Wow I can’t believe May is over, I have to say May was so SO much better than April, in case you didn’t read last month’s recap, I will save you the time and let you know April was pretty awful. May was incredibly busy but that’s ok because I like being busy and my schedule was filled with exciting and fun things. The only bummer of May was I had a pretty bad migraine last Thursday that put me down for the entire afternoon, it was my first migraine ever and I’m hoping I never have to experience that again.
Going into May I was pretty surprised how every weekend managed to be busy but I was pretty excited. On May 6th I got to meet up with a fellow #CreativeCoffeeHour member for dinner in real life, Kory, who happened to live in the city right next to me. It’s pretty awesome getting to meet fellow creatives/bloggers that you connect with online because they can become part of your real life community. We also hung out the 22nd and got brunch with our boyfriends.
On Mother’s Day I treated my mom to class at Canvas and Cabernet where we painted Van Gogh’s flowers, which she now has my painting hanging up in her kitchen. It was nice to spend a few hours with my mom just painting and giggling the entire time.
The following Friday is where my mom and I began our Thelma and Louise road trip to Portland where we drove up my sister’s car for her to use. I wrote a post about our adventure and how to spend 51 hours in Portland here. It was nice to be back, in fact, it just refueled my love for the city and desire to move to Portland sometime soon. The highlight of this trip was spending three hours in the International Rose Garden ooing and awing over how gorgeous the roses were and spending quality time with my mom. This gives me an excuse to post more photos of the roses because I haven’t nearly gotten close to sharing all of them.
Then on the 19th, a Thursday, Sean and I got to see The Who at oracle. I got Sean the tickets as an early birthday present and he was over the moon. About two weeks before, my dad had shown Sean a ton of Who concert videos/documentary things that sparked an interest/obsession with them. Sean didn’t really know much about their music besides Baba O’Riley since that’s one of their better known songs. So I decided to get tickets because I’m always a fan of experiences for birthday presents or handmade gifts over just buying him a watch or wallet. And man were they INCREDIBLE! It actually happened to be Pete’s 71st birthday (lead guitarist) and he nailed the guitar, he did the windmill and was jumping around, and he didn’t let the fact he just turned 71 affect him at all. Roger sounded amazing! He did all the classic vocal screams, which is incredible because he had throat cancer at one point so to still be able to do the screams and have an amazing voice was just unreal. Every song was knocked out of the park, of course when they played Baba O’Riley is when the crowd went wild, but I think my favorite performances were “Eminence Front” and “See Me Feel Me.” Of course I thought every performance was incredible.
On the 21st, Sean and I spent most of our time preparing for our upcoming move on the 23rd. We both had our first ever trip to IKEA and man… after two hours on a Saturday afternoon, our crowd tolerance was completely gone. For some reason IKEA is like one never ending maze where the exit seems nonexistent. It took forever to get to the register and exit. Sean and I were practically bobbing and weaving through the crowd. On the plus side, we got a nice affordable couch and four dining chairs. So despite the annoying crowd, our first IKEA trip was a win.
THEN CAME MOVING DAY MONDAY! Woo Sean and I are officially moved into our first place together, it’s by no means done and looks like a hot mess but after day three of moving we finally have started sleeping there. We still have things to bring over from my parent’s and still need furniture and find a place for things but as everyone knows, moving is a process. In fact it’s a long process that I’ve learned does not go according to plan, I even wrote a blog post about it here.
That brings us to this past weekend where Sean and I went to Reno for the weekend to visit his family and celebrate both his and his sister’s birthdays. It was a nice relaxing weekend spent catching up and spending time together. I always enjoy our visits to Reno to see Sean’s family. My favorite part is when we play board games… which has nothing to do with the fact I win often *wink* but also I have always enjoyed playing board games. Got that from my dad, we both love board games but my mom and sister do not so it’s always nice to have game night.
So that was May, during the week I spent time having creative idea brain blasts and by that I mean I had a TON of ideas just come to me. I’m pretty excited to start working through some that I can’t wait to share later in the summer. I’ve been planning great blog and YouTube content as well, which you will see soon. So that was my month! Let me know what your highlights of May have been!