Katie the scrapbook lady does this round up every month & I always think to myself “Gee, you know, you ought to do that because half the time this stuff never makes it to the blog” This blog is also my journal so it makes sense to include it. Then I think “next month I am going to do it” but I never do.
I’ve decided this month is THE next month and I am doing it now.
What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Absinthe of Malice, Scandal on Rincon Hill, Shades of Grey, Ask Alice, Buried Bones, Nemesis, Them Bones, The Kitchen Witch, Wicked Appetite, Death Without Tenure, The Raven & the Nightingale,The Maltese Manuscript, and Quieter Than Sleep
Cook’s Country & Rachel Ray magazines
What movies, television shows, plays, etc. did I watch this month?
I watched Castle, Big Bang Theory, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Total Drama World Tour and Futurama on tv. I rented DVD of several Brother Cadfael & Miss Marple mysteries, plus instant watched The IT Crowd and several Futurama movies.
What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?
I went to a Tupperware party with Mel and played bunco with the girls. I helped out in Havoc’s class when they were making paper mache globes. Allergies kept me from doing much this month
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Nothing given or received this month
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
I bought a new bag from Tumbuk2 and received the latest Kindle in exchange for the one I got my birthday
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
Allergies and insomnia have occupied me this month. The allergies finally seem on the wane but the insomnia is as bad as ever. I tried melatonin this month for the insomnia but it has not been helpful
What were my accomplishments this month?
I made myself volunteer and help out in Havoc’s class. I made some great Taiwanese dishes and successfully cooked rice (once out of 4 tries but still, an accomplishment)
What were my disappointments this month?
I can’t control this insomnia. DH got sent to Connecticut for a week after being told he wouldn’t have to go. The steamer failing utterly to cook the rice & making crunchy rice soup instead.
How did I do on my goals for the month? (Or any current short or long term goals)
My only goal this month was to survive the allergies. (I’m convinced that one of these day my hours long sneezing fits will result in a brain aneurysm). I was also hoping to keep up with LSNED but that wasn’t a goal so much as a fantasy & I did manage about half the days. Spending most of your time exhausted from lack of sleep and strung out on allergy meds is not really conducive to much of anything.
Anything else noteworthy to include?
Both boys had their first scouting meeting and it looks like poor DH may end up pack leader of their combined Tiger & Wolf troops (due to troop sizes and lack of other volunteers). He really does not have the time to deal with it so we’ll see how that goes.