August 2016 Recap

August Recap

August 2016 in Stats

Books Read This Month: 8
Books Read For The Year: 56

Things That Happened
  • M turned 2
  • We started our new homeschooling year
  • In the Facebook book club we discussed Climbing the Mango Trees
  • Both big kids started soccer.
  • Both big kids also passed belt testing and are now senior brown and senior green belts.
  • G’s first MLB game, and it turns out the Reds give certificates for your first game. I have no idea if other teams do the same, but that was fun for him.
Best Things I Did or Saw
  • Watching the kids play soccer. I’m not really a big soccer fan, but little kids are so cute in the uniforms and watching them swarm around the ball.
  • Watching kids belt test – it doesn’t get old, seeing how far they’ve come and recognizing how hard they’re working.
What’s Cooking
  • Birthday cupcakes for M – vanilla with chocolate frosting. I did not let her help bake them or frost them. 🙂
  • Planning for the book club dinner party and also daydreaming aobut a possible themed-meal for at the book club retreat.
What I’m Anticipating in September
  • Book club – My Life in France for my in-person book club and Burial Rites in the Facebook group.
  • Book club dinner party
  • Book club retreat.
  • The apple store opens at a local museum. My kids LOVE this because it meals apple donuts. We make semi-regular trips there since it’s only open in September and October.
  • Lots of soccer games. 🙂
Books I Read
    I’m in the middle or close to the end of several books, which is partly why August looks so skimpy. Plus starting homeschool again = less time for me to read for myself. Also, I watched a lot more TV than usual (Olympics!) and that drastically curtailed my reading time.

    1. Snow Angels
    2. Walking the Amazon
    3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    4. Still Life
    5. The Penderwicks
    6. Four Perfect Pebbles
    7. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    8. A Fatal Grace

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