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August Month In Review

September is here and that means back to school. For my kids, summer always seems to go by too fast. For me, since I work full time, one season just flows into the next. August brought us warm days, camps and retreats and we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.

Here is my August month in review. Enjoy!

Loving:  Having little conversations with my two year-old grandson. I can’t always understand what he’s saying, but it’s fun to listen to his language develop and increase.

Reading:  I’ve really been enjoying free and low cost downloads for my Kindle Fire. While I’m not yet reading at the pace I want to be, at least I’m starting. The month of August I finished reading The ZooKeeper’s Wife (now I can watch the movie) and enjoyed a romance novel with a comedic twist, P.S. From Paris. Very good!

Listening to:  The kids complain that school has started 🙂 But really, I still can’t get enough of Bethel Worship!

Shopping for:  I’m looking for a table runner, placemats and accessories for my new dining table. Part of the problem is that I don’t really know what I want yet.

Excited about:  My son voluntarily signed up for the Book Club at the school where he’s doing independent study. My son, the one who “hates to read”, the Book Club! I am very excited about that!

Working on:  Writing down my life in a planner and making it pretty. I love my Happy Planner, but only managed to lay out a couple of weeks in August. I am hoping to do better in September. The problem is, I’m getting sidetracked by making it pretty with stickers and such and am forgetting to write down the important things.

Enjoying:  I am loving the Infused Tea’s from Starbucks. It’s a great, low calorie choice since I’m trying to drink less coffee. My favorite is the Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion.

Using:  A wireless keyboard for my MAC computer. Some of my keys are no longer working on my very outdated Macbook so I had to purchase the wireless keyboard. I can type much faster now.

Wearing:  Tank tops. The weather has been so warm.

Planning:  I told you last month that I won’t be doing any homeschool planning. However, with my son doing independent study his freshman year of high school, I still need to plan out his days to make sure the required work is done when we meet with his Advisory Teacher ever six weeks.

Singing:  I’ve found myself singing Christmas songs lately. Really, I don’t like to prepare for Christmas in July but perhaps I’m telling myself it’s time to start shopping!

Learning:  That despite my failures, God still loves me. It’s something I have to remind myself of every day.

Wishing (Praying) for:  The hurricane victims in Texas, and those facing the coming hurricane in Florida. I just cannot imagine their magnitude of loss.

Doing:  Organizing projects. It’s quite a challenge to go from a family of 5 to a family of 7 adults with two children.  There is stuff everywhere but I’m trying to sell/give away things we no longer use and utilizing storage in the garage for things that don’t need to be in the house.

Dreaming of:  A day when I wake up pain free.

Not crazy (sad) about:  I have to have my gallbladder out. I’ve had flare ups for a while and only in the last few months did I begin to realize what it could be. I am going to meet with the surgeon and see if it’s something I can heal through diet, etc. But if not, out it comes. I have several stones and if they get lodged in the duct I am at risk of serious infection.

Here is one of my favorite images from Instagram for the month of July.

You can read the post that this image refers to here.

How was your August?

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Dianne Thornton
    September 5, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Hi, Barbie! My August? HOT! But a good one. My two older kids finally got registered for their first year of college. Big checkmark! Sorry to hear about your gallbladder. Praying you’ll discover quickly what you need to do and that your body does heal well. I’m enjoying Elevation Worship’s new album “There Is A Cloud.”

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      Barbie
      September 5, 2017 at 6:39 am

      It has been unseasonably warm here these last few days – 106, 107. I haven’t slept in three nights. Woes of a two-story home with no AC. How exciting to have your kids off to college. I have yet to send one to college. My children have chosen ministry as their vocations and they just fell into. I am hoping one of my last two will continue their education. I love Elevation Worship and will have to check out this album. Thanks for reading Dianne!

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    Tara
    September 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    The peach tea citrus infusion is my absolute fave too!

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      Barbie
      September 6, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      It’s so addicting! Thanks for stopping by Tara.

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    ~Karrilee~
    September 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I love all of this!!! (And Starbucks Infused Teas –SO MUCH YES! My fav is the pineapple one, but I will force myself to try the other ones this week… you know –as a service… for you.) 😉

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      Barbie
      September 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      You will love it!

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    BettieG
    September 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    You have such beautiful images, Barbie! I love the berry infused tea at Starbucks (even tho I can’t remember what it’s called! Ha.). I am praying for you, my sister Fibro Warrior! Blessings to you.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 6, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you BettieG. I use free images mostly from Pixabay and then I just try to make them pretty 🙂 I so appreciate your prayers.

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    Susan Shipe
    September 7, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Love, love, love these posts. Hate the gallbladder prognosis. Let us know WHEN, ok?

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      I will let you know Susan. Waiting for my referral (still). Hugs!

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    June
    September 8, 2017 at 8:10 am

    August was hot and went by way too fast! But we did get a few days away in cooler Colorado. That was very nice! Praying for your gallbladder situation, Barbie. Please keep us updated. Blessings on your weekend!

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      Barbie
      September 9, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      I will do that June. Praying you’re having a beautiful weekend.

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