Friday, August 31, 2007

August Round Up

My August 2007 Round Up

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?

Obviously, I did NOT read any book this month. I scoured my blog archives in the high hope that I had just forgotten that I had read a book, any book....but to no avail. Sigh! I canNOT believe I did not read a book in the past 30 days! WOW!

Magazines? Not a one either, unless tabloids count, hehehe!

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?

I did better on this front. We watched The Bourne Ultimatum this month. Waaay early this month! There was also Rush Hour 3 which we saw with Rogan and Raine. There was also Surf's Up with the kids, which we saw on video, I think.

And.....that was it. Sheesh! How UN-cultured was I this month??? No books and practically no movies, either! Unbelievable!

What special days did I celebrate and how?

August 6 -
Happy Birthday to Boydee and ME!!! It was only the 2nd or 3rd (maybe the 4th?) time we celebrated separately. I was in the States, and Boydee back home in the Philippines. He celebrated with a Mexican themed party while we had a blast at Acapulco in Glendale! Yummmy on the strawberry margaritas and the ginormous burrito I had!

No class days - We had a few of those this month, mainly because of a couple of typhoons and a couple of holidays celebrated on Mondays. The kids had no class obviously, and we pretty much whiled the time away playing the Wii (or me catching up on my CT requirements, hehehe).

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

No problems whatsoever this past month!!! Yeah! Slight --- very slight --- back problems, but mainly because of all the walking we had done from the East Coast, and all the traveling we did. Some migraines, but those were due to that time of the month, methinks.

Oh, my back DID hurt after the first few times I played with the Wii (tennis and bowling) because I was using my back with the proper form, of course. I had to adjust THAT in a hurry, that's for sure!

The kids, nada. Healthy little buggers they were, hehehe. :)

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

We ate out pretty much the entire time we were in the States, so that was definitely FUN, hehehehe!

Playing the Wii was a major thing this past month. It was good for the kids because not only were they playing a video game, they were being PHYSICAL with it! So THAT'S a huge advantage of having the Wii!

1. The Sisterhood Challenge - Playing catch-up on this one. Elizza has been the runaway leader so far, finishing up the baptism pages in one weekend, I think! I'm currently on my last 2 sets of the 2nd month while Elizza and Bang are working on their 3rd month already. I need to get cracking at this!

2. Swimming Competition - The kids competed in the first ever Development Age Group Invitation Swim Meet at Valle Verde. There were a lot of clubs from all over the country, and the kids did really well.
a. Raegan - got golds in back and free, a silver in fly, and a ribbon (6th) for breaststroke.
b. Rogan - got bronze medals for free, fly and breast, and a ribbon (6th) for backstroke.
c. Raine - got ALL GOLDS for ALL strokes in her age group! Whoohoo! She did really well.....she should, seeing that she was HUGE compared to the other 7 year old girls

3. I joined the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race Season 2 with my awesome partner, Katie the Scrapbook Lady. We had a blast and cemented our cyber friendship even more. Thanks, Katie, for asking me to partner with you!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?

I purchased my monthly kit from Songbird Avenue called Dreamsicle. And no, I haven't scrapped with it. Yet. I will, sooner or later. I love getting the Avenue's kits because they're 1-great kits, and 2-the proceeds all go to support some great cause. So, no regrets from me for sure!

And a MAJOR-ajor purchase we did this month? You guessed it! My new TOY, an iMac!!! Whoohoohoo! I've scrapped a few pages on it so far and it can fly---mainly because there's practically NOTHING on the hard drive! Hehehe!

What were this month's disappointments?

I couldn't renew my dang driver's license because of some effing state law! Aaaargh!! Maybe I'll try again when I go back...

What were my accomplishments this month?

I finally DID get my Philippine license though! After almost 10 years! Hehehehe. Good thing I was "still in the system", so to speak. Whatever. Just glad that I can still drive anywhere! WHoohoohoo!

I've also done some layouts to start our East Coast album. I've also added some more pages to the kiddos' baby album, thanks to The Sisterhood Challenge.

I won a $15 GC to the awesome Shabby Princess' Shoppe!!! AND, I made LOTD over at SDK! How cool is that! Yeah!

Anything else noteworthy to record?

I've caught up with my CT requirements, after close to a month of not getting anything scrapped! Kind of. :) But I'm resolving to do soooo much better this coming month. Oh, and I've scrapped with a TON of PINK kits this past month---thank goodness I had the swimming pictures to go with them----the girls were THANKFULLY wearing hot pink swim caps! Whew!

On the Office front - we're starting to shape up the Human Resources Department a few things at a time. Turtle-like, but at least it's getting done, so yay!

August Layout Count: 49!

***End of Round Up***


Katie said...

great roundup Rona!

So impressed that you did 49 layouts!!!

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