A Sentence a Day – June 2018

A Sentence a Day

Last month was so dismal I thought I’d give this another try. It’s hard to sum up the many components of a day in a single sentence – I might change it up a bit in July. I have a good friend who, when asking me how something was, rather than just saying, “how was it?” will ask, “what was the best part and what was the worst part?” and I now think of most experiences in this way. So I might do “Best/Worst” of the days in July…as concisely as possible.

June 2018

6.1 Missed the first day and have No Recollection of what went on. Ha, an auspicious beginning.

6.2 A good day “outside my box,” driving, lunching and garden touring out east with a friend.


6.3 Dinner outside on a bar’s back patio with friend then a little blog photo shoot in a colorful alleyway.

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6.4 Sat in the park and watched the sun set over the harbor to try and…get calm.


6.5 Spoke with the ex to wish him a happy birthday.

The ex with baby Katie

6.6 Major uncharacteristic anxiety attack tonight over the thought of driving into the city tomorrow night to see my niece who’s just in NY for a few days.

6.7 As expected, I am having FOMO and guilt from not going to meet my niece in the city last night, but at least I’m having it from my desk at work and not broken down on the side of the road in the city.

6.8 This is always the nicest workday of the year – volunteering at a shady beachside rest stop for a 100-mile bike ride for autism – was pleasantly surprised to see my bff there – then saw Book Club alone after work.


6.9 I had a quiet day relaxing at home, paying bills and WOOHOO making the final payment on my car (patting self on back)!!!

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6.10 Went with my girlfriend to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island and found it much more charming than I’d imagined…until we got caught in the rain…AND barely avoided an accident on the Verrazano Bridge while headed home, EEK.

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6.11 While I’d been a little sore throaty for several days, I woke up during the night with a raging throat and a fever so stayed home from work to sleep and rest up.

6.12 Some daytime anxiety…still not feeling great but still got to work.

6.13 Pass.

6.14 Still not feeling great but trying to make it to the weekend when I can take it easy and rest up…but DID manage to get to the thrift store for a Thrifting Thursday blog post!


6.15 DECISIONS, DECISIONS! I really wanted to rest up this weekend but some friends are planning a trip up north to AN ALPACA FARM!!!

6.16 I’m so weak – could not resist the lure of the alpaca and I’m glad I went, it was such a nice day!


6.17 Pass 😦

6.18 Had dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in over a year and we had a nice catch-up over dinner and sitting at the park by the harbor.


6.19 Got a short summer haircut, did a photo shoot at a shady park and then had great dinner with friends, SO YUM!!!

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6.20 Caught up with friends at Beach Hut for the first time this year – was good timing as a major SAD was coming on, so it was good to be out with people I like.


6.21 First day of summer, woot woot – AND my first evening all week with no plans, which I needed…so went down to the park with a book and an iced tea and relaxed til the color was gone from the sky.


6.22 Last day of school year, teachers all abuzz with vacation plans, but I’ll still be there next week with my girls in the front office for camp week – BUT got to see MY BABY tonight, so yay!!!


6.23 A quiet day alone at home, just relaxed, read, watched movies – nice.

6.24 Passed on Fun with Friends so I could do blog-related work, feeling good about how productive I was and now I can enjoy my evenings during the week ahead without feeling like I’m behind the 8-ball (I never really understood that expression).

6.25 First day of camp week was fine, quiet…got a lot of my own work done without the usual interruptions and am grateful for that…and saw the Fred Rogers movie, which was very endearing.

6.26 Work was fine, went out to dinner with friends, then to a small local beach for a short sunset walk.

6.27 Feet are hurting from all the running around getting camp pictures this week, there isn’t enough ibuprofen in the world.

6.28 Camp week at work is going well, my stress level is low, which is a much-needed relief, and there was a delightful thunder/rainstorm in the evening.

6.29 VACATION!!! ‘Nuff said.

6.30 Got to spend the last day of June with my baby in the Sahara Brooklyn – 100 degrees (!!!) but we had yummy snacks and fruity drinks at Smorgasburg.


And June is a WRAP!

I link-up my “sentence-a-day” posts with Jodie over at Jodie’s Touch of Style, and you can too! I’ve also linked-up with A Boomer Girl’s Guide, a blog I just started following. She says “Join me as I contemplate getting older while staying healthy, happy and having the life that fits me right now.”


10 thoughts on “A Sentence a Day – June 2018

  1. Love this idea – and your month sounded so nice. Don’t think I could do this – mine would be ‘went to work, came home too tired to do anything’. You have such an interesting life, I have to life vicariously through you 🙂

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    1. “Mine would be ‘went to work, came home too tired to do anything’ – ha, that’s so funny, Iris, because when I read it all back before publishing, I think “I can’t torture readers with this boring stuff!” But I just throw caution to the winds and post away! I’m sure your life is more interesting than you think it is! You’ve got secret elves mowing your lawn, you go to work everyday at a job you love, you have the cutest little dog…! I like doing it because sometimes I think ho hum, I haven’t been doing anything lately, and then I read back and am like, oh…I guess I DID do some nice things! It’s so easy to forget…and re-reading my sentences helps me be appreciative of opportunities I have and friends who get me out and the place I live.

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  2. I always love these posts, Bettye. At first I wasn’t sure I’d continue with mine, but my husband loves them too, so I do them for him!! But I love trying to pull something good from each day. It makes me realize that life is good!!
    And you take the most amazing photos….the garden bench…the sunsets….wow!!

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    1. Yeah, like I said in the beginning of the post I might try something a little different this month…more of a “good/bad” of each day. Sort of like a gratitude journal but also with the bad stuff. My mind works weird and I have to be able to acknowledge the bad to get to the good. Because it’s there. So. We’ll see how that goes. And thanks for the photography compliment! I’m working (slowly) on a “photography for bloggers” thing – not quite sure what I’m doing with it just yet, but…I’ll let you know when it’s done!


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