Sunday, September 9, 2012

Round up August

I picked 5 questions to answer for August.

What reading/learning did I do this month? (books, blogs, magazines, ebooks, podcasts, classes, etc.) 

First - a story about my podcasts. I was making copies at the administrative center. I had my iPod on and was listening to the Paper Clipping Roundtable. The superintendent (BIG BOSS) asked what I was listening to. I told him I was listening to a podcast about scrapbooking.  He said that would be as boring as watching paint dry!!!! Then  he said  I needed a hobby - like golf! GOLF more exciting than listening to Noell and Izzy - AHHHHH! I did not say anything that would have gotten me fired! Now if you love golf that's great - but I have tried it. My father loved golf - so yes I had to take some group golf lessons one summer. It's not for me.

I also read the book Whitewater Walking Club. A nice easy read. I finally went to my local library and checked out a playaway. Its an audio recording of a  book in it's own device. You supply your own head phones.  It's helping me with the lovely low impact stationary bike!

What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?

Went to visit a friend  I've  known  since first grade. I had a great time - shopping, eating, and lots of talking. She owns her own business, sew baby. I told new I wanted a sewing machine. She suggested one which was less expensive than the one I had investigated. I ordered it yesterday!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?

I went to the Rubber stamp convention and I did my part to help the economy. The best part for me is watching the demonstrations and talking to the presenters at the booth. They show you those little tips and tricks that you do not translate well in a magazine or blogpost. During my visit to my friend we went shopping, I bought 2 coats! I can spend hundreds of dollars on crafts but I have to force myself to buy clothes. I also bought clothes to start the school year.

My friend had some Containers for cricut cartridges. I found a similar one at Michael's - it's their brand Recollections.  Now to transfer all the cartridges to the containers. My not so fun purchase was a new hot water heater.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

I'm still working on strengthening ankle.  I  started using  the program My fitness pal to track my eating and exercise. It is a little time consuming at first to enter all your foods, but then it gets easier. My menu doesn't change that much.

Anything else noteworthy to include?
School started!  I was ready to go back to work.  The school year started out well.

Today's Tip
Cricut cartridge books - tear out the foreign language pages. It saves space. I've started tearing them out when I use the cartridge. Make sure you check both sides. I almost ripped out a page I needed! I read this somewhere but have no idea where I lifted it from.

Hopefully I will have more blogposts than a round up and 10 on the 10th for September.  My goal is 6! Five to go!!!