Sentence a Day for March

A Sentence a Day

I’ve been following Andrea’s Wellness Notes, Leslie’s Once Upon a Time,  & Sarah’s Foxy’s Domestic Side project of writing a sentence a day. It definitely intrigued me since as a kid I did keep a diary at some point in my childhood. And I thought it’d be fun to then be able to look back at the month to remember all of the fun (or not so fun–ha ha). So if you’re interested at all in my life, one sentence at a day—keep reading!!

March 1, 2017–Hallelujah, we got reservations at one of our favorite restaurants (Kevin Taylor Opera House) for restaurant week with our foodie friends and I posted this on Snapchat (@jfilogomo)!

An online diary for the month.

March 2, 2017–Needless to say, I had a tidge of a headache from all of the wine last night—eeek!! 🙁

March 3, 2017–This turned out to be such an exciting day when I learned that I get to work with Chico’s for one of their upcoming events!!!!!! (stayed tuned)

March 4, 2017–Rob & I had a “take apart the incredible heavy dining room table party” with 2 other couples and let me tell you that it’s good to have strong friends!

March 5, 2017–Both Rob & I spent a couple of hours changing the theme for my blog and all of the details that go with that—whew!!

An online diary for the month.

March 6, 2017–Saying goodbye to our old dining room table!!

March 7, 2017–One fun item on the schedule  today was seeing my aesthetician and wonderful friend, Linda who I’ve known for over 20 years!!

An online diary for the month.

March 8, 2017–The above photo is a glimpse at knitting day at my house where Leila showed off all of the hats she just knitted!!

An online diary for the month.

March 9, 2017–Poor little Monkey had to get 8 teeth extracted a couple of weeks ago, so this was her follow up appointment! Luckily she’s healing well, and hopefully won’t need any more removed!

March 10, 2017–Today was all about packing for our fun upcoming 4 day trip where the biggest concern is how many shoes I can take with me. (the answer was 3 if you’re interested)

An online diary for the month.

March 11, 2017–Isn’t this quite the view from Jean & JoAnne’s back porch?

An online diary for the month.

March 12, 2017–We met up with friends and visited the Organ Show Pizza restaurant in Mesa, Arizona!

An online diary for the month.

March 13, 2017–While in Phoenix, we found the perfect restaurant for my husband–ha ha! You saw the photos of this shirt in my post, here, where I was styling the “boys” in Phoenix!

March 14, 2017–As much as Rob & I love to travel, it’s always home, sweet home at the end!!

March 15, 2017–Now I just have to figure out how to edit the videos that we tried to shoot!!

March 16, 2017–The excitement is building for the upcoming Chico’s Girlfriend Event when mom, Nancy & I got to go shopping at Chicos to pick out our outfits!!

March 17, 2017–Mom was having her carpet stretched at her house, so I got to hang out with her in case we needed to move more stuff!

An online diary for the month.

March 18, 2017–Getting our hair cut is always a highlight of the day—especially because Cindy is the best!

March 19, 2017–What a fun day catching up with some family members that I haven’t seen in ages and buying some new makeup!!

March 20, 2017–Blogging, blogging and more blogging (along with some potato chips!!).

An online diary for the month.

March 21, 2017–Rob & I worked on putting our new table together–remind me why we didn’t pay the extra money to have it assembled??

March 22, 2017–I made it to my boot camp workout class that was much needed for this lazy body!!

March 23, 2017–#LoveChicos Girlfriend Event—did you see the video: https://youtu.be/ojJY3k0QTS0 ?

March 24, 2017–I spent all day working on the blog post about the Chico’s event–mainly because it takes me forever to figure out how to get my video right side up!

An online diary for the month.

March 25, 2017–The 4 of us (including Rob, because we always go everywhere together) went shopping for a specific blog post that you’ll see towards the end of April!

March 26, 2017–These are the kinds of Sundays that both Rob & I absolutely love—work around the house and recharge!!

March 27, 2017–One of my “side” jobs is I get to unpack Nature’s Sunshine supplements and fill orders for my friend, Shelly which was on the agenda today!

An online diary for the month.

March 28, 2017–One of the advantages of being retired is having the time to join a book club, and I hit the jacket pot with mine! The women are such a diverse yet cohesive group and I love our time together. Once a month one of us picks a book for the others to read and this book is Cathy’s choice for the next month!

An online diary for the month.

March 29, 2017–The day started with a wonderful “coffee break” with my nieces and her kids! How can you not smile at this group?

