There are some months of the year that are way more busy than others. For me, those are December, February, May and November.
May is particularly full in terms of birthdays etc.
This weekend it's Mothers' Day in Australia, the following weekend is my mother's birthday, the following one is M's 13th birthday. Added to that are 4 other friends' birthdays, including a 50th at the end of the month.
For Mothers' Day we will have my parents over for lunch, and J and children will cook and I hope to laze around!
For my mother's birthday we will again host her and my father and a friend for Sunday lunch.
M's birthday will be hosted by my parents, and she'll have a party excursion in early June to a local aquatic centre with some of her friends. She has about 4 girlfriends with birthdays in May, so her weekends are booked with social engagements too.
Added to the social stuff is activity around our upcoming renovations. We will need to move out of our house for the duration, as we'll have no water, kitchen or bathroom. We did consider trying to camp in our house, but the thought of no loo or shower isn't very appealing.
I have no idea where we'll live yet - rents in our area are stupidly expensive - about $700 a week for a two bed flat.
Anyway, I'm trying very hard to not worry about this. Yoga is helping, plus I'm going to try to do 'Mindful in May', which basically means practising 10 or so minutes a day of mindfulness mediation. I do this after my yoga practice already, but I find it really difficult to still my mind if I haven't done a physical yoga practice - my mind tends to jump all over the place and generally behave like hyperactive child.
Wish me luck. It's hard!
A few outfits. No relevance to anything much, and they're all things I've had for a while. My budget for clothes will be zero once the renos start, and indeed for years after.
J Crew purple dress, green scarf. Leather jacket and black Wolford opaques.
DVF dress, same leather jacket, trusty Wolford opaques and Daniele Arancani boots.
Hmm. The leather jacket's getting a lot of wear! Boden skirt and Sportscraft scarf.
Finally, I've become obsessed with Kieran Long's wardrobe on Restoration Home. Is he the most fabulously dressed man on TV or what?
Is your May crazy with social engagements?