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Slices of May

I’m recapping May one day earlier than last month. At this rate, !I’ll be back on schedule in a couple of months! It sounds like a good plan, or maybe it’s more like  dream. Well, this post is about looking back, not predicting the future. May Bucket

1 – Article written. I actually wrote two, but my latest, Summer Bucket List Challenge, wasn’t live on Today’s Mama until a couple of days ago.

1.2 – Pounds gained in May. That’s totally the wrong direction. Of coarse, the day after my official reading, I was back to where I was at the beginning of April. Overall, I’m still doing good this year. But May’s hiccup was a good reminder to rein in the snacks and late night eating.

3 – Job interviews. I even got a job from one of them!

8 – Blog posts written. So much better than last month, but so far to go to where I want to be!

10 – Books behind schedule on my GoodReads goal. I did finish reading The Chronicles of Egg: New Lands. I’m hoping to post a review next week.

13 – Social events. The end of the school year, among other things, added a bunch of activities to my calendar. We had concerts, awards ceremonies and even a art show. On top of the kids activities, I went to a celebration for WordPress 10th anniversary.

16 Projects completed. Most of them took less than an hour, but I’m feeling very productive.

29 – Countries visited my blog. Well not the whole country, but at least one person from each of the 29 countries stopped by my blog.

44 – States represented in my blog visitors.

719 – Words added to my book. I finished 70% of May’s month’s goal. If I don’t make my goal this month, I’m going to have to ground myself from Facebook or something!

911 – Page views.

The top post from May were:

  1. Book Theme Party Decorations
  2. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  3. Cub Scout Annual Planning Meeting
  4. Sweet Shop and Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  5. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision
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Bucket List

This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health. Want to enter? Head over to TodaysMama.com to get the details.

I guess I’m not very ambitious since my list only had 13 items on it.  I’ve completed  4 things on the list and one isn’t important to me anymore.  Is anyone else having a hard time figuring out what they want to be when they grow up?  After looking at a few other entries, I was inspired with enough ideas to fill out my list.

  1. Publish a book.  I substituted this for “get published in a scrapbook magazine”.  So maybe I am more ambitious than I was a few years ago.
  2. Go back to Italy.  I went when I was 15; I’d like to go again now that I’m old enough to appreciate it.  I’d specifically like to go to Sicily.  While I’m at it, I’d like to go to the island between Northern Italy and Croatia where my Grandpa was born.
  3. Be debt free.
  4. Learn to play the piano.
  5. Grow a fruitful garden.
  6. Go to Florida with my children. It just so happens that one of the prizes is a trip to the Universal Orlando Resort.
  7. Be in the temple with all my children.
  8. Introduce someone to the gospel.
  9. Be caught up with my scrapbooks.
  10. Go on a mission.
  11. Be at peace.
  12. Read every book in my home library.  Then I’d finally catch up with my kids!
  13. Be financially self sufficient.
  14. Go to a writer’s conference.
  15. Take my children to the Smithsonian.  I went to the Air and Space Museum when I was a teenager.  It was awesome!  Now I just need to see the rest of the Smithsonian.

That was pretty fun.  So what’s on your bucket list?


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