May 5, 2010

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Monthly review: April 2010

The world is an explosion of colour. Itís gardening season, and I canít wait to explore herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Itís biking season, and Iím loviní the exercise. As for sewing, Iíve swapped out my fleeces and started sewing linen. Spring has sprung!

Iíve been slowly working on improving little things in life. For example, I picked up a few more porcelain saucers from Goodwill so that Iím not always scrambling to find clean saucers for guests during my tea parties. Iíve also been doing lots and lots of gardening, and the plants are starting to poke up. Lots of drawing, too.

Monthly goal review: One of my goals for April was to figure out how to free up a weekend instead of doing batch cooking all the time. Now weíve got the roast-chicken-for-frozen-lunches extravaganza down pat, and have a month of frozen goodies ready to go. Yay! Iíve been doing a bit of sewing, too, and have made a few tops I enjoy wearing. I havenít been doing a lot of Emacs tweaking, though. Thatís okay Ė Iíve been busy doing other things.

Whatís up for May? Iím going to focus on slowing down and being mindful. I want to focus on the moment and giving myself time to tidy up, double-check, and reflect. I occasionally misplace or forget things, and I can get better at remembering. So May is spring-cleaning month. Iím going to get the hang of this!

April recap:

After preparing my personal business commitments in March, I spent some time thinking a lot about career growth. I thought Iíd figured out my dreams of wild success, but I suspect thereís still a lot missing from that picture. Here are some thoughts on work:

Iíve been exploring leadership, collaboration, presentations, and creativity:

Iíve been thinking about life, too:

And writing about other stuff!

Weekly reviews: