I’m trying to continue doing a monthly round up, and since September is just about over, I’m sharing it here. I first saw this round up on a blog months ago, and thought it was a good idea then. Am only now putting it into practice. Here’s my answers to Katie’s monthly round up questions:
What reading/learning did I do this month?
Learned InDesign and some new Lightroom tricks via Lynda.com I also finished up Book 2 and 3 from the Game of Thrones series. I started Book 4.
What entertainment did I watch/listen to this month?
Carol and I saw Mumford and Sons at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival over Labor Day. Awesome! I also added 3 new songs to my running playlist, “No Church in the Wild”by Kanye West and Jay-Z, “Love is Blindness” U2 cover by Jack White and that super catchy Korean pop song that went viral on YouTube, “Gangam Style” by PSY. After living in Korea for a year and a half, and then spending a year with them in Iraq, I just LOVE Koreans. And this video is just awesome. My TV shows came back this month too: Dexter, Revenge, Homeland…. But I’ll probably catch up mostly via OnDemand or on the internet or from the DVR. And of course football.
What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?
We spent Labor Day in Aspen. So Pretty.
JJ and I went to France. Awesome.
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
I gave Miles a ridiculously loud toy for his birthday. Seriously? What was I thinking?? JJ gave him HungryHungryHippos.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
I bought (and then returned) 2 area rugs from Overstock.com
How did I do on my goals for the month?
Eeek. I don’t think I did so well. This is embarassing! I accomplished 2 goals this month. I definitely wrote more than 3x a week, some became blog posts, but most did not. And I got together with friends a few times.
As for the other 5 goals? Well, here’s a rundown::
I did 4/9 strength workouts; 4/6 yoga classes; Ran 17/40 miles; I did not finish either quilts (but I’m close!) and I took a photo every day but one.
Anything else noteworthy to include?
We got married! (finally)
Miles turned 3!