Friday, June 01, 2007

May Round-Up

I found this idea on a favorite blog of mine, the idea being to "round-up" the month by thinking about all the things you did. I've never done it before, but it seems interesting, so here goes.

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
I always read my Real Simple, Creating Keepsakes, Elle Decor and Entertainment Weekly (guilty pleasure) magazines. But this month I picked up a cool card making magazine and also read through a National Geographic. As far as books go, I read a LOT of books, and none of them were all that memorable, mostly crap mystery novels.

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
Not much in the way of movies this month, all the good summer stuff only just came out, so I'll have more to report for June I'm sure.

As far as TV goes, I'm a total Tivo addict, so I watch a ton of TV - I guess the high-lights would be all the season finales; Grey's Anatomy, CSI, Desperate Housewives, Lost. I did watch quite a bit of hockey, it is play-off season after all; I watched my beloved Sharks lose to the Red Wings - but then I got to see them fall to the Ducks, so it worked out okay!

What special days did I celebrate and how?
Well, mother's day obviously, and my sister's birthday. For both I did hand-made cards and gifts, then I had to hurry to the post office to get them to California in time! And of course it was Jake and , and George's birthday. Jakey got new treats and some new cat toys, Georgie got a new rawhide bone (I'll have to up-load the pictures, they're a hoot) and a new tug/ball thing.

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
No gifts for me (puppies and kitties don't have opposable thumbs or money). I gave my mom hand-made earrings and my sister got subscription to EW, a scrapbooking tool and a new sauce whisk (I know it's not glamorous, but it's what she wanted).

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
We were both basically healthy this month, Scott is still having trouble with his heel hurting, but he's managing.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
We had a bunch of fun this month! We went to a Cinco de Mayo party at R & D's, went out with new friends to the opening of the new wine bar in town, had a wonderful dinner with JC at J & M's, and of course - the second annual "River Crawl" (think pub crawl mixed with a progressive dinner), that was super fun. All in all a great month for playing with friends, of course the fam lives across the nation, so not much with them!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
A good month for food as well, we tried the new seafood restaurant in town - pretty darn good. We went to the opening night of the new wine bar. And for the River Crawl I made Limoncello (a lemon liquor), goat cheese toasts and a chicken and orzo fritatta all from that show "Everyday Italian" - they all turned out great and everyone loved them!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
With the demise of the laptop, we had to buy another, not that we had the money. I also got a couple cool new scrapbooking things, a fine point glue pen and white embossing powder (lame? maybe, but I think they're fun!). It's not exactly a purchase, but I designed a desk and had the guys in our shop build it for me, turned out nicely!

What were this month's disappointments?
There were a fair few of those, even for all the fun we had (hopefully it balances out). The laptop was broken by the dog (I helped), the dog chewed our expensive binoculars, we didn't get pregnant (again) this month, Scott's class didn't get enough students so he wasn't able to teach this quarter, our friend's dad died.

What were my accomplishments this month?
The thing I'm most proud of is that I wrote my first column for a local magazine - it will be out in July!

I worked the hardest on the Woman Challenge, a nation-wide challenge to get women walking and exercising more. I found out about it in Real Simple, signed up then managed to get my mom, my sister and a bunch of friends to sign up. The idea is to take 10,000 steps a day, my weekly goals have been 7,000-8,000 steps a day and I've been making it. Extra walks for the dog, more exercise for me!

I also got some scrapbooking done, most of the 2005 holiday as well as some pet pages and St. Patrick's day.

Anything else noteworthy to record?
I guess I should pay more attention to what I do in the month (besides work a lot!).

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