May: Currently… catching up

 May is a whirlwind every year… I don’t know why I forget that.  It gets me every time.  From a joint birthday dinner party with another May birthday friend, to Mother’s Day and a Memorial Day visit from my mom – the month was gone before I could blog about it.

 

Here’s to catching up!

 

Adding another year to my age.

Babying my bad ankle.

Celebrating lots of ladies in my life through Mother’s Day and birthdays.

Drinking specialty green birthday cocktails.

Eating loads of goodies off the grill.

Finishing my surveyor stand lamp at long last.

Grateful for weekends full with family and friends.

Happy to watch my baby cousins first dance recital.

Immersed in my microns and sketch book.

Jumping up and down over visiting the building big dreams are made of.

Knitting a red cabled slouch hat that reminds me of the one from Elizabethtown.

Loving the life being brought back into downtown Melbourne.

Marveling at the summer sunset.

Noticing hibiscus exploding everywhere.

Obsessing over my new silverware organizers.

Planting lots of veggies, herbs, flowers, and succulents.

Questioning my use of time and goal/habit strategy for 2013.

Relieved to finally paint my office.

Sewing runners for a birthday dinner.

Trying Thai iced tea for the first time.

Uncorking lots of cheat moscato.

Using all my organization/discipline skills to get my work projects back in line.

Visiting with my mom for an overdue girls’ weekend.

Watching The Good Wife and The Glades.

X-ing off parts of big house goals like the office and yard.

Yielding to the reality of my physical limits.

Zooming through days at an alarming speed.

 

How was your May?

 

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May Habits

My “habit” resolution has gone about as well as all resolutions go… but I’m holding out the hope that some will stick.  After not even thinking about habits in April, I’m brushing the dust off and starting new in my favorite month.

 

 

may habits

1. TV free “T” days – that’s Tuesday and Thursday just in case you needed clarification.  I’m a TV addict.  I’ll admit it.  I justify the time waste by knitting or processing photos so TV time isn’t exactly unproductive but I get so much more done when it’s completely off… and usually, I have more fun!

2. Give myself a break – we are our own worst critics.  I set unrealistic expectations for myself as a norm.  I plan to work on gaining some perspective, with a little help from my friends, and be a little more gracious with myself.

3. Do something creative every single day – anything.  This includes 5-minute “make something out of office supplies” creative challenges amongst Skype buddies in the middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday.

 

What are some habits you are trying to develop?  Any projects on your radar?

 

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