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A writing challenge: A sentence a day for May

June 1, 2017
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A sentence a day May

Can you believe it is May?  It only seemed like yesterday I was putting up the Christmas decorations!

For the month of April I took the challenge of writing a sentence a day and now I’ve decided to try it again for May.  If you missed my post for April you can read it at A writing challenge: A sentence a day for April

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

I was surprised at what a full month April was for me and it was lovely to read back through the month to see what I had been up to.

I’ve never really been a journal person, although I have written about the positives of keeping one.  However, each time I’ve started I’ve given up.  Writing a sentence a month is short and sweet but can be a pertinent reminder of all the good things and perhaps not so good things that happen in life.

A sentence a day for May 2017

May 1 – In Brisbane, it is a public holiday for Labor Day, and I’m actually just relaxing after a hectic weekend with a power walk with my husband.

May 2 – After a relaxing cruise last week, It was great to catch up with my Saturday Sisters for our Tuesday run around Brisbane.

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May 3 – Spent the morning building sandcastles at Raby Bay, enjoying the moment with my 3 year old Grandson, Ethan.

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May 4 – Busy day on the blog, visiting my mother-in-law at her aged care facility, (this rose in the gardens there was so gorgeous) and then managed 30 minute yoga session.

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May 5 –  Shopping for my darling’s birthday which is tomorrow – what do you get a man who has everything?

May 6 – A 12km run to start then day with my Saturday Sisters, then as it is my darling husband’s birthday today so I’m taking him to our apartment on the Gold Coast for a few days to celebrate and spend quality time together and make him a special birthday dinner.

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May 7 –  A stroll along the esplanade on a gorgeous day then relaxing at our apartment where I also managed a 30 minute yoga session.

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May 8 – A rainy day but a perfect day for a delicious lunch at Seascape Surfer’s Paradise

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May 9 –  Came home from the Coast and started a new crochet project which is a cowl necked shawl.

May 10 – My favourite day of the week spending time with my Grandson, Ethan and today it is raining so it’s an indoor day playing with the train set and dinosaurs.

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May11 –  Had a lazy day today resting up with a cold 🙁  it is good some days just to rest and recover.

May 12 – Dropped by to see my mother-in-law at the aged care home and they were preparing for a ‘Lunch with Tom Jones’ for an early Mother’s Day treat.

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May 13 – Did a quick run with the Saturday Sisters as tomorrow is the Mother’s Day Classic run with my daughter.

May 14 – Celebrated & remembered my Mum on Mother’s Day by running in the Mother’s Day Classic with my gorgeous daughter, Rachel and finished the day with afternoon tea with my darling son, Nathan.

May 15 –  Caught up with our neighbours (& friends) for an afternoon tea.

May 16 –  No run this afternoon as I am feeling under the weather with a cold.

May 17 –  Yay Ethan Day and today we were train drivers!

May 18 – Off to the Coast for a couple of days

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May 19 –  We are renovating our apartment at the Coast so had fun shopping for some home accessories.

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May 20 – Home from the Coast and minded my main little man for the evening, while his mummy and daddy attended a 40th birthday celebration.

May 21 –  I’m always excited to see my cousin Ted & his wife Irene who are on a 55 day cruise and were in Brisbane port for the day.

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May 22 –  I’m excited as I’m off to Adelaide to catch up with my cousin who I haven’t seen for over 40 years.

May 23 – Today we visited the Adelaide Hills including Mt Lofty House and the village of Hahndorf.

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May 24 – It’s time to visit the Barossa Valley and a cooking demonstration at Maggie Beer’s

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May 25 –  Last day in Adelaide and headed south to some beautiful beaches what a special time I have had with my three beautiful cousins.

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May 26 -Adelaide has been wonderful but I’ve missed my darling husband so looking forward to going home.

May 27 – Caught up with a Saturday Sister for a 14km run it was good to get back into exercising after eating and drinking and enjoying the last few days in Adelaide.

May 28 –  I love lazy Sundays and that is exactly what we had, a quick trip to visit my MIL but otherwise just relaxing at home and making slow cooked beef cheeks in my new slow cooker – YUM!

May 29 – Easing into my week and working on some blog posts for my June Health & Wellness theme also managed a yoga session – bliss.

May 30 – Another glorious autumn day spent in the garden, visiting my MIL and an afternoon run around the city with one of my Saturday Sisters.

May 31 –  A perfect way to end my month of happiness, visiting Lone Pine Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary with my darling grandson.

So that was my month in a sentence a day.

