(Cake by the Cake Whisperer of Colorado Springs: Jamie Little)
The month of May is my favorite, and not just because it’s my birthday month. It’s the month that, as poet William Watson says, is ” . . . the dauntless youth of the year.” Even if the “youth” of this particular May brought a rebellious hissy fit in the form of crazy weather for many of us, I still love May for all its peony budding, school ending, and (for me) birthday cake eating charm.
So let’s share what we learned in May, shall we?
In the month of May, I learned:
1. Iced earl grey tea is very tasty. Especially with a hit o’sugar.
2. I love Parks and Recreation. Because I’m often a day late and a dollar short on things, I didn’t get into this show ’til the series ended. But hey, that’s why God invented Netflix. Also? Actor Adam Scott from the show is my husband’s doppelgänger, or rather the doppelgänger of my husband a couple decades ago.
3. I am no longer a mama of elementary school aged kids. I now have two high schoolers and one middle schooler. And once again, I see how change won’t sit quietly with folded hands for long.
4. I’m not the only mama who believes that the older one’s kids get, the easier it is to feel isolated.
5. Visiting new restaurants is one fabulous way to celebrate my birthday. I discovered Mountain Shadows Restaurant over the weekend when a friend took me there for a birthday treat. It was cute and happy and the food superb. I also tried Southern Hospitality with my family, and man was it fun to eat shrimp and grits and collard greens in a restaurant out West. The service there was a bit inconsistent, but the food tasted great.
6. In my ongoing Gilmore Girls saga (Netflix again FTW), I find I like the show a little more when I skip all scenes involving Taylor, Kirk and Babette. At this point, I’m basically in it to pass time while I’m on the treadmill. And to find out if Rory makes it through Yale and if Luke and Lorelei get together to stay together.
7. Getting to know yourself better isn’t selfish or indulgent, it’s necessary for getting to know the heart of God better too. This book is bringing me straight to Jesus, and I love it.