Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Month in Review...November


November...what a whirlwind of a month! Seriously, I have no idea where the days went. Here is my month in review:

  • Took an overnight trip to Boyne Mountain's Avalanche Bay Water Park with the kids and my sister-in-law's family.  Had a splashing good time! 
  • My 16-year-old son came down with mono the next week. Ugh. Usually the healthiest one of the bunch, he was down for the count for an entire week. And now, as I type this (on November 30th), he's on the couch with the stomach flu. Needless to say, November will not be Zach's favorite month of 2010.  
  • Went with my mom on our annual 3-day Christmas shopping event. I say "event" because that's really what it is! We power shop til we drop. This is one of the highlights of my year. It's a great kick-off to the holiday season and a wonderful bonding time with Mom. 
  • Hosted Thanksgiving for 13. Ate too many mashed potatoes and too much pie but loved having a house full of my favorite people (and yes, most of them were even family!) 
  • Writing-wise, this wasn't my most eventful month, but I did manage to review two books for FaithfulReader.com. If you're looking for a good fiction read, check out my review of Reinventing Rachel by Alison Strobel. For those who enjoy non-fiction (and are Sandi Patty fans), read my review of Sandi's book, The Edge of the Divine. Both are highly recommended! 
  • I am currently working on a collaborative project with three other authors. Can't say too much about it right now but I'm excited and hope something good comes out of it. If you have a second, say a prayer! And if you don't have a second to say a prayer, then you're just too busy. 
  • Posted my first entry on The Barn Door. If you feel so inclined, I'd love for you to check it out: Ch-ch-ch-Changes 
  • Oh - and I can't forget to mention that I held my annual Faithful Followers giveaway, which is still going on. If you "follow" my blog and love gift cards, be sure to enter. The winner walks away with a $15 gift card of their choice (well, the choice between 5 different cards). There are only two more days to enter, so get moving!
    So that's about it for me. Like I said, nothing too thrilling, but that's ok. What did your November look like?

    6 comments:

    Diana said...

    I've only got two seconds to comment, so I'm keepin' it short and using the other to pray for your collaborative project ;)

    (Seriously though, I will pray for you!)

    Joanne Sher said...

    Praying for the collaborative project - and come check out my blog (as usual) for my month!

    Raquel Byrnes said...

    Sounds like you've been a busy bee! Hope you have a great December.Congrats on the Barn Door. =)
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

    Lynda Schab said...

    Thanks for the prayers. SO appreciated!

    PatriciaW said...

    As busy as you've been all year, one month of "relaxation" won't kill you. :)

    Great review of Sandy Patti's book. Given the stuff that's going on with Christian leaders/celebrities today, her fall from grace seems almost tame in recollection. I admire her ability to battle back and still love her voice.

    Lynda Schab said...

    I agree Patricia. I've always admired her, but the book gained her even more respect from me. :-)