July has arrived and we are at the half way mark of the year. Do you take a moment to take stock of how your year is going?
I started the challenge of writing a sentence a day back in April and also continued in May and June. If you missed my posts for April and May you can read them here A sentence a day
On the first week of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone has been up to.
In July my theme for the blog is 31 days to focus on You. That means writing ways to bring the focus back onto what makes us as individuals healthy and happy.
Writing a sentence a month is short and sweet but can be a pertinent reminder of all the good things and perhaps not so good things that happen in life. This is my fourth month and it is really like keeping a diary. I just love the idea.
A sentence a day for July 2017
July 1 – Headed to the Gold Coast with my Saturday Sisters in preparation for our half marathon tomorrow. Caught in a traffic jam but managed to collect our packs in time and enjoy a delicious carb loading pasta dinner! Also started the Instagram #summerphotoghallenge2017 through Leslie from Once Upon A Time Happily Ever After Day 1 was Self Portrait and I hate selfies!
July 2 – Gold Coast Half Marathon and the Saturday Sisters and I did it! 21kms in good times and then celebrated with a huge breakfast watching the Marathon runners.
July 3 – Feeling great after my half marathon yesterday so walked up to visit my MIL and also caught up on some blogging and client work.
July 4 – Combined a walk with a visit to my MIL
July 5 – We have snow in Brisbane! Not real snow but Snow4kids which I took my darling grandson to. We had fun making a snow man and throwing snowballs at each other.
July 6 – Visited my MIL and then we headed to the Coast so my husband could finish putting the furniture together. Found this beautiful thank you note from one of my Saturday Sisters along with a bottle of champers which of course I opened and enjoyed.
July 7 – Hubby worked on the furniture which is now all finished – yay! and I worked on my blog and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.
July 8 – Woo! Hoo! Training for our 34km run in August is going well and the Saturday Sisters and I ran 24km, I then called in to see my daughter and darling grandson then headed back to the Coast for a long hot shower – I’m a little pooped!
July 9 – Hubby and I went to explore the Cararra Markets on the Gold Coast and I found these gorgeous blooms. Can you pick the real from the fabric ones?
July 10 – Enjoyed a lazy day on the Coast, reading but managed a 1 hour workout for core and upper body. The weather was gloomy and cold and so perfect for a lazy day with some Pasta takeaway for dinenr.
July 11 – Headed back to Brisbane from the Coast and relaxed for the afternooon.
July 12 – Spent the day with my darling grandson, we walked to the park, were superheroes and watched a movie and watered the garden in our superhero costume of course. Pure joy! The instagram challenge was hands so what’s better than holding the hand of your grandchild?
July 13 – Visited MIL at her aged care facility and they were having a Bastille Day morning tea (a day early) so she was too busy enjoying herself to spend time with me LOL:) My gift for my niece’s 40th arrived from Name Jewellery
July 14 – Caught up with my daughter who is organising my 60th birthday party (in co-junction with my darling husband) – the invitations have been sent!. Spent the rest of the day blogging and catching up on comments for my link parties.
July 15 – Time for my Saturday run with the Saturday Sisters and as we are in training for a 34km run in August, a 3 hour run was on the menu – lucky it was a glorious morning to enjoy. In the afternoon we brought MIL back home to go through her wardrobe – I have never met a women with so many clothes!!!
July 16 – What a lovely relaxing day spent with hubby, quality time together, I read most of ‘Into the Water’ by Paula Hawkins who also wrote ‘Girl on a Train’, almost finished knitting my jumper, some friends dropped in for a quick catchup and then I made a delicious lamb roast for dinner. A perfect day in my book.
July 17 – Started the day with a great PT session (upper body and core), a quick visit to MIL and then some helping my husband clear some of his mum’s possessions which she no longer needs or wants – that will take us years! Why do we accumulate so much?
July 18 – Shopping for our Christmas in July dinner party and an afternoon run with the Saturday Sisters.
July 19 – Wednesday is Ethan day – YAY! It was so windy so a quick visit to the park and then indoor play it was a dinosaur kind of day.
July 20 – My high school friend and her husband were visiting Brisbane so my darling and I enjoyed a catchup over a delicious lunch.
July 21 – Started preparing for our Christmas in July dinner party tomorrow evening plus a quick trip to MIL.
July 22 – It is cold this morning!!! Started the morning with another long run – only a few weeks to go now. It is our Christmas in July dinner tonight and have invited friends around to celebrate with turkey and ham and all the trimmings. It is too hot in December in Australia to enjoy this type of food.
July 23 – Rest and relaxing after our Christmas in July so I gave myself a facial and body scrub.
July 24 – Started making and designing birthday cake for granddaughter and visited MIL at her aged care home.
July 25 – Prepared the icing for the cake, scheduled some blog posts, quick visit to MIL, then met the Saturday Sisters for an afternoon run.
July 26 – Wednesday – Ethan day and what a special day, playing in the sand pit, being dinosaurs (again) and building a volcano such a joy.
July 27 – Attended a volunteer course for aged care and I have the certificate to prove it!
ADD PHOTO OF CERTIFICATE
July 28 – Started the day with a long chat with my daughter which is always special. Decorated the birthday cake for our granddaughter and picked up my pack for the Stadium Stomp – running up and down 5,000 stairs on Sunday – I might just be a little bit crazy.
July 29 – Caught up with a friend for brunch and then helped another friend with her assignment.
July 30 – The Saturday Sisters do it again! We conquered 5,000 stairs at The Stadium Stomp. in the afternoon it was time to celebrate our granddaughter’s birthday – so as part of my tradition I made her birthday cake.
July 31 – The last day of July and I looked back over my month – it wasn’t too bad at all!
So that was my month in a sentence a day. I hope you enjoyed reading what I got up to this month.
What has August in store for me? I turn 60 in August so it will be Sue’s Sizzling Sixtieth Selebrations!
Why not try this challenge for August? It is surprising what you might write over the course of the month and it is fun reading. You can then link up and read other posts from those taking the challenge.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!