Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 2015 in Review


Unexpected Plans

Oh. Well. May just came up and knocked me right out, didn't it? I had my last set of classes with students for the year- such a roller coaster of emotions, there! You want it to be a happy event, but change is hard, especially as many gifted kiddos can feel things deeply. We had a "Spy School" theme to the week though, which added an extra special flare to our last set of learning adventures.  At the same time, I was racing to finish up my own school work for my graduate courses, while also organizing an Open House for students' parents. Successes all, but tiring too! And, as I was finishing my first year teaching, my father was finishing his last year teaching. There were several retirement parties in his honor,  and now his office is cleaned out and his professor's cap and gown officially turned in! Congratulations, Dad!

And all those things? Were just the first half of May. But we have still be going at things full throttle. Schools only get more hectic as The End Draws Near. We also squeezed in a wellness fair and helping at events for The Nonprofit The Boy works with. Plus, we've had such unusually rainy weather. I mean, we're in a desert and it flooded in our downtown's main street! A tornado was even spotted. What is this?!

Basically though, all this is a long winded excuse for why you haven't seen me posting for most of the month! I did manage a bit, such as sharing some ideas of things to do in May a childhood-favorite book, and some stationery inspired by Great Reads. I also got some Cinema Style inspiration from the Other Hepburn, and from remixing some old favorites in my closet. But despite posts being rare on the ground this month, for June, I'm all raring to go!

Unexpected Finds

Thoughts on diversity in the vintage community

Breath-taking waltz composed by Anthony Hopkins

I want to stare at this Fred and Ginger photo editorial forever. This Klimt-inspired one too.

A friend just announced they're having a baby, so this seemed very apropos. 

 Because I found out the hard way, some people don't know not to do this.

Made me laugh.

A fascinating look at the Nepalese girls who are living goddesses 

This made me sad about where we are with gender biases, but there's hope for the future. 

Two of my favorite bloggers collaborating to create a great interview.

Dry dog. Wet dog. 

5 comments:

  1. Ha ha! Those dogs were hilarious : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  2. Aw I don't know why but I think that is the most amazing thing- you and your first year of teaching and your father with his last year of teaching! That is the most heartwarming thing ever :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  3. El Nino is making it rain like crazy here for everyone apparently.... sounds like you've had a busy month! Hope you can get some well needed R&R in June!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  4. Sounds like you've had a very busy month! The dog pictures are so funny :)

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  5. It sounds like you've got a lot going on, but it's all good stuff. :D Hopefully, things will die down a bit and you'll get some rest as well as that thing called 'free time' that we all covet. Hehe. I miss your style posts!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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