May in Review
May has been a (very) little less baby-centric, and a little more about stepping back into the world. There was more father-son time as I spent some time away. I had my #MommysDayOut, which you may have followed on Instagram or Twitter, but I also appreciate the smaller trips out… not since I first got my driver’s license have errands felt so much like freedom.
We also took our first road trip and first overnight trip with the little man. And we left him with not-one-of-us for the first time; he stayed with his grammy (my mother-in-law) while we went to see the new Avengers.
Looking ahead to June, we’ll be leaving him for three days and two nights while we go out of town for my best friend’s wedding. He actually was invited, back when my friend was still calling him “Charlotte” (which wouldn’t have been the name even if we’d had a girl; she later said she must have been channeling Kate Middleton’s pregnancy instead of mine). But I knew I’d be a terrible matron of honor if I brought my infant along… and since I’ve done almost nothing leading up to the wedding, I wanted to be 100% there for the day itself, no distractions. On the one hand, it’s hard to think of leaving him that long, even though I know we have to eventually and I know he’ll be fine. On the other hand, oh will it be nice to have 48+ hours of not answering to his every need.
(Plus, of course, yay wedding!)
Movies & TV
Like I mentioned, I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron. I could have done without the romantic subplot, but overall I really enjoyed it. I also saw Pitch Perfect 2 with some girlfriends (Mommy’s Day Out ended with a girls’ night out… movie and dinner… and drinks!) and it was a lot of fun.
Other than that, I’ve been re-watching Friends and Psych on Netflix. Friends in the background during the day, and Psych in the evenings with my husband… when the little man cooperates, that is.
I haven’t had a lot of time for reading lately – go figure – but here’s what I’ve read since my update two months ago:
Still Life with Crows, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (4 stars)
Black Order, by James Rollins (5 stars)
My Real Children, by Jo Walton (4 stars)
Micro, by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston (2 stars)
Revival, by Stephen King (3 stars)
I signed up for Bout of Books, and I ended up reading a lot more than I’d expected. I finished an entire book. Actually two, if you count my first complete audiobook, Ellen’s Seriously… I’m Kidding.
I’ve tried getting into audiobooks before, but I just prefer reading, and since I always had plenty of time for it, it was never an issue. Now… well, it was fun while it lasted, but I wouldn’t trust myself to remember any of it later. Still, I’m definitely open to listening to certain kinds of books (nonfiction in general, the humorous celebrity memoir genre in particular), but no novels (unless it’s a re-read). If I lose focus for a few minutes, I don’t want to feel like I have to back up and listen to what I missed.
How was your May?