How Is It May?

18 May

I’m sorry. How is it May already?  It’s like one day my yard was barren and grey, and the next day the whole thing had been colorized a la Wizard of Oz.  I keep finding myself surprised when my windows are full of green.

I’ve been neglecting the blog as of late.  And blogging in general.  I keep wondering who is reading all these blog posts that people write.  I barely have time to brush my teeth, and yet somebody is, because we all keep writing them.  I’d like to set aside an hour a week to just read and comment.  But which hour?

Elephant HatWhat have I been up to? Crocheting.  I want to have a new line of hats for babies and toddlers for the fall, and that means prototyping.  Nothing’s quite as horrible as spending four hours on a project only to finish it and decide you don’t quite like the look of it.  But I’m excited about the successes that have come out of all that failure and can’t wait to debut them in the shop.

Now that it’s nice out, I’ve been hiking, biking, walking, and jogging.  I’m supposed to climb a mountain in 34 days, so I’ve been working out in hopes that I won’t return from Mt. Washington in pieces.  I’ve actually GAINED weight (UGH) but I feel stronger and I have noticed my endurance improving.  It’s a good feeling, knowing that I’m taking care of my body and teaching my kids to be active and healthy.

And if I happen to pick up my computer?  I am writing, but it’s been sponsorship emails to hospitals and pieces for local media.  Between the Climb Out of the Darkness and the Warrior Mom Conference, I’m getting a crash course in marketing and PR – and thank goodness I’m a quick study.  Oh, did I not mention that I’m co-chairing the first ever Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference?  Honored.  Overwhelmed.  Determined.

There really do need to be more hours in the day, because I just can’t find enough for all the things I want to do AND to watch Grey’s Anatomy while eating a sleeve of Oreos.  But I am still here.  And I’ll be back blogging before you know it.

6 Responses to “How Is It May?”

  1. Emily May 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    I think all your crocheting time has been worth it. That elephant hat is adorable! (I hope it ends up in the shop before July so I can get one for my sister. :-)

  2. Alexandra Elizabeth May 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    I’m sure you’re building muscle? You’ll need it to climb that mountain. SO EXCITING!! I have also been feeling like who in the world in reading my blog and how I can connect with more people. I wish I had more time during the day to expand my blog and gain more opps but working fulltime out the house I’m kind of limited and once I get home I don’t want to do ANYTHING, but it’s good to write, SOMEONE is…somewhere!!! Looking forward to seeing your line of toddler products, I’m dying to learn how to crochet!!

    • learnedhappiness May 20, 2014 at 8:30 am #

      I’d teach you! It’s super easy! Really! Just a series of slip knots.

      I know exactly what you mean about wanting to just do nothing. I spend all day with the kids or working part time and when they go down, I just want to sit with a bag of chips and a good movie, you know?

  3. Charity C (@signingcharity) May 20, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    I have that same question about May. I think I forgot to pay a bill because the date seemed so faraway so I am off to throw myself at the mercy of court and hope they waive the late fee.

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