August 31, 2012

TGIF: August 2012

Welcome to the very first MONTHLY....

Ah, August! The driest month of the year where I live. Besides one tiny little heat wave, the weather has been very nice indeed.

Things that have been making me happy this month include:

What became my "summer project", watching all 7 seasons of Bones so that I could pick up with the rest of the world when season 8 begins on September 17. It is really a very good show.

The monotony of summer days broken up by Camryn's week at summer camp and both kids' week-long trip to their grandparents' house in Oregon.

Related to the above is #kidvaction! Mark and I got our very first parenting vacation in 12 long years this month. We both enjoyed it, and missed them. I am now convinced that absence really does make the heart grow fonder, because after several kid-free days, we began wanting to do and buy things for them. No reason, just cuz we love 'em. Sheesh.

Not waiting til the last minute to buy school supplies.

Conquering a fear by going shooting. It was actually kind of empowering.

Photos, photos, photos!

Cool old church

Just me


Cotton candy clouds

And starting tomorrow, I will be participating in Adopt A Pantry which is being organized by the mastermind behind Run Blog Give, Jamie at Chosen Chaos. We are encouraging ourselves and YOU to keep track of the days we exercise and donate to local food banks from September 1 - Novermber 17, just in time for Thanksgiving donations. You know how I feel about feeding the hungry, so I am HAPPILY all over this!

Your turn! What's your August HAPPY?

(Come back on Tuesday the 4th for September's Did You Know? link-up!)


  1. Looks like you've had a good month! I'm really glad you got to have that time with your husband, although I know it was hard to have the kids away, too.
    We've been watching Doc Martin, a British show from public broadcasting. We're going slow, but are enjoying it.

  2. thank you very much for sharing the information ... god bless you