Monday, May 1, 2017

April in a sentence a day

Thanks to Leslie at Once Upon A Time & Happily Ever After and Tamara at My Retirement Project for introducing me to “sentence a day” month in review.

Since I heard about this idea a bit late I'm stretching my memory for the first few days of April, but here goes.

1 - A lovely good bye dinner with lovely friend who I will miss a lot.

2 - Isn't bubble wrap an amazing invention?

3 - If a woman invented the mammogram machine it would be a lot more pleasant experience I bet.

4 - My husband's pending retirement is getting very real after our conference call with the retirement counselor.

5 - When a tree falls in the forest during a storm you do hear it.

6 - The good bye dinner party with my closest book club friends was lovely and sad.

7 - Why did I pack my gloves?

8 - The end of packing is in sight.

9 - I need to retrain my sweet tooth.

10 - Just a few more days until we move.

11 - Who knew you could have a good night's sleep on an air bed.

12 - The truck is packed and we are ready to leave Atlanta.

13 - The house sale closed and we are off on our cross country drive!

14 - Onward to Arkansas.

15 - It is hard to stay awake driving across the Oklahoma panhandle.

16 - Stayed at a great hotel last night in Amarillo and the dog has proven a champion traveler.

17 - New Mexico has some great scenery.

18 - We are finding good dinners in all of these smaller towns where we are stopping such as Needles, CA tonight.

19 - We made it to our new home in Camarillo, CA!!!

20 - Oh no, the water heater has to be replaced and boy is it expansive.

21 - Happy birthday to my younger son and happy unpacking to us.

22 - The new dryer was broken so I refused its delivery and I still can't do laundry at my new house - sigh.

23 - We had a fun lunch and tour of Camarillo with a cousin and her friend who has lived here 20 years - took notes.

24 - Shopping, lots of shopping to fill the new house's pantry and buy little things to make the house work well.

25 - Took a yoga class for the first time in years but my Pilates training really helped me do the exercises.

26 - Studying for a driver's license written test for the first time in many decades is a bit strange.

27 - Happy day; the dryer is finally here so I can do laundry at home and I went to an orientation meeting for my new community which was very friendly and encouraging.

28 - Third of 3 major house purchases completed: HVAC today; washer/dryer and water heater previously.

29 - So much joy spending time with my kids!

30 - Our first family party in our new home was a success.


  1. I can't believe you kept up with this project AND you moved houses!! You are amazing!
    And I had my mammogram this last month too!!

    1. Little things like this project were my breaks from the moving related things. Thanks for the complement.

  2. I just found Jodie and added my very first recap - these are fun! I like the way you all write them and add humor. The mammogram one is hilarious.

    1. Welcome and glad you enjoyed the list. Hope to see you participating in May.

  3. How great that you wrote a sentence a day through your move! And welcome to California!

    I joined Leslie and Sarah in January in writing a sentence a day, and I love looking back at each month.

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    1. Thanks. We are enjoying being back in California after 20 years away. Lots of family time already.

  4. Juhli your recap was so, so entertaining . . . loved it! If we do elect to relocate, it will be interesting to see if I can keep my humor throughout as you did - well done!

    1. I just delayed my meltdown to Tuesday evening of this week LOL. Back on an even keel today.

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  5. Hi Juhli I've just joined up this month. What a very busy month you had especially with the big move to another place. You did well to actually get this post written. I loved your sentence for 29th. There is so much joy spending time with family. I hope you are settling into your new home and have a great weekend!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  6. Wow, good for you. You were a busy bee in the month of April. Love this blog post idea and just linked up for the first time last week.
    Lovely to meet you, cheers! :)

  7. Hey sugar! I didn't realize you had joined us! Yay, YOU!!! Moving is just plain stressful and not a whole lot of fun, until you can get in your new place and feel some what situated. Hope you are beginning to feel at home.


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