Earlier this spring, I stumbled upon Julie’s blog, Julie’s Touch of Style, through our Peaceful Posse Facebook group in one of the daily blog threads and I kind of fell in love with the idea of summarizing each day of the month with one or two sentences, hence the name A Sentence A Day. April’s Sentence a Day post is here if you’d like to read it, May’s Sentence a Day can be found here. June’s Sentence a Day can be found here, and July’s Sentence a Day can be found here.
Leslie is kind enough to organize the link up and it opens up the first Thursday of each and every month. So if you feel like playing along for September, you better get started.
The key thing you need to ask yourself is this: If someone asked you how your August was, what would you tell them? And so, this post idea was born.
Let’s get started:
Tuesday, August 1st – I came home from work a half hour earlier than usual to get a jump start on dinner (stirfry). Then, I dealt with some key drama/BS for a pet visit that I was going to at 9 p.m. Why people over-complicate things is beyond my comprehension. Afterwards, I went to my mom’s to see Charlie and Baxter (Charlie is now 28 days post-op and doing well). I then stole Baxter and took him home for the night.
Wednesday, August 2nd – I had a great day at work today. Jeff came with me to visit Charlie and we enjoyed a nice family walk down the road. Jeff then dropped me off at my pet visit, went to the store and then came back to pick me up. When we got home, I took Baxter out for a brisk walk, which I think he enjoyed because he then came home and was belly up on the couch for the rest of the evening. 🙂
Thursday, August 3rd – Today was a busy day and a crappy one at that. Thank goodness for long weekends. Later in the evening, I visited the cats I’m looking after long term that live a couple of condos over tonight and then afterwards, I went to pick up Charlie for the weekend (yes!!). Life is good when the four of us are all together. 🙂
Friday, August 4th – My four-day weekend starts today. I slept in until 9 this morning and we did a Costco trip and watched Empire in the afternoon.
Saturday, August 5th – Charlie had a bath today and looks much, much more civilized and smells wonderful.
Sunday, August 6th – Jeff went up to visit his brother. His brother wanted his advice on a new bike to get and waited for Jeff’s input. Afterwards, they rode 13 kms and I stayed home with the dogs.
Monday, August 7th – Well I had plans to go to the gym for a 9:30 class but I woke up at 9:41 so that didn’t happen. Womp womp. Last day with the dogs before they go back to my mom’s house.
Tuesday, August 8th – It was a crazy busy day at work, which made the day fly by. Last day of work before I have 6 days off. We ended up leaving our place late and heading up north, getting to Jeff’s Dad’s house at about 1 a.m.
Wednesday, August 9th – Wow, I see what Jeff goes through at his Dad’s house since his mom died in March. His dad is such a different person now, it’s unbelievable (and not in a positive way).
Thursday, August 10th – Jeff finally told his Dad how he’s felt for months now, being left to plan and coordinate a 100-competitor shooting competition. Needless to say, it hasn’t been easy on Jeff. Today we spent 10 hours at the range getting everything cleaned up and ready for this weekend.
Friday, August 11th – Last day to set up before Staff match day tomorrow, which is approximately 24 shooters tomorrow. We’re all hoping that the weather holds out because in previous years we’ve had such brutal weather and the match is rain or shine so…
Saturday, August 12th – It’s staff match day for us (we’ve organized a provincial competitive pistol shooting comp with 100 people attending) and it was overall a good day. Afterwards, we grabbed dinner with some friends and then camped out at the range with Jon, Kahla and Ryan. Fun times. Bed at 1 am, up at 6. Oy!
Sunday, August 13th – It was a little rough going but I finally got my butt up by 6:20. Competitors started to arrive by 7 and we left 13 hours later. Another fun day, successful and many compliments from shooters, but man, exhausting. Glad we booked tomorrow off.
