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A writing challenge: A sentence a day for April

May 4, 2017
a sentence a day

a sentence a day

For the month of April I took the challenge of writing a sentence a day. I read a post by Jodie from Jtouchofstyle about writing a sentence a day and she introduced me to Leslie from Once Upon a time happily ever after .

On the first week of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone has been up to.

When I first heard about writing a sentence each day for a month, I thought I wouldn’t really have much to say. However, I was surprised at what a full month April was for me.

I enjoyed writing and then reading through what things had been happening in my life and it was a great way to record brief memories on a daily basis. I suppose it is a little like keeping a journal but this was just one sentence. Quick and easy to do.

A sentence a day for April 2017

Apr 1 – No, I didn’t fall for any April Fool’s jokes but enjoyed a beautiful Day retreat with my Saturday Sisters, including yoga, a reflexology massage and having my numbers read.

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Apr 2 – my #couchpotatotofabfit fitness challenge for April is doing yoga each day so today I did a 30 minute practice.

Apr 3 – to start the week I did 20 minutes of yoga and a P.T. session along with shopping to buy a birthday gift for my daughter.

Apr 4 – more birthday gift shopping today plus planning my grandson’s birthday cake which will be a dump truck.

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Apr 5 – the best day of the week as I spent the day with my gorgeous 3 year old grandson and we went to Toddler Time for some singing and dancing.

Apr 6 – I finally finished crocheting a blanket for my 90 year old Mother-In-Law to keep her warm in winter.

Apr 7 – Started the decorations for my dump truck birthday cake.

Apr 8 – A busy day today with an early morning 13km run around beautiful Brisbane, followed by lunch and My Fair Lady the musical for a friend’s birthday.

Apr 9 – Excited!!! My website was included in the Top 20 Mature Aussie Bloggers to follow

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Apr 10 – Another daily visit to my Mother-in-Law in her aged care home, unfortunately, she had a bad fall recently and is taking a while to recover.

Apr 11 – Autumn is beautiful in Brisbane with clear sunny skies.

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April 12 – Another fun day with my darling grandson Ethan we decorated a cake for ‘mummy’s birthday’ and made a hat for his Easter Hat Parade at Kindy.

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April 13 – Pamper day today with hair and beauty in preparation for our cruise holiday.

April 14 – Good Friday and also my darling daughter’s birthday so we spent the afternoon with her and her family.

April 15 – Halfway through my daily yoga challenge and doing well plus my weekly run with my Saturday Sisters.

April 16 – Visited my MIL for Easter Day with some tulips and took Easter eggs to some of the residents – they were so grateful to have been thought of.

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April 17 – Saying ‘bon voyage’ to my daughter, SIL and grandson Ethan who are off to Tasmania for a 10 day holiday, while we spent the day on the Gold Coast at our ‘other home’.

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April 18 – A run around the city of Brisbane in the late afternoon with my Saturday Sisters.

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April 19 – Celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary today; still happy and in love.

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April 20 – As I’m on holiday from tomorrow, I’m trying to prepare as much of my grandson’s birthday cake as I can before  I leave as well as packing for my cruise.

April 21 –  Sail away, sail away off on a 7 day cruise of South Pacific Islands on P&O Pacific Aria

April 22 –  I love ‘at sea’ days as there is always so much to do on board a cruise ship or you can do absolutely nothing!

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April 23 – Bonjour we are in Noumea!

April 24 – The beautiful island of Mare is on our cruise stop today.

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April 25 – ANZAC Day remembering those who fought for our freedom in World War I and we are spending the day in Port Vila.

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April 26 – An ‘At Sea’ day, so I;m relaxing on the balcony of our cruise ship with a good book and a glass of bubbles and seeing a show tonight.

April 27 – Last day of the cruise and then home.

April 28 – 3 years ago today the light of my life was born, my darling grandson Ethan.

April 29 – Celebrated Ethan’s 3rd birthday – I think the cake was a hit!

April 30 – Met up with a friend from school days who was visiting her granddaughter in Brisbane.

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So that was my month in a sentence a day.

Why not try this challenge for May?  It is surprising what you might write over the course of the month and it is fun reading.  You can then link up and read other posts from those taking the challenge.

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  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama May 4, 2017 at 17:31

    What a lovely month you have had Sue – cruising the South Pacific, and spending time with your grandson. I’m very impressed by the dump truck cake, AND your commitment to exercise (ooops puts me to shame). Love the sentence a day idea too, might have to pinch it … 😉

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 15:34

      Hi Janet! Yes I had a very good month and it was a great way to record it. the dump truck was a success thank goodness and just hearing him say ‘Wow Nan’ made it all worthwhile. Why don’t you join us in May and then link up your post. Let me know if you want to and I’ll send you the code. Have a great week.

  • Reply Jodie filogomo May 4, 2017 at 23:30

    It’s fun to do this, right? Although in the middle of the month, I start to think it’s a pain. But I love rereading it at the end!!
    Happy Anniversary to you guys!
    And that truck cake was spectacular!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 15:29

      Thanks for getting me into it Jodie and I’m in for next month for sure. I know what you mean about it sometimes being a pain but I was amazed at all I did during the month. Thanks for the anniversary wishes and yes the cake for my grandson certainly turned out much better than I could have imagined. Have a great week.

  • Reply ALOZADE A. May 5, 2017 at 02:08

    Nice posts and images
    Beautiful blog.
    Welcome to see my creations:

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 15:27

      Thanks for stopping by to comment and I’m so pleased you enjoyed my month of April. Have a great week!

