Color Field Exhibit
Don and I started May off with lots of color!
We finally got in the car and drove down to University of Houston, to catch this temporary exhibit.
The weather was lovely and we wandered the campus, spotting bright and mostly happy pieces of art.
Cinco de Mayo
We celebrated May 5th, pretty much like we did in 2020.
We could have gone out this year, but it was more fun enjoying the good weather and fun colors, at home. Green Margaritas and guacamole! Red salsa!
The month of May didn't start well for my daughter. She came down with a case of Shingles. Not easy for a new mama.
I made a quick trip to Portland to help out. It was odd to get on a plane after all these pandemic months. I've never been so grateful for my vaccine. I wouldn't have done this a year ago.
I flew out on Thursday before Mother's Day. Luckily Heidi's illness took a good turn and we had a short and enjoyable visit.
This sweet little girl kept me sighing and laughing. I got in lots of holding time, before heading home on Mother's Day.
Travel for Travel's Sake
For the first time in 15 months, Don and I traveled just for the fun of travel.
We took off on a 4-day Texas road trip and stayed in historic hotels. Port Aransas, McAllen, Gonzales, Castroville.
We had our first inside dining experience since the pandemic started. We ate oysters and burgers and crepes and pasta.
We wore our masks coming and going, since this pandemic is not over. Navigating this partially vaccinated world is odd. I chose to just enjoy the fact that we feel safe and tried not to overthink it. Food tastes so much better on a plate, than in a carryout container!
Our road trip took us to some great hotel porches.
We may be easing back to normal, but we're still very content with a little isolated porch time!
What We Saw
It's kind of amazing how refreshing a 4-day getaway can be.
Change of scenery. That's really all it takes sometimes. Here are just a few little images that are sticking with me, from those few days.
Chores and Rewards
The rest of May was filled with catch up chores. Don continued working with the chainsaw. The oleanders began coming back! There's still so much yard repair, from the damaging winter.
But we've given ourselves rewards and the last was on Memorial Day weekend. Let the summer begin!