Sep. 29, 2012

End of the month tag...

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?    I have done a lot of reading but it seems to have been all online...research for field trips, for homeschool, and various other things...also reading books to Sam and Abby.
What movies, television shows, plays, etc. did I watch this month?  I haven't watched any television.  I watched half of Tangled with Sam before he switched it off.  We watched some dvd's from the library - I watched 'The Others' with Susannah.  The Help.  
What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?  Sooooo many fun times with family and friends :)  The marshmallow battle, the turkey pot luck supper at T's house, farmers market, skateboard park....September has been a month of non stop laughter!
What gifts did I give and/ or receive?   I received some 'emergency chocolate and a chocolate face mask' from T :)  A chocolate fountain from L!!  Poems from crazy J :)  I gave two big boxes of craft supplies to S's Daughter - and have a few other things for her children are always giving me little gifts...I love treating them too :)  I got Laurence a t-shirt that I knew he would love :)  Oh and he also got something else pretty special too :)  I also sent a text to Now Radio and got Rachel to give Laurence a shout out as he was driving home in his new car :)
What special or unusual purchases did I make?    I bought insurance and AMA coverage for my Son - for his first car :)    Thats pretty special!!  I also renewed my registration - not THAT special but a first for me lol!  It was always done FOR me in the past!  I don't know how I didn't suffocate!  Sigh....
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?  Horrible ear ache for a few days.  I also had a couple of inconvenient migraines AND this last week I have been completely exhausted.  Sa is now sick with a cold so I am popping all kinds of supplements to ensure I help my body fight off whatever it is fighting off ;) 
What were my accomplishments this month?  I organized some successful field trips.  I finally decided that I do NOT want to date....and switched off my online dating account.    The pressure to date from others is so high at times but the last two months has proven to me again and again that I am content and comfortable - and MUCH happier, when I am single.  
What were my disappointments this month?  Just the same old person who continues to put himself and his bitterness FIRST instead of his childrens feelings.  It's sad but it will be his loss if he doesn't get therapy or do SOMETHING....I will NOT let his behaviour effect my children.
Anything else noteworthy to include?  September was a pretty incredible month - the weather was FANTASTIC!!  The month started with a last camping trip to Drumheller.  Our homeschool year has started in an amazing way - Sam and Abby are doing so much and learning the most amazing things.  They have had some fabulous experiences in the last few weeks - and yet more are planned for the coming weeks!
I just wish this beautiful weather would hang around a little longer!!

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