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 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?


    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. :-)