*comes sweeping in for this super-late-but-I-don't-care-I'm-doing-it-anyway-'cause-this-month-was-epic monthly wrap-up*
July was basically a long/short (it felt like both *shrug*) series of unexpected, expected, awkward, and awesome thingys. I shall now do what all good blog authoresses do and delve into this with y'all. Ready?!
// I snapped pictures of my dog...destroying a box. Then I got the privileged joy of picking up after him... Hey, he was enjoying it! ;)
// I spent long nights arguing with my autocorrect that 'safari' and 'apple' shouldn't be capitalized when not meaning a browser and a company.
// Yeah, sure. That's exactly where you're suppose to park. *insert sarcasm*
// My ears were often full of water from oodles of swimming. :P
// Listened to this conversation...
Tucker: *is being annoying*
Mom: You know, they have homes for kids like you.
Tucker: Smart kids? Yeah, it's called college.
// The Kid got a bee sting above the eye and his eye was completely swelled shut the next morning at church. *wishes had a picture of his pitiful self* THEN. On Monday (which was technically August first, so you'll get details later) Tucker's friend got stung...same eye. Then I got stung thrice...wrist, leg, underarm. -_-
// I had a fantabulous birthday. Sweet sixteen!! ^_^
Gifts I received! :) A canvas wall hanging, a string garden of succulents, books, chocolate, cards... ^_^
AND...I also got tickets to MercyMe in December. MERCYME!!!! *shrieks*
// Books. //
I only read six books this month...isn't that utter sadness?? :'(
Julia's Last Hope by Janette Oke -- 5 stars
Dearest Jean, Dearest Walter by Rose Holman -- 5 stars
The Silent Blade by Jesseca Wheaton -- 5 stars -- Review HERE.
Jonas & Olivia by Victoria Minks -- 5 stars -- Review HERE.
Coffee Cake Days by Amanda Tero -- 5 stars
From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden -- 4 stars -- Review HERE.
As far as a book haul goes, I got three lovely books this month. And didn't spend a dime! XD
The Solid Rock by Faith Blum -- Giveaway win. (And I just love her name. ;) )
Millie's Unsettled Season & Millie's Courageous Days by Martha Finley, adapted by _____ -- A birthday gift from a friend. :)
// Writing. //
As far as writing goes... I DID CAMO NANOWRIMO THIS MONTH. XD
Okay, so... You probably knew that already. ;) But if not...you know now. My goal was 30k and I exceed that by ten awesome words (totally worth mentioning, folks). I had the awesomest cabinmates and it was an epic experience. XD
Also...I may or may not have wrote in a few other side-stories. Just for funsies. Make that three stories, to be exact. :P Bringing my grand total for the month up to... 30,891.
// Blogging. //
-- Visit RebekahAshleigh for a humorous narration of the sighting of An Exotic Bird...or Not.
-- Visit Bethany's blog and read her awesome post lost people
-- Visit Olivia's blog and be inspired by the lovely post Is There Any Safer Place?
-- Read Amanda's thought-provoking walk through When We Feel Unworthy of Being Loved
-- Visit Amy's art blog for some tips on organization in your writing. Writing, I'm Slowly Getting Organized
-- Read Emily's uplifting guest post on the subject of blessings.
-- Visit Abi's blog for her delightful post Why I Love Snail Mail.
// Goals. //
My goals for the month of July were...
-- Write 30,000 words in War Tears.
-- Read/finish at least 8 books.
-- Make curtains for my room.
And...only #1 happen. :P August?
I haven't set any specific goals for this month, but I do plan to get ready for school, write...some, and READ. XD
So...you know the ritual. Have you read the books, did Camp, read the blog post? What was the best happening of your month? Teeellll mmeeee aalllll peeepppss!!!