It's June. I'm not sure how that can be when my to do list is still in active January. But my calendar says it is so. The weather has begun to agree.
May was full and busy. It was also the first time this year that I missed a day in my photo everyday for a year quest. I, of course, documented that.
I needed a filler for my flickr album. And then I moved on. But now I can't help but be curious if Wayne and Brenda missed the same day as I did. Would that be uncanny, or what?
And hey - while
I'm trying to type with a 16 month old on my lap I'm thinking about it, I'd love to know any tricks for getting a young'n to switch their schedule. Mark's been waking up like clockwork at 5:45 am for the past 3 weeks. I rather miss my solitary mornings.
And he makes typing tough, and that's an understatement.
Other May -
lots of dentist
another x-ray for Brian
lots of holloring (by me) that often ended with - "cuz I don't want anymore broken femurs!!"
A new camera!
A new lifestyle
Wait. A new lifestyle?
I didn't mention that before, did I? Well - you see, I didn't because I don't always stick to my new lifestyles...so I wanted to try it on for a bit before I said anything.
I quit chocolate. If that's not a lifestyle change, I don't know what is. What I find ironic is that it came just two days after my night out at the chocolate focus group discussion. I wonder what the researchers would make of that?
But I quit. The first 10 days are so were tough but then it got easier. Last night was actually most difficult because I was baking chocolate chip cookies for today - and it was horribly hard not to snitch cookie dough or a fresh out of the oven cookie.
But I didn't. I also began counting calories about 2.5 weeks ago, which I pretty much hate - but I'm sticking to that too. I like using Sparkpeople, it fits my schedule, it fits my budget (free), and it suits my personality. I just leave a screen open all day as I'm doing my work from home work here on the computer.
I also learned that while 6 lbs lost is exciting on the bathroom scale, it's depressing in the dressing rooms. Wendy and I went out shopping last night and by the end of the evening, I was ready to hit the chocolate hard.
But I didn't.
Also in May - I was a scrapping machine. I got a lot of layouts done - all fun. I most enjoyed working with Ali on the newsletter. She kissed me once, have I ever told you that? True story, don't let her try to tell you otherwise. Ali's a gem, I enjoy her to bits - enjoy her style, enjoy her focus, enjoy her as a person.
My assignment had been to focus on a story that's so full, it can't all fit on one layout. I feel that so often in scrapbooking, we're in a rush to get a page shared, a page done, a new product worked with - that the story is often overlooked, and left to a 2 x 3 space on the canvas. If that.
But the stories of our life deserve so much more than that. I'm rather passionate about the stories which is a whole other post in my head.
What I wanted to do, especially since it was so fresh and such a tailspin in our lives, were some pages on Brian's spica cast. I had originally intended to do a mini album, but once I got my photos printed, I realized I had too many for a mini - so I went full 12 x 12. I'll keep this separate for a bit, for family to look at and share, and I have a few more pages to add, hopefully this week - but it will eventually insert into his regular album.
The journaling can be read by clicking on yesterday's link to the newsletter.
So May was full. A good full. I didn't get my spring cleaning done, but that'll wait, right? I began it anyway.
I started working more hours, so I'm adjusting to that
Adjusting, working on a new lifestyle, trying to keep everything in balance....
Here's to a June that goes just as well
be good! ;)