Sunday, May 10, 2009

April Afterthoughts

It's just a few days into May, okay 10 days and my time might be better spent jotting down notes about May, but I'm still going to make a brief review of April.

Mostly it's going to be brief because not much happened other than my regular, day-to-day activities.

4,5 - General Conference - Even though I didn't catch all the talks I really enjoyed the ones I heard.

10 - Easter egg dyeing at Mother's house. Susan, Jason, Rachel, Robbie were in town. We played games several evenings.

15 - We sent our tax forms off just in the nick of time!

22 - We hosted a family barbeque to celebrate Mom's birthday.

23 - Mom turns 87 years old. She is still amazing - running circles around her kids and keeping up with the grandkids!

26 - Faith Denzer's farewell. She leaves on the 29th to the Uruguay Mission with a brief stopover in Argentina for language training. She is going to be a wonderful missionary.

TV series watched on TV:
24, Season 7 - I succumbed. Couldn't wait for it to be released on Netflix.
The Amazing Race
The Biggest Looser

TV series from Netflix:
Northern Exposure - finished Season 4
Wonderfalls Season 1 _watched the 1st episode and decided we'd had enough of that one.
1940's House - a family had to live in a home that was set up like it was really the 1940's. They had to build a bomb shelter, black over their windows because of Germany invasions. They experienced the rationing, grew a victory garden and all the other things experienced by families during the war. It was quite amazing and worth wathcing.

Movies from Netflix: Chaos Theory

Books Read:
The Whitatker Family by Shirley A. Roe
You've Been Warned by James Patterson
Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos
Life Sentences by Laura Lippman
The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Leiknes
Artemis Fowl Book One by Eoin Colfer
The Angry Smile (nonfiction, self-help)
Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
Stone Cold by David Baldacci
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

My Favorite Book Read: Among the Mad
Least Favorite: The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns

Overall impressions: April was more unsettled this spring than I think it usually is. Some beautiful, warm days thrown in with many cold, windy, rainy days. I have had fun planning for our vegetable gardens, which I'll post about soon. It was a quiet month, which is always restful and appreciated. Typically I have my most severe depressions in April, but this year I only experienced a few days at the beginning of the month and a few more towards the end. They were ugly, but so much shorter than I feared they might be. For that I rejoice.


Framed said...

I'm sorry I missed the barbecue. Nothing like barbecued hamburgers.
Mom is amazing, isn't she? I don't think I'll come close to 87, let alone with her energy.

julie said...

I love your BBQs! I hope I can go to at least one this summer. Your yard is just so nice for BBQs. And I agree with Framed, bbq'd burgers taste better than non-bbq burgers. Mmm. And all the side dishes. I've got to stop, I'm getting hungry!

I'm glad your April was better than other years and I rejoice with you!

As always, I love your new background!

Kailana said...

A little late in commenting, but I am glad your mother had a great birthday. My mother's birthday was in April, too. Good Friday to be exact.

You read a lot of great books in May! I had Among the Mad out from the library, but I hadn't read the book before it and by the time that came in, Among the Mad was due back... I have it requested again, though!