Sentence a Day – July, 2018

It’s the first Thursday of the month, and this is when some of us bloggers, recap the previous month with a sentence (or two) every day!  What a great way to get to know me…by getting an insight into my every day.  Read along to see how my July went!

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July 1:  I ran/walked 4.5 miles first thing.  Made a trip to Costco and cleaned up around the house. The rest of the day was spent hanging out at the house with the family.

July 2: Me and my step-son Jordan attended body pump class after work.  I haven’t mentioned this previously, but I work full time as a Human Resources Manager.

July 3:  The family walked to driving range to enjoy our subdivision fireworks show.

July 4:  Hung out at the house.  Dray cooked out hamburgers and hot dogs.  Lazy day overall.

July 5:  Day off – even though I worked for about an hour first thing in the morning.  Then I ran/walked 4.5 miles. Jordan and I tried to go to body pump class but we arrived too late.  We worked out with the weights a little.  I went to a neighbors house and a few of us girls watched the sunset, enjoyed a glass of wine and talked.

July 6:  Another day off from work.  I ran/walked 4.5 miles. Cleaned up around the house a little.  The whole family went to play 9 holes of golf.  Then we all went to eat at an Ethiopian restaurant and we took our neighbor and friend, Kathryn, with us.  Then a few of us girls sat on the back deck, watched the sunset and talked again.

July 7:  Body pump first thing in the morning.  Then I worked on organizing my closet and picking out outfits for next week.

July 8:  Did my 4.5 miles run/walk first thing.  Then I went for mani/pedi with 2 girlfriends/neighbors.  I never get manicures – so this seemed special to me.  But also special because this is our last day with our friend/neighbor, Kathryn, as she is moving to Hawaii tomorrow.  I made spaghetti and meatballs for the family.

July 9: Jordan and I went to body pump after work.

July 10:  We ordered pizza and enjoyed our last night with all 3 boys at the house for the summer.

July 11:  Body pump class after work.

July 12:  Me and a couple neighbors/girlfriends went to Tokyo Joe’s for a quick dinner and then we saw Oceans 8 movie.

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July 13:  Work and then home. I ran to Home Depot to get paint for my weekend project.  Dray and I got in a little relaxing in the hammocks before dark.  Love our sunsets!

July 14:  Body pump class first thing.  Then I came home and work on an article for a local magazine about Fall trends.  I got my hair partially colored and trimmed.  Then Dray and I went for late lunch at a local diner.  We did some shopping at DaveCo, a huge liquor store near us (size of Walmart) and stocked up for our upcoming family and friends visiting us next month.  Then we got busy cleaning up around the house.

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July 15:  I started painting immediately and didn’t stop until 2:00 pm.  I painted trim, some of the hallway and some of the mud room.  Still more to do!  Dray and I enjoyed a wonderful concert (Corrine Bailey Rae and Seal with the Colorado Symphony) at Red Rocks Amphitheater.  Even though it rained and we got wet a little on the way to the venue, the sky cleared and we had the most amazing rainbow (picture above).

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July 16: Body pump class after work.

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July 17:  We went to our neighborhood Mexican restaurant and celebrated a milestone with our Facebook stock.  Then we came home and laid in our hammocks and took in the beautiful sunset (below).

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July 18:  We met with our financial adviser, then I went to body pump class.

July 19: I worked from home the first half of the day so a sprinkler expert could come pay a visit.

July 20: Dray was recognized at Ball Corp for his 25 years of service at a wonderful event.  Afterwards, we hit golf balls at the driving range in our neighborhood.  Dray’s really good…I’m learning.

July 21:  My husband’s birthday! He played golf the first half of the day.  I went to body pump, home depot, got a manicure (again!!  I’m liking it), and baked chicken for him.  I also gave him a 2 hour massage.

July 22:  I painted most of the day.  I finished the hall way, mud room and half of a guest bedroom.  I ran out of paint…and energy.  😦

July 23: I got more paint and finished the guest room walls.  Need to paint the baseboards next.  I now have blisters.

 

July 24:  Had a wonderful dinner, farm fresh food and beer pairings dinner at The Post.  Our neighbor and friend, Kelli joined us!

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July 25:  Good morning to the hot air balloon riders!  Picture taken from our bedroom window.

 

July 26:  I was up at 3:30 to catch at 6:25 flight to Atlanta.  Upon arrival I went to my niece’s store in Tate, GA, 53 Market (pictured above).  Had lunch with 2 of my sisters.  Then got to see my sister’s new home in Jasper, GA.  Then she took me to dad’s house where I made spaghetti for him, his brother and sister-in-law.  All throughout the day I got to spend time with my niece’s baby Charlee!

July 27: I modeled at Daisy’s Boutique in Jasper, GA.  Visiting my niece’s store again and then we all met up at Dad’s house for dinner.

July 28:  I painted Dad’s front porch.  Then Dad and I went to his neighbor’s son’s wedding.

July 29: I went to my sister’s house in Jasper, visited my niece’s store, 53 Market, again and got to see my sister’s cafe/gift shop (opening soon…still under construction) and my other niece’s pharmacy (under construction) in Tate, GA.  Yes, they are quite the entrepreneurs!  Then…we saw a bear in the residential neighborhood behind the Pharmacy!

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July 30:  I drove to Dalton, GA to meet my sister, Karen.  We shopped and had lunch.  Even went to the Walgreens in Dalton to see my niece working there.  She is currently a floating Pharmacist at Walgreens.  I caught an early evening flight home to Denver.

July 31:  Back to work.

Thank you for reading my sentence a day blog for the month of July, 2018.  I appreciate you following along in my adventures and daily life.  I appreciate any comments.  I hope your month was memorable.

xo, Cindy

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12 thoughts on “Sentence a Day – July, 2018

  1. First…I love to hear that you plan out your outfits ahead of time. I always did that too, but not as much now that I’m retired.
    I hope you share that article in the magazine that you are writing….how totally exciting!!
    And you’ve been quite the painting fool, haven’t you?? I always love the way paint can totally change the look of a place.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • Yes, I’ve been painting a lot! I have another room or two to do before I say I’m “done”. I can’t wait to see your kitchen cabinets! Yes, I’ll share the fashion article! Thank you for your support and friendship. xo Cindy

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  2. I always enjoy your fashion shoots when you go ‘home’ for a visit. What a family of entrepreneurs you are. Your niece’s shop has such cute things. Reminds me of a store in Lexington that I love to visit, Sugarboo. So many whimsical, fun pretties to buy!

    I like manicures, too, but rarely afford them for myself. Am hoping to get a pedicure this weekend. Enjoy those, too. Especially when they ru my legs with the sugar scrub.

    Love your sunset views. I think I would be out there every evening!

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  3. What amazing photos – how lucky you are to have scenery like that.
    So much painting! (If you have any energy left, I have a whole list of rooms in our house that need a coat of paint …) You certainly had a busy month!

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