Saturday, May 1, 2010

Focus on the Family: May 2010

April....about drove me crazy!  Thank goodness I had somewhat of a plan (aka Focus on the Family) or I might have spent a good part of the month curled into a ball in the corner of my living room behind the leather chair.  Between Easter, Alex's trip to Denver and his birthday and all of my dental appointments....I'm wiped out.  I have some downtime coming up in the form of oral surgery which will likely knock me on my butt for a few days.  Calvin will be taking full responsibility for the children, house and well...everything for three days.  I'm hoping to catch up on all of my reading...if I'm awake.

Family Time....quality time together.
  • Family Outings (bookstore, movie, bowling)
  • Celebrate Mother's Day
  • Plant herbs
  • Bake something together

Kid and preschool.
  • National Children's Book Week May 10-15
  • Visit the library Get a library card
  • Practice writing letters
  • Start Geo-Caching (one per week)

Me Time....cuz if Mama ain't happy....

Couple Time....all because two people fell in love.
  • Date Night...Dinner and Belly Dancing at local Greek Restaurant
  • Plan our 2nd Honeymoon to San Francisco (June!)

Home's where the heart is.
  • Declutter and plan for possible move
  • Americana Theme for Summer
  • Start thinking about (and making notes) for Christmas

This is going to sound silly...but this month I'm grateful for coffee.  I know you were probably expecting me to get all deep like I have the last couple months but I've decided that sometimes it's okay to stop looking at the big picture and just focus on something small that brings you joy.  For me, it's coffee.  I look forward to enjoying that first lovely mug of hot liquid first thing every morning, sometimes it is the only thing that gets me out of bed.  I love that it brings me and my lovely friends together and the excitement of trying new kinds of coffee at little shops and making new friends.


  1. I love that small things that make life happy. Mine isn't coffee ( I have high blood pressure & thats way too much caffeine for me) (and coffee without caffeine?? whats the point).

    I think you should have Calvin blog for you while you are knocked out from the oral surgery!! That would be a fun thing to do since he will be taking over ''mom'' position. :)

  2. Sometimes those small things are all I can focus on.

  3. What a great idea to plan out what I would like to get out of a month that doesn't include dishes, dusting or mowing the lawn. Thanks for this.

  4. Love the coffee too - you have a lot of ambitious goals for May, I hope you get them accomplished (and I'm excited to see your outfit posts!). :)

  5. It's so important to be thankful for the small things too! I'm not a coffee drinker, myself, but even I love coffee shops. They smell so great and have great pastries, ha! ;) Sounds like a great month you have planned. April drove me nuts too! I welcome May!! Sorry I'm late to the party again :)

  6. Only we moms would consider Oral Surgery down time -- LOL!

    I applaud the getting dressed thing -- I had started to fall down that Rabbit Hole myself! It is so important that we remember ourselves amongst the beautifu chaos that is motherhood.

    I wish you luck with all your goals -- I, too celebrate coffee!!!!

    Happy Sunday.

  7. You've got some fun things planned!

    Good luck with your wisdom teeth removal!

    And I hear ya on the coffee. I would be lost without it! ;0)

  8. What a great month! I had forgotten all about Children's book week. Thanks for the reminder :) I so want to start geo-caching with Z...maybe next month.

    Thanks again for doing this, you help to make my life a little more organized :)

  9. I don't drink coffee ever. When we meet you will see why so many have said to me, 'have you tried the decaf?"

    Isn't it sad that it takes freakin surgery to give ourselves some time off? It's nuts!

  10. Geo Caching is so much fun- the kids do it with my parents and they love it!


  11. Coffee is a lovely thing to be grateful for :) I'm grateful for it because I drink a ton of it in the morning instead of snacking. Helps me get to lunch without eating 300 calories I don't need :)

    I love your 'focus' lists! I'd sure feel a lot better about myself if I wrote it all down and set goals like that. Instead, I forgot Evie had Girl Scouts on Monday, forgot to give her a note about her field trip today, and there's one more thing I forgot but can't remember what it is :) Terrible. I need more sleep :)

  12. geocaching is the coolest thing ever. there are so many spots around our house, I can't believe it when I found out about it. Love it!


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