August Roundup

This was an interesting month. On the one hand, it was a bummer because of being sad over Little Man’s leaving and my health junk. On the other hand it was pretty nice. I got to read a lot of audiobooks due to forced downtime. I also scrapped and wrote a lot. Jason worked a ton of OT this, and we generally hunkered down in the house most of the month.

In August

We watched-
Lots of Olympics!
Sherlock Holmes 1&2
Lots of the Big Bang Theory
The Hunger Games
The second season of the BBC Sherlock Holmes

I read-
The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, starting my obsession
I started Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, but haven’t finished it yet.
The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
The Curse of the Pharohs by Elizabeth Peters
The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
Seeing A Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters
He Shall Thunder in the Sky

I made-
Homemade peppermint patties


Clean eating vegetable soup

Rice Krispie treats

Attempted roasted chickpeas with mint and feta

Found a new crockpot steak recipe that I love

Tried chocolate chip cookies with Velveeta

Chicken salad sandwiches with cranberries


I registered and started writing out 30 Days of Lists

Curiosity rover Landed On Mars!!

Jamie got a job!!!!!!! SO proud of her 🙂
I had an I&D (incision and drainage) of my left eyelid. Super fun.
Miss Kitty and I had a lot of chill time together

Jason set me up with dual monitors on my computer. Love it!
Little Man started 5th Grade!

RIP Neil Armsrong

We gathered together our Hurricane Survival Kit
Tropical Storm Isaac
Wrote my 100th post

Jason played the Force Unleashed 2

We hit 100,000 miles on the car!

Layouts- 16, plus 1 siggy
Posts- 18

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July Roundup

I didn’t do a Roundup last month, so I’m playing a little catch up. I’m proclaiming September to be Catch Up Month.

In July…

We went-
swimming with Little Man
to the intracoastal to watch fireworks with Antoine and Heidi
to the Ford dealership
to K-Mart and had a deep discussion sitting in the furniture dept.

We watched-
Olympic Gymnastic Trials
Eureka (started the series over w/ Little Man)
X- Men cartoon
Real Steel
Days of Our Lives
The Amazing Spider Man at the theater
lots of silly you tube videos about farmers and robbery, but mostly Angry Birds
Next Food Network Star. Go Justin!
The first episode of season 2 of Downton Abbey, but got bummed out and didn’t finish.
American Ninja Warrior
Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics
So Much Olympics! Soccer, archery, swimming, diving, gymnastics, and volleyball

We celebrated-
Our engagement anniversary
4th of July
Little Man’s birthday with sunrise on the beach, breakfast, a trip to the game store, lots of Angry Birds, and Hibachi.

We played-

In Scrappy news-
I caught up with Project Life, then immediately fell behind again
I made my first template
I made a goal list

I listened to-
The Answer Bitch
Frame Rate
Pop Stuff
Dark Reunion
Missing Susan by Sharyn McCrumb (Who I’ve met before 🙂 )
The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters

We ate-
at Burger King
at Moe’s for burritos!
at home a lot
out for every meal in St. Augustine
sausage balls, lots of fresh bread and drank lots of basil lemonade

We worked out a nice summer routine.
We drew on the sidewalks.
Continued working on the balcony garden.
We un-cut the chord, which was a long and arduous process.
We took our last family picture of the summer together
RIP Sally Ride and Maeve Binchy
We updated our OS’s to Mountain Lion.
I started the What’s For Dinner? series of posts.

Post written- 29, most ever so far!

Photos taken- I’m estimating somewhere around 6,000. It was a huge picture taking month. I still haven’t compiled them all together.

We had a fantastic trip to St. Augustine with Jason’s Dad. I’m going to try to blog all about it next week (finally!)

We said goodbye to the Little Man. He stayed a couple of weeks with the gp’s before leaving for California in August.

