Bienvenidos y feliz Cinco de Mayo, amigas!! Thank you for joining me for Currently 05.2021 and an update on my spring goals. With a little hodgepodge thrown in for good measure. Like sugar on the rim of your margarita glass. Today’s post is coming to you on the 5th of May which is actually a bigger celebration here in the U.S. than it is in Mexico!! Wherever you are celebrating, hope there’re tacos on your plate and tequila in your glass.
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Our prompts for this month’s edition of currently are: consuming, exploring, getting, hoping, seeing. Here are my responses.
Republic Spirit Blends jalapeño lime mixer. Made in Texas. Nine unique flavors like prickly pear and green chile lime. Can’t wait to try them all. I mixed it once with tequila but have also been drinking it alone on ice. Really tasty and refreshing. Perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Learn more here and here. Also plan to make these crab and shrimp enchiladas for Cinco de Mayo and will probably consume them, too!!
possible accommodations for our hopeful birthday trip to either South Padre Island here in Texas or Cancun, Mexico. We have one birthday in June and four birthdays in July. Several years we have gathered in Galveston, Texas for our festivities. I would be great with doing that again. Fingers crossed we can meet up at the beach somewhere.
back on track with my Weight Watchers points, exercise, my routine here at home. There is a two-hour difference in the time between our house and our mothers’ homes. While in Ohio and Kentucky, we were waking up about 6:30 or 7:00 am EDT (4:30-5:00 am MDT) which was much earlier than we are used to get up here at home. Now that we are back on mountain time, I am getting up at 5:00 am and it isn’t hurting a bit! Of course, I begin to crash and burn about 7:00 pm now, though.
to take this little one to meet my mom who is her great grandmother and namesake. Lauren and Francisco have asked me to go with them to see “Honey” as 5 year-old Lucia calls my mom over Memorial Day weekend. Mom has never met 1 year-old Camila Jean who shares the same middle name with her great grandmother, Nira Jean.
and oohing and ahhing over this terrific art my granddaughter Lucia drew at school yesterday. How ’bout this haunted house, complete with black cat, ghost and witch on a broomstick. I love to draw. And apparently all 3 of my granddaughters have inherited that same gene.
Spring 2021 Goals Update
Revealed my spring 2021 goals in last month’s currently post. Haven’t made much progress.
- Spring cleaning: each room from top to bottom, including window washing and blinds, laundering bedding, curtains and drapes, and carpet cleaning. Mark my words, next week is the week. I am not helping with the babies, have zero appointments so it is going down.
- Finish mosaic: my #100DayProject. I have been working on it pretty regularly until the last week. Added black glass to the design and not crazy about it. Ugh. But discovered that a little too late!! I was able to get the black glass off my mosaic by using Q-tips soaked in water to loosen pieces so I could pop them off. It was slow going but I am so glad took it off. Have a couple of small areas to fill in and I am done. Just in time for the #100DayProject deadline of 05.10.2021.
- Begin side yard work: in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we are going to replace the grass on the west side of the house with xeriscaping. Going to add a flagstone walk with rock landscaping around it. Something like the one in this pin from Pinterest, meandering around our Texas ash and peach trees and our oleander. We bought the supplies for reworking the sprinklers on the side yard. And they are still in the trunk of my car. Does that count as progress?
Joining my friend Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for the Mother May I edition of her weekly hodgepodge series.
1. What’s something you ‘may’ do this month? Travel to Lexington to visit my mom with Lauren, Francisco, Lucia and Camila.
2. Last time you literally or figuratively shouted mayday!? Yesterday. Trying to get help for my mom at her assisted living community. She is supposed to be receiving 3 showers a week but has not been helped with a shower by anyone at her apartment for ten days. While we were visiting her, I did help Mom shower a week ago this Thursday. With her history of UTIs and terrible hemorrhoids, this is unacceptable. I sent a mayday email to the director of the complex. I’m tellin’ ya, today she made things happen around there. Hallelujah. Prayers answered.
3. Let the chips fall where they may, come what may, maybe, Cape May, mayflies, devil may care, you may now kiss the bride, much to our dismay, mayhem, mayonnaise…choose a ‘may’ word or phrase from the list and tell us how it relates to your life in some way right now. Mayonnaise. Don’t think I have ever spelled that before. Or if I have, I had forgotten it has 2 Ns. Mayonnaise as in an ingredient in this chicken salad I made for dinner tonight. Subbed in fat free Greek yogurt for the mayo and it was delicious. And that’s why I didn’t know that mayonnaise is spelled with 2 Ns. I never say mayonnaise. I say mayo. Speaking of mayo, this post goes live on Cinco de Mayo. Not mayonnaise but the Spanish word for May.
Visions of Pancakes Dance in My Head
4. If someone were serving you breakfast in bed this weekend, what would you like to see on the menu? If calories and Weight Watchers points are of no concern, then lots of different types of pancakes! And crepes. And chicken and waffles. Biscuits and gravy. Eggs…just to keep things healthy.
5. Tell me one true thing you believe about motherhood. It is the hardest job you’ll ever love. One that’s not for the feint of heart. And one that you never really retire from.
6. Insert your own random thought here. I often try to shoulder the responsibility and worry for life’s struggles alone without asking for help. Often without even asking God to help me. Last night, I was in tears with worry for my mom. My mind raced as I tried to figure how to resolve issues in Mom’s life. Then it dawned on me to turn my concerns over to God. I prayed for His direction. For Him to wallop me upside the head with some kind of sign as to how to proceed in getting Mom the help she needs. And this morning my prayers were answered. I was walloped. Gently.
What would your responses be to the prompts for Currently 05.2021 or the questions for this week’s hodgepodge? You can play along by leaving them in a comment below. Or linking up your Currently 05.2021 post with Anne in Residence.
Hope your Cinco de Mayo involves something yummy to eat and drink. Off to mix up my enchiladas. Thank you for stopping by.
Abrazos y besos,