Why not try this challenge for June?  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 Jo June 2, 2017 at 11:00

    What an awesome idea. I’ve never thought of doing something with brevity, like this, because in my past journalling I tend to be so wordy and then after an initial gallop it all gets too much! I’m going to give it a go and link up! I think journalling can be very good for us as we get older – keeps us accountable to do new things, and to reflect and be grateful for what we’ve done.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 2, 2017 at 16:12

      Hi Jo, I was like you re journalling and then came across this idea. It is much easier to write a sentence and also it is lovely to look back on what happened during the month. I’m so glad you will be linking up next month and look forward to reading your post. xx

  • Reply Shirley Corder June 2, 2017 at 18:25

    Tempting post, Sue, but I have already put in place some series of posts on both my sites. Maybe another month I’ll give this a try. Causes and statistics in the fight against cancer

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 06:55

      The beauty of this Shirley is that you can do it anytime. Like you I try to schedule my posts but I’ve included this monthly post in my schedule now. Have a beautiful week and thanks for visiting.

  • Reply Carol June 2, 2017 at 20:22

    I do like this idea. I journaled for a while in my 30’s but then gave it up. I might try this. You had a happy month!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 06:54

      Hi Carol! Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. I have tried to journal but it isn’t my thing and writing a sentence is so much easier. I had a lovely month thank you and it makes me feel so grateful for all that I have in my life. Have a beautiful week and hope you visit again.

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill June 2, 2017 at 20:36

    I think what I love about your sentence a day posts are the pictures Sue. They are a real glimpse into your world (the highlights I know) but at the same time, they are real and show what is important to you – that makes these posts really special – and something you’ll look back on in years to come with a smile.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 06:53

      I know Leanne, although because Rachel isn’t a fan of posting photos of Ethan I can’t really show front views. It is lovely to look back at the month and I’m surprised at how much I’m doing that even I find interesting!! LOL:)

  • Reply Jodie filogomo June 3, 2017 at 00:43

    I love hearing about other women’s months, Sue!! It’s so nice to get a glimpse of your “real” life!!
    So what did you get your husband for his birthday??
    My hubbie and I end up going out for the occasion since we don’t need anything—or we’ve already bought it!!

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes June 3, 2017 at 03:47

    I enjoyed reading your sentences, Sue! And your photos are beautiful! I’m determined to take more photos of beautiful things I come across each day and include them in my June post…

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 06:52

      Hi Andrea thanks for stopping by to comment. I’m enjoying the challenge because it doesn’t take much to write a sentence. I find taking photos also reminds me of what I’ve done through the month. Have a fabulous week and I look forward to reading your June post. x

  • Reply Jennifer June 3, 2017 at 05:44

    I do like the idea of picking one sentence to define your day. So simple and yet a great way to capture life.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 06:51

      It is so easy Jennifer. I’ve tried journaling but give up after a short time. Writing a quick sentence to capture your day is so much easier and fun to read through at the end of the month. Have a fabulous week!

  • Reply Jess June 3, 2017 at 06:33

    I Love this idea because it’s not an over the top commitment, but is a fantastic way to keep up with the memories and really reflect on a month well done. 😀

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 06:50

      Hi Jess, yes that is what I love about it too. I just take a photo to remind me and it isn’t so demanding as writing a journal which I usually start and then it falls by the way side. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Carol Cassara June 3, 2017 at 07:48

    As a lifelong writer, I say we should write however we can do it. A sentence a day, a week, a month!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 12:57

      Yes agree Carol. I just can’t seem to journal but a sentence about my day I can handle.

  • Reply Mandi June 3, 2017 at 08:41

    Your life sounds lovely and full!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 12:58

      Hi Mandi I did have a lovely full month and I enjoy looking back and reading this post remembering how lucky I am.

  • Reply Linda Hobden June 3, 2017 at 09:32

    What a lovely May you’ve had! My youngest son is also called Ethan – he had a road rug like your grandson too! He spent hours playing with his cars on that rug. We still have the rug and cars … ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 12:59

      I love the name ‘Ethan’ Linda. Yes my Ethan loves his cars but also his dinosaurs and he has a big dinosaur roar for a little 3 year old!!

  • Reply Natalie June 3, 2017 at 09:42

    Your month of May was wonderful minus the cold but hey it made you rest so not too bad, right? I’d love to visit Australia, hopefully towards end of 2018 or early 2019. The coastal pictures are beautiful and the koala bear look so cute.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 13:00

      I’m sure you would love Australia Natalie so keep that dream alive. I had a wonderful May and yes, for once I listened to my body and rested instead of trying to push through. Have a lovely week.

