June Wrap Up!

The last day of June!  I can’t believe 2015 is halfway over already. I actually heard the first katydids buzzing the other day, which seems kind of early. Especially since the weather has felt more like late spring than mid summer.

My goals for June were pretty simple. The best goal, which wasn’t really a goal, but it happened, was finally closing on the old house.  It has felt so great to have everything all done! Now being in Radiance Manor feels permanent. In fact, I finally roasted coffee for the first time since we moved in last fall, too  Now it feels like home 😀

We got the new shed put up and that has been great.  Also not a goal, but it needed to be done.



I also plodded along with this year’s weight loss.

Anyway, here were the actual goals I set out to do:

1. Trying new recipes. I made 2 new recipes this month. That was less than I had hoped to do, but at least it was something different.  I did the lemon ricotta pancakes and a vegetarian casserole.  Sometimes I forget that one recipe will be several days’ worth of meals, too, since there are just usually just 2 of us eating.

2. Finish my trunk. Not quite finished. It’s almost done.  The outside just needs the handles reattached.


The inside still has a musty smell to it, even though the paper liner is gone and it is down to bare wood. The trunk is in the garage right now in the hopes to let it sit in the sun for a good UV ray bath, but with all the rainy weather lately I haven’t been able to do that. I can’t line the trunk until I get it smelling fresher.

3. Get away weekend. Finally! We went to Vermont for an overnight trip my birthday weekend and it was so good to get away. My first overnight trip in a year, can you believe it?  I need to take a staycation or something this summer as well. I have been working too hard.

4. Ride 47 miles for my 47th birthday. Yep, did that. It was a lot of riding. I am going to have to think about converting to kilometers instead of miles, though. 😀

Not perfectly completed goals, but progress. June just felt like a good month overall.  I think most of that is due to the closing on the house, but whatever – I’ll take it!

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11 thoughts on “June Wrap Up!

  1. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    The accomplishment associated with the closing, was coming out still sane at the end! Good month.

  2. Shelley B

    So nice that you can look at June and cross off some major (MAJOR!!) accomplishments off your list…normally that 47 miler would be enough, but the house closing tops everything. 🙂
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  3. Alissa

    What a relief to have finally closed on your house! You made great progress this month. I like the idea of biking a mile per year of age- I might have to do that since I turn 30 this year!

  4. Helen

    I can see how that house closing would feel like everything you needed to accomplish.

    I have started marking some of my recipes with notes on how to cut them back. The last time I made baked ziti, we (well, Mr. Helen) ate it for a solid week. I can do a couple days of something but I can’t think of anything I want to eat every day for a solid week.
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    1. Lori Post author

      Sometimes I start cutting a recipe down and then I accidentally put in the full amount of an ingredient and then I need to make a full batch. 🙂

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