Hello again, dear reader.
This marks the final post for my 2015 #blogjune journey. It’s been different to what I had expected. I had *hoped* that I’d be able to post every day. But, just as in the last five years, that never happened. I still managed 30 posts – but because several days had two or more posts in them. And this post marks the 112th post in the #blogjune category – and that sounds pretty impressive to me 🙂
So, to recap for 2015:
1. On the relationship between libraries, teaching and vocal nodules I lamented my not-going-to-Library-volunteering-due-to-laryngitis day
2. Keeping it at bay – the laryngitis, that is – related my happiness at getting so much editing done the day before, and also re-discovering the five (count them! 5!) folders of research that I’d done for a historical novel ten years ago, before Miss10 came along
3. Looking backwards, looking forwards referred to my experiences with #blogjune (cherubs traditionally picking up vomiting bugs during the first week of June) and my excitement about the #WritingRace I attend every Wednesday evening.
4. So I succumbed – Laryngitis got me, finally. It was the choir rehearsals that did it, I tell you!
5. Ask me why I’m happy – Hubby finished his CPA studies!
6. So it happened again – I was *so* hoping to get away with a vomit-free first week of #blogjune. But Miss7 changed that. Sigh.
7. Smiling – while sick : my 41st birthday!
8. Grateful was a post thanking my peeps for all the birthday love – and I finished reading Stephen King’s On Writing 🙂
9 – 14. The next few posts were a series on how I parent. I regularly get comments on the good behaviour of my kids, so I thought I’d blog about why. Things like Rewards First, Stuff Costs Money (understanding the value of things), Set Expectations, Consistency is Key, Make Milestones Memorable and finished it with a post on Mummy: my kids’ perspective
15. This Saturday looked ahead to the Krav Maga grading I was to sit that weekend
16. whoops – where I realised that I’d missed a day of blogging. My first for the month. So I’d made it through to day 15 before misisng a day! Happy with that 🙂
17. Predicting the game – the State of Origin rugby league match, that’s pretty big on the east coast of Australia during June. And I got it right 🙂
18. Training – Miss10 had been giving me back massages all week, possibly in response to the hard training I was doing preparing for my grading. Which was absolutely beautiful!
19. On dreams – I wonder what “being suffocated by render” means?
20. I passed!!! (Still shaking my head in disbelief, actually…)
21. Sabriel – my thoughts on the Garth Nix novel of the same name, which I’d read that afternoon. Being unable to do much else but lie prone, of course!
22. Conversations with my younger children – in which both Miss7 and Mr6 surprised me.
23. Hat-less: a selfie. These are rare. But I felt that my first day without-a-hat since shaving my head for #WorldsGreatestShave back in March was reason enough to grin and bear that rear-facing camera…
24. four days behind because I was! And my reason why…
25. On socks and sewing – in which I recounted hopeful improvements in my ‘school socks’ system, and also my woeful sewing skills
26. sore – Some furniture was moved in preparation for the laying of tiles which had been delivered – which we had just discovered were the wrong tiles! (Am still seething over this one…)
27. Feedback from beta-readers – my take on the feedback I’ve received on my book to date
28. Tiles – part 2 : situation resolved (we can but hope) where the correct tiles will apparently be delivered next week…
29. Reading time – where I got to the bottom of why Mr6 refuses to read certain words
30. Over for another year – this one that’s you’re reading right now, the recap post where I’ve reminisced on the events of the past month.
Thanks for reading, and here’s wishing you a lovely day, as always!