  • Reply Sharon Duerst June 3, 2017 at 13:21

    Your photos make the story! If I did commit to just a sentence a day, and a photo, I bet I’d be surprised by what would develop! Nice collection of moments in your life in a month. Great idea!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2017 at 16:00

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting Sharon. I love this challenge because it is quick to do. Just a sentence a day and if I take a photo of something special I’m doing that day I can upload to the post. It really is a beautiful way to keep track of my life and what I actually get up to each month. You should join up for June!

  • Reply Joyce June 3, 2017 at 21:11

    What a full and happy month! That little Ethan! What a cutie! And I’m betting that your times with him were the most fun of them all!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 09:30

      Hello Joyce! How lovely of you to stop by and comment. I’m biased but yes Ethan is certainly a cutie and I love him to bits! We have such fun together each week. Hope you visit again and have a fabulous week.

  • Reply Donna June 4, 2017 at 01:49

    What a great month, Sue! I am inspired by you, and others, who have participated in the ‘Sentence a Day Challenge’. Thank you for sharing this here at at: #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 09:28

      Maybe you should try it Donna? It is easier than journalling which I’ve tried to start but give up after a short time. A sentence can capture your day and is short and sweet!

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith June 4, 2017 at 12:51

    What a great idea!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 09:21

      It certainly is easier for me than trying to write a journal Lori. A sentence is short and sweet but can mean so much. Have a lovely week!

  • Reply Dianna June 5, 2017 at 13:59

    I love this idea! I will have to go back and recoup a few days but I think I might try this for my blog. This is a perfect answer to “where did the month go?”

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2017 at 15:52

      That is fabulous Dianna it will be great to have you join us. You aren’t too far into the month and it is so enjoyable reading back through the month to see what you actually did! Have a great week!

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle June 5, 2017 at 20:44

    What a great idea. I love your photos, very nice. You sure had a busy month.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 6, 2017 at 10:07

      Thanks Kathleen! It is lovely looking back over the month sometimes I forget what I’ve done LOL:) Have a beautiful day xx

  • Reply Shamila June 7, 2017 at 10:46

    What a lovely idea to start writing.
    I would like to join you. If thats ok!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 8, 2017 at 09:56

      It certainly is okay! We usually link up the beginning of the month so just keep an eye out for when I publish. Have a great week!

  • Reply Clearissa Coward June 8, 2017 at 03:38

    I love this idea and your month was very busy and beautiful. I’m afraid my month would be boring in comparison. Your grandson Ethan is a beautiful boy and the time you spent with cousins you haven’t seen in 40 years had to be wonderful. Thanks for sharing with #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty . I have shared it on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 8, 2017 at 09:52

      I’m sure your month would surprise you if you actually wrote it down. I know I was surprised at all I did. Of course, not every month can be as fun or busy but I take when it is. Each week spending time with Ethan is just so wonderful all else pales. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  • Reply Grammy Dee from GrammysGrid.com June 10, 2017 at 06:19

    Such a great idea for a post, saw another blogger doing it too. Thanks Sue for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 11, 2017 at 09:48

      Yes it is lovely to look back and remember what I actually did through the month, Dee. Thanks for the opportunity to co-host and link up with #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty.

  • Reply Teresa - Aging Like a Fine Wine June 12, 2017 at 05:25

    Sue, I think this is the greatest idea. I loved reading about your month in this format. I would love to join you if it’s okay! You had a busy month, but it sounded like a very good month. I want to thank you for sharing a part of your life with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared on social media!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 12, 2017 at 17:08

      Hi Teresa, please do join us! I will have the link up on my website and it is usually around the first few days of the following month. It would be great to have you and you will be pleasantly surprised at what you get up to in a month. x

  • Reply Debbie June 27, 2017 at 19:50

    Great to read Sue, I’m joining in for June so looking forward to it.

  • Reply Lee Gaitan June 28, 2017 at 09:26

    I so admire your discipline for sticking to this and doing it every day and so creatively! Excellent idea!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 30, 2017 at 10:07

      Thanks Lee. I love reading back and it reminds me of what I’ve done during the month. Sometimes I can’t remember what I did yesterday, let alone 30 days ago!

  • Reply Silly Mummy June 29, 2017 at 10:09

    I love this idea – such a simple way to get a snapshot of a month.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 30, 2017 at 09:54

      Yes I really enjoy it and then looking back I can’t believe how much I fit in! You should try it!

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