Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January in Review

Last year I used Lisa's approach to recapping a month, where I'd highlight the meals, moments, reviews, and remembering from the month before. Except there were times where I didn't have an exceptional meal to highlight, or nothing too out of the ordinary happened to mention in my moment. Instead this year, I want to use the same basic idea, but in a free-er form where I don't need to highlight each single item. Which leads us to...

In January...
Huntington Gardens
...I spent a week in California visiting with family and friends.
Burrito with Mole Sauce
...the boy made burritos with mole sauce using a specialty seasoning mix he had purchased in California.

...I posted reviews of 5 books and 3 movies.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Eppstein
Degrees of Courage by Shari Vester
Splintered by A.G. Howard
47 Ronin
The Wolf of Wall Street
I, Frankenstein
Out of all of these Somewhere in France was without question my favorite.

...four years ago, in 2010, I recaped the first episode of Jason Mesnick's season of The Bachelor including this gem,
"I liked Melissa, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. "
Of course, while Melissa wound up being the winner that season, Jason later choice Mollie who he married and now has a daughter with. And Melissa is also now married with a baby of her own!

What are your highlights from this January? And would you rather recap a month with defined guidelines or without any?


  1. I've never been one to formally recap a month per say. I figure each post if a enough of a recap of my month overall.

    You sure had some good highlights in the beginning of the year - that mole sauce looks amazing!

  2. I think I have been recapping with my defined guidelines for about 4 years, maybe longer? It has worked out pretty well except this year the miles category was pretty empty but that will change! But I think it's good to have some flexibility on things like a recap and I think the new approach you are taking is a fun one to read!

    My highlight in January was becoming an aunt again!

  3. sounds like you had a fun month! hugs!

  4. Looks like you had a fun month. I don't do monthly recaps, maybe I should - but I didn't really have an highlights in January.