I’ve decided I am a fan of long titles.
Hooray, I’m actually getting around to a monthly review post! Well, to tell you the truth “getting around to it” isn’t usually the problem. I have multiple monthly wrap ups sitting forgotten in my drafts folder. Hopefully this one will make it all the way out into the world wide web.
May was a lot more interesting than April for sure, because everything was shut down in April because of COVID. (Yes, I’m sure you all know why stuff was shut down but hey, gotta put that in for posterity. You’re welcome, future historians! :D)
The first part of May was pretty uneventful though. Farm work was mostly what went on. The boys and Dad got all the hay baled and put away just before the rain came. It was a rather busy week or so on their part, but we have lots of nice hay to show for it.
We helped out at our local food pantry several times in May. We did lots of lifting and organizing and filling bags. It was so nice to see people again and to be able to help out!
We also got to see people we know when our church started having services again! The first was a drive-in service, and then we were able to have outdoor church which we’re still currently doing. I’m so thankful to be able to meet in person again. Zoom church isn’t the same by a long shot.
Why do I always do captions in lowercase? I have no idea, but it seems right.
My bridesmaid dress for my friend Aria’s wedding (more on that later! :D) came just a week before the wedding, but it was way too long and as I didn’t want to trip any more than I had to, I asked my grandmother if she could adjust it. So I drove the two hours up to her house, which was the longest trip I’ve driven by myself so far.
It was fun though because I took the back roads and played lots of Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE and admired all the new wildflowers. I also got to see two of my friends and we had ice cream and pumpkin spice instant pudding and CRONUTS! (Croissant donuts. :D) So that was a fun little adventure.
I worked a good bit on my Etsy shop in May as I was finishing up my schoolwork for my junior year. I rebranded (because it was becoming very sad not to have any yellow in my shop’s colors) and made several personalized stationery sets for a new snail mail subscription I launched.
My favorite was this Dean Martin themed one. XD I don’t even like Dean Martin, but the subscriber I made it for certainly did and it was really fun to figure out how to make it. I don’t normally make them quite this specific, but I wanted to see if I could do it. Thankfully he was singing long enough ago that several of his pictures are in public domain.
My biggest accomplishment from May was probably FINISHING CHEMISTRY. Goodness I am so very glad to be done with that. That was my least favorite subject by far and very difficult and frustrating. Thankfully I had an actual chemistry teacher for it who was very good at teaching chemistry. If I had to learn it on my own I’m pretty sure I would still be working on it. But I did at last finish and now I’ll hopefully never have to worry about significant figures or balanced equations again.
I had a slice of leftover cake to celebrate. Ooh look, yellow icing!
And finally, the highlight of May came at the very end: Aria’s wedding! It was an amazing weekend and I was so very glad to actually be at her wedding, despite the unforeseen pandemic that kinda threw a wrench in the original wedding plan. It was such a beautiful wedding with delicious food and wonderful people! I didn’t get a lot of pictures because there were so many other photographers there:
But if you want to see more check out my sister’s post or the wedding photographer’s post, and I’m pretty sure Aria’s blog will have some on eventually as well. 😉 Anyway, here are the few bits I did capture.
We listened to all 11 Switchfoot albums from newest to oldest on the trips there and back! It was great. 😀
Aria did most of the bridesmaids’ makeup, and a hairstylist came to do our hair! Which was quite nice because I have veerryy limited experience in both of those areas eheh.
The second biggest accomplishment in May is that I didn’t trip on my dress during the wedding. Hooray for me!
Before you go, I’d really appreciate it if you check out the fundraiser that’s going on for a ministry I’m part of. The Smile Project is what it’s called, and it’s made up of several different girls across the US and Canada who send cards and letters and occasionally little gifts of encouragement to people who are going through a tough time. If you want to learn more about it, just visit the Smile Project website, and if you want to buy a shirt or make a donation to support them, click here.
I believe that about covers what we did in May. What were some highlights for you from the past month? Does it feel like 2020 has gone really slowly or really quickly? I hope you all enjoyed this post, and perhaps I’ll be back soon for a June wrap-up post, or perhaps it’ll never appear. Who knows! 😀
t i n k e r t y – t o n k !