August was a FUN month! I was waiting forever for my weekend up North and it finally came. Me and Hubby went up to Lutsen with two other couples. It was a blast! And the Sea Villa we stayed in was much nicer than I was expecting. So that was a bonus. We ate pizza, s'mores, fudge, grilled, bonfired, talked, and laughed. BEST. And hopefully repeatable.
I also started a home business. *cross fingers it all goes well!* I am super pumped about it and want it to do well.
And then cheerleading. Ah. Back in the swing of things. This will be my sixth year coaching I think. It all sort of becomes a neverending blur. I have high hopes for the season with a new batch of freshmen.
Fantasy Football 2014 baby! Hubby and I weren't as prepared for the draft this year around, which we held at our apparently super small house. This was evidenced by our drafting two, yes TWO defenses. Sigh. Better luck next year, eh? Next year I think I will do my own team though. Love ya Hubby! ;D
I am closing out the month with seven new books on my Read shelf. Most of the reviews are still pending. I am so behind on posting reviews!
Let's All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs
Thirteen by James Phelan
Growing Up Social by Arlene Pellicane and Gary D. Chapman
Velveteen Rabbit (audiobook)-no review pending
Heart Shaped Rock by Laura Roppe (linked to review)
Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson (linked to review)
Parenting the Whole-Hearted Child Jeannie Cunnion (also a DNF)
I have managed 14 posts for August. Respectable :)
Speak-3 Stars....though I am thinking 2 is more like it...
Fire Wish-4 Stars
Bouquet of Love-3.5 stars
Heart Shaped Rock-4 stars
...and now do you see why I am behind on reviews??
Team Us-3.5 Stars....more like a 3 now..
Jonah and the Great Big Fish-3 stars
Blitzes, Tours, Reveals:
Pieces of Me Blitz--giveaway still open!
Dream Boy Blitz--giveaway still open!
Season Two of Gilmore Girls! I flew through season one, but somehow don't have as much time for season two. Still a great show, not a favorite yet, but darned good!
Also: SEASON EIGHT OF DOCTOR WHO!! No spoilers I promise! As much as I hate to admit it, Peter Capaldi isn't horrible. Everything I hated about the episode was on the production side. Like WOW. Horrible production. If I can tell the camera work is being used to make me think a scene is more hectic and crazy then it really is...then no bueno.
And yes, I have gotten sucked into the giant Simpson's marathon a few times :)
I love these 8 Reasons Fairy Tales are Essential to Childhood
Time for me to get back to Yoga! I'm starting with some easy hip openers
Debating if I should do this
And who doesn't need one of these? Adorable!
Looking ahead to September I don't have much planned. A nephew's birthday, a book party, some football (!!), some fall Caribou mochas, and hopefully some better organization! Goodbye dear August, you were humid as usual, yet I am still sad to see you go.