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes May 5, 2017 at 02:51

    Hi Sue! Sounds like you had a good month! Isn’t it fun to look back?!

    I started writing a sentence a day in January after reading Sarah’s and Leslie’s sentences for a few months. I had actually tried to join them for a while but always forgot to write my sentences…. Now that it’s become a habit, I absolutely love it and enjoy looking back at each month.

    • Reply Leslie May 5, 2017 at 04:23

      Yay, yay, yay!!! So glad you are doing this with us…hope you will come back again for May’s sentences.

      So many things to comment on. That cake. That cake is something else. How in the world did you make it? Tell me you had a dump truck cake pan…is there such a thing? So adorable. Love your love for Ethan.
      I have always wanted to go on a cruise. And now, seeing your pics, I need to go on one in a hurry.
      Hope your MIL is feeling better.
      Spa Day sounds delightful. What’s reading your numbers?
      Love the idea of Saturday Sisters. Do you guys make house calls?

      Thank you so much for joining us. So tickled to know you, Andrea and Jodie!!

      • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 15:25

        I’m definitely in Leslie! I really enjoyed the challenge and look forward to May. GO book that cruise now!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 15:27

      It is fun to look back Andrea and I’m definitely looking forward to May. I can’t seem to get into journalling but a sentence a day is certainly doable. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by.

  • Reply Donna May 5, 2017 at 04:33

    I love your sentence a day. Great insights into your world. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 15:25

      Yes I loved the concept as well Donna. I actually did much more than I thought in April and it was fun looking back over the month.

  • Reply Shirley Corder May 5, 2017 at 17:06

    What a fascinating and busy month you had, Sue. I’m intrigued how to set up a linky. I’d like to try this with my online group of Christian Writers of Southern Africa (aka CWOSA).

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 17:35

      Hi Shirley, I’m not actually sure how to set it up but I could find out. Usually my co-host(s) set it up and send me the code but I’m sure it isn’t that difficult. We use InLinkz so you might be able to google it and read up on how to do it. Let me know if you need help. x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 8, 2017 at 07:03

      Hi Shirley hope you get this message here is the link about InkLinkz and setting up parties http://www.inlinkz.com/new/

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues May 5, 2017 at 17:24

    Congratulations on the anniversary, Sue. You’ve had such a lovely, full month.
    I love this idea, but wondering how to take it up with 4 days of the month gone already. Any suggestions?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 5, 2017 at 17:34

      Hi Corinne it isn’t too late. You don’t actually post until the first week of the next month. Perhaps you can go back over your week and see what you got up to. It would be great for you to join the link up.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo May 5, 2017 at 21:35

    That cake turned out amazing!!!!!
    Happy Anniversary!
    Do you have a picture of your crochet blanket? I always love seeing what people create.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 6, 2017 at 16:03

      I was pretty happy with the cake I must admit Rebecca as I’m certainly not a professional by any means. Thanks for the good wishes. I don’t have a photo of the rug but will get one because I might write a post about it. Have a great week and I’ve enjoyed reading your sentences as well. x

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill May 6, 2017 at 00:23

    Sounds like a fun idea Sue and you certainly had an eventful April – loved the wedding photo and all the blue sky pics throughout. Good luck with May! Nice that you’ve found some new inspiration 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 6, 2017 at 16:02

      It was a fun idea Leanne and I was surprised at how much I did in the month that I found interesting! You should join up. 🙂

  • Reply Tamara R May 6, 2017 at 04:53

    Your sentences were a delight to read, so pleased to have you join in with us, and to get a peek of life Down Under. 🙂

    The cake, the bunny hat – so darn cute! My granddaughter will be three a bit later this year, and as her attention span is increasing so is the fun. And the cruise looks to have been just lovely!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 6, 2017 at 15:59

      Thanks so much Tamara for your kind words and warm welcome. I really enjoyed taking up the challenge and will definitely be there for May. I’m not terribly creative but I give things a go and when my daughter said ‘any chance you could make a Easter Hat for the kindy parade?’ I thought thank goodness for Pinterest. Have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by x

  • Reply Natalie May 6, 2017 at 06:26

    Such a fun April you had! Glad you joined in, and look forward to your May post.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 6, 2017 at 15:57

      Yes it was such fun Natalie and I’m enjoying reading everyone else’s posts as well. See you for the May link up!

  • Reply Sara May 7, 2017 at 12:50

    Sue, this was such a joy to read. Reminds me of my old blogging days when it actually was a journal. ^_^
    The water is so brilliantly blue and clear.
    You did an awesome job on your grandson’s cake. My boys would have loved something like that when they were little.
    I might give this a try just for the fun of it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 7, 2017 at 15:40

      Thanks Sara it was fun to do and the first time I had linked up with a Sentence A Day. Thanks for the compliment with the cake it did turn out much better than I had hoped. The water in Vanuatu and Mare are just gorgeous and so warm. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt May 11, 2017 at 13:12

    What a great idea! I think a sentence a day is actually do-able! So nice to see you and Toni catching up!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2017 at 13:40

      Hi Terri!! Yes it wasn’t that hard and it was fun to read back over the month. I’m doing May as well. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply gigi May 11, 2017 at 18:27

    That is a great idea Sue! I’m going to check out Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After. I’m am so NOT a journal writter. I never have been, but I really like the idea of just one sentence a day! I bet even I could do that for a month! Oh, and your dumptruck is amazing!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2017 at 06:23

      Oh I hope you join us Gigi you would have some lovely thoughts I would think and you are right I’m NOT a journal writer either so this is perfect for us!

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