Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Highlights: July 2012

I knew July would fly by, but it's still amazing to me that it's over!

This month I read the following:
Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
Rating: 3/5          Pages: 313           Page Goal: 12,956/15,000
Blaze by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman
Rating: 3/5          Pages: 340           Page Goal: 13,296/15,000
A Girl Named Summer by Julie Garwood
Rating: 2/5          Pages: 176           Page Goal: 13,472/15,000
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Rating: 4/5          Pages: 288           Page Goal: 13,760/15,000
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Rating: 4/5          Pages: 382           Page Goal: 14,142/15,000

These books total 1,186 pages for the month; not so bad, considering I was traveling so much!

As you can see, I didn't rate any of these books 5/5; however, of this selection, my favorite book was The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Stay tuned for my review!

I finished my summer classes! Yay! I don't start classes again until August 20th, so I do have a few weeks off. The problem? Working in higher ed, the weeks before classes start are the busiest weeks of the year! Hopefully it won't be too bad--this will be my first fall semester juggling my job (usually 60+ hours per week in the fall) and my classes. Wish me luck!

Would you believe that I haven't touched my crafts this month? Best of intentions, I brought a crocheting project with me on the Wisconsin trip...but I left my pattern at home, so I had no idea what to do with the project. Good job, smarty...

July was a super super busy month for travel! I went to B-town (hometown), the first weekend. The second weekend, Matt and I drove to Wisconsin to see his family. The 3rd weekend I flew to Cleveland for a conference. I returned on a Sunday, and on Monday flew out for Chicago. I returned from Chicago on Thursday and am glad to be home.

August brings some travels, too. I'll be working at a local county fair, so I'll be commuting one hour each way every day Wednesday--Saturday. This will make for 13 hour days. Then, the following week, I've got a conference in Sioux Falls, SD. After that, I have to stay put for inservice, orientation, and classes to begin. Will I ever get a break?!?!? :)

Save the Dates for our wedding arrived and went out in the mail! Next task? Find a catering service...

I usually don't even have time to breathe in August. This year will be no different, as I take on more as I continue in my professional career. So my goal is just to make it out of August alive and with minimal dark circles under my eyes.

Lighthouse where we stayed in Wisconsin...

So, readers, what were your July 2012 highlights?

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