It seems the universe will never stop interfering with my plans, and life itself doesn’t seem to take me and my goals too seriously either. My well-meant intent to use the new year for 12 months of change and purpose has now somehow become more of a monthly reminder of how many of my plans, dreams, and goals I never achieve, due to interruptions I didn’t plan on.
Life and the universe! Haven’t they learned a thing? You would think after 58 years of dealing with me, they should know by now that I can be found on the stubborn side now and then.
May I ask where May went? I know it started and I was ready to enjoy 31 days, and then before I turned around, the days were gone.
What did I do you wonder? Me too!
I would love to re-start reading self-published Indi books, preferably written by bloggers.
Well, I did order a self-published Indi book, made it to page 35, closed it, and put it straight into the donation pile. It wasn’t a genre that interested me, it all flew over my head. So no critique here other than making a mental note to order books by the subject and content, and not because I happen to like a blogger.
I want to discover songs that aren’t on the current hitlist or were recently released, but perhaps pieces from other countries, or long-forgotten singers.
I listen to many and this one is my favorite. It’s today as relevant as it has been in 1963. “When will we ever learn?”
I hope I will be able to help strangers within my limits -preferably incognito.
Still working on it. The plan is in place, now we just have to make it work. We decided to use the remaining quilting fabrics we have left from the facemasks to make scrub caps, which we intend to sell to be able to buy more fabrics, so we can make cancer head scarfs and silly cancer headdresses for children, teenagers, and adults, which we want to donate to the hospitals. At this point, we are working on the fine-tuning, trying to eliminate some of the steps I find unnecessary so we can develop our ‘routine.’ Not there yet, but close. Without me being forced to take a chemo drug myself, I would have never thought of it. So, I am glad I have to take the meds for now. It helped me think. 🙂
I want to try new things I always wanted to do.
Nothing, I didn’t do anything new.
New recipes, one each month -all within my health restrictions.
Yep, many. All vegan and oil-free. My favorite Avocado Mayo (aka life saver 😁)
1 ripe avocado
½ teaspoon of sea salt
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Dijon
a dash of black pepper
a few Tablespoons of water
I have to let go of things I don’t use anymore, even though it might sting a bit.
We are decluttering the Japanese Way. Eye-opening, healing, mind-blowing, calming! I will write about it (but you knew that didn’t you?)
I want to try new routines to break bad habits –and there are plenty.
I am nicer when I am sarcastic, which is huge!
I want to laugh every day for ten minutes when I drink my morning smoothie.
Sometimes it’s not a belly laugh, but rather a chuckle or a smile, which stays with me for days.
I hope to find time to sew new dog beds
Yes, I did, but only one, for a neighbor who rescued a small puppy that seems to be growing 5″ every night.
I want to re-watch new (old) movies. Black and white, American movies or movies with under titles. (Hey, lady, that’s more of a treat?)
I watched “The Flight of the Phoenix” with James Stewart, Peter Finch and the German actor Hardy Krüger, who died this year in January. I enjoyed it very much. Great movie!
I follow so many wonderful blogs, but never really share them because I don’t like the re-blog feature. I will introduce you to twelve blogs I love, meaning, I will borrow part of a blog post and showcase it on my blog. So many gems will end up in archives to be never seen again. It’s a shame!
I am a quiet follower of “Dave Astor on Literature.” Enjoyable to read, often thought-provoking sometimes even so much that I comment. 🙂
I will open up more and share more about my life, perhaps even more of me.
This year I am more open about my health journey so far and while it leaves me feeling vulnerable at times, I feel it’s the right thing to do. If it just helps one, then sharing was good for something.
May flew by quick.
The above picture shows one of the few projects I finished in May. I wasn’t too productive. I had lots of unplanned downtimes, still trying to get used to the medications and the side effects and trying to wrap my head around the fact that I actually enjoy living a vegan lifestyle.
I lost a friend because I decided to not let a new friendship go any further. I got my feelings hurt and I decided to let my emotions control my action -which I don’t allow too often. I regret my decision a little bit, miss a person I just got to know better but still convince myself it was the right thing to do. I don’t want to be a secret.
June has begun and I have high hopes.