Happy 1st Day of May!
Here’s a random conversation starter for you: did you know that this weekend is the only “crossover weekend” of 2011 – ie two months on one weekend. My thanks to Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40 for imparting this scintillating piece of information!
I love the month of May. If I could choose my birthday month, I would pick May. [Sidenote: I’ve tried for years to convince my family to celebrate my birthday on July 9th, six months after the actual date of January 9th. So far, no dice. The Brother is the only one who seems to support a Birthday Transfer!…]
This month, I am looking forward to:
~ Mother’s Day
~ celebrating Easter with my extended family
~ the Victoria Day long weekend (a.k.a. “May 2-4”, the kick off to “summer,” for us warm-weather-starved Canadians)
~ Mom’s birthday
~ my favourite local yarn shop moving into town, and opening in my neighbourhood!
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Before we get too caught up in May excitement, let’s recap our two April goals, set thirty days ago…
Goal #1) Finish the re-knit of A’s sweater.
A received her sweater Easter Sunday morning, and we were both super pleased with this version.
Goal #2) Go Gluten-Free for the month.
I didn’t have to make any radical changes in order to accomplish this goal. The biggest switch was buying only gluten-free cereals. Avoiding products with gluten made a remarkable difference in digestion, in general. I am definitely going to stick with choosing GF groceries and food products.
I have decided not to be fanatical about being GF.
In April, I deviated from the GF diet twice: on Good Friday, with mom’s homemade Paska, then again on Easter Sunday when we enjoyed mom’s homemade lasagna and apple pie. And I am glad I chose to consume these items. Celebrations > diet restrictions!
Moving on!…in terms of May Goals, I’m keeping it simple this month, and again, will stick to two :
1. Finish reading The Help.
In order to accomplish this goal, I am going to need to
read like a maniac cover about 10 pages a night, PLUS plan on spending at least a few sessions in an easy chair at Coffee Culture. Right now, I’m on page 48 of 444! :0
2. Knit up the rest of this ball of yarn…
…for this baby blanket:
I’ve been making this lacy coverlet since July. The problem is that I cannot knit on this project and read blogs at the same time! Hence, it’s Tier 2 in priority. I think the size of the blanket is going to be adequate once I finish this ball of yarn (that will be three balls used for this blanket).
Should that be the case, I still have THREE MORE of the same yarn, though!
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In local news, it’s Running Sunday today!
Two major events are taking place:
The St John Ambulance Waterloo Marathon and Half Marathon is being *run* in Waterloo, while in Kitchener, you’ll find The Mud Puppy Chase – go 3, 5, or 10km!
Pretty unique to find five running distance options occurring simultaneously in one region!
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What are you looking forward to this month? I hope we get at least a few days of hot temps and bright sunshine!
If you could pick any month of the year in which to celebrate your birthday, what would you choose? After my first choice of May, any warm month would suit me just fine!