Two Teens And Their Mama: May In Numbers

Friday, June 3, 2016

May In Numbers


I say it every month, but May sure did fly by.  I've given up on making time slow down, and I'm doing my best to enjoy the moments.  Linking up with Deena, to share some of them today, in numbers.

It's day 85 of Invisalign, and it seems to be getting harder instead of easier. My orthodontist is super conservative with my treatment plan, so I'm just starting to see and feel the changes.  Next month I plan to write a post about all the pros and cons so far, and hopefully have a progress picture.

6,942 strawberries consumed.  Strawberries are my hometown's jam (see what I did there?).  We even have a strawberry festival every June.  This year the berries ripened early, due to the warm and sunny weather, and I've been picking up a flat every other day because they're so delicious!  Nothing like a just picked strawberry.


1 birthday - mine!  I turned 49, which I'm pretty sure is a big mistake.  I swear I'm only 25. The boys got me a Fitbit.  Which reminds me - I still need 1,000 steps to hit my goal for today.  Be right back...

Speaking of the boys, I had 2 lunch dates with this guy in May.  I haven't talked about him much lately, because he's been so busy and I hardly see him.  He graduated early from his tech program, got a big promotion at work, and is the youngest Master ASE Certified Technician that his dealership has ever had.  Now he's working on his Bachelor's Degree and still pursuing Ferrari.  We could not be prouder of him.


So much going on with this kid.  6 years ago we watched him run in his first track meet, and last week we were there for his last.  He's grown about 10 inches and matured into an amazing young man who recently received the Scholar Athlete of the Year award for our school district. The big number for June will be:  how many tissues will I go through at graduation?


My mom finally sold her house in Arizona, so now it's time to find a new one close to me.  I love my mother, but she is veeeeeerrrryyyy picky.  It feels like we've looked at 527 houses already, and none of them will do.  I want her to be happy, but can't she be happy in one of those 527 houses?  Several of them were quite lovely.  Sigh.

3 books read!  I'm making up for last month.  Each of these is perfect for summer: light hearted, fun, and guaranteed to make you smile (or in the case of the Jenny Lawson book, laugh out loud).


When I wasn't reading, I was working in the yard, pulling a million weeds.   Why do they grow so fast?  After the hardy little buggers were extinguished, I planted 30 wave petunias. Some years they wave, and some years they don't, and I've never been able to figure out why. Hopefully it's a wave year.


That's a wrap on May.  June is a BIG month - full of parties, graduation, and a long planned vacation.  Better go stock up on Kleenex.

Have a wonderful weekend!

27 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday! You must be so proud of your boys! All of those books are on my reading list and I'm glad to hear you liked them! Good luck with finding your Mom a new home!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill. I think we found one for her today!

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  2. Kleenex box for your and one for me!!! Your boys are the BEST and they have the most amazing Mama!!! I know, its so emotional, and Sunday will be hard, Im crying just writing this!! Love and prayers to you sweet friend, we can do this!!

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    1. Yes we can. It helps that we have such amazing sons, you and I!

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  3. Happy belated birthday! Mine is this weekend but I'm older than you : )

    You must be so very proud of your boys.

    I can't wait till strawberries are in season here. I adore them.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. Thanks for sharing these lovely images!!!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my latest collab with Los Angeles-based TOBI - I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do!

    Happy weekend!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  5. I'm 25 too. Right??
    We are about to go crazy with strawberry season here. I think your town would be proud.

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    1. Yep, we're all 25. I'm sure of it.

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  6. Happy Birthday! You look 35. I would have never guessed 49!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks - you're too kind. Of course, you haven't seen me in person :)!

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  7. I love your blog, Lana! I've actually been browsing around for about 15 minutes and just adore it! Your family is so cute, too! Those strawberries look amazing and happy belated birthday! Can't wait to read more from you soon! Happy weekend!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. Heading over to visit you now!

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  8. Mmmm . . . May. Always sad to see it go . . .

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  9. We have been enjoying strawberries here in Indiana. I wish the season was longer.
    Way to go to your boys! Mine just left for a job in Tennessee. I am trying to keep my chin up. She is 35!

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    1. Me too - the strawberry season is so short. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. Lana, I want some of those strawberries, they look delicious... You really don't look your age at all... much younger... it's amazing how fast each month is going.. I am sure you will be able to handle June and I do hope your mom finds a house she likes soon xox

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    1. Thank you Launna. We found a house for my mom today, hopefully!

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  11. Busy girl! First of all, your picture of the strawberries with that aqua around them is so well done. Love the colors. Glad your mom's house has sold. Maybe knowing that, she can relax some now and look more earnestly at a new home. It may have just been hard to balance both at the same time. Hope this transition is easy for her and you.

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    1. I think we've found a new house for her, and she'll be able to work on some projects there. Hopefully the transition will go well!

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  12. This was fun to read!!

    Erica
    http://pumpsandpushups.com/introducing-pumps-push-ups-collection-powered-ziel/

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  13. We've been going through strawberries like crazy as well. There is a farmer's market to close to our house and we can't seem to drive by it without stopping. Glad things are going so well for the boys and I know you will get through graduation just fine.

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