May Day

May 1, 2014

I’m not sure if I mean the title as “yay, Happy May” or “S-O-S.”  Perhaps a little of both.

April was over in a flash.  We had a garage sale and made a little moo-la.  We went to Phoenix to visit my grandmother.  We did a juice cleanse.  Tried to get to the Monterey Bay Aquarium but Joshua got an ear infection.  I also finished my last photo book for 2012.

When I list it out it doesn’t seem like much, but there’s so much preparation for a garage sale.  I really don’t like doing them, but we had a bunch of larger pieces of furniture that I knew were worth something.  My goal had been to make $200 and we made just over.  Plus, I got through a huge stack of magazines while I was manning the sale.  Hopefully we don’t do another one for awhile.

The trip to Phoenix was good.  A lot of preparation goes into that too as I hate to come home to a messy house.  My house always has a well-lived-in feel to it, but messy is a step past that.  It’s a fine line.  We got to have nice visiting time with my Abuelita, Uncle and Aunt.  We got to relax a bit too, floating away in the lazy river at our hotel.  It was a very short trip, but we left with some nice memories.


me and abuelita

Now we’re home, trying to get through errands and tackle some small house projects before we have house guests.  And we have projects for them too so they don’t get bored.  I have a ton of projects that I want to do/have started that I, once again, feel my brain trying to go in too many directions.

One project that I can cross off my to do list is some new kitchen towels.  They aren’t very new as I’ve had them for about 3 years.  I wanted to do some embellishment to them and had plans for piecing a bunch of different fabrics together and then sewing it to the towel.  In the end, I decided on one fabric per towel.  Not as whimsical but much easier and I was able to do them in 3 nights.  Once night of measuring and cutting., another for ironing and pinning, and a last one for sewing.  Yay! Something accomplished.

finished towels

towels again

Lastly, one of my errands was to take Joshua to get his haircut.  It was getting in his eyes so I knew it was time.  There’s a craft store out that way so I stopped in and Joshua saw some baby dolls.  He seemed kinda interested in them, and knew what they were, calling them babies.  So I bought him his own baby.  He’s very sweet with it.  I need to make Baby some clothes.  Yesterday was a good day.

joshua and his baby

Now I must brave the heat and pick up Joshua.  It’s been over 90 the last 2 days.  The house has stayed pretty cool, though I’m not sure how today will go.  I’m washing bed linens and keep going outside to hang them on the line to dry.  I’m taking the long way, through the garage to try and keep the heat out of the house.  I don’t think it actually makes a difference except in my head.

So happy May Day to you.  Or Mayday! depending on how your day is going.

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