Create Every Day. May Calendar and activities Roundup
If you go by the old saying “April showers bring may flowers” there should be flowers blooming all over the yard. April was a pretty wet month. I began to think were going to have to build an ark like Noah. Maybe that is why for some reason the ships radio call “May Day May Day” keeps popping into my head whenever I start typing about May first. I do wish I had taught my kids about May Day baskets when they were little. I always thought that would be fun but never got around to actually doing it.
“The days are long but the years are short”
It already feels like May is going to be as busy and fly past as fast as April seemed to. May has a lot of things on the calendar.In my house it is my husbands birthday, My oldest daughters birthday, Mothers day, A very special nephews birthday and my mothers birthday. This means cake, a lot of cake. Make mine gluten and dairy free please and thank you.
My kids art teacher posted a round up of May drawing prompts these would be good for homeschooling art class or just for fun as a family.
I have writing prompts from Five Minute Friday and A Chronic Voice that I can’t wait to dive into even though the mess’s in my house are distracting me and telling me I should clean first. I received a t shirt and sticker in the mail from ConvertKit this week that says “Create Every Day”.
Special Days On The Calendar
So What else is on the calendar? May 1st is Holocaust remembrance day starting at sundown. Then May 5th is Cinco de Mayo. On May 6th Ramaden begins at sundown. Let’s not forget our teachers. May 7th is National Teacher Day. On May 12th Mothers day. Then May 18th Armed Forces day and May 20th is Victoria Day in Canada. At months end May 27th is Memorial day. Celiac Disease Awareness Month:
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. I have written a few previous emails on the subject of Celiac disease and gluten free breads that I have here. 1) Gluten Free Bread my first review. 2) Just For You: Gluten Free Bread Reviews. 3) Gluten Free Bread Choices and Variety 4) Celiac Disease Foundation 5) 8 Truths About Celiac That Everyone Should Know.
Canyon Bakehouse gluten free bread has become my favorite. You can get a coupon for a 1.00 off by going here. They also have a new free eBook called Going Gluten Free. They also have Sammy Smash, Toast Tuesday and G4luten Free Thanksgiving eBooks all free.
Importance of Education, Research & Advocacy
Celiac Disease Foundation has made me aware of a bill going before congress to support the need for proper labeling of gluten in medications. If you are like me and have Celiac disease you know how extremely important this is. You can urge your congress men and women to support this bill by going here.
I have committed to raise $150.00 for Celiac Disease Foundations research by May 17th. If you would like to donate you can go here and do so.
I plan to post one post about Celiac Disease each day this month stating a fact, or statistic or tip. May 1st I posted on Facebook about the bill to enforce labeling of gluten In medicine. Now let’s move on to
MAY MOVE MORE MONTH
Yep come on join me. You can do it. I keep telling myself about the little engine that could. I think I can I think I can I think I can… NO I know I can I know I can I know I can…..
Come on lets get to this…. I need it and I need to be accountable so I choose YOU.
May Max Movement Month
April was move more month but I am challenging myself to more movement in the Month of May. I’m calling it May maximum movement challenge. Would you like to join in? it is part of my self imposed life overhaul challenge to get control over my health mentally and physically.
Decluttering My Scariest Space continued..
I also in decluttering my scariest space challenge was inspired to challenge my youngest daughter to a crafting challenge. We have a lot of odds and ends of craft supplies, we both love to craft. I challenged us to see how many things we could complete from our started projects and challenged to use up our stock of supplies collecting dust before allowing ourselves to pick up any new projects. I will keep you posted on how that goes.
Books & Music
A sampling of what I read and listened to this week: I added some new books to my reading wish list thanks to Delilah.com. In her newsletter this week first of all I am quoting her because I believe in the same thing she mentioned which was my reason for starting a blog. I want to make a difference, a positive one.
Quoting Delilah~ “I am united with these authors in the belief that whatever your circumstances, whatever your time (or lack thereof), whatever your commitments (or over commitments) you can STILL make a positive, impactful, difference in the world! No more waiting, or wanting, or talking yourself out of it. ”
So of course the next step was I put these books on my wish list. One by Delilah and one by Jordan Kassalow.
Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now by Jordan Kassalow
and One Heart At A Time by Delilah
Speaking of music one of the questions I answered wrong on a quiz today was what year the disco ball was invented. I was shocked to learn it was around long before it became a big deal In the 70s.
Disco Balls, Roller Disco and Strobe Lights
Made On Skincare
May the 4th be with you and free comic book day
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Until next time. Take care of yourself and enjoy some sunshine!