May Goals.

Happy May Day y'all.. does anyone even know what this day is supposed to celebrate?  One of our patients asked that question and I couldn't even tell her what you are supposed to celebrate/remember on this day.

In honor of this being my first post in May (can you believe THAT?!) I am giving myself some goals for this month.. (maybe we could make it a link up?)

1. Call maintenance and have them fix the dishwasher.. finally.
2. Clean ALL the laundry and ALL the dishes.. and do not let them get to 3 hampers and a whole countertop again.. don't judge.
3. Mail out all my exchange packages ON TIME.
4. Refrain from taking on all of my family and friends issues.. I love being supportive and there for anyone and everyone.  Some of you know this by now.  But at the same time I can't let EVERYTHING weigh on my mind to the point of it stressing me out too.
5. Complete homework more than 2 hours before it is due.. preferably before the weekend.
6. Cuddle my dog.
7. Remind my husband how much I love him.
8. Enjoy all the crazy fantastic things coming up this month..

What are some of your goals for the month of May?

Some weekend wrap up photos:
[[Top down:
Visited my sister at her college.
Did her hair for a fraternity end of year dance.
Celebrated one of my best friends singlehood.
Went out for beers with another best friend.]]

And finally.  I read a post one of the members of one of my favorite Facebook group posted on her blog.  Find it here.  If you are a military spouse, I high suggest this Letter From a Military Wife.  It hits the nail on the head to a tee.


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  1. Your #2 is the story of my life! i swear! now it's even more with all the bottles to wash!

  2. Hmm...goals for May...
    1. Be nice, not snarky to my Mother in Law when she is here for two and a half WEEKS!
    2. GET A JOB!
    3. Do well at my art/craft show next weekend...

    Whew! That first one is going to be really tough! Ha ha! Happy May!

  3. Hi Amanda! I'd like to follow you with Nos 4, 5, and 7. Then 2 other things I'll purse would be to get more intimate with God and let my boys know how much I love them! You've got a great blog!
    Your newest follower!

  4. "Contrary to popular belief, Mother's Day was not conceived and fine-tuned in the boardroom of Hallmark. The earliest tributes to mothers date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele. Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ. In England this holiday was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday.

    In the United States, Mother's Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She called it "Mother's Work Day."

    Fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, pacifist, suffragist, and author of the lyrics to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," organized a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace, since she believed they bore the loss of human life more harshly than anyone else.

    In 1905 when Anna Jarvis died, her daughter, also named Anna, began a campaign to memorialize the life work of her mother. Legend has it that young Anna remembered a Sunday school lesson that her mother gave in which she said, "I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother's day. There are many days for men, but none for mothers."

    Anna began to lobby prominent businessmen like John Wannamaker, and politicians including Presidents Taft and Roosevelt to support her campaign to create a special day to honor mothers. At one of the first services organized to celebrate Anna's mother in 1908, at her church in West Virginia, Anna handed out her mother's favorite flower, the white carnation. Five years later, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling for officials of the federal government to wear white carnations on Mother's Day. In 1914 Anna's hard work paid off when Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday.

    At first, people observed Mother's Day by attending church, writing letters to their mothers, and eventually, by sending cards, presents, and flowers. With the increasing gift-giving activity associated with Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis became enraged. She believed that the day's sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit. In 1923 she filed a lawsuit to stop a Mother's Day festival, and was even arrested for disturbing the peace at a convention selling carnations for a war mother's group. Before her death in 1948, Jarvis is said to have confessed that she regretted ever starting the mother's day tradition.

    Despite Jarvis's misgivings, Mother's Day has flourished in the United States. In fact, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers."