I’m so behind on all my monthly link ups! (I blame my 4th of July vacation.) So I decided to combine my link ups into one big post. If you’re one of those people who likes seeing behind the scenes of the blog, you’re going to love this post.
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Facts You Should Know About Me
- I was born in Nebraska, spent some time living in Texas, Georgia, and Tennessee, and currently live in Florida. I never know what to say when people ask me where I’m from.
- My husband and I own two gerbils named Ethel and Millie. One day we’ll have cats (once we’re no longer living with our deathly-allergic roommate!).
- I’m afraid of whales. Why? Because they’re enormous, and that freaks me out.
- Animal friends are my favorite. I love seeing pictures of different species hanging out together.
- I actually hate coffee. (Hot tea forever!)
- I play Neko Atsume. Yes, I’ve collected all the cats.
- When I was in college, I went on a four-day trip to visit thirteen states with some friends. It was such a ridiculous idea, but some of my fondest college memories came out of that trip.
- I like to cross stitch. Mostly because I’m too impatient to learn to knit better.
- I don’t have any piercings or tattoos because I’m phobic about needles.
- I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t like.
July Small Goals
First, a review of my June goals. I actually did pretty well this month!
- Finish my Etsy projects. Halfway. I’ve started formatting one of my completed projects, and the other two will be coming soon. I’ve run into a snag, though, because Canva won’t let me create a design that’s more than 30 pages long. Do you have any tips–is there any way around this?
Plan a staycation.Done! And this was so fun. My husband and I spent several days going to the beach, visiting the local wildlife park, and eating at new local restaurants. It was relaxing, fun, and cheap (three of my favorite words!). Contact our wedding cake baker.Also done! The cake is ordered, and we should be receiving it a few days after our anniversary this month.
Goals for July (now that we’re halfway through):
- Celebrate my third anniversary with my husband. Three years doesn’t sound like much, I admit, but I’m still surprised at how quickly they went!
- Actually finish a couple of Etsy projects. A continuation of last month’s goal.
- Work on my hand lettering. I’ve just gotten into this, and I’m really excited about it. I’m not very good, but I’m hoping to get better!
- Type up a chord and scale sheet for my students. I have a few students who are starting to work on their technical skills, and I’m having a hard time remembering what each one is doing. I want to make a chart of some kind to track their progress.
What I’m Into
Books I’m looking forward to reading: The Princess Problem by Rebecca Hains; Magyk by Angie Sage; Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal.
TV shows I’ve been watching: My husband and I are making our way through the newest collection of Good Eats on Netflix. Alton Brown knows how to make cooking (and even science) fun.
Music I’m loving: I created a singalong playlist on my Spotify account that’s full of old favorites from my high school and college days. When I’m upset or stressed, I crank it up and destress!
Podcasts I’m listening to: The maelstrom of political talk online is no good for my sanity, so I’ve turned to the Pant Suit Politics podcast for my political news. I’ve just started listening, but so far I’m loving it. The two women who run the show (one on the left, one on the right) are polite and thoughtful even in their disagreements, and they keep me apprised of the latest political happenings without the vitriol that’s so prevalent elsewhere.
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