August 2015 Wrap-Up: Back to Work
August 31, 2015
- 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!
- Number of Books Read: 5 (I’ve slowed way down with the start of work, and I’ve been on the same book for 2 weeks now!)
- Most Viewed Post: My most viewed post was again Book Club Blowout – Big Little Lies, followed closely by Book Review and Giveaway – Learn Like a Pirate
- Reviews Posted: Learn Like a Pirate, Finding Audrey, O’s Little Book of Happiness, Propose to Me, Fangirl, The Royal We
- Let’s Chat: Apologies, Birthdays
- Quick Quotes: All the Bright Places, Girl Before a Mirror
- Top Ten Tuesday: Most Read Authors, Auto Check-Outs, Historical Fiction Syllabus
- Other Posts: Fun Things To Do in St. Louis
- 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?