March 30, 2017–And if you enjoy local shopping and boutiques and live in Denver, you should visit, Trendz Boutique in Littleton. I’m hoping to sponsor another  in store event with this store, as the 2 women who own it are so special! (Here they are on Instagram)

March 31, 2017–It was one of those days, where I sat around in my pj’s until almost noon—shhhh, don’t tell my blogging buddies!!

If this sense of keeping track of your day to day journey appeals to you, we’d love it if you join the group!

There’s also a linkup for those of you keeping track of your month with a sentence a day:

  • I love this post, Jodie! So great to see more of your life, which is so sweet by the way. Poor kitty! I hope life is getting back to normal for the little one. We have one too and he’s like a child to us. Have a great week, friend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Our pets do become so important to us, don’t they Carrie??
      Thanks for reading my little diary—it really was a fun project!!

  • sue

    Great idea Jodie how do we join?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ll tell Leslie that you’re interested and she’ll put you on the email list to give you all of the specifics when the month end gets closer. Of course in the meantime…I just have a post draft going that I add to daily!!
      The post get published on the first Thursday of the next month which should be May 4!!

      • Sue Loncaric

        Thanks Jodie, Leslie has been in touch and I’ve started my sentences for April!

  • I want to be near you so I can come over for knitting day! I’m impressed at all the color work in the hats!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, come on by Rebecca!! Are you a knitter?? Because we always have a ton of fun–and there is always room for one more!!

  • It’s nice to get a little peek into someone’s life with a post like this – sounds like you had a really fun month!

    Your cat is adorable, glad there was no further intervention needed at the vet 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great end to the week with a lovely weekend ahead!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mica!! Have a great weekend too!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mica!! Have a great weekend too!!

  • So proud of you!! These sentences are fabulous glimpses into your life. Love the new table but I am all for store assembling and delivery. I really enjoyed your Chico’s post and can’t wait to see what you have up your virtual sleeve for the end of this month. Monkey is a little fluffy doll, so sorry he had to some teeth extracted. Yay, for traveling adventures but bigger YAY for home sweet home. Hope you will continue to participate in Sentence a Day!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have my post drafted for April, Leslie!! It was fun for me doing this project—even if it bored my readers to death, ha ha!!
      Thanks for being so helpful along the way!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have my post drafted for April, Leslie!! It was fun for me doing this project—even if it bored my readers to death, ha ha!!
      Thanks for being so helpful along the way!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Good for you! Jodie, I could see you putting together a nice ebook on fashion. You already have a lot of content! I am in the process of writing my next eBook. I need to focus a little more on the writing though!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Someone else mentioned that to me the other day, Terri. It could happen…. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Someone else mentioned that to me the other day, Terri. It could happen…. 🙂

  • Judy Gramith

    Well , what a great idea for sharing a bit more of your personal life, thoughts, important moments, humor, significant people in you life. I’m loving it a lot already.
    I started a diary when I was in 8th grade.
    I wtote frequently until about half way through my first year of marriage. It was therapeutic and also a creative outlet for me. I have a small suitcase full of journals ( mostly just notebooks). I’ve always intended to read through from beginning to end but have only read here and there over the years.
    It will be really good to know more about you and your life Jodie. This installment was very enjoyable. I’ll be back!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous to have those notebooks to go back to, Jude!! I’m sure I threw out my diaries from when I was a kid…because I’m a purger at heart! But photos?? That’s what I love to leaf through!
      I’m glad you enjoyed this Jude. I was wondering if I’ll do it again next month—it certainly is fun, but a little bit of work!

  • This is so much fun Jodie! I told Andrea before that I will have to remember myself to do that too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I start right away and keep a draft going, so I can just add to it every day!! It really is fun, Nancy!!

    • Yay, the more, the merrier, Nancy!!! Holler if you need the link or the graphic!

  • I love this post Jodie and I love the idea of summing up my day in a sentence. You seem to have fun and interesting things going on! I think I might try it. Today, I made a gooseberry pie using gooseberries that I picked from my own bushes last summer.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You should definitely do it for April, Cheryl. You only have to go back a couple days and then it goes live on the 1st Thursday of the next month!! Let me know, if you do because I’ll keep you in the loop!!

  • PetiteOver40

    What a fun, busy month you had! When I do genealogy, I live for details about an ancestor’s life. Diaries are *the best* way to see what they were up to and what they thought or felt about specific things. It’s one of my favorite finds–but it is rare to find. In the same way, your “a-sentence-a-day” gives me a glimpse into your life in a way I wouldn’t otherwise.

