May might just be my favorite month. It’s a nice relaxed month. The semester has ended, and I can choose what work I want to do. We will get some lovely spring weather – cool sunny days. The snow shovels have been put away. The days will be warm enough for t-shirts and maybe even shorts. The apple blossoms have burst forth, and the lilacs will be blooming soon. May is the month for gardening and yard work and all kinds of things that let me have my hands in the earth. My Wonderful Smart Beautiful Daughter will move back home soon. She and I will do some household projects together – and on sunny mornings, sit outside on the grass drinking smoothies.
But most days, I will have the house to myself. The boys are still in school, my spouse is at work, and my daughter will be doing volunteer work at the women’s shelter. So I can put on the music and belly dance, or sunbathe naked, or call my husband to come home on his lunch hour for leisurely daytime sex. I will have time to write, to meditate, to think. My schedule becomes flexible so I can meet friends for lunch or spend a few hours on the telephone talking to a long distance friend.
I’ll be driving to Camera City one weekend to see Drama Niece star in a play. And I’ll be going to my sister’s house for a graduation party: Red-haired Niece graduates from Snowstorm University this year. I’ll meeting a bunch of my women friends for an annual brunch that involves bringing plants from the garden for a plant exchange. I’ll be going to spring concerts for several of my kids. And the month will end with the first camping trip of the season on Memorial Day weekend.