Monday, August 14th – What a smart decision booking today off was because the previous 6 days were go go go. I went and grabbed the dogs from my mom’s house for the day and life is good. 🙂
Tuesday, August 15th – What a dumb decision going into work after being off for six days and it’s day FULL of meetings til 3 pm. LOL. Charlie started rehab tonight with his old pal, Virgilia, the vet tech he met this time two years ago. He did pretty good and wagged his tail the entire time. 🙂
Wednesday, August 16th – I had a meet and greet with an Italian Mastiff this evening that I’m going to be looking after this coming weekend.
Thursday, August 17th – Busy day at work and then I came home to do five loads of laundry. JOY! lol
Friday, August 18th – I stayed home from work today, feeling kind lousy when I woke up. We went and got the dogs from my mom’s house early in the day, as well as up to an outlet mall and we bought new shoes. I had three pet visits in the evening, then went to bed late. Baxter had an upset tummy tonight, poor guy.
Saturday, August 19th – God I was in a smashing mood today. Baxter threw up on our bed overnight. Then a few more times in the morning. Wtf? I had 18 pet visits and by 10 pm, I was done like dinner.
Sunday, August 20th – Thankfully today was a bit lighter than yesterday, I had 11 visits. I also had a guy meet me at 7 to go around with me on visits and see what pet sitting was all about and if this was a thing for him/if I thought he was a good prospect. I thought he did a good job and I had a good gut feeling about him. (He got hired two weeks later.) On one of my breaks, I gave Baxter a bath and I loved on Charlie before taking them back to my mom’s house.
Monday, August 21st – Today was uneventful. Tonight we had Charlie’s second rehab appointment. We saw one of the other techs we met two years ago and it was like time had never passed, Charlie was so happy to see her.
Tuesday, August 22nd – We stole Baxter from my mom tonight to bring him home for some love. We’re so lonely without the dogs at home with us 24/7.
Wednesday, August 23rd – I went over to see Charlie tonight after we had tacos for dinner. Nothing monumental happened today. lol
Thursday, August 24th – Charlie had an early rehab appointment with my mom this morning and apparently slept the afternoon away. Work was okay and overall boring to be honest. Thankfully tomorrow is FRI-YAY!
Friday, August 25th – We had our summer social in the afternoon for our department at work, which was fun (bowling). After work, we packed up and met our friends to head up to cottage country for the weekend. Relaxation, good weather and good company ahead, it should be a great weekend.
Saturday, August 26th – Today, our friend Bruce arranged for us to have a private tour of a wildlife rescue sanctuary. We saw foxes, coyotes, two bears, a moose, a timberwolf. It was so cool! They had a small number that were residents but over 700 other animals off limits from the public because their intention is to get them back out in the wild. Later in the afternoon and evening, we hung out in the sun, made good food and had plenty of laughs.
Sunday, August 27th – We stayed at the cottage for as long as possible today, enjoying the last of the beautiful summer days to their fullest before finally headed out around 3:30. The drive home was busy but enjoyable.
Monday, August 28th – Jeff and I spent a vacation day at home today being lazy asses. Baxter got groomed and Charlie had a 6 pm rehab appointment.
Tuesday, August 29th – Work, home, dinner, pet visit with the cats, visit Charlie and Baxter, then a trip to the grocery store for a couple of things, home, pack up breakfasts and lunches for tomorrow, then bed.
Wednesday, August 30th – Work was busy but productive. Some of the things that people ask at work, or things they do, are quite simply baffling. Home, dinner, cat visit, visit the boys at my mom’s house, home, bed.
Thursday, August 31st – It’s the last day of August, where has this month/summer/year gone? It’s really starting to feel like fall and the sun is setting earlier and earlier every day. I went to Charlie’s rehab appointment tonight with my mom, then back to her house for dinner. Afterwards, I took the boys home with me and enjoyed some cuddles on the couch before bed. 🙂
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And that’s August for you, ladies and gentlemen. Another month gone, just like that and we’re into fall.
I’ll be back next month to recap my September.
Have a great evening friends!