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June Roundup

In June…

  • We celebrated National Doughnut Day
  • We took about 1,200 photos
  • I wrote 14 blog posts.
  • We continued unpacking from the move, finally finishing the week before Little Man came. (except the closet… we won’t talk about that) I found a lot of cool stuff while unpacking, including red sheets and a keychain from Paris.
  • I made 6 layouts, plus several Project Life pages.
  • We watched a lot of movies on Netflix and from our collection- One Saturday we watched a Twilight Stars movie marathon. This was actually Jason’s idea. He set forth the theory that some of them can actually act, if given the right movies. The jury’s still out.The Yellow Handkerchief was pretty good. There was a slightly awkward Kristen Stewart, but it fit the role. Welcome to the Riley’s was surprisingly good. I think Kristen Stewart should play a stripper in every movie. She cursed a lot. And was good at it. How to Be was rough. Sorry Robert Pattison. It was terrible. That same day we started watching The Living Wake. I was really liking it, but fell asleep. While I slept Jason watched What’s Up Tiger Lily? And Killer Elite. I woke up in time for part of The Warrior’s Way. That was enough testosterone for one day, so I finished off the night with Lost in Austen, which I really enjoyed. So yeah, eight movies in one day. And we veered off the original Twilight cast theme. But a nice day of movies overall.
  • We also watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2
  • We ate at China Queen, which was pretty tasty.
  • We saw Snow White and the Huntsman at the theater. It was beautiful, but a waste of Charlize Theron.
  • I wrote about Organizing Blog Trains
  • Jason was still settling in at his new job. He learned so much and was/is doing an amazing job with everything. So proud of him!
  • I listened to a ton of podcasts- Frame Rate, iPad Today, Pop Stuff, Stuff You Should Know, Stuff Mom Never Told You, Tech News Today, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, and Stuff You Missed in History Class. I also re-listened to a lot of Digi Show episodes.
  • We watched E3 coverage on the XBox.
  • We watched TV on Netflix and Hulu- SNL, America’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Pregnant in Heels, Next Food Network Star, Eureka, Chopped, and House Hunters.
  • We watched the Apple Developers Conference keynote. They showed new Macbook Pros and features of the new Mountain Lion OS and iOS6.
  • I read Wicked Appetite, and The Windsor Knot.
  • Antoine and Heidi came over one night. We sat and talked for a long time about movies. Nice evening and glad to finally have them over to our new place.
  • Jason started listening to audiobooks! He read the first two Hunger Games books.
  • I (re)learned how to use my WireTap Studio program.
  • I continued building my Tiny Tower
  • My sister’s house caught on fire. She will probably be living with Dad for about six months while repairs are being made.
  • We ate at Taco Bell and I got to try the Doritos taco thingy, which I loved.
  • I chatted with Stacey Julian on the 12th for the Twelve class.
  • I spent a lot of time crying.
  • I drank a lot of hot chocolate.
  • We flew to L. A. to pick up the Little Man!
  • We ate Pizza at LM’s favorite pizza place, Magoo’s
  • Then ate more pizza at Beach Pizza.. for two nights in a row.
  • We went to the Griffith Observatory, but didn’t go in.
  • We ate breakfast at the Gaffey Street Diner and had doughnuts at Randy’s
  • We toured the S. S. Lane Victory
  • We got to show off the new place for the first time when we got home.
  • We played a lot of soccer and football
  • We ate a lot of strawberries, blueberries, and mango
  • Little Man got reacquainted with Miss Kitty
  • I taught LM how to make scrambled eggs with cheese.
  • I went one month with no soda.
  • We visited Green Cay Park
  • We bought a lot of fresh produce at the Boy’s Market
  • I wrote out a Summer Manifesto
  • I really enjoyed spending time with Little Man during the day, doing crafty things, playing Angry Birds, and generally getting to know him.
  • LM and I made a Superhero Father’s Day for Daddy
  • LM was really into making comics
  • We made basil lemonade.
  • Jason and LM made an ostrich robot.
  • We went to the comic book store and the RC car store.
  • We went swimming.
  • Little Man started listening to audiobooks too. I’m on a roll here with converting them 🙂 He read the first couple of Magic Treehouse books.

What a month!

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