A Sentence a Day – May Edition 13

Sentence a Day

I guess it would be two months ago that I stumbled upon Julie’s blog, Julie’s Touch of Style, through our Peaceful Posse Facebook group in one of the daily blog threads and I kind of loved the idea of summarizing each day of the month with one or two sentences, hence the name A Sentence A Day.  So, I followed along last month and wrote out a sentence or two for each of the days of April and I said I wasn’t going to link up for May but here I am.

Leslie kindly organizes the link up and it opens up the first Thursday of every month.  So if you feel like playing along for June, get started today.

The key thing you need to ask yourself is this: If someone asked you how your May was, what would you tell them? And so, this post idea was born.

A Sentence a Day – For the month of May {2017}

Sentence a Day

May 1st:  Back to work after being off sick with the stomach flu for three days the week before.  Surprisingly (and thankfully), I wasn’t drowning with work when I came back.

May 2nd:  A full day of meetings at work had me running around off my feet the entire day.

May 3rd:  Yes! Sunshine!  It was sunny after we got home from work, so we went out biking for 16 kms.Sentence a Day

May 4th:  Nothing memorable or life-changing happened on this day.

May 5th:  “When the boss is away, the mice will play.”  It’s pretty quiet at work, which is a rarity so I decided to declutter and clean my desk.  I know, very exciting. LOL

May 6th:  Today has been dubbed “couch day”.  In the evening, we went to a surprise birthday party for one of Jeff’s co-workers.

May 7th:  A day of errands, meal prepping, grocery shopping and being completely otherwise unproductive (read: lazy).  I had plenty on my to-do list but it never happened.  Oh well. 🙂

May 8th:  It is so lonely without the boys.  They went to my Mom’s last night so she could love on them before she flies out to Barbados on May 10th.


May 9th:  We finally talked to Jeff’s Dad down in Florida and he isn’t doing the greatest.  He admitted that he doesn’t want to be in Florida, yet doesn’t want to come home and he is just so lost without his beloved wife.  It broke my heart when he said that he hoped that this was all a bad dream and that one day he’d wake up and she’d be alive.  It seriously made me crying hearing just how much he misses and longs for my mother-in-law.

May 10th:  Mom is off to Barbados for two weeks.  It was nice to chat with her at the airport before she boarded.

May 11th:  A quiet day at work but then came home from work and found out that a lady in our condo that we know is off of her medication (she’s schizophrenic) and that she specifically mentioned my name to our neighbour that she thinks I’m the one that got her arrested a couple of years ago (I didn’t, in fact I had nothing to do with anything involving the lady).  This was a bit troubling to hear since she really does a 180 when she’s off her meds, otherwise she’s normally the sweetest and no one has issue with her…. (update, she was hauled off by police when she threatened our superintendent and obviously was put on a psychiatric hold so they could get her on meds again.  That’s the problem with many schizophrenics, they think after taking their meds for a while that they’re okay and they wean themselves off and it’s such a roller coaster ride and can be even dangerous.

April 12th:  Day off and Jeff and I drove over an hour to help out a friend’s fiancé with a legal matter she had to deal with at the courthouse.

May 13th:  Jeff is doing his first aid, CPR and AED training today and tomorrow, so it’s a quiet one for me. 🙂  I had a super productive day: vacuumed, dusted, washed floors, bathed both dogs, did grocery shopping, met Jeff for lunch and I even had time to paint my toenails.

May 14th:  Mother’s Day!  I sent a card and gift down with my Mom to open while she’s down in Barbados.  I also had another productive day: meal prepping, five loads of laundry, I organized some dresser drawers and I also went over our camping list more in detail.

camping lists

May 15th:  A quiet and easygoing day at work.  Loving it.

May 16th:  A busy day on my feet running around tending to meetings.

May 17th:  It reached 25 degree Celsius today!!  It was effing gorgeous!  Everything about this day was just perfect. 🙂

ferris wheel

May 18th:  Last day of work before I have four glorious days off. #happydance

May 19th:  We went out to Jungle Cat World and had a great time.

