Another month passed by. I have made some new commitments to myself that I hope to start implementing next month. Mostly it’s about being more organized and finding time for exercise. I didn’t do as well with both of those areas in April as I hoped, but I also know more now about what really works for me and what doesn’t. I also found new inspiration in the comment that amazing Valerie from Frugal Blog Fun made on one of my posts. She said that her girls learn to try new things by watching her trying them and having fun. I want to do more of simple explore-and-play and less of “school” activities with Anna, especially since our time together is already so limited. We had a lot of fun in April when I tried to follow her lead more and not worry about curriculum. I love to see how her imagination takes off and how she digests what she reads and learns and expresses it through her play.
Finding a bee nest in our siding has been a blessing in disguise, since we finally got moving on one of our major renovation projects for the year – a new siding and a coat of paint for our house. In the process we made a discovery – our house had no insulation whatsoever. Now we know why our winter bills were so high. Hopefully, we will see the benefits on insulated house in the summer too when the weather gets hot enough for A/C.
I am looking forward to May – to better weather, more grilling outside, longer days and possibly to a vacation in the last week or in the first week of June. I have a lot of plans and more energy – I hope it’s going to be a great month for all of us.