May is a month of birthdays and celebrations around these parts. My birthday, my husband’s birthday and then my father-in-law’s birthday. The girls are playing softball like every free moment. And there was the dance recital. Plus two lost teeth. A surprise leak in the basement that turned out to be more than a quick fix.
I kept my head above water mostly. And had a load of fun.
Here’s where things stand after five months:
Things I want to do weekly:
- Exercise 4x a week: 19! That’s at least 4x a week. Pulled a muscle in my back during the last week of the month but I’m back in business.
- Give kids weekly allowance: Slipped a little this month. We had two visits from the tooth fairy and our Friday night Shabbat dinners haven’t been less consistent.
- Do one act of kindness each week: So I managed to accomplish 1 out of 4 opportunities. I brought flowers for the girls’ Hebrew School teachers on their last day of religious school for the year.
- Read one full length article in a magazine every week:
- NYT Housing Inequality by Matthew Desmond
- My Family’s Slave by Alex Tizon
- Margaret Atwood: Prophet of Dystopia by Rebecca Mead
Things to do every month:
- Regular library trips: We are CRUSHING IT in the library department. This is my most favorite development. My girls have fallen into a routine where we hit the library every other week and they have been devouring every book that crosses their paths.
- 2 Yoga classes: Nope. Lots of regular exercise but no yoga.
- Read 2 books: Big movement in the reading department this month!
- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
- The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
- Write 2 blog posts: I wrote one blog essay and have two in the works.
- Choose outside: The weather is turning so we have been outdoors more often just because. I’ve been at nearly all of the girls’ softball games.
- 1 date night: Two!! Two date nights this month. We had a super night out to celebrate David’s birthday plus a day date in New York City to see Hamilton. We snagged tickets over nine months ago!
Some other great stuff that happened this month:
- External writing projects: Working on book chapter due July 1st
- Beyond Prof Webinar: Very excited about this webinar I hosted in the middle of the month on the Stage of the Job Search Process. It is my second year contributing to the Beyond Prof online conference and I am so happy to could be a part of it.
Gotta get some movement on:
- Kitchen savings
- Guitar lessons
- Run (like a race or something)
- Podcasting oral histories
On to June!
Yay for warm weather! Yay for seeing Hamilton! I’ve become a little obsessed with the soundtrack since by the time I found out about it tickets were sold out til 2018.
Hold out hope! We bought these tickets well into the hype back in September. It was really special!!