This month will be remembered in my personal life as one of the most important periods of my life. I was as prepared as I could be for all the changes that were about to happen, but it turned out that loosening the reins and letting things unfold organically was a better way to stay sane. . It also taught me the true meaning of the cliché, “patience is a virtue.”
Joe accepted a new job and my kids had a great year at their new school (and gained two inches taller). As all these unresolved pieces began to connect, a new chapter for me began to materialize as a terrifying but necessary fork in the road. More on that later.
Before I think about summer and what lies ahead, I wanted to stop by and thank you for the little moments that made May so memorable.
Here’s a peek at what we did in May 2023 and how it felt for me…
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The beginning of May started like a horse.time has passed flight.
Throughout the month, I spent a lot of time working on design projects. I have designed several new products for the upcoming lines. I also worked on design projects for the home and with two of his clients (more on that soon!). In this house, he started and completed two of his painting projects, repainting the basement stairs and the exterior of the front door.
One of the best things about this month is that spring weather has finally arrived. I used it to run a lot, so it felt great.
I started taking tennis lessons. We started s’mores season on our patio, bought and planted lots of flowers, and spent time gardening. Unfortunately, we also dealt with a lot of issues with the grass and shrubs in our front yard. The lawn was burned and many large shrubs died.
Our kids had a lot of playdates. I started track and field in August, and both of my children started golf lessons. On May 13th, Joe and I went to a fundraiser at my kid’s school.Obtained very Joe wore platform shoes.
Mother’s Day this year was wonderful. I felt really happy and positive on what would normally be a heavy and emotional day. It was a refreshing change from my norm.
I haven’t done much cooking this month because I’ve been so busy. I mainly made simple things such as salads that can be assembled quickly with simple ingredients.
I started reading this month. this is your brain on food.I read How to protect your home while drowning It was my second time and it really helped me get back on track during my worst week.
We also hosted a book club this month.we read The Family Farm and book lover. The first one was hard for me to understand (I’m still reading it), but it helped me a lot in structuring a way to structure my life as a busy family and not lose my sanity. book lover I’m so glad I escaped completely!
On May 20th, my brother stopped by our house on his way through town to spend some time with us. We ate potato salad, grilled burgers and grilled corn outside on a beautiful evening.
Our pool opened on Memorial Day weekend and we spent most of our time there. I can’t help but be overwhelmed by how fleeting and precious this time in my life is. Everyone is healthy, my children are happy and growing, and as a family we are blessed with new beginnings. I was blessed with wonderful weather, so I would like to enjoy it as slowly as possible.
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