It’s hard for me to believe we are already at May for this year.
I have no idea what May will bring and don’t have any big plans, necessarily.
The only things I have on my calendar so far are the release of Beauty From Ashes on May 10 and my dad’s colonoscopy. Yes, my life truly is that boring.
Of course, I am sure we will do something for Memorial Day and my husband has the opening day for one of our favorite seasonal restaurants on his schedule to visit this upcoming weekend.
What I am hoping for in May is nicer weather since April was a dumpster fire of Pennsylvania weather. It was so cold, snowy, windy, and just overall horrid for our mental and physical well-being.
May will be our last month of school and while the children are excited about that, I actually see days without homeschool as a little sad and empty. I enjoy planning the children’s lessons and either watching them learn or learning with them.
I will most likely fill part of May planning for next school year and will continue to do that into the summer. The main part of planning is choosing the curriculum we will use. Some of the curriculum we will use will be carryovers from this previous year but much of The Boy’s curriculum will need to be new since he is going to be a — gulp! — sophomore! I can’t even wrap my mind around that right now and he’s let me know that he can’t either.
Little Miss will be a second-grader. My knees went weak, and my eyes filled up with tears as I wrote that. A second-grader?! This school year has gone by so fast I can’t even believe it.
I thought I would look back at our May from last year and see if it was any more exciting than this May looks to be.
Last year around this time I was planning a garden, and while I have briefly considered that, I haven’t taken any serious action toward it, partially because of the crummy weather.
Also last year, our kitten discovered tree climbing and we spent much of May trying to coax her down from trees, which would later result in the local fire company climbing the ladder on their ladder truck to retrieve her. That last incident was in October, not May. She still climbs trees but so far she’s figured out how to get back down them.
Last May I decided to do a “No News May”.
which is interesting because I am considering doing the same this year. Last May I cut out almost all news, checking it maybe once a week by skimming headlines for less than five minutes and then logging off the sites. I remember that month being quite relaxing and productive actually.
So, how about you? What are your plans for May? Anything exciting? Let me know in the comments.