Monday, June 2, 2014

May Reflections

How is it June 2nd already?  But, seriously.  I’ve already got so many fun things planned for this summer that I know it’s going to fly by faster than the Rapper NoClue can rap a song.  Yea, so I actually looked that up but NoClue was the fastest rapper in 2005 just FYI.  Anyways, moving along from the useless trivia and back to the summer, which will be over faster than I can blink, I like to stop and smell the lavender (not a fan of roses).  

I think it’s good to stop and reflect on what you have been doing and no I’m not talking about dwelling on the past.  Sometimes things happen so fast that you don’t realize that it’s even happening or you forget to actually enjoy it.  At the end of the month I like to look back, usually at pictures and go over the previous month.  I spend a few minutes going over all the things that I accomplished that month and I am 99 percent of the time smiling and say “damn that was a good month, I really am grateful.”  Then I spend that 1 percent going over what was not so good and trying to figure out a plan of how I can improve on that.  I’m human, I make mistakes and my life is not perfect so there is always room for me to be better and try harder.

I’ll start with the things that I noticed could use some improvement:

1.  Communication, particularly with the boyfriend.  I tend to be one of those people that lets things go and then all those things get built up and I blow up like a damn firework on the fourth of July.    And so yea that happened and it was not cute. 

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2.  Eating habits.  As in I eat too much.  I need the portion police to keep track of my food intake because it’s gotten way out of hand.  I’ve already been working on this one though and hope to further improve on this one.  
All Things Amazing in May:

1.  Erin and I surprised our best friend in Washington D.C.  The weekend was spent picking up right were we left off.  It was a quick trip and a long ass drive but I couldn't have had a better time with these too.  Sometimes you just need some quality time with your ladies.  

2.  Phil happened to be in D.C. for a business trip so we all brunched it up and had the best time drinking and eating way to much, playing Never Have I Ever, reminiscing about old times and non stop laughing.

3.  Went on my first Blate with Melissa.  We spent the day in Indy brunching, drinking mimosas, shopping, and eating/drinking more at Cheesecake Factory.  Seriously I couldn't have had a better first Blate. All the details are here if you want to find out more on my First Blate.
4.  Spent an afternoon with my goofy niece and nephew.  They are so fun to hang out with and they are just the cutest things ever.  We watched Frozen, goofed around and had dinner.  I miss them now.  

5.  Phil got Dragon a new collar and she loves it.  She told me so because it brings out the yellow in her eyes.  Don't worry I'm only a mild dog crazy lady. 

6.  Started running on my lunches 2 days a week.  This month I finally stepped up my game for working out.  I have to work extra hard to get the weight off and keep it off because of my thyroid issue.  It's frustrating for me because it's been a slow process but I am really trying and working extra hard to feel good.  It's so nice to get outside during the day and I feel so much better getting some activity in during the day.  Now after work on those two days I only spend 20-30 minutes after work at the gym lifting and doing ab work.  It's great coming home earlier to eat at a decent time.

8.  Went for a convertible ride with the bf and had a fun evening with our neighbors and friends. It ended up being a random night but the two of us had so much fun.  I might have had one too many glasses of wine though because my chatter box wouldn't shut off.

9.  Spent my first day of the season by the pool with the bf and friends which ended in a BBQ and bonfire.

10.  Had a fabulous day out on Lake Tippecanoe with the above friends.  You can't have a bad time when you are on the lake with beer, friends and a camera.  
11.  Last Friday as in the 30th the boyfriend and I had a date night.  Our plan was to go down in Indy and have dinner at Seasons 52 but we made a pit stop at Bonge's Tavern.  We have been wanting to check that place out for a while and decided to see what it was all about.  We ended up tailgating outside, eating dinner and meeting some great new folks. Our new friends invited us over and sat on the porch in rocking chairs telling stories.  It was such a random/unexpected night and it was perfect.  My cheetah heels were not appropriate though and I looked way out of place. So don't wear heels, unless you want to fall on your ass walking on the rocks.  
12.  To end May on an awesome note I got a hair trim and hung out with my girl Melissa!  We had lunch and Margaritas then spent the rest of the day poolside!  Seriously, I have so much fun with this girl and I feel like I have known her for way longer than I actually have.  Not to mention she just might be the most thoughtful person I have met.  For a late birthday present she got me an Elephant print and I can't wait to hang it up.  She even sent me some snail mail that I got when I got back home, which I haven't received in about 10 years unless you're my mom, HI MOM! So yea she's pretty much the shit! :)

It's been real May now I'm ready for what June will bring!  What were some of your favorite things in May?


  1. the portion police are after me too, don't worry. i'm a serial offender. trail mix is my downfall because i refuse to believe that 10 measly nuts counts as a serving... rude. you look great!

  2. It sounds like you had a great month! And now we have the neon run to look forward to! :)

  3. after the portion control police are done with you send them my way please. ps. looks like may treated you well!

  4. Damn girl, you did have a good May! And I'm with Brooke Lyn, send the portion police my way, please!

  5. i actually loooove this entire post; i should probably do some portion policing myself but THAT'S WHY I WORKOUT! sigh. send me the pics from our mexican lunch with those poor, confused men who couldn't work a DSLR would ya? lol LOVE YOUR FACE & SEE YOU SOON!!!

  6. Look how HOT you were on your date night!!!! OW OWWWWW! ;)
    I wanna kiss Dragon on her nose! :)