Resolution Update | May

May, you brought much more excitement to my life than I ever imagined. Gall stones are not for the faint of heart. I’m pretty sure I’ll return to the hospital this summer for gallbladder removal surgery. It’s for the better. I don’t need it anyway.

meet 5 bloggers in person
build relationships with bloggers As co-host of the Preview To Summer Blogger Book Swap, I was able to meet several new bloggers and re-connect with friends.
host or co-host a link-up
participate in a link-up once a month
host a sponsored giveaway
host or co-host a swap   Co-hosted Preview To Summer Blogger Book Swap
be a guest writer on someone’s blog I created this page to showcase my guest posts.

make sweet pickles using Neenie’s recipe
make homemade bread {without the bread machine}
make the perfect omelet
prepare and deliver a meal to a local fire station
eat at a celebrity chef’s restaurant
attend a gourmet cooking class
attend a Sushi making class

participate in the Great Day of Service
serve the homeless at a local soup kitchen
build a home with Habitat for Humanity
go on a mission trip

Holy Land (Israel)
Lisa in Virginia
Jacquelyn in Texas
Margaret in Colorado

a performance at Bass Hall
a midnight movie premiere
movie at a drive-in theater
college football game
professional athletic event

a monthly “date” with Husband
create a portfolio for Three 31 Photography  
journal at least 3 days a week wrote in journal 23 of 31 days
get a full-time job
frame the print from Lisa DeNoia Photography
complete Laity Development Training DONE! {finally}
write a letter to an editor
go wild hog hunting
attend a baby shower
attend a wedding
attend a religious service different from my own
go to a Texas-specific festival
go to a comedy show
take a course for Photoshop editing
finish my novel
have Girls’ Nights at least once a quarter
play in a golf tournament
read Gone With The Wind
sell my car

spa facial every 6-8 weeks microderm Feb 9 + March 2 + April 13 + May 11
square-toe cowboy boots
unique necklace
Warby Parker glasses
TOMS shoes
a battery for my watch
a pretty camera bag
Oakley sunglasses Thanks to Regina, I have a gorgeous pair of Oakley sunglasses! She is uber-gracious and the sweetest lady to gift me such great eye-wear. I’m grateful! I’ll be sharing a specific post soon. In the meantime, this item is off the to-acquire list. Thank you, Regina!
Le Creuset loaf pan


January – organize a group to read Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg Purchased the DVD study.

February – edit photos from Holy Land Done. create, order, and mail a secret project Recipients should receive their gift before Easter (March 31). finalize Wonderstruck small group EPIC FAIL. schedule a paid photo shoot FAIL.

March – share Holy Land photos Partially done. Annual well-woman exam Done. Annual eye doctor (new contacts + eyeglass fitting) FAIL. Begin Wonderstruck small group FAIL. Schedule another Photoshop lesson with Sean FAIL. Schedule/Shoot/Edit/Deliver photos to clients Somewhat successful in that I delivered photos to a group of young ladies, but also somewhat of a FAILURE because I have yet to schedule another shoot with anyone. Mail the “secret project” by March 20 SUCCESS. I created an Easter card with photos from the Holy Land. I did not send Christmas cards last year, so this was my attempt to redeem brownie points. If you received my Easter card, did you like it?

April – correctly choose the winner of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament SUCCESS! The University of Louisville men’s basketball team, coached by Rick Pitino, won the 2013 NCAA Championship. survive STAAR testing days at school Barely, but I did it. practice Photoshop Epic fail. host DFW Bloggers’ Spring Meet Up HUGE SUCCESS and schedule a trip someplace Failed.

May – Honestly, I just want to fast forward to June. My sentiments exactly! I survived the month of May (barely) and school wasn’t all that bad. STAAR testing was successful (for the most part) and the majority of my students passed and will go to high school next year. An episode with gall stones was a complete surprise that knocked me for a loop, but I’m thankful to Husband and the hospital staff for taking such good care of me.

June – End the school year as seamless as possible; attend Annual Conference in Fort Worth; visit family in Kentucky; and stay relatively healthy and well.

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  1. Celeste Zachry May 31, 2013 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Kirsten was chosen to attend annual conference as well. Keep your Auntie Nicole eye on her!

    • Nicole May 31, 2013 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Ohhhhh lucky her!!!!! Does she need a ride back and forth? Let me know and I’ll wear my chauffeur hat week after next! xoxoxo, Auntie Neeecole =)

  2. Lisa D. June 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Hello, friend! I hope you are feeling better! I wish I could have participated in the book swap, but I’m seriously too flaky to commit to anything right now. Busy, busy, busy. It sounds like you need a vacation. WHEN ARE YOU COMING TO VISIT? 🙂

    • Nicole June 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Oh.My.Gosh. I wish I could jump on a plane tonight and come visit, you and I both need a vacation! Seriously, if gall stones don’t kill me, allergies might. I think sunshine and ocean water would cure all that ails me. LOL Miss you friend, hope you are well. I loved your photos from the recent NJ trip. You always have the best posts. =)

  3. Regina @ Floating... June 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Glad you are feeling better!

    • Nicole June 4, 2013 at 6:35 am - Reply

      Thank you, sweet friend. I have so much catching up to do, ohmygosh it’s overwhelming!!!!!! Sending big hugs your way. =)

  4. Kathrin June 6, 2013 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling good 🙁 At least you survived thru the toughest part of the school year 🙂

    • Nicole June 6, 2013 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Amen, Kathrin …. school is officially OUT. Can I get an Amen!? Or a Waaaa-hoooo?! Bring on the summertime. But not the hot temperatures, I don’t like sweating! LOL

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