Just a sentence a day, they said.
It couldn’t get much easier, they said.
It’ll be fun, they said …
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but journalling just a sentence a day is becoming popular, and I’ve seen it pop up on some of the blogs I frequent – for example, Sizzling Towards Sixty, and And Anyways.
The idea appealed to me so I thought I would give it a go in August and share it here on the blog. Here’s how the month panned out …
A Sentence A Day in August
August 1 – Miss 20 and partner came for dinner so I cooked up that old family favourite ‘silverfish’ (what Miss 20 used to call silverside when she was tiny).
August 2 –
August 3 – One of my lovely sisters gave me eyelash extensions in preparation for the Awards Gala on Saturday night.
August 4 – Totally thrilled to receive a phone call from a web designer about some content I’d just submitted for a client’s website, to let me know that he was “seriously impressed” and will definitely be sending further work my way!
August 5 – The Awards Gala was a great excuse to dress up as a golden girl, although sadly I didn’t win my category.
August 6 – We did some rearranging of our bedroom furniture, and I went grocery shopping.
August 7 – I rang the bank about our savings account and the result is that they are going to pay us an extra 1.5% interest!
August 8 – Yesterday I began my new exercise routine of a morning walk and today was Day 2 – go me!
August 9 – The highlight of the day was meeting a friend for lunch at my favourite local cafe, Bean and Leaf.
August 10 – I was asked for a quote for web content for a business which is in the process of revamping their website – fingers crossed!
August 11 – On my morning walk I saw this headstone, I wonder if the family realises that it has the wrong version of “you’re” on it?!
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August 13 –
August 14 – It’s a public holiday for the Ekka in our area today – not that it means much to me, I still did some work – but it was nice to have the hubster home.
August 15 –
August 16 – Today I met with a new client and her puppy, a cute little Norfolk Terrier, at a local cafe – but we forgot that it was a public holiday in Brisbane city so it was a bit of a madhouse and hard to concentrate, particularly with everybody stopping to coo over the dog!
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August 18 – Went to the Redland Women in Business birthday lunch at the Alexandra Hills hotel today – I really enjoy meeting and chatting with other women in business – and we were treated to a great guest speaker and a fashion parade.
August 19 – It might have been a Saturday but I still had to amuse myself, as the hubster went to Toowoomba to visit his parents.
August 20 – The early spring clean of our bedroom continues, as today I cleaned out all the drawers (some of them were so full I couldn’t shut them!).
August 21 – I’ve had a really sore neck which I think is from using the CPAP machine, so I ordered a special pillow for CPAP users, online.
August 22 – I’m continuing my morning walks each weekday, to change it up a bit today I drove out to Cleveland Point and enjoyed a walk with water views.
August 23 –
August 24 – Today marks six years since the dreadful day I found my mother’s funeral notice online – and realised she’d actually died 4 1/2 years earlier …
August 25 – Meeting with another local business owner to discuss ways we could collaborate, and we were most bemused when we were gatecrashed by the local member of parliament!
August 26 – Saw something on Facebook about the free Click Digital Expo being held on 1 and 2 September, having heard good things about last year’s event I decided to take the plunge and booked in.
August 27 – Brilliant day of retail therapy with my sis (the other sis to the one mentioned on August 3) and Miss 20 at DFO Airport.
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August 29 – Today’s walk was a very pleasant stroll along the beaches at Raby Bay in Cleveland.
August 30 – Lovely email received from a client: “Some companies we get to deal with in business you have to keep chasing them up to try to get anything done … you really care about the businesses you look after.”
August 31 – Had a checkup with my doctor and hooray, my blood pressure is already starting to come down thanks to the CPAP machine, so instead of going on medication we will check in again in 3 months’ time.
As you can see, there were a few gaps in my “A Sentence a Day” diary but I didn’t do too badly – will I do any better in September, I wonder?!
Do you keep a diary or journal?! Does the idea of a sentence a day tickle your fancy at all?!
Linking up with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.