2021 month update

It’s May! Already!?!

nature man love people
Photo by Polina Kovaleva

Hello everyone! It’s crazy. I woke up this morning and realized that today is May! Either the days are really speeding up or I am really losing track of time. It’s amazing how quick this month has come. But it is here and I’m ready for it! So May 2021 looks a bit different from May 2020. May 2020 featured the continuance of sequestering and social distancing, of cancelled schools and telework. May 2021 features some of the same, but to a lesser extent.

Masks and hand sanitizer are still the methods of the day

Our state restrictions have been easing slowly but surely. Most of the state’s children have return to in-person learning. S. and I made the decision to continue distance learning with the children until the end of the school year. It has been working well thus far and will be the standard operating procedure for now. So what’s on the agenda for May?

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is the commemoration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the at the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The smaller underdog Mexican force was a huge morale boost for the Mexicans though they ultimately lost a second battle and Mexico City. Today, a great bit of that history is forgotten as alcoholic beverage companies have promoted their wares and authentic Mexican cuisine to make it quite a profitable holiday, especially in the U.S. That being said, I couldn’t participate properly last holiday because I was happily carrying our baby girl. This year, I’m looking forward to yummy authentic and local Mexican cuisine and perfect margaritas for the holiday!

margarita glass on table
Photo by Sabel Blanco

Choir Fellowship

It’s been over a entire year since I was able to fellowship with the members of our church’s Young Adult Choir. In that time, our group has had some very wonderful highs (such as the birth of children within its ranks) and some pretty heartbreaking lows (such as the calling Home of several members or supporters). While we have reached out via email and phone, physical presence is always a blessing. In a couple of weekends, we will have that opportunity as our church will celebrate its Young Adult Choir Annual Day with a socially distant food fellowship and a virtual annual day service. I am so looking forward to it and look forward to sharing some pretty great photos from that day as well.

monochrome photo of woman singing
Photo by Luis Quintero

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 9th this year. Yesterday I shared a post about grief during this season. There are and will be quite a few people mourning the loss of loved ones. There will also be quite a number of posts about the love of mothers and mother figures. I thank God for the blessing of being a mother and pray He allows me the joy of one day seeing grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well.

mother holding her baby
Photo by Kristina Paukshtite

Graduation

During the third week of May, if it is God’s will, I will be walking in the graduation ceremony to receive my Master of Science dregree in Social Media Management. I am really looking forward to it and I can’t wait to share memories of the day with you guys.

Congratulations to all the graduates.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day falls on May 31st and is a day we will honor and remember those who gave all. I know a lot of people see this day as the unofficial start of summer and the opening of life–a return to normalcy. It’s just important to me that everyone remember that there is an actual holiday for a very important reason. So many people gave their lives for our country and our freedoms. We don’t want to forget that.

So there goes my welcome to May check list. I will say that I hope to complete the #photoadaywithErikaandshay photo challenge. I think I’ve only successfully completed one or two in my social media career, so let’s see what happens here, shall we.

What about you? What are you looking forward to in the month of May?

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