Wednesday, August 02, 2017

project 12 | July

i love having my years captured month by month and plan to keep up with project 12 this year as i can. it's fun to look back on the details of our year at the end of it, as well as seeing how we change through the photos each month. :)

JULY


HIGHLIGHTS
what a crazy month! working two jobs, taking two accelerated classes, packing our apartment, and moving back home (well, moving in with the in-laws). i am just so amazed at what all this summer has consisted of and that i survived the craziness that was July. my summer job was really busy the last month because we were closing out grants that i had worked on all school year, but it was cool to see it to completion! as of today i am completely finished with both jobs, but i am still in my two summer classes until August 10. (and then the Fall semester starts on August 14, sooooo soon) most of my papers/projects for my summer classes were due in July, which added to the crazyness, so i just have two papers and one exam left! woooo!

we have officially moved all of our stuff into storage and so we just need to set up our room here, but the BIG part of moving is done! yay! it was a lot of work because we had certain things going to my in-laws and certain things going into storage so we had to make sure everything was separated. we moved our animals up the weekend before so we wouldn't have to worry about carting 3 animals around on moving day, plus we needed to clean the apartment before moving out and it's easier to do that when there aren't animals in it! we are settling in though and our basset loves having a big yard to run around in again!

we did get to go to the beach with Thomas's family for an extended weekend for July 4th because i didn't have my saturday class that weekend. i did have to do work for my online class while we were there, but it was nice to at least get out of the routine of home and have a few days off of work! every other weekend of the month was filled with class & packing/moving things, so it was nice to start off the month with a little slower pace! my parents came down the weekend before we moved to help us cart the rabbits and some random furniture to my in-laws. then my in-laws came to stay the weekend we moved to help us pack/clean, so it was nice to have the help 2 weekends in a row and have a little bit of time to rest!

we also had a rather rough month with our basset. she is getting on up there in age and has had some back issues the past year or so. the day my parents brought her back to our apartment after our vacation she had trouble getting up and using her back legs. she got to moving around better but it was up and down on her legs/back for a week. we took her to the vet and they upped her dosage of pain meds back to the original dose and that seemed to help a lot. but she has been going downhill this past year, and while part of me thinks it's due to apartment life, the other part thinks it is just her getting older and everything that comes with that. after losing Finn last year i'm just not ready to go through that again. the average age that bassets live until is 10 years, and she will be 11 in October, so here's to hoping she'll be around for 12 also! 

NOTABLE EVENTS
July 1-4 - beach trip with Thomas's family
July 22 - we moved all our pets to my in-laws (less to keep up with on moving day!)
July 26 - last day at my summer job (& also where i interned last school year)
July 28 - my in-laws came to stay for the weekend & help us finish up packing
July 29 - i had a presentation for my saturday class
July 31 - moving day!


what have you been up to this month?

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