Thursday, August 26, 2021

Share Four Somethings - August 2021

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Is it just me, or has the summer gone by really quickly? I guess it always seems that way, but once again I'm a little surprised to find that it's almost time to turn another calendar page. A lot has happened for us this month - vacation, home improvement projects, job changes, and school starting. A few of those things will get a mention in this month's Something Loved, Something Read, Something Treasured and Something Ahead.

Something Loved

If you've spent time on social medial recently, you may have come across some clever video ads for a deodorant product called Lume. I thought the ads were funny and somewhat compelling, but I don't buy stuff from Facebook ads, EVER.  But I did find myself in two separate conversations with trusted friends in which the Lume ads came up and these friends had tried it! In one friend group, two had tried it and recommended it, and the rest of us were suitably intrigued, so I decided to buy some and try it myself. Listen, this stuff works! I'm impressed. It is a deodorant only, not an anti-perspirant, but it stops stink, just like it claims. I took only a tube of unscented Lume cream on my recent vacation and put it to the test. So all that to say, I'm sold! Look at their website, and if you use this link you should get $5 off, and to be honest, I think I get a coupon as well. 

Something Read

I only completed two books during the month. I'll be finishing at least one more within a day or two. You can see more about my reading in my Monthly Bookshelf Review for August 2021 which should be live at Just A Second in a couple of days.

Finished and reviewed:

The Curse of Morton Abbey by Clarissa Harwood


Currently Reading:

A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene DuBois
Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell



Something Treasured

After enjoying a short vacation road trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, I have to say I love that we have so many national parks where we can see natural wonders and history. The Blue Ridge Parkway has so much to offer! The beautiful views were breathtaking.

Something Ahead

Co-op classes start soon - just a couple weeks away! Next week is the Open House and the following week are the first classes. I feel confident and ready for those classes since I've already taught them for a few years. But something new is coming . . . I was asked to consider teaching middle school writing and grammar at another co-op, and unless something completely scares me off, I'm going to do it. I'm not nearly as confident about that, since it's an age group that's not in my wheelhouse, and a curriculum that I'm not as experienced in teaching. All the same, I am looking forward to a new adventure and hoping that it goes smoothly!

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Joanne said...

Best of luck on your new teaching venture! I'm going to go head over and check out that deodorant.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I think teaching grammar would be a dream come true...buuuut, middle schoolers?!? That would be a tricky one:) Here's to a great school year, though!

Linda Stoll said...

Thanks for the book recommendations, Kym! For some odd reason, my TBR pile is dwindling ... but not for long!

Cindy said...

Yes, summer has flown by! I was not ready for it to end either. Good luck teaching at the co-op, I did that a few years ago and enjoyed it.

A Byrd in His Hands said...

I agree that the Blue Ridge Parkway is gorgeous. I can be up on it in 15 minutes and am surprised I don't get up there more. :-)

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