Friday, May 31, 2024

May Review, and Here Comes June!

May was a very unusual month for me. The first week was really busy with work, appointments, and getting ready for the cruise. John also got home from college that week. Two days after he got home, we flew down to Florida and were gone from May 4th-12th. I can't remember the last time I was gone from home for that long. 

The cruise was wonderful! I loved it so much, and I can't wait to go on one again. I'm not sure when that will be—probably not for a while—but I'll plan for it and it will happen because I love cruises as a way to travel and see different places.

The only downside of the cruise was that on the last full day, I developed a cough, and the next day, which was the day we disembarked and flew home, I was definitely sick with some kind of a bad cold. I felt awful. I went on to be sick with that cold virus, or whatever it was (not Covid--I took two tests at two different times) for the whole week following, and I was miserable from it. I lost my appetite completely for days and coughed so hard that I kept gagging and dry-heaving. I looked and sounded awful. My voice was completely ravaged.
Now, at the end of May, I still have a lingering cough and am just starting to feel like my usual self again with my normal energy levels. That virus took me out! It was humbling. I've prided myself on not getting sick with anything big for over four years. Well, my streak of excellent health came to an end. No more bragging rights, Donna! I got humbled.

So May was a bit of a blur with the cruise and getting sick. It flew by. There were some things I was looking forward to that I wrote about in this post that didn't happen, including: 

The work photo shoot at the beach got postponed because of rain, and then it happened while I was away on the cruise. I had (somewhat selfishly) hoped it would rain again so that it would be rescheduled for when I was back. I'd been looking forward to that! 

One of my lunches with a friend didn't happen and got rescheduled for June, but the other one did happen (just yesterday, in fact).

I still have a lot of work to do for the Op-Ed Lab space on MWEG's new member website. 

The media party for my other editing job got canceled.

Womp, womp.

But all in all, terrible cold virus and various cancellations notwithstanding, May was a good month, mostly because of the cruise! And also because of one other really good thing--last week, I was asked by my boss to take on an expanded role and be the managing editor not only for Cape Cod Moms but also for Rhode Island Moms! I was honored and flattered by the offer, and I took it!

These are some of the things I'm looking forward to in June, one of the prettiest months of the year and one of my favorites:

As I just mentioned, starting up my newly expanded role for CC Moms and RI Moms.

Lunches and get-togethers with friends, including a day trip to a history site with Meredith and Beth that we've been trying to do forever!

More hours substituting at the library, including in Children's, my favorite place to work at the library!

John possibly going through the temple for the first time to receive his endowment.

My dad possibly arriving from Utah for the summer (the two are connected).

The last day of school, Sam "graduating" from middle school (😭), and summer officially beginning.

My CSA starting up. I'm trying a new one this summer and I'm excited for it!

Sam giving his first talk in sacrament meeting. 

Serving in the temple, going for nature walks and hikes, enjoying the beauties of nature, going out for ice cream, reading good books, watching good movies and shows...I love these things!

June is a good month to have a good month!