Missing My Quilt Group Peeps
Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. I love celebrating with my senior groups each year.
We get loud and silly, with our theme. Then we get thoughtful and I hear wonderful stories from many, who are closely connected to Mexico. No gathering this year. I miss them all and hope they're well.
Celebrating in California
Actually, this year I was going to miss my group celebration. Don and I were supposed to be in California, today. Five years ago, we were also in Laguna Beach, on May 5th.
It was strange to turn on the news this morning and hear that the Main Beach in Laguna, was open... after a weekend of protesting. I'm glad we cancelled.
Cinco at Home
Don and I are pretty good at quarantine celebrations. We will celebrate anything. I just pull out decorations and we go from there.
Don and I didn't do the Mexican Hat Dance, but I made a hat dance happened... in a miniature form.
I pulled out some old sheet music, and played Malaguena on the piano.
Don played it on the ukulele.
Then we asked "Alexa" to play Malaguena Salerosa, which is different. It's our favorite.
We had the mariachis play it in Laguna Beach, 5 years ago. My senior friends always sing it around the "Quilt Table", when we celebrate.
Dos Days of Cinco Celebrating
Don and I decided to celebrate Cinco, for two days. We have nothing better to do!
Weather was lovely, so we sat out both evenings.
Don wore his cactus shirt and I wore my embroidered dress, on the second evening.
We had tortilla soup on Cinco de Mayo and carryouts from our local "Ruthie's Mexican" on the 6th!
But really, the main reason for a 2-day celebration, was to have fun with the kids! They were available on the 6th.
So this evening, we toasted with our margaritas from OR, CA and TX! We had some fun talking and catching up, then we took it a step further.
"House Party-Quick Draw" on our phones!
Oh man, I am so bad at this! But, we're learning so much fun stuff from our millennials!
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!