Holy cow….it’s been a month already? May is always May-hem in my world and no quarantine is ever going to change that.
PJ’s theme for May was Keeping Busy since we were all suppose to be locked down, staying safe from COVID-19. Keeping busy is never really a problem for me. I stepped back into the classroom at our local university in January for the spring semester as an adjunct instructor, and finished my 15-week adventure with 22 designers—half of it online. O.M.G! I love right-brainers, but the amount of attention and supervision 22 Gen Z designers needed was exhausting.
Anyway…I was able to snap a few other activities that also kept me busy this month.
Keeping Busy 1
It might be hard to tell, but this is a volunteer redbud tree. I found four of them in and around my gardens and transplanted them in hopes of having these gorgeous trees grow in other areas of my yard. Two are in the ground and two are in a flower pot. We’ll see what happens.
Keeping Busy 2
Spray painting my planter pots and filling them with flowers was tops on my to-do list for May. Once filled, this little visitor made an appearance. It’s one of the skinks that share our habitat and the grand girls named him/her Skyler (the Skink).
Keeping Busy 3
We’ve been grilling a lot for our meals since we can’t go out to dine at our favorite establishments. Does anyone else feel like they’ve cooked about 500 meals this month? Cabo is certainly not complaining.
Keeping Busy 4
The Quarantine Fifteen has turned into the Quarantine Twenty with all those meals so Cabo and I have been trying to get out and walk in the neighborhood for some much needed exercise. Too much sitting at the computer with online class work and my paid job have taken its toll.
Keeping Busy 5
Twix and Peanut spend some of their stay-home order time at their second home…ours. During those times we continued the online school work/homeschoolng and have succeeded in helping Twix learn how to ride her two-wheel bike (during recess and PE time). She also has mastered better balance on the scooter and has become somewhat of a speed demon up and down the driveway. Now, she just needs to focus on the roller skates!
Keeping Busy Bonus
While we are very careful about where we go and always take precautions due to Entrepreneur’s condition, we did make a trip to see my mom for Mother’s Day. I know she and her husband are being cautious since they are both in their mid-80s. Since we are all being super careful on our end, we surprised her by bringing one of her granddaughters and her great grands. I thought she was going to cry!
There’s my five…or six…snippets of how we kept busy in May. I encourage you to stop by PJ’s and see what others did to pass the time during May.