Well, May 2017. What can I say? I think May 2017 may be the month my ball of string unravelled. I woke up heavier, wider, messier and a whole bunch of other -ers with no idea how I got here. And no idea how to get out again. Perhaps I need to think about it sooner than tomorrow.
|Not only have I not lost any weight, I pulled out my winter clothes to find that I have, in fact, put on a couple of inches as well.|
Annoyingly, DB had his annual health check and is in very good health “for a man of his age.
At least my mammogram was clear.
|Beauty: Presence||🙁||🙁||Ummm. I’m just going to skip this one – Beauty: Body explains it all.|
Though I made some suggestions about an Outfit for an Unveiling.
|Beauty: Home||🙂||😐||I tidied, I vacuumed. Not that you can tell.|
|Beauty: Garden||🙂||😐||The trees are down, though technically it was June 1 that happened. The yard seems bigger and brighter without them.|
It’s interesting to see what remains, and there is some work to be done clearing out some undergrowth before it takes off with the new access to the sun.
|Friendship: Friends||😐||😐||Caught up with a very indulgent Katy for lunch.|
|Friendship: Creatures||🙂||🙂||Dogs are all good.|
Pretty boy is now on a diuretic, so it’s easier for him to breath and he has reverted to puppy-hood again in celebration. Bless!
|Friendship: Contribution||🙁||😐||A long time ago, very a wise person recommended that I dedicate my suffering for the benefit of others. This month, I shared my thoughts about pigeonholing people, managing mental clutter, and jumping to conclusions.|
In a disturbing reverse contribution, it appears that a number of my mother’s effects may have been stolen between her death and the initial distribution of her assets.
|Pleasure: Adventure||🙁||🙂||Increased the entertainment options with a Stress Free Soup Dinner Party.|
|Pleasure: Recharge||🙁||🙁||Yeah, kinda, actually no.|
|Wisdom: Growth||🙁||🙁||No reading or visiting, but I suggested that merely existing isn’t that bad a thing.|
|Wealth: Business Development||🙁||🙂||Was interviewed by Ahmed Khalifa for his IgniteRock podcast.|
Edited 25/3/19: Sadly Ahmed has refocused and shut down the podcast.
|Wealth: Income||😐||😐||Not only have I still not calculated April, but I haven’t done May either. Certainly not close to $1,000 per month.|
But I did get a couple of paid jobs editing other people’s books. And I think my editing business is sufficiently established that I can raise my rates.
Having listed out some of the events for this month, it seems that I am not as unravelled as I thought. Though I’m going to bring my mid-year review forward and try to get back on track.
Reading back through my Productivity Journal, May 2017 has been a month of waiting. Getting prepared for events that were cancelled at the last minute. Endless waiting for phone calls and technicians that breeze in late without an apology. And for some unaccountable reason, a lot of washing! Happily, I have the odd gold star for days where I got a lot done.
How was your May 2017?
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