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July Recap — It’s August and that equals SCHOOL.

When this post is published, it will be Monday. I start school Thursday. O.o Wow. This summer went by so much faster than I anticipated and most of it was super fun!! πŸ˜€ Another thing I didn’t anticipate was being super, super busy. Wow. Okay. Onto this post! πŸ˜‰

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Goals from July…

The ones I completed will be in green.

  • Read 15 books

I doubt it. XD

  1. A Reluctant Belle by Beth White. 4 stars. (Goodreads) (Read my review HERE!)
  2. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson. 4 stars. (Goodreads)
  3. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. 4 stars. (Goodreads)
  4. Martin Legacy by Abigayle Claire. (Goodreads) (RTC soon!)
  5. A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White. 4 stars. (Goodreads)
  6. Flashback by Shannon Messenger. 4 stars. (Goodreads) (GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK.)
  7. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter. 4 stars. (Goodreads)


  • Finish Ecclesiastics, The Song of Solomon, and make decent progress in Isaiah

I think I could have made better progress in Isaiah, so I’m not counting this one completely. πŸ˜›

  • Complete Camp NaNo goal of 10k

Haha, yeah, um, funny story. When I finished up at my co-op, I still had a bunch of independent school stuff to do because a.) I’m going a year ahead in math. b.) at one point I got a little behind… hehe.

Anyway, I decided after my trip back East, I needed to focus a whole lot more on school work and lowered my goal to 2k. So I completed that. XD

And then I did a lot of school.

  • Read at least 10 books (hopefully more) from summer tbr

*coughcough* Telling myself to read a bunch of books doesn’t work. I just read what I want to. XDD

After two years of this, I’ve learned my lesson. No more huge crazy lists, I promise!! I think will limit myself to 10 books per summer tbr. And then actually read them. (and maybe mini reviews? Tell me what you think in the comments!!) Anyway. XD

  • have productive plane rides

I don’t know how I thought I would ever stay concentrated on a plane ride. Even long ones. Planes and airports are wayyy too distracting!!

  • finish Bible Lightunits

Um. I finished them yesterday? Check! πŸ˜€

  • finish Discovery Journal

I’m finishing them tomorrow?

  • Finish two beta reads

Oh yeah! πŸ˜€

  • Get caught up with journaling

Super close. I’ll finish it today.

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  • Prepare for new school year

I’m prepared! πŸ˜›

  • Finish Algebra 1 book

I’m meeting with a friend tomorrow to discuss math, but other than that, it’s all good.

  • spring cleaning


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August goals:

  • Figure out a way to organize all my school stuff
  • Stay caught up with school
  • Read 10 books
  • Finish Isaiah or get very close to finishing
  • Finish one new Bible Lightunit
  • Organize/edit all East Coast pictures
  • Post East Coast trip series
  • Stay caught up with journaling

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Posts from July…

June Recap because it’s JULY. :O (+tiny hiatus)

Diary of a Daydreamer BLOG TOUR

Surprise blog party for Kellyn Roth!!

A Reluctant Belle Book Review!

I can’t sleep!

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July Happenings

  • went camping and made tons of great memories! πŸ˜€
  • took a gajillion pictures during July!! πŸ˜€
  • fun family time <3
  • happy 4th!
  • SBG!!
  • made some new pen pals! πŸ˜€
  • went back East (DC, Virginia, etc.) Posts about that to come soon!!

  • some birthdays including my brother’s, Grandma’s, some cousins, and friends! πŸ˜€
  • held some babies.
  • comforted some people because of loved ones passing on…
  • found out I have to get my wisdom teeth out soon… AH! (tips, anyone?)
  • re-watched Pride & Prejudice!! I love that movie so much!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
  • re-did our cookbook! πŸ˜€

  • Olive Garden! YUM.
  • house cleaned for my Mom and Grandma
  • wrote some
  • started like five different random novels that probably won’t survive
  • had some friends over
  • watched PRINCESS BRIDE!!! πŸ˜€
  • found out that Trader Joe’s mango sorbet isn’t very good
  • swam a couple times

  • Announcements: πŸ™
  • RIP Oreo the bunny.
  • Not sure why he died, but yeah…
  • Also
  • Prayers for my brother would be appreciated… Thursday night was very traumatic. He badly cut his finger and some tendons in a filing cabinet…
  • there was a lot of blood
  • and an ambulance
  • so quick healing for him, please! Thank you. <3

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Thanks for reading!

When do you start school? What was your month like? Go on any trips lately? Tell it all to me in the comments. I like long comments! πŸ˜€

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  1. I’m so sorry for your brother and bunny… πŸ™ I’ll pray for them!
    I’m starting my school on September 2nd. Best of luck with your school! Good luck with your August goals and have a great month! πŸ˜€
    Ann xx

  2. I will be praying that your brother has a super super speedy recovery! And I am so sorry about you bunny. 😦 Sounds like you had an epic summer! πŸ˜€ I cant wait to see the pictures from your trip! πŸ™‚ Great post! πŸ˜€

    -Laura ❀ πŸ™‚

  3. Ahh, I related so much to the title of this post.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜–Best of luck with all your goals this month, and I hope going back to school goes well for you! Also, prayers for your brother, I hope he recovers quickly.

  4. Wonderful recap of July! Looking forward to your upcoming post about your travels on the east coast! My family and I were just there like less than a week ago, haha. πŸ˜‚ Oh my goodness! I will be praying for your brother. That sounds so scary. πŸ˜“πŸ™

    1. Thank you!! I’ll probably post the first one this Monday. Ooh, cool! Did you have a good time? Thanks again. He’s actually in surgery right now. 😬

  5. Okay so I have no idea why your posts don’t show up in my Reader, because I am following you ._. Just wanted to quickly explain my commenting absence πŸ˜‚
    I enjoyed reading this recap! RIP Oreo 😒 I used to have a guinea pig named Oreo when I was little.
    Good luck on all your August goals! πŸ™‚

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