did you do in May?
I had a May for Me list of my goals – the things I
wanted to do.
I did quite a bit and more.
Some things I did not get done.
Dance to a song every day.... Well I did dance most of the
weekdays, being I work at home alone and no one sees me dancing! I
did not dance the last few days of May – I listened to music and
sang along to the songs, but no real dancing. As I drove back from
Mary Jo's funeral yesterday, I sang along to the 70's songs. Many
were our favorites when we were in high school. I had a two hour
drive and I was following my husband, so I was all alone and sang my
heart out! After unpacking and getting the wash started I sat down
last night and listened to Sissy's Song again and added the link to my post – earlier post. I am
not a country music fan, as they always make me cry. I like Carly
Simon and Carol King songs the best and similar artists. Today's
song should be repeat of Celebration,
but I think I will share my favorite song sung by Mama Cass – “MakeYour Own Kind of Music”. I think it fits me best. I do like to
do things my way. Maybe I should share the song “MyWay”. If you have never taken the time to listen to Landslide
– this a good one about life changes. It is favorite also.
like to create quilts with a unque' twist. I like to quilt different
than others. I like to share posts any way I want to and recently I
decided you are going to get a few more personal thoughts in my
shares... not just ---- I did this and that and used these colors...
but more why I did it and what I was thinking about that made me do
it that way. I like to have several projects going at a time... so I
jump from project to project. I know I have ADHD – but I think it
is what makes me – me! So that is a very positive thing for me! I have tons of photos of projects, I have
been quilting and sewing that I haven't had time to share yet... but
I will share them.
#2 I “thread painted” my Tiptoe quilt and the first part of the
binding is stitched. I need to do the embroidery stitching yet. It
will get done soon.
Sew something Simple – never did this but I will do it, this
Practice quilting some new design with blue thread... did some
doodling on paper with a blue pen … not on my quilting machine.
Sip coffee slowly and just breathe... been doing lots of that –
every morning. Today, I had a second cup of coffee while chatting
with my daughter on skype. Really enjoy our visits. I am glad I
started taking time in the morning to just relax, before I start my
day! My daughter and I have a lot to talk about as she is getting married this summer. We are so happy for them! I will share more about this in June.
Polish my toe nails –
did switch them to blue and now back to a soft peach and plan to
switch it again tonight to another peachy pink. Mostly this has been
about taking a few minutes for me and not feeling guilty about taking
time for me. They look nice and I am worth it. Try it you'll
Buy Chocolate Milk --- I never
bought Chocolate Milk – I forgot about it! Maybe
Add fruit to my water and drink more water. I did that a lot!
This was also a good thing to have on my list and was easy to do
everyday for me!
Get an old recipe from my Mom and make it. I did make the Cherry
Coke Jello and I actually ended up making it when my Mom was
visiting. That was fun. Here
is that Post.
Make more fabric greeting cards. I did not make more of
these as when my Mom came to visit we got carried away making mug
rugs! We started some in April and more in May. We also made
some place mats which I will share soon too.
Call an old friend. Yes -- I
did call a few friends and unexpectedly saw and visited with many old
friends at Mary Jo's funeral yesterday.
(which should have been labeled #12) was to replant my plants
outside. I did that.
here... can't wait til it is green and full with veggies!
Spend more quality time with my husband and family.
was easy to do as it was really important to me.
Dreaming about quilts! This was easy to do. I dream up ideas
for quilts all the time. Taking time to create them and write it all
up is where I have a problem. Time?
had fun making the green and blue scrappy mug rugs!
addition to the items I listed I was able to do a few more...
I came up with the Fabric Garage Sale idea and that is next week.
Here is the post about the Sale and Linky Party. This week was cut
short by funerals and me not being home to take photos of fabric –
but I am going to get it done! More photos to take this afternoon
and this evening. Tomorrow I have another funeral. The sale must go
I shared more about the Zig Zag Quilt Challenge
and made a few more zig zag blocks for more quilts. Link in the
sidebar takes you to the Challenge Information.
I hosted a Fabric Giveaway every week in May!
I had a blast laying out the charm squares and creating color
combinations and pattern layouts. All sorts of ideas are still
spinning around in my head! It kept me busy mailing out packages
BINGO was a blast with all of the participants!
We (mostly Tonya), were overwhelmed by so many Bingo Players! I hope
we get a Blackout today! Thanks for participating and Good luck!
I am very thankful for the May for Me Hosts as it was a comfort to
Tonya and I as we struggled with just the two of us last year.
to all you - the May for Me participants!
last, but not least, there were happy times and sad times in the
month of May this year.
of May was much better than last year. My Mom was in the hospital and
very ill. I was going back and forth from there, trying to quilt in
between, when I would return home. It was a long summer and fall for
my Mom, but she is doing much better now. I am thankful for all the
thoughts and prayers that were sent our way.
goals to take time for myself was a good thing and I am a better
person, because I did it. I took time to play. I took time to take
good care of myself – dancing, more water, and self care. I took
time to be with family and friends. All in all I really enjoyed the
May for Me Celebration.
year, I said,
“Don't be sad that it is over...
be glad you did it!”
time to enjoy each and every day!