Category: Monthly Recap

September 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

September 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in September: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Working at Barnes & Noble! I’ve been working four days a week, and that’s been an adjustment. I’ve had a lot less time for blogging and blog-hopping. I absolutely love the job, though! Marathon training. I run the marathon on Sunday!! (Of course, I woke up yesterday with a cold. Ugh!) Writing things that I still can’t talk about. I […]

Posted October 4, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 13 Comments
August 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

August 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in August: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: I started working at Barnes & Noble! I’m working part-time there, and really loving it. This is the most I’ve gotten to talk about book IRL in a very long time! I definitely have less time for blogging now, though—I even missed my Sunday Post twice! Danielle is off to Purdue, and she’s really thriving there. So far her transition […]

Posted September 3, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 8 Comments
July 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

July 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in July: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: I started training for a marathon! Now, I am not a runner. At all. The farthest I’ve ever run was a 5k, and that was like 10 years ago (and I thought it was amazing that I even accomplished that at the time). I haven’t run since. But World Vision came to our church and talked about the importance of bringing […]

Posted August 3, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 8 Comments
May & June 2022 Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

May & June 2022 Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in May & June: Here are the things that stand out to me over the past two months: May was all about graduation and end-of-school events.  Danielle graduated high school. She’s off to Purdue in the fall! We had her graduation party last week. There was also a whole thing about banning someone from the link-ups that took up way too much of my brain power in May. I won’t go into it […]

Posted July 4, 2022 in Monthly Recap / 10 Comments
April 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

April 2022 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in April: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: College decision and the end of high school. Since this is Danielle’s senior year, April (actually, the last couple of months) have been all about her. We went on college visits and she ended up choosing to go to Purdue, where she’ll major in Landscape Architecture. She’s at the end of her final season of track (she runs hurdles). We’ve […]

Posted May 2, 2022 in Monthly Recap / 15 Comments
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
2021 End of Year Book Survey (& Year in Graphs!)

2021 End of Year Book Survey (& Year in Graphs!)

As usual, I’ve adapted this from The Perpetual Page Turner’s End of Year Survey! Book images in this post include Bookshop.org affiliate links. Purchases made from these links will help defray my blogging (and giveaway) expenses! 2021 READING STATS Number Of Books You Read: 115 (Plus 16 picture books and 10 manuscript readings, neither of which are included in Goodreads, but I track them in my spreadsheet. If I included the number of times I’ve […]

Posted December 31, 2021 in Monthly Recap / 46 Comments