I feel like I should have somewhat of a free pass on some of my goals for this month because (1) I was out of town 1 weekend, (2) my grandma came to visit for 2 week, and (3) I caught up on both season of Downton Abby. Needless to say I’ve been a busy girl regardless of what my goals say.
1. Complete at least 1 crafty project per month.
Technically I did work (and actually finish) our plans for our mid century dresser. However, I have not blogged and shared the project with you. Can we count this as a half done crafty project? Or is it a whole because it’s been finished since early April? Who cares I’m counting it. Look for the proof sometime next week as for now take my word for it.
2. Read at least 1 book per month. (I totally killed this goal by reading 2 books. I’m not going to brag or anything but that’s some pretty good reading skills I have.)
The first book I read was The Girl in the Italian Bakery. I picked it for 2 reasons: I liked the name, and it was free on amazon since I have a prime subscription. Mainly the second reason. I liked about 3/4 of it. I could have lived without the entire girl in the Italian bakery bit that seemed really insignificant to the guy’s life. I was really into it before that because people’s lives are interesting and the guy had a very interesting childhood.
Also I couldn’t stop thinking about his 9 year old friend that disappeared. Unsolved cases are so unsettling to me, so I googled Andy Puglisi to see if they ever solved it. Apparently another child from their project made a documentary called Have You Seen Andy? I wanted to watch it, but it wasn’t on HBO Go. Maybe one day.
My second book was a Ender’s Game. Someone told me a long time ago if I liked young adult books, then I should check this one out. I thought hey this is perfect I can read another book real fast so I won’t look like such a slacker on my goals. (Not. Even. Kidding.) I have mixed feelings about it though. I was expecting more fantasy (think Harry Potter or Hunger Games), but it’s Science Fiction. I don’t really do SciFi because the idea of aliens has never interested me. I’ll might finish the series. In fact I probably will, but I am not in a big rush. I don’t know didn’t love, but didn’t hate it either.
3. Do more fun things with Ramona. (Sorry Ramona’s hair is a mess, and the picture is blurry. She was running around outside like a crazy women, and I apparently can’t take photos on my phone.)
The family went to a hibachi restaurant for my mom’s birthday. Of course Ramona freaked out with the fire business. She has been asking to go to the fire restaurant at least once a day since. We still go to the park while it’s not 110 degrees outside. In fact we even made some friends! (My child is in need of friends in a desperate way. She tries to play with everyone when she’s at the park. She even shares her toys and snacks, so call if you’re interested!)
4. Journal every day (or fill in when you realized you haven’t done this in a week)
I don’t know if you heard but at the beginning of April we had some crazy tornadoes in Arlington. Ramona was at school that day while I hunkered down in the bathtub by myself. Crying. A lot. I have never been so scared in my entire life. Not for me of course for my daughter who I couldn’t protect. I knew the tornado was in south and central Arlington near Ramona’s school. I was stuck at home. It was the most helpless and overwhelming feeling. I rushed out to get her between the passing of 1 tornado and the beginnings of another. We spent the next hour cuddling in the bathtub. Thank God he protected us and everyone else in the metroplex. There were no deaths but serious damage. First time I ever thought maybe I should leave Texas and all this tornado business…