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Wednesday, May 18

manic May...

Webster's dictionary describes "manic" as follows:

"excitement manifested by mental and physical hyperactivity, disorganization of behavior,
and elevation of mood."

Why yes, that would about describe this month perfectly! May has been filled with high school awards programs, band concerts, college decisions, prom, and get-togethers with friends. In the mix was also a college graduation for our daughter (summa cum laude...so proud!) and a ballet company performance early in the month, with another in a couple of weeks.

Toss in the usual post-winter outdoor clean up (fallen branches, trimming, tilling, weeding, coop and barn cleaning, planting, and mowing, mowing, mowing) squeeze in Spring dust-bunny-busting and I'm exhausted. 

Yep...May is definitely filled with "mental and physical activity and elevation of mood"...and you know what, I think I'm (slowly) learning, that's just how it should be...how's that quote go? "Enjoy the season you are in." Not only the seasons of the year, but the seasons of our lives. To my blogging friends; my apologies that I am running behind on commenting on your blogs and posting here.

High School graduation is Sunday and I'm trying to pull myself together (note to self: bring tissues, I'm pretty sure I cried through the entire 2 hours of last night's band concert). He's decided to attend our state university and will major in biochemistry...I truly don't know where the years have gone. 

And so the rest of the week I have my giant to-do list to tackle and then we'll plan a graduation open-house for friends in a couple of weeks. 

I just wanted to pop in and say "Hi" and that I'm enjoying your posts...always a fun way to begin each day. Take care, I'll be back after graduation (sniff, sniff).


At Home In New Zealand said...

Congratulations to your daughter (I can see why you feel so proud!). Your May certainly sounds manic. Hope you survive without having to use too many tissues :) xx

Prims By The Water said...

Congrats to the graduate! I would be crying too. My grandson graduates next month, so I will probably need tissues myself. I wish I could have roses, but we would have a ton of snakes here. I know, I use to and they would come in and shed their skins on the thorns. UGH Janice

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Margaret, thank you for your kind words...it's a bittersweet time, but how it's supposed to be; isn't it? Doesn't make it any easier...sigh. Hope you're well, Mary

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Janice, it'll be here before I know it, and for your grandson too. How does it happen, I certainly don't feel any older! Oh and you CAN have these flowers...I loved them because they look like roses (which I absolutely can't grow) but these are begonias! I'll find the name and send it your way. And ewww, those snake skins would creep me out!! Mary

Staci said...

Awww...congrats to both of your kids. Sounds like a busy month indeed. I, too, have fallen behind on blogging and reading blogs. Life just gets busy. 😊 Hope all is well!

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Staci, thanks so much, I get falling behind. May is always hectic, I don't know why I'm surprised. My plan is to have the garden in and flowers planted next week, tomorrow I'll just be making his favorite meal and being sure I have waterproof/cry-proof mascara on! Hope you're doing well too...I know you're busy with the business and homestead, I guess that busyness is what keeps us feeling young! ha ha! Mary

Marie Smith said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog, Mary. It is good to know that dance and other studies can be combined in a career as your daughter did. Congratulations to your young woman!

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Hi Marie, and thank you so much...I always say, if you're going to choose a career and work for 40 years, best to make it something you love!

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