I feel the most useful way to catch up on what's been going on in the interim is to look at my journal.
Journal excerpts Aug 1 - Aug 8th
Pearl: Battled Marco at Route 210
Got MIKY's Tauros from GTS (Spanish one)
Went underground and met my Plat persona 32 in order to catch me a Spiritomb
Mixed records between Platinum, Diamond, Pearl and Mrs. Pkmn's Diamond
Caught some Pokémon from an old Sapphire save in the Pal Park
Started breeding Japanese Spiritomb and English Spiritomb to see if I can up my collection of blue shiny Pokémon
Put Spiritomb on GTS and got a Voltorb from Song (uknown location)
Trying to find a Nidoran-F. Oh! There's one, mid-message. Hurrah.
Levelling up Sandshrew to evolve and have a Pichu with a Soothe Bell.