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m sure most strangers have no interest in my day to day life—but I figured there are some friends out there that might like this as much as I did!!
      Some days are quite boring, really—but those can be my favorite days!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    This is so fun! I love this series and I need to do it sometime!! I love that the 4 of you go everywhere together, even when shopping together for a blog post! ha! The knitting night looks fun, I wish I knew how to knit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You should do it—it’s not to late to start for April. I just have it as a running post in draft and try to add to it daily!!
      Thanks Carrie!!

  • Karen

    I do like the idea of doing this. Just a sentence to sum up a day can be a challenge, but can also be an opportunity to select just the one best thing that made the day one you want to remember. I sure don’t want to revisit the things I’d rather try to forget!! I think I’m going to do this. I enjoyed reading about your month!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh…you should definitely do it too Karen!!
      I certainly don’t focus on the bad in my life—we really are so blessed in everything—but it’s funny how you can easily forget the small daily details otherwise!!
      :0

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie! I love this! You are a busy gal, but my favorite sentence was the one from March 20th, because you eat potato chips! Ha, ha, ha. I love you! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Yes—and these weren’t ordinary potato chips—these were ones with truffle oil on them! Man…they were delicious!!

  • Yay, so glad that you joined in! I love seeing a little more personality through sentences. Note to self ALWAYS pay someone to do the heavy lifting and work for you, hehe. Looks like a great month with lots of fun things. One day I’ll have enough time for a book club. they are so fun!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are so right about paying someone to do the hard stuff—it’s just not worth the money saved–especially the frustrations–ha ha!
      I never had time for a book club until I retired—even now there are times I’m too busy, LOL!!

  • donnanance

    Writing a sentence a day is an excellent idea! I have a bullet journal and that could be added to the daily entries. When you get to be my age, it’s nice to have some reminder of an event…ha!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, you can say that again Donna!! Some days it’s hard enough to remember my name, LOL!!

  • Tamara Reddy

    Hi Jodie, so fun to see what another retiree does over the course of the month! Love that we appear to have several things in retirement common – wearing fun clothes that are age appropriate but still youthfully stylish, book clubbing, and spending time with our favorite person – our spouses! Look forward to continue to visit you going forward!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is fun, Tamara!!
      And isn’t retirement the bestest??? Otherwise all I’d be writing about is…”filled another tooth”–ha ha!!

  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    Oh that’s really cool! I think it’s important to document your thoughts and feelings each day, then when you look back you can remember the smaller things.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And I never realized how trying to keep it to one sentence could be so hard on some days—ha ha!
      Thanks for the love Lorna!

  • Cathy Skelly

    Writing a sentence a day is a great idea. Of course, the pictures brought it to life for me. Also, do you realize what a fantastic life you lead? You get to do so many different things with different groups of people. The more I get to know you, the more I like!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awww…thanks so much Cathy! That just made my day!

  • P.S. You also have such a great smile. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks…that’s so nice!! 🙂

  • I really love the style of this post. I’m used to reading day in the life of posts but I have to admit, I quite like how you’ve jotted down a sentence for each day of the month. I’ll have to try that sometime. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsay!! You should join in for next month!!??

      • For sure! I’m gonna go read the details now so I can get my act together when the time comes. 🙂

        • Jodie Filogomo

          :). I start it right away and try to add to it daily—It’s amazing how much I forget otherwise!!

          • Oh as soon as you told me, I back tracked to April 1st and started my list. Thanks for the heads up, Jodie. 🙂

  • Wow! What a great way to remember the little things for the month. Let us know how the book was. I’m always looking for good ones! Julia

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ll let you know about the book, Julia—it’s starting out a little slow. But I have to admit, that many times after we discuss a book from our book club—I’ll like them more. It amazing how getting different perspectives on it can change the way you think (isn’t that true in life too??)

  • What a lovely post, it makes you realise how much you have got up to when it’s all written down like this. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re exactly right Gemma!! Thanks for reading!!

  • I’m sooo excited that you’ve decided to join in on the fun! I love looking back at the month. And now that I’ve been doing it for a few months, it’s even more fun to look a few months back… You forget “little” things so quickly…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re right Andrea!!
      Thanks for introducing me to this and the fun women involved!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Hi Jodie, this was a fun post and wonderful opportunity to get to know you better.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m glad you thought so Bernadette!! Funny how we find our own life quite mundane and boring! 🙂

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    Amazing hats handmade! You are artist!
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    Mónica Sors
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Monica!