Jungle Cat World peacock Leopard

May 20th:  Holy hungover!  I guess drinking a bottle of red wine in no time will do that.  Man, I cannot remember the last time I was hungover.  Shit. LOL

May 21st:  Finished the rest of our shopping for things we need for our camping/paddling trip.  I even found a cute dress I can take with me and it is even 50 SPF. Bonus!

May 22nd:  I went to pet client’s house to visit and say goodbye to the couple and her five dogs, two cats and a hoard of chickens.  I’m very much going to miss this bunch as this was one of my favorite homes to come out to.  I often did overnight visits for them and would share the couch with their massive Dane, Diesel.  I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to care for them all over the last five years and I really hope to get out to visit them at their new property 1.5 hours away sometime this summer.

Barn with Chickens Great Dane Farm

May 23rd:  It’s Charlie’s 10th birthday.  Oh my goodness, where have the years gone in all seriousness.  We love Charlie so much!

Happy Birthday Charlie!

May 24th:  Mom is home from Barbados and things are tense between Jeff and I, naturally over stupid shit, I’m sure of it.

May 25th:  Jeff broke the ice and texted me during the day while I was at work.  He also left late to head up north to visit his Dad (who had came home just two days before that).

May 26th:  A quiet day, perfect for the end of a work week.  I am pet sitting all weekend long (31 visits in total.

May 27th:  14 pet visits and we had some friends over in the evening once I was finished with visits at 9:30.

Scottish Fold Charlie and Lucy

May 28th:  Another 14 visits done today and I’ve driven just over 260 kms in total this weekend.  I’m beat but it was a good weekend and the weather was fantastic.Norwich Terrier

May 29th:  A blah day and things are tense, again (still?) with Jeff.  I’m also really irritable at work and that’s never a good thing.


May 30th:  Such a beautiful day out, my boss is still away in Vancouver until tomorrow and had an easygoing evening.

May 31st: I skipped the gym (who am I?) and walked to see my friend Steve warm up the crowd for a charity walk fundraiser to end domestic violence against women.  It was great, there were a ton of people in heels doing the mile walk and I give them so much credit.  Some of the men could walk better than I could, and others… not so much.  lol  Such a good cause, though.

And that my friends, is my month of May in a sentence (or two or three).  🙂  Hope you all are doing well and having a great week!

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  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Love this!! Great idea to do a sentence a day. I just might do this for June!

  • Love this! Thanks for sharing your sentences. I don’t see that you linked up with us? I sort of love your hung over sentence, keeping it real, hehe. Yay for lazy days, I love those, even when you have a bunch of stuff to do.

  • Yes! Do it with us!

  • These posts are awesome and I really want to do one for June 🙂

  • Glad you decided to join! I started writing one sentence a day in January, and I love looking back at them…

  • Jodie Filogomo

    It is so fun to look back at the month this way! That jungle cat world looks amazing. What a great field trip!!

  • I’m starting with June. Such a cool idea!

  • Thanks for having me, Sarah. 🙂 It’s kinda fun participating and writing down a few notes each day. I like looking back. I have linked my post in Friday I think it was and have to stop by more of the linkups. 🙂
    Oh I’m totally ‘what you see is what you get’ kinda gal. Full transparency, even if hungover. In fairness, it doesn’t happen often at all. Hahaha!
    Have a great week hun. 🙂

  • I beloved looking back and reflecting. 🙂 I have to catch up on this month’s link up, though, I’ve been so busy lately (aren’t we all)!
    Thanks for stopping by hun.

  • Thanks for stopping by Jodie. I’ve really enjoyed this exercise and then reflecting back at the end. 🙂 Jungle Cat World was a lot of fun, and so many healthy, big cats.

  • Enjoy and I can’t wait to read yours. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by hun.

  • Nice! I can’t wait to read yours. 🙂

  • Sue Loncaric

    What a roller coaster month you had! This is my second month taking the sentence a day challenge and I’m surprised when I read back through the month all that I did. You must feel the same. My MIL who is almost 91 lost her husband last year after 70 years of marriage. She was very depressed but earlier this year she moved to an age care facility and has a new lease of life. I hope your FIL can find that happiness.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond