TSS: June 2013 [Monthly Recap]

The Sunday Salon.comIt’s already July 7. Time to wrap up June.


June was a tough month for me. Two of these were books that Ben and I (but mostly Ben) read to Evan, so I’m not sure they even count. I only finished 2 audiobooks because I also listened to about 25 hours of employment law conference material. I live an exciting life.

In addition to these, I reviewed Lean In; Sight Reading; and If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This.

I also took part in Audiobook Week sharing: My Audiobook YearHow I Choose AudiobooksMid-Week MemeAudiobook Tasks; and this year’s Audiobook Flowchart. And, as part of Audiobook Month, I posted an interview with Simon Vance.


So I’m officially adding this to my blog identity (tab to come soon). I’m a little nervous about it because I don’t really feel like a photographer – just someone who likes to take some pictures and pretends she knows a little about it. But, I also don’t really consider myself a very good runner. And I often don’t feel like a very good dancer and I’ve been taking class my whole life. So I’m just going for it.

This month I shared photos from the Dunedin Duck Derby and a father’s day photo. I am hoping to do more photo posts in the future.


I haven’t danced since March. It’s pretty much the saddest thing ever. When Ben gets back from Vermont, I need to make time to take a class.

But I am watching So You Think You Can Dance again. Any favorites yet?


I am working my way through Couch 2 5k. I am on Week 5, so I am getting there. I should probably find a 5k to run at the end but it’s summer in Florida and who wants to race then? Between the heat, humidity, and the jogging stroller, I’m not sure what I’m doing is actually running. But I’m out there.


Evan is 13 months old and in full blown toddler mode. I’m having a bit of a harder time adjusting – it’s hard to remember shoes and snacks when we leave the house! I am single-parenting right now, but it’s going great – partly thanks to my helpful future sister-in-law who is staying with me.

I just love this kid.

TSS: May 2013 Recap

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Gosh, didn’t I JUST wrap up April? May FLEW by. Maybe I can blame that for the really, really awful reading month I had. In May, I read:



  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (audio)
  • Life after Life by Kate Atkinson (audio)
  • If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This (audio)

I also reviewed The AbsolutistThe Tao of Pooh; and Scarlet and posted by Armchair Audies Wrap-Up.


I haven’t been to a dance class in just about two months. Life was so busy and I really am not that happy with the class I’ve been going to (they let teenagers into the adult class and I am getting much too old to be dancing with teenagers). My teacher, whom I adore, is leaving and, even though she won’t be teaching anymore, I am actually hoping to try a new class with her this summer.

I got the all-clear to start running again two weeks ago so I am slowly making my way back. I bought some new shoes that are AMAZING. My shin splints haven’t made a single appearance and I am just thrilled. I actually ran a 5k yesterday, but that was part of June so you get to hear about that next month.


Well this was a big month for me as a mom. Evan turned one (see a video of his first year) and we threw him a huge party (see a preview in my Pin It & Do It wrap-up post). He has really started walking now and I think I have to admit I have a toddler now. Which makes me happy and sad. This parenting thing is always a little bittersweet. I love watching him grow but I don’t want him to do it too fast.

I also kept taking pictures, as usual. See photos from a day at the park and some more random pictures of Evan.