Category: Best of the Bunch

March 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

March 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in March: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Writing. I’ve started writing a new book! Not very far at this point, but it’s good to be working on something new. Visit to Purdue. We went to visit Purdue so Danielle could see it one more time before she makes her final decision. (We also visited University of Georgia on Saturday, so she’s making her final decision in the […]

Posted April 5, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 7 Comments
February 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

February 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in February: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Visit to Iowa State University. We visited Iowa State University and actually made a pretty huge realization while we were there. They have a Landscape Design program that’s heavier on horticulture and lighter on design than the actual Landscape Architecture. It’s an intriguing option that we didn’t really realize existed before, and I think Danielle likes the idea. But there […]

Posted March 2, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 16 Comments
January 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

January 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in January: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: My son’s Special Olympics snowshoeing competitions. Technically, the state competition took place during the first three days of February, but since I’m late writing this post (partially because of that 3-day competition), I’m including it here. Noah competed in January and qualified for state for both the 50m and 100m races. Then, at state, he got the gold medal overall […]

Posted February 7, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 8 Comments
December 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

December 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in December: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Holidays! Much of December was spent with family (Jade’s home for Christmas break and the other two kids have off as well). I love breaks because we do stuff like play board games and watch movies and shows together. We also did our annual Escape Room (we had to resort to board game versions last year, so this was extra […]

Posted January 4, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 18 Comments
November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in November: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Thanksgiving! We had a very nice low-key holiday. Jade came home, but otherwise it was just us (including my mom). And we made all the yummy goodies, including the sweetest sweet potatoes known to man. Revisions, revisions, revisions. I’m working on (final-ish?) revisions for my novel in verse, trying to get them done by the end of the year. More […]

Posted December 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 12 Comments
October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in October: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Sending my WIP off to critique partners. I finished my latest draft of my book at the beginning of October and sent it off to some critique partners. I’ve already received some incredibly helpful feedback, and my goal is to get the book to my agent by the end of the year (which is … coming sooner than I realize.) […]

Posted November 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 24 Comments
September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My focus has been on writing recently, so I’m late posting this, but better late than never! My Goings-On in September: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: A finished draft! Like I said, I’m late posting my wrap-up this month because I was working hard on finishing the latest draft of my WIP, and I promised myself I would focus on writing and not post anything until I was done! […]

Posted October 11, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 15 Comments
July 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

July 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in July: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Not much blogging. Or reading. July was an incredibly slumpy blogging and reading month for me. Actually, let’s face it, I’ve been in a bit of a slump for almost two years now. It’s frustrating, but fretting about it doesn’t seem to help, so I guess I just have to do what I can and stop worrying about what I’m […]

Posted July 30, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 11 Comments
June 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

June 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in June: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Writing and critiquing. I sent my draft off to critique partners and then read one of my critique partner’s manuscripts. College visit. My daughter Danielle and I went to our first (live) college visit. It was a local small liberal arts college, and we mostly went to get the feel for what a small college is like. We’ve also done a […]

Posted July 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 17 Comments
May 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

May 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in May: Here are the things stand out to me this month: Dog Agility. We’ve been doing agility training with Digit again. So much fun! Landscaping and gardening. We’ve been working more on the yard and the gardens. Lots of mulching and trying to get rid of weeds. Our bulbs in the front are coming up (mostly) and we’ve planted wildflower plants at the back of the yard. It’s looking better and better! […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 20 Comments