August 31

August 2015 Wrap-Up: Back to Work

August 31, 2015

aug personal life

  • St. Louis Trip –  I started the month with a quick getaway to visit family in the Lou. It was an action-filled and fun time (and it even earned its own post).
  • Engagement party – I attended a delightful engagement party for my friends Luke and Vicky. I am so happy they’ve found each other, and I look forward to their wedding next month!
  • I went to part of the Under the Sun Tour at Ravinia. Even though we were having fun, and we enjoyed Eve 6 and Uncle Kracker, the sirens and profuse lightening forced us to pack up and leave, missing Sugar Ray and Better Than Ezra.
  • I had a few nights out with the girls….and they always seem to involve wine :) –  Cooper’s Hawk Winery, Broken Earth Winery, and The Wine Cellar. I love my local wine hangouts!
  • Another year of school started – my 20th year teaching in the schools. I can hardly believe it! It’s been a great start to the year so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the year holds!
  • I celebrated my birthday! I was so showered with love and affection again this year – a family celebration, lots of attention and gifts from coworkers, a sushi dinner with friends, a steak dinner with another friend. I’m truly blessed!

Aug Blogging highlights

Aug Misc tidbits

  • Shannon over at It Starts at Midnight cohosted an amazing blog event called #shatteringstigmas. So many authors and bloggers shared their personal stories of mental illness, whether it was their own experience or that of someone close to them. Many books on the topic of mental health were featured, and I thought it was an absolutely amazing event that raised a great deal of awareness. I highly encourage you to hop on over there and check it out!

Tell me about your month! What big events happened for you?

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Posted August 31, 2015 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Monthly Wrap Up


    1. By Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings (Post author) on

      Thanks, Nicole! I totally hear you on being swamped. The start of the school year is always so crazy for me! Even though it’s been a couple of weeks, I still feel like my head is barely above water! Good luck with your next year of homeschooling!

  1. By Jaime Lester on

    You had a great August, it seems! I haven’t had a chance to check out the Shattering Stigmas posts yet, but I really need to. I am hearing so many great things about it!


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