*happy sigh* Y'all. I'm so cheerful this morning. Fall has finally found my little hollow of Carolina and I couldn't be happier. (A little chilly...but happy. <3) We had frost this morning! #firstoftheseason
Anywho. Recap time. :D
// Life. //
>> I started eleventh grade this month. Which is good, but...time-consuming? In other words, textbooks are cutting into time spent with REAL books. :P
>> I overheard two different, humorous exchanges between my brother and mom, and dad and brother.
Tucker: (to Mom.) You want to come downstairs and play pool?
Mom: And what? Sneeze and make the tennis balls roll across the table? (Mom is/was suffering from terrible fall allergies. Bless her heart. <3 *pats head*)
Bro: We don't use tennis balls for pool, Mom. They're too bouncy.
Dad and Tucker were at the table one night while Dad was going over bills for people, etc. And Tucker was perturbed to discover that apparently Dad was making more than he was an hour.
Tucker: So how much do you make an hour?
Dad: (calmly) Three times more than you.
Dad: (still calm) I'm worth three times more than you, son.
>> I had someone inform me that because I was tired and exhausted I felt like I'd been run over by a truck. Get it? TIREd and EXHAUSTed... XP
>> We took lots of walks up by the cemetery (yes, there is a cemetery within walking distance of our house. BE SCARED.) which resulted in lots of awesome sunset pictures.
>> I discovered a cure for hiccups! Like, it legit works. Thanks to these two lovelies – Sierra and Hannah. I thought they were crazy for telling me to drink water upside down, but IT WORKED PEEPS.
>> I tried to take pictures of myself...in the bathroom mirror...which resulted in a weird look from the Kid...
The bedroom mirror ended up working out much better... :P
>> I got an email from a Russian-accented, secret blog stalker/admirer...which was a nice distraction from schoooool. :P
// Books. //
I got eight books this month. YAY!!! :D Two were free...
Jilted by Varina Denman -- Giveaway.
The Wish by Beverly Lewis -- Review book.
And the other six? Um, yeah. CBD had a sale...
Anna's Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
When the Clouds Roll By & Whisper Goodbye by Myra Johnson
Dancing on the Head of a Pen by Robert Benson
Not a Fan. by Kyle Idleman
The Sentimental Journey: 9
I also read seven books this month! :D
Philippians: The Joy of Christian Living (4-week Bible study journal) by Darlene Schacht -- 4 stars
Philippians -- 5 stars
On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin -- 5 stars
This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof -- 5 stars
Fitting In by Rebekah Morris -- 4 stars -- Review HERE.
In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin -- 4.5 stars
And I beta-read Martin Hospitality by Abigayle (No official cover for that one yet, but I can't wait to have it on my shelf. :D)
// Movies & Music. //
>> This month...I discovered... WHEN CALLS THE HEART!! After being told by several people that it was an amazing show, I finally snatched the first couple of shows from CBD. Guys...they were right. It's SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS. We're almost through the first season. :)
>> After seeing Amy Lane's review of The Magic of Ordinary Days, I decided that it sounded really good. And I got it from the library. And watched it. IT TOO IS SUPER GOOD, PEEPS! Go watch it and let's chat about how cute Livi and Ray are, hmm? ;)
>> I listened to some awesome music this month...
This is the Time ~ Superchick
Through Your Eyes ~ Birtt Nicole
The God I Know ~ Love & The Outcome
One Step Away ~ Casting Crowns (LOVE THEIR NEW ALBUM! <3)
Live Like We're Dying ~ Kris Allen
With Every Act of Love ~ Jason Gray
Priceless ~ For KING & COUNTRY
// Writing. //
>> Well, well, well...would you look at that. I wrote a total of 13,241 words this month! Not bad, eh?
3,067 words were in War Tears. (Yeah, I know. My characters feel so neglected. :P) And the rest was in twelve...different...projects. #ihaveproblems
>> I competed the 100-for-100 challenge!! Hosted by Go Teen Writers, this was a challenge from June 1st to September 8th to write at least 100 words a day. There was a couple days off and one rest week, but... It was awesome. :D
// Blogging. //
>> Followers gadget! This month I finally added the followers gadget to my sidebar (I know, super delayed. When I had tried to do it before, I encountered issues and...apparently just quit?) But anywho, it's up now. :D
>> Awesome posts on other blogs...
Eve Estelle -- Five Ways I've Found to Get Around Writer's Block
Thomas Reither -- Change the World?
Jesseca Dawn -- Fifteen Years Ago...
Raechel -- Honor
Hosanna Emily -- The Life of Jesus Christ
Emily -- God Calls All Kinds
Mikalya -- The Real You
Victoria Minks -- 10k Writing Day – Why It's Great & How to Survive It
// Goals. //
My goals for September were...
>> Start school. (Rather inevitable, don't ya know.) Check!
>> Read six books. (Hopefully.) Check!
>> Hit 65k with War Tears. (Fingers crossed.) Ummmmm.....
>> Finish two short-stories. (Have to. The contests have deadlines, don't ya know.). Well, I finished one...
>> Make curtains for my room. *cough* (Yeah, I still haven't did that...) Uh...didn't happen...
Okay! Goals for October!
>> Read five books.
>> Beta-read two books.
>> Finish the remaining short-story which is for this contest.
>> Hit 68k in War Tears. (I want to finish it by Christmas. #shrieking)
>> Make curtains (FIANLLY).
So. Have you read/saw/heard these books/movies/songs? Did you like how I made that all own sentence? Any special plans for October? Can you find the five hashtags hidden in this post?