see my California work friends and spend an evening hanging out with my brother.
  • We started bowling on Fridays as part of the Kids Bowl Free summer programimg_1678
  • Big Girl had her first-ever massage (her 5th Grade Graduation present)
  • The girls went to art camp with their art teacher
  1. What gifts did I give and/or receive?
  • For Father’s Day, we gave SuperMan lots of love, rest, and special cooking
  1. What special or unusual purchases did I make?
  • Bought the girls SFO t-shirts on my trip and one for SuperMan from Johnny Garlic’s (Guy Fieri’s restaurant)
  1. What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
  • Overall, a healthy month. Trying to get back on track with my eating and exercise.
  • We all battled a little bit of allergies when the crepe myrtles bloomed but we’ve weathered that storm (metaphorically speaking) and we’re back to the bloom of health. (sorry, I couldn’t resist)
  1. What were my accomplishments this month?
  • Losing four pounds
  • Back on more healthy eating
  • Back to exercising daily
  • Caught up on my Project Life pages
  • making time every day to spend a little me-focused time – recharging the battery
  1. What were my disappointments this month?
  • a few of the new dinners I tried were not so successful – but that’s a pretty small thing in the overall scheme of things
  1. How did I do on my goals for the month? (Or any current short or long term goals)
  • back on track with exercise & diet

Overall, a busy but productive month!

Roundup January

Happy February 1st!

If you are a scrapbooker, you’ve probably heard of Katie the Scrapbook Lady. Well, if you are a scrapbooker and avid blog reader, you probably have.

Anyway, Katie does a monthly series called “The Roundup” in which she highlights the previous month by answering some questions and then captures it in a scrapbook page. I’ve always admired these roundups and thought it was a great way to get a snapshot of the month. But, I’ve never done them.

So, with my Project Life project in it’s third year and that process well established (loving my new Saturday afternoon scrapbooking habit) I decided to add a monthly roundup to my process.  This will be a digital page that I’ll print (maybe even printing all 12 at the end of the year as a single book?) and include along with the Project Life album.

So, let’s get started…

my January Roundup

Books I read:

Movies, TV Shows, etc. I watched:

Fun things we did together:

  • Hiking and walking (until everyone got sick!)
  • Family movie nights

Gifts I gave/received:

  • Finally gave Jane her Christmas gift!

Accomplishments this month:

  • Walking (again)
  • Making better choices with eating
  • Started another knitting project
  • Attended Cup of Joy retreat
  • Project Life is current (and I’m loving it!)
  • Big Girl finished her speech (early!)
  • Little Bit was selected for a Principal Pal award at school.

Disappointments this month:

  • The kids both got sick.
  • It rained. (a lot!)

How did I do on my goals this month?

  • I didn’t get to walk every day like I had planned. Sad smile
  • I did get back on track with my eating (no more cookies before bed!)

And here’s the scrapbook page:

January Roundup

You can see Katie’s round up over on her blog.