Wednesday, May 26


Is it just me or are the months literally flying by? Where did May go?
I imagine a lot of you feel this way, but I can't believe June is here.
Here's a recap of what May brung
May was full of events.

end of finals for Sam, he isn't taking summer school which means this is the first semester that neither one of us won't be in school. We are looking forward to weekend getaways, early morning boating, and a lot of fun in the sun. But most of all no homework.

graduation. even though I technically graduated in December I celebrated and walked in May. I am so happy that I did, it helped me to realize what a great accomplishment it is to finish college. Thanks to my family for the support and love throughout my undergraduate degree. Until walking I wasn't sure of what was next but graduation made me eager for more. I'm currently exploring my options of getting a masters degree.

HAWAII! We have been counting down the days for our Hawaii trip. Now that it is over we aren't sure what to do. We had a great time in Maui with my family. When it snowed four days after being home we longed to go back of course.

home improvements. We came home from vacation to a big mess in our back room. A leak in the water pipe meant small flooding in our back room. Once the floor and walls dried out we took advantage of the opportunity. We painted and "remodeled". I am really excited about the extra space we created.

getting crafty. May was my month of finishing craft projects. About a month ago some friends came over to do some crafts and I finally got around to finishing them, which was a miracle. I took cheap frames and covered them with material and decorated letters for above our bed(nothing too fancy, amateur I know). My favorite project, I don't have a picture of, was a really cute head band I gave to my sister in law, Anna. I made three rosettes out of zippers and attached them to a headband. I'm in the process of making on for myself.

Parties we ended the month full of parties. I threw a bridal shower for my long time friend, Amie. Had a Cook family reunion and learned more about the wonderful people that sacrificed so much for us to be where we are today. Also celebrated my Grandma's birthday at a family street dance (which was one of the best family parties I have ever attended, we danced the night away) and of course BBQ'd and opened the pool for the first time.

Friday, May 7

off early

Wednesday at one 0'clock I was walking home from the hospital. It was a weird day. I arrived at work at 7:30 planning on staying until about 5 o'clock. I anticipated a typical Wednesday of working late and having to rush home to make dinner and get to young womens, not stopping at the gym, not even stopping to blink. Anyways back to my story I started making a list of my patients that day. 9:00 o'clock my helper came in and we got to work. By noon we had seen everyone once and some even twice, two patients to go, so they sent us both home early.

It was nice out so I decided to walk leisurely home from the hospital, enjoying the fresh air and getting to wear my sunglasses. My mind wandered as I thought of all the things I could do with the few extra hours I would have that day.
go to the gym and stay as long as I want
make dinner and try a new side dish
update my blog
clean my bathroom
do a load of laundry and fold it
pick up the last needed supplies for young women's later that night
paint my nails
take a long bath
etc etc etc

I spent my time at the gym, making dinner, and painting my fingernails(while catching up on the biggest loser). Sometimes I just can't get myself to be really truly productive with those few extra hours, but, isn't it just so nice to have some unexpected time off??! I definitely enjoyed it.

What do you do when he randomly and miraculously (I might add) get a few hours off to yourself?