Category Archives: Month in Review

November Out

November was not a great month for me. Sure, there were good parts about it, but the lasting impression I have is not a favorable one. I feel like the weather is to blame for a portion of this. Dreary and damp is not my favorite weather pattern. I would rather it snowed every day…

2018 – February is in the books

Goodbye February, Hello March

February is the beginning of my personal roller coaster, and boy did it start out with a bang. Jim was in Australia until February 18th, which meant I had single parent duty for most of the month. When we were not at work/school/dance, Holly and I spent all of our time watching the pup. We…

2018 – One month down

Goodbye January Hello February

It feels like January was the slowest month ever but also over in the blink of an eye. It was a busy month. Jim kept busy with job interviews and doctors’ appointments. I kept busy with work. Holly kept us both busy with dance. Jim prepped for his Australia trip. Holly had her first ever…

Looking back at year 2017

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

What a year 2017 was! There have been more changes this year than in years past, and I still do not know how I feel about them. On the one hand, I discovered my voice, as so many of us did. I will no longer stay silent about injustice and I will fight to make…

November in Review

 Good memories: Connor came home! Connor has a girlfriend! My friend’s wedding UW football Thanksgiving Playing Scrabble as a family of four A long weekend Bookish stuff: Total number of books read: 10 Total number of pages: 3,696 and 12 hours 51 minutes on audio Favorite book(s) read: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John…

October in Review

Good memories: Seeing Connor!!! Holly’s Irish competition My brother-in-law visiting My friend’s bridal shower A dance convention weekend The first fire of the season Slippers and fuzzy socks Connor making pep band for the men’s basketball team UW football ISU football Bookish stuff: Total number of books read: 9 Total number of pages: 3,040 and…

September in Review

Good memories: Watching football games with Holly Holly’s solo practices Finishing cross-stitch projects Autumnal decorating Helping Holly make posters for student council elections Snuggles with Tallulah Candles and blankets Air conditioning Homecoming Talking with Connor Bookish stuff: Total number of books read: 10 Total number of pages: 3,604 and 5 hours 9 minutes on audio…

August in Review

Summer is unofficially over, and I am okay with that. It was a wonderful summer, filled with life-changing events, vacation, friends, and family. After all of that, I am ready to move on to fall with its cooler temperatures, football, and a more regular schedule. Besides, as difficult as it is to still fathom the…

June in Review

Goodbye June, Hello July

Summer is officially here, which means lazier evenings, vacation, warm weather, cookouts, and a general slowing down of life. Sounds like perfection after this last month. Good memories: Holly’s solo Holly’s ballet show Holly’s variety shows (all three!!!) Connor graduating high school Connor’s graduation party and seeing family and friends all together Freshman orientation at…

May in Review

Goodbye May, Hello June

In the blink of an eye, spring is almost over and we are at the end of May. Schools are winding down and parents everywhere are beginning to panic at the thought of having to find ways to entertain their children during the summer days. I personally looking forward to a more relaxed schedule and helping…