Saturday, April 3, 2010

March - In Review

Highlights:
  • Got voted off Supah's Survivor Island ... actually felt bummed about it for awhile but I'm over it now.
  • Enjoyed a great visit with Grammy - she cooked for us and spoiled us with gifts
  • Hosted Missy and Emmett here in the NW and had a blast - played at the park, went to the zoo, stayed up late every night chatting, laughing, looking at old photos, ...
  • Resigned as an Organizer for my moms group; it was a tough decision but I am trying to prioritize and stay focused on my "job" as a wife and mom as well as my new job ... 
  • Became a Publisher Mom for Macaroni Kid; best decision I've made for me in a long time, writing with a purpose, learning new things everyday, networking with awesome moms around the country, and having fun doing it all with my bestie :)  I am loving this experience.  Love challenging myself.  Love the satisfaction of publishing with a national website! 
  • Had a really rotten day ... when being a mommy felt very unrewarding ... and thankfully lots of good days, too ... when being a mommy seems like the best job in the world :)
By the numbers:
  • appointments: 3
  • play dates attended: 4
  • play dates hosted: 2
    • photos taken: ~350
    • blog posts written: 32

    Books Read:
    Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah - 500 pages but worth it


    Photo:


    Random Bits:
    • Got a new (much shorter) haircut, and I think I like it.  Had lots of compliments :)
    • Still haven't gotten serious about the 30-Day Shred.  I need to get back into shape, but I just can't seem to get motivated ... ugh!
    • Booked tickets to fly home - with both girls by myself - in May ... excited and terrified!
    • Started watching Glee, the first 13 episodes in reverse order.  Now I can't wait for the show to return in April - I'm hooked!  Thanks, BJ_Mama ;)
    • Hubby has been selling all kinds of "goodies" on craigslist ... decluttering feels good!
    Deep Thought:
    "A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely."

    I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately.  Somehow in the midst of figuring out how to be a mom times two ... and trying to find a balance of family and responsibilities and writing pursuits ... I've been feeling forgotten.  I've been feeling isolated.  Like I am on the out-skirts of my friendships.  And I know I am to blame for those feelings. Mainly because I know that I am not attending to my friendships with the energy that I once did.  I am not nourishing my relationship with the important women in my life.  I need to make time for the "mulch" - the emails, the phone calls, the conversations, ...

    Those things really are important to me, but somehow they've slipped much too low on the priority list.  Here's hoping I can change that in the coming month.

    "Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you." ~ Cheers

    9 comments:

    Kat said...

    That's a nice photo!

    Sarah :) said...

    You are so inspiring Dana! I know how it goes to be on the 'outskirts' at times ~ just know if you/when you ever want to get together just let me know and I'll love it! :) I know you're super busy with your munchkins (as am I) but I love to make time for such a sweet friend like yourself :) big hugs! Sarah

    Emmett Joseph said...

    What a month it was! E and I had such an amazing time visiting you guys--we talk about it often! I, for one, don't feel that you have neglected our friendship at all--you are the still the best friend a girl could ask for :) And with our new Mac Kid journey, we'll only grow closer (now if only we could work on the geography a bit...). Love ya, girl!

    Cara Mamma said...

    A great month indeed! Love the month in review idea! Looking forward to lots of Macaroni sharing :)

    Miss Mel said...

    Love you! Thanks for all your help and support you gave us this month.

    gamommy2two said...

    What a crazy busy month! But it sounds like it all came together pretty nicely!

    Happy Easter!

    欣盈 said...

    I do like ur article~!!!..................................................

    Mommy Lisa said...

    Busy Busy Busy! Hope you are enjoying it all...

    :)

    BJ_Mama said...

    I swell with pride everytime you mention Glee!

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