Sunday, October 2, 2011

September recap

September FLEW by this year! They just go faster and faster, don't they?

(See? Another comment about time flying. me?)

A lot happened this month and I thought it would be fun to look back on it. I've never done one of these monthly recaps, similar to Lisa's, but I think I might start!

Books read:
This month I read six books - a little higher than my normal average! This month I read four YA books, so that is probably why.

The Murderer's Daughters - this one was for Books 'n Bars and you can find my review here!

Still Missing - this was for Emily's book club and I loved it! I have Chevy Stevens second novel and need to figure out when I am going to be able to read it!! For the month of October we're reading The Scent of Rain and Lightning - feel free to join us!

The Giver - Such a classic! This month I figured out that I did not read this when I was in school, although I was positive I had. I am in love with this book and know that I will re-read it again someday!

Matilda - Another classic! I had to read this book for one of my classes and it was so nice to revisit a childhood favorite! I am also a fan of the movie, the little girl that played Matilda was perfect in that role.

Anna and the French Kiss - LOVED this book! Such a wonderful, sweet story set in one of the most romantic settings in the world. If you're a fan of YA I absolutely recommend this book!

Vengeance - The final book in the Private series. It's bittersweet, but it was definitely time for this series to close.

The dogs went to the vet this month to get their heart worm tests and shots. They also had their yearly checkup with the vet - they're all doing great! Zeke ran into his old owners at the Farmer's Market this month as well. It was really funny! This random woman came up to me and asked if my dog's name was Zeke. It was the mom of the girl that gave him to me! She was so excited to see him and I think Zeke knew it was her!

Favorite workouts:
At the end of September I finally gave Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred a chance and am loving it! It's such a QUICK workout that really seems to work - so far anyway! I'm hoping I can keep it up and shred almost everyday in October. I love setting up my laptop right in front of the tv on a stand and doing the shred while watching tv. It takes my mind off of some of the tougher moves and I can go longer without wimping out.

Subbing jobs:
This month I subbed in "in-school suspension", a family & consumer science class (home ec), physics and instrumental music. They were all great and I would definitely work in those rooms again.

I am loving my children's lit class! What's not to love when you talk about books for three hours a week and get graded on reading YA novels?! Basically my idea of heaven. In September I had a weekend class that happened to fall on the weekend of the Iowa/Iowa State game. I came this close to dropping the class in order to go to the game, but decided against that in favor of making an adult decision (ugh). I'm still bummed I missed it, because we WON, but I'm glad that class is out of the way

As usual I listened to mainly oldies - did you know that about me? I am obsessed with oldies, my car radio is almost always on our local oldies station. I did discover the Pandora Postal Heights station and listened to that quite a bit. Such perfect music for fall.

I'm so glad fall tv is here! So far I am loving Revenge, Modern Family, The Middle, The Biggest Loser, New Girl, Pioneer Woman, 90210, and Grey's Anatomy. I really do not have time for much more! (Good lord, I hope not. That's a lot of tv).

This month I walked out of a movie! A client and I went to see My Idiot Brother and we were both hating it, so we walked out! I should have checked the ratings closer (my bad) because it had several inappropriate parts and the client I was with looked horrified. I felt terrible. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. I meant to go see Sarah's Key and Midnight in Paris before it was gone from the theaters, but didn't get a chance. I'll have to wait for dvd!

I have been focusing A LOT more on my blogging and maintaining a regular posting schedule. I think it's become a habit now and when I consider not posting on a weekday I get a little nervous. I hate when a regular blogger doesn't post and doesn't let us know he/she's not posting. Makes me worry something happened! This month two of my best friends started their own blogs as well! It's so exciting to see people you love enjoy something that you have a deep passion for! Check out Reflections from Ang and Observations by Miss Oakley!
This month I also got a new blog design! Krystyn from Krizzy Designs did a fantastic job and I am so in love with my new blog look! Next up, my own domain!

Overall, September was a great month, but I am ready for fall! I can't wait for the leaves to continue to fall and crunch under my feet, the cool air to crisper and crisper and (of course) the adorable and comfy fall wardrobe!

In October I am making one trip to Minneapolis to see my close friend, Lesli. Heading out on a shopping trip with the girls to Williamsburg and participating in Race for the Cure for the first time. Should be a fun month!

How was your September? What's on deck for you in October?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You did read alot this month! Nice job! I love the book Matilda. One of my favorites by Roahl Dahl (sp? I am too lazy to google him).

It is crazy to think that it's october already!!

Stephany said...

I love this way of recapping the month! I may have to do it next month, along with my "everyday moments" post.

I'm so excited for fall, too! Florida had a bit of a cold front this weekend and I hope it stays because it's just SO nice!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

It DID fly by! You really can't say it enough. You read a ton of books! I put Still Missing on hold in hopes of joining you guys last month but I am STILL waiting for it. It's been like 30 days! But I did get The Scent of Rain and Lightning...and am excited to join you guys this time!

My average books per month, depending on how much I travel etc. is about 6. In September, I read 4 books, because two of them were like a billion pages long! (American Wife and Girl Who Kicked the Hornets nest)

I haven't read any of the books on your Sept list!

Shoshanah said...

I really wanted to see Sarah's Key too! I think it only played in one theater here, which is the one we rarely go to, and was only there for about a week. I'm still disappointed by it, but hopefully once it out on dvd, I'll have the chance to watch it.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

September was a great, but also whirlwind, month for me! I am looking forward to October and November but I am NOT looking forward to winter and snow! Ha!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You are a reading machine!! I need to get in gear so I can make my 50 books this year!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You are a reading machine!! I need to get in gear so I can make my 50 books this year!