What I Learned in April 2013

Strocel.com What I Learned Last MonthMonthly reviews are one of my favourite traditions. Here’s how it works – every month I come up with some things I learned, and not always the easy way. Then, I ask you all to join in with some recent revelations of your own. And we all learn and grow and what-not. Or at least share a laugh at our own expense, because some of these lessons are both hard-fought and funny. Sound good?

So, without further ado, here is what I learned in April – or some of it, anyway.

What I Learned This Month

1. I learned that while you never forget how to ride a bike – hence the expression just like riding a bike – that doesn’t meant that getting back on that bike after 20 years will be easy. I had the muscle pain to attest to it.

what I learned last month bicycle

2. Following my second gum graft, I found solace in Pride and Prejudice on DVD, re-affirming my belief that a good costume drama can help with almost anything. Especially if said costume drama features a young Mr. Colin Firth.

3. I had my first fancy salon haircut in years, and I re-discovered just how lovely it is to be pampered like that.

what I learned last month haircut

4. I lived with a pirate for the second half of the month, when my son Jacob decided that he would spend a few weeks wearing a pirate costume.

5. I put an offer on a house (which wasn’t accepted), and arranged for some quotes on home renovations. In the process, I re-discovered the stress of real estate, whether buying or owning.

real estate homebuying renovation

6. I’ve listened to the score of Seussical the Musical on repeat for the past few weeks, as my daughter Hannah practices for the school play.

7. I was delighted by my sister-in-law’s dessert sushi.

what I learned last month dessert sushi

8. I mowed the lawn for the first time this year, and re-discovered just how much I love the smell of fresh-cut grass.

9. I learned that while being on live TV can be stressful, having a pro do your makeup is really kind of awesome.

what I learned last month makeup room

10. I celebrated many birthdays – my mother’s, my mother-in-law’s, and my niece’s. And I confirmed once again that few things are quite as good as birthday cake.

I’ve shared what I learned – what did you learn in April? Leave a comment and tell me! Or, if you’d like to play along by writing a review post of your own, link to it in the comments. And please feel free to grab the button from the top of this post.

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  1. I learned that getting an IUD is risky and you’d best have good health insurance to deal with potential complications.
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  2. I love your haircut!!! It looks so great on you!

    I learned that I should never say aloud that I am a little bit bord with my life because the Universe was listening and served up some serious illness requiring an extended stay in ICU for my mom. She’s home now and very slowly recovering, so I think I’ll be happy with some boredom.

    *bored* – my iPad won’t let me edit this comment
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  3. Loving your hair cut!! You look awesome 🙂
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  4. I appear to have learned nothing in April. Or, if I did, I have now forgotten it. HOWEVER, five days into May, I seem to have learned quite a bit. Hard-won learning about myself. Let’s hope I don’t forget it.

    I love the hairdo!
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