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A New Month?

by Meghann on August 30, 2010

There’s something exciting about the start of each new month. I think it’s like starting anything – new job, new school year, new year, new week, etc – they all encompass an overwhelming feeling of refreshness that makes you believe each new start is going to be a good one.

So, totally believing today was a new month (September first), I arrived at work early,  flipped my calendar to September, and settled into my computer for the day… And then realized I was a bit premature in my excitement.

Turns out we still have two days left in August before September comes roaring in. Oopss!

I begrudgingly flipped my calendar back to August and figured I might as well enjoy these last days of August while I can. I’ll save my new month excitement just a couple of more days. 😉

I was hoping to start September off with a quiet morning, but it turns out I started August 30th with a quiet morning instead. 😉

A long walk with Maddie…. a few strength training moves in the living room while I watched the end of last night’s Emmy’s (Modern Family for best comedy – really?)…. and a big bowl of cereal for breakfast.


  • 1/2 cup Greenwise Oatmeal Flakes
  • 3/4 cup (last of the bag) Kashi H2H
  • Sprinkle Granola
  • Fresh Figs
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter




A Message From Derek…

Hi everyone,

As you may remember, I committed to the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon a few weeks ago and pledged to raise $850 for the National MS Society. Truth be told, I didn’t know a whole lot about MS (other than the commonly known physicaly limitations) until I read up on it. It’s pretty amazing what progress we’ve made and how some ongoing trials are yielding very positive results.

Currently, I’m a little over half way there. In an effort to reach and exceed that goal, I’m raffling off a $50 gift card to Whole Foods (or the food/grocery store of your choice). I won’t lie…I’ll be stealing/borrowing (but with credit!) from a raffle structure that the coolest Caitlin used back in March.

Here’s the breakdown:

$5 gets you ONE raffle ticket
$10 gets you TWO raffle tickets
$15 gets you FOUR raffle tickets!

Make your raffle donation to my National MS Society page 🙂

I will list the names of each donator on an Excel spreadsheet (one entry per $5, two entries per $10, and FOUR entries per $15) and I will draw a winner using the Random Number Generator (link: this Thursday (September 2) morning.

Good luck and thank you to everyone for your support!

1 katie didit August 30, 2010 at 9:04 am

Modern Family is a GREAT show! I loved it! I am also in a hurry for September because it’s my birthday month 🙂

2 maren August 30, 2010 at 9:08 am

Modern Family is HILARIOUS! Definitely deserved to win.

3 Karla August 30, 2010 at 9:09 am

I love Modern Family! So glad it won!

4 Kristy@ August 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

Dark chocolate dreams pb is sooo good. I would eat my shoe if i slathered a bit of it on. 😉 ok…maybe not.

5 Tina August 30, 2010 at 9:25 am

I’m anxious for September too. I can’t wait to start the 30 Days of Self Love on my blog and see what it can do for us all.

Have a great (August) day!

6 Caitlin August 30, 2010 at 9:31 am

It will be nice when September starts, but, at the same time, you just got two extra days that you didn’t even know you had. I love that feeling!

7 runningwithsass August 30, 2010 at 9:34 am

I hate when I get my days messed up! It throws me off for the whole week! its ALMOST september!

8 julie August 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

love modern family! kind of sad 30 rock didn’t win, but modern family is hilarious.

9 Lizzy @ LBBakes August 30, 2010 at 9:39 am

Ha, well look at it this way – you’ve got two more days to make sure August is a great month! And you’ve also got two days to gear up for a great September! 🙂

10 Liz August 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

Modern family is the best comedy that ha been on TV in YEARS, in my opinion. Definitely give it a shot if you haven’t already!

11 Carrie @ TV and Dinners August 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

Modern Family definitely deserved best comedy. It’s great, and I will take a MF win since the three funniest comedies from last year (Parks and Recreation, Community and Party Down) weren’t even nominated. 🙂

Honestly, I was just so freaking happy Aaron Paul won (Jesse Pinkman what what!) that I’m in a happy little afterglow this morning. So deserved.

12 Marina August 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

Fresh figs for breakfast are a great start of a day 🙂
I look forward to September and a new semester. I have so much in my mind that I want to achieve…can’t wait to start on that

13 rebeccalynn0 August 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

Modern family definitely deserved to win…it’s so funny and relevant to the times we live in. I’m looking forward to September too:)

14 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 30, 2010 at 10:22 am

What a beautiful breakfast bowl! The colors remind me of fall, so I can see why you picked it for this almost September day!

15 BBx2 - Mandy & jR August 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

Yum!! Your cereal mixes always look so good!

I actually felt like today was the start of September, too! You’re not alone 🙂

I didn’t get to finish watching the Emmy’s last night… but did think what I saw was the best I’d seen it in years!

16 Melissa August 30, 2010 at 10:44 am

You so have to give Modern Family a try It is the one of the best shows on tv right now!

17 LiveForTheRun August 30, 2010 at 10:45 am

Well at least now you’re really ready for Sept. I know what you’re saying how a new month feels like a new start to something.

Bring on October, I’m ready for the holidays, ha.

18 Shanna, like Banana August 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

I was a wee bit excited about September too today..except I also woke up thinking it was Saturday so imagine my mood when I realized it was Monday..darnit!

19 Amy August 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

Modern Family is one of the best shows on TV right now!

20 NYCRunnerGirl August 30, 2010 at 11:05 am

I am also ready for the start of a new month, and for me, a new semester! You’ll just have to postpone your celebration for 2 days 🙂

21 Amber@momsgottheruns August 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

Meghann! You don’t like Modern Family?! It’s hilarious!

22 Megan (Braise The Roof) August 30, 2010 at 11:12 am

You don’t like Modern Family?? I think it’s the best sitcom on TV right now and totally deserved to win- great characters, great actors, and who doesn’t love some good farce? Obviously I’m not the first to comment on this but I love that show so much I had to say something! 😉

23 Nicole August 30, 2010 at 11:17 am

Do you not watch Modern Family? It’s amazing, extremely funny!!! Definitely deserved to win.

24 Em August 30, 2010 at 11:37 am

OMG, I love Modern Family. So glad it won.

25 Kelly August 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Booo don’t rush August away, that means summer is over and snowy winters are around the corner!

26 CM August 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I’m so glad Modern Family won!! It is hilarious!!- Have you ever seen it?
Two more days in August to think about any September goals!

27 Quinn August 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

As a fan of all the comedies nominated, I have to say Modern Family most definitely deserved it. I have not laughed out loud in any other tv show like I do with MF. Amazing.

And I’m with you on a fresh start in September. I always consider it my New Year’s.

28 Lauren August 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I do this ALL the time! I’m lucky if I even know what day of the week it is. LoL.

Have a great day!

29 Sana August 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I have been watching Modern Family- and while it is not pee-your-pants-funny. It is warm, whitty, charming with a bunch of humor. Happy Aug 30th!

30 Monica C. August 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Hmm – I already donated to Derek’s campaign. May I be entered in the raffle? 🙂

31 Stephanie August 30, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I love Glee to pieces but still think Modern Family deserved the win more! It had one of the best first seasons of a show I’ve ever seen and even my beloved Glee had ho-hum periods.

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