Saturday, July 30, 2011

July Report Card

Quiet month for us around here.  I gave up on my goal for the month, and I'm okay with that.  It was a vacation month for me.  But the month is over and I'm ready to get back into the swing of life.

My garden pots are doing pretty well.  Last count I had eight green cherry tomatoes, six teeny tiny cucumbers and I seem to have at least one very small red strawberry every couple of days.  (Anyone know why my strawberries are so tiny?  Is it a strawberry pot thing?)

I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of August.  I think it's been kind of depressing since I've gotten out of school.  August always held such promise when you started a new school year.  When school isn't involved, it's just hot.  But this August I have a nephew making his appearance in the world, and my goals on my plate.  I'm also mulling over an ambitious goal that involves simplifying by purging most of the stuff we have sitting in our basement and garage.  Many of those boxes are things we've carted around for years and haven't opened in at least five.  But that is still in it's pondering stages.

So here is my updated goal list:

January - Move.

February - Make a Homemaking Binder.

March - Send out my story.

April - Make a Felt Doll Set.

May - Plant Garden Pots.

June - Make a Sourdough Starter

July - Make Homemade Laundry Detergent POSTPONED
August - Make hair bows

September - Make throw pillow covers

October - Cook a recipe from a Rachael Ray cookbook AND bake something using sourdough starter

November - Make crayon caddies

And here is my July reading list (titles in red were books read for book reviews):

Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Heart of Thornton Creek by Bonnie Leon
Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes
For the Love of the Land by Bonnie Leon
When the Storm Breaks by Bonnie Leon
The Wilder Life: my adventures in the lost world of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure
Learning by Karen Kingsbury
Life Everlasting by Robert Whitlow

Hope the rest of your summer days are relaxing and refreshing.

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