May was a good month overall. The work-family scales were balancing nicely, but I expect work pace to pick up in June after I come back from vacations. I finally made good (or at least better than before) on my exercise goals. For my Mother’s Day present my husband gave me the same pedometer I gave him for Christmas, and now we have a mini-competition going on who is going to walk more steps. I remember to get up from my desk at work every so often, walk around and drink more water. Ironically, I walk a lot less steps on the days when I work from home. I also got myself 10 Minute Solution Pilates DVD, and it is working rather well, since I can get myself to do 10 minute workout at least 3-4 times a week, and I really enjoyed Pilates at some point of my life. I might have overdone my new exercise program though, because a few days ago (right on time for our vacation!) I woke up with excruciating pain in my back, and it’s still bothering me. A visit to my chiropractor didn’t help, but I hope that I feel better while I am away. Then I can continue my exercise program and maybe fit better into this shirt. it’s not my shirt, by the way – it’s a “child-size shirt” that Anna won when we went to a community event. She wanted to wear it. I put it on to demonstrate to her just how big it really is.
I enjoyed being with Anna this month. Her imagination is really taking off now, and I enjoy watching her play and answering her endless questions. I hope she is having a wonderful time with grandparents now, and I am looking forward to more time outside in June – this May was incredibly cold and rainy for Bay Area, and I am yearning for summer weather.