The May flowers have finally arrived! I love Michigan this time of year! There is no prettier place to be. :)
There is lots of stuff to do lately, if only I weren't so lazy. Tomorrow is a marathon to raise money for MS research in Frankenmuth, and they are looking for amateur radio operators to volunteer to help with communication. My plan, if I get up early enough, is to drive down there to help. Tomorrow evening there is a local concert at a tiny venue nearby, Girls With Guitars, and maybe I will go. This evening I also heard about a community play in a nearby city, but they are talking about thunder showers and by evening my chronic laziness almost always kicks in, so I will likely hang around the house instead. With any luck, I'll at least complete a few of the endless household tasks.
This weekend is Mother's Day, and I expect it will be a quiet day for me. My own mother is dead, my daughter is in New Orleans with a bagful of troubles of her own, and my son and his wife are extremely busy with young children, rare time off, a new house of many needs, and two other mothers besides me to attend to on this day. My sister and best friend are both out of town. So I am sure I will see or speak with my kids, as I hope to do every weekend, but I will have some time to appreciate the many blessings of my own life and my own strengths, too. I have a long Task List that I hope to check off that day, and I have adventures to look forward to later in the week.
I am planning a pedicure and a manicure (a very rare treat) on Tuesday. I hope I won't wreck my nails on my way home, as I often do, which is why I treat myself so rarely. And next Friday I am going to my first Dayton Hamvention, a journey that is seen by ham radio enthusiasts as a necessary pilgrimage at some point in their amateur radio career. There will be nearly 2000 booths to visit in the two and a half days so I'll be taking my walking shoes and every penny I can find under the couch cushions! Lots of fun to be had -- embrace every moment!