May Recap

May RecapI don’t want to make it seem like the rest of the year is downhill, but May is going to be a pretty tough month to top. Even though there were sick kids and a sick hubs for one week, the rest of the month was great.

I won’t deny that some of that might have something to do with more reading time than usual, and really enjoying a lot of the books I finished for the month.

The Month in Stats

Books Read Last Month: 26 27 (forgot one!)
Books Read For The Year (by End of Month): 101 102

Best Things I Read

Things That Happened
  • My husband was on call, but he was the secondary person. How many calls did he get for the week? Zero calls. Thank you primary on-call co-worker for answering all the calls, and for knowing what you’re doing so nothing had to move on to the backup. Many secondary weeks aren’t so nice.
  • I had a birthday, and I made myself a delicious chocolate cake. Is that obnoxiously braggy? I don’t mean it to be – it’s not my recipe, and all I had to do was follow the directions. Super easy to make, and super yummy.

    I’d been somewhat dreading my birthday, because I knew I’d be missing my brother’s call. Happily though, the anticipation for it was worse than the actual day. Yes, I missed my brother, and was sad knowing that I’d never get another call from him, but the day itself was nice. I spent it alternating between reading a book (shocking no one who knows me), and working on a new jigsaw puzzle. It was a doozy, and I didn’t finish it until the next day (I almost always can finish them the same day I start them). R also worked hard to keep the kids occupied so that I could read and do my puzzle without interruption or “help.” It was lovely.
  • Also birthday-related, but a funny story connected to it. I’m fairly low-maintenance about birthdays, and couldn’t figure out anything I wanted as a gift. My husband got me three of my favorite candy bars since I never did come up with anything else. Yummm. The funniest part to me was that he confessed it was originally four candy bars, but he ate one. Actually, that’s the second funniest part. The funniest part is when he and our son came home from running some errands the day before, G came up to me telling me that they “got me a bar!” and “it’s a secret!” Ha. It WAS a secret, you goofy boy. He also tried to show them to me right away, while R was in the background telling him to hush, mommy’s birthday is tomorrow, not today.
  • My brother-in-law came out for a visit. R took the week off from work, and while I never went anywhere, I got a lot more reading time than usual. The guys went to the race, and a baseball game, but then they took G with them one day and drove out to where they used to live. It ended up being an all-day event, and anytime I only have one kid, it’s a much easier day. Both kids were quite sad to see their uncle go back home.
Best Things I Did or Saw
  • My son’s year-end ceremony with Awana. He was so cute sitting up on stage with all the other Cubbies, and then standing up when his group was called. Loved seeing his face light up when he caught sight of me in the audience too.
  • Also regarding G, he’s started taking Taekwondo. It is ridiculously cute seeing him in his uniform, and watching him in his classes. He was so not cooperative at first, but he’s getting better about listening to his teachers and doing what they say.
  • Flowers are everywhere! We have some rose bushes in our front yard that are massive, and covered with blooms. There’s also a clematis vine loaded with flowers next to our garage. Thank you to the previous owner for putting in such gorgeous plants.
What’s Cooking
  • The previously-mentioned birthday cake, Orangette’s Winning Hearts and Minds Chocolate Cake. So good. Other than that, I really didn’t do much in the way of cooking or baking this month. I mostly took the week around my birthday off from anything major in the kitchen, and then with sickness also knocking out another week, and my brother-in-law visiting, I kept it super simple with meals. Also, we ate out a bunch.
What I’m Anticipating in June
  • My baby girl turns two. I guess I should stop calling her the baby.
  • My inlaws are coming for a brief visit, and while they’re out here they’re going camping with R and the kids. I am (hopefully) staying home by myself. While I’m sure it’d be fun to go with them and all that, the thought of two or three days all to myself are fairly irresistible.
  • Vacation Bible School for the boy (THIS WEEK!) Wonder how he’ll do at it …
  • My friend Elizabeth‘s book Touching the Hem: A Biblical Response to Physical Suffering is being released! Look for an interview with her coming up soon.

How was your May? What do you have planned for June?

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  1. Sounds like you had a pretty good birthday month! 🙂

  2. Love your recaps – it is like a window to your world. A belated Happy Birthday to you!


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