*Project 12: A photo on the first day of every month in 2014*
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1) Stella Bain by Anita Shreve (not very good, unfortunately)
2) The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr 
3) A Dance with Dragons (part 2) by George RR Martin 
(If you've read this book, or really any of the series, you will enjoy this review I found on Goodreads. Literally LOL. And so true.)


As you know if you've been reading this blog for the past few weeks, Jordan and I took a road trip to South Dakota Sept 11-16. See more pictures from our cabin in Keystone here, Carhenge here, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse here.

Our entire South Dakota vacation was a date. On Sunday night we went into Rapid City and had dinner and went mini golfing.

Things that Happened in September Last Year

Notable Events

1) I checked "Do 3 Legit Pull-ups" off my bucket list. Watch the video here.

2) The sunrises on my way to work were out of this world in September. Check this one out. Completely unedited. I can't even.
Coming up this month on the blog...

1) Blog Talk #6! The topic is: quality vs. quantity. Find links to all the past blog talk posts here.
2) More South Dakota recaps. Yes, it's still happening.
3) A Day in the Life in 72 seconds. I filmed clips of my day and put them together in a video that's a mere 1 minute, 12 seconds long.
4) Life of an Editor part 2: answering some FAQs.
5) Runners Tell All on October 21. The topic is: your most memorable running moment. This can be anything. Funny, happy, sad, embarrassing, exciting... The sky is the limit!
6) Linking up with Kiki on October 22 for another round of The Circle. This month's topic is all about books! I'll be talking about the books I've read so far in 2014 and telling you what book I would take with me to a desert island.

Housekeeping question: Do you like a preview of what posts I have coming up, or do you prefer to be surprised?

Actual question: What are you most looking forward to about October? One of my best friends is coming from Illinois to visit this weekend, and I can't wait to see her!
Anonymous said...

I like the previews--they give me things to watch for and look forward to--but I also enjoy being surprised by topics you slip in unannounced.

Congrats on the pull-ups! As someone with little upper-body strength, I appreciate the difficulty of that achievement!

Unknown said...

I am seriously impressed that you have finished all your resolutions. I still haves ones from 2010 that I haven't completed. One of my 2014 ones is to start running again. At one time, like 8 years ago, I loved that hobby. I am excited to read your posts on it!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Looking forward to your 72 second video :)

Robyn B said...

i like the previews, although totally understand that they are subject to change! :)

awesome about the pull ups! & i am still dreaming of South Dakota !

Rebecca said...

I like reading previews!
I love October because so many fun things are happening! Today is my husband's birthday, this coming weekend I'm going to visit my bestie, and the weekend after that we're going camping!

Unknown said...

Wow, two selfies in one!
And wow wow, that sunrise!
And wow wow wow, did your sidebar switch sides (or am I going crazy)?

Unknown said...

Oooo which post whet viral?? Was it the baby/running one again? Or a new one??

Veronica Lee Burns said...

So I'm thinking of adopting your photo at the first of the month next year!
also, you should join all of us Oklahoma bloggers! http://passionpinkandpearls.blogspot.com/2014/10/attention-oklahoma-bloggers.html

Food, Booze, & Baggage said...

Sounds like a fun and productive September!! Congrats on finishing up your goals! I'm looking forward to going to the zoo and other first in our San Diego adventure.

Jen [wonderfully unkempt] said...

I love and am super impressed with the previews. I have no idea what I'm posting next week! Way to be organized!

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

I like the preview! It's fun to see what you will write about. Amanda! you kind of do plan your posts out you just don't have a set 'date in the calendar' for them. =)

I also agree that that sunrise is super pretty. Kansas and Oklahoma have some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the world! That's a proven fact...

Kiki said...

Okay, first of all, can you two stop being such a cute couple? There are wayyyy too many cute couples in the blogworld and you're definitely one of them. :)

Secondly, I'm suuuuuuuuper excited for this Blog Talk post of yours. I love all of them and get giddy-little-kid-excited when I find out that you're going to share another one. That said, I'm liking this preview! Normally, I wouldn't be a fan, but I'm definitely a fan of yours.

And kinda really excited that you're linking up with The Circle for this month!

julie Wunder said...

What a fun monthly roundup! I like knowing what you are posting for the month. I was considering doing that myself!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That sunrise is just gorgeous! I do like the preview, I don't know how you do it since i am so last minute! Haha!

Erika from America said...

I love little round up posts!! I am really looking forward to your Life of an Editor II post and the Blog Talk posts -- love those! :) YAY for September and YAY for October! :)

Unknown said...

Blog talk #6! Very excited! I love reading these! They are so fun and I love seeing what people say in the comments! 72 seconds of you life! Whoooooooo! It's going to be epic! I just know it!

Nothing super exciting happening in October, so I'm looking forward to doing nothing, we don't have that many nothing months. Plus, November will come and then December and those two months are always hoppin!

Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC said...

i like previews! it gets me excited to see when said post is going to appear :)

Rachel said...

I could have sworn that the end of August was yesterday so this post is kind of freaking me out. September was an awesome month for you guys!
Personally, I'm not much of a "preview of next month's posts" fan, I like surprises, possible because of the surprising nature of my own blog, plus I have noticed many times when a blogger says she's going to have a certain post coming out at a certain time and then she doesn't and--I understand that, because I don't like commitment myself, but it's awkward when people remember.

Niken said...

i can't wait for book 6th of game of thrones.....that sunrise is sooo pretty! oh my,

Victoria said...

September sounds like it was pretty awesome! Sorry that "Stella Bain" wasn't very enjoyable (I've never heard of it...but it's always disappointing when that happens).

You've got me looking forward to more SD recaps, your day in the life video, life of an editor pt 2, and The Circle. Which reminds me...I'd better get to reading the posts from September's prompt! :)

To answer your question, I really enjoy the little peek you give us into your editorial calendar! It gets me excited for what's to come and I have a feeling it helps to hold you accountable too. I'd keep it up. :)

Betsy said...

I'm super impressed by the previews. I think every time I've said "oh, and I'll blog about THIS in the near future" it's basically a guarantee that I will never mention it again.

and I'm SO BEHIND on these posts but I had no idea there was a Carhenge! Jon's sitting next to me and he saw the photo and he hollered WE HAVE TO GO THERE in my ear.