This post isn't my "usual," but it's where I'm at.
I've been a bit sick these last few weeks, and before that my mom was sick and in the hospital and . . . well, it's been one of "those" months. I'm really glad that June is just around the corner.
I didn't accomplish my goals for the month in any area, but I tried to make some progress.
Words written: 13,388 (ouch! definitely not 25,000)
Miles walked: 30 (pretty good for only 2 weeks worth of walking)
Miles biked: 8.5 :(
The rest goal - this is the one that I ended up doing because circumstances forced me to:
And, here are a few things that brought me rest:
I went to see Symmetry the band at The Crocodile in Seattle on the night before Mother's Day. My mom was in the hospital, I was stressed, but my family "knows" the lead singer of the band playing that night and we had missed the opportunity to see them several other times when they were in the area. We "know" him in the sense that we knew him from church when he was a teen and want to keep encouraging him to live out his dream. We had a moment of awkwardness after the show when I wanted to take his picture, and then I thought "what if he doesn't remember us?" Still the wonderful young man we remembered, he hugged all of us and thanked us for coming. :)
We didn't stay for the other bands because exhaustion hit me pretty hard that night, but I soaked up all the joy I could from that moment - as a much-needed relief from the stress of the week.
I walked on my regular neighborhood route this month, but I also went "downtown" to Gig Harbor where my daughters paddle, and did some longer walks there. Here are some pics of the views in "downtown."
In the center of the photo, there are three kayakers (tiny here) and one of them is my daughter.
In the background, you can just see Mt. Rainier peeking out above the ridge in the horizon near the mouth of the harbor.
This is from the southwest side of the Harbor (next to the mouth seen in the distance in the previous pic) and Mt. Rainier is peeking out now above Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, across the Puget Sound.
*Mt. Rainier is a volcano over 14,000 feet, and I grew up near the "foothills" on a small plateau, so I use it to judge where I'm at on the west side of Washington state.
And, although I usually write through everything, this month, I found myself taking a number of pictures to capture the beauty around me. I took a number of shots of different things and places, but I was focused on daisies, partly because they are in bloom and partly because they are my mom's favorite flowers.
Have you enjoyed May flowers this month? And, how are your goals shaping up?