I've stayed away from my blog all this month, not by choice but by life. It seems the minute I sit down something needs to get done, someone needs to talk, I remember something I was supposed to do...it's a never-ending cycle.
Let's get a quick recap of what's happened in May. For one thing, my son E is almost finished with school. He has taken 3 of his 6 finals and passed each one. He ended up with an A in algebra (92%), an A in leadership (98%), and an A in music history (96%). All his work has been turned in, and now he has to take his Hope, English, and Science finals so he can be done. We are both looking forward to being done, though I suppose he's looking forward to it more.
The church where my daughter works has finally moved into their new building, which has been under construction for the past year. There were issues these past couple of months, including a break-in to the construction site in which materials and tools were stolen. Inspections were probably the biggest delay; they never happen when they're supposed to. Still, God came through as He always does, and this Sunday is the grand opening celebration. There was a soft opening last Sunday, and I was excited to go because my daughter was singing! She has sung before, but only for children's and youth ministries. This time she was on main stage, and yes, mama was proud! She is also blessed to be singing tomorrow for the grand opening, which mama will not miss!
Molly is doing so much better. It's hard to believe she is suffering from cancer; honestly, she doesn't appear to be suffering at all. She still has a bit of a limp, though not as pronounced as it was before the surgery. She has recovered from the surgery remarkably well. Our Molly is acting like a puppy once again. We hope it will last.
As for my oldest son, I don't see him much. He's been working quite a few hours, covering for people who are out. When he's home he's on his computer or playing a video game. Otherwise, he's out with his friends.
I enjoyed my very simple, very quiet Mother's day, though my oldest son was gone the whole day (he forgot what day it was. Mama was not happy). My daughter cooked for me - shrimp and steak sandwiches, absolutely delicious! My gift from my kids was, what else, makeup! I got some eye makeup and a really nice brush from Bare Minerals. My cousin came over with her 3 kids and they brought me flowers. She isn't technically my cousin; she's J's cousin, but I've known her since she was a toddler, and I babysat her for years. When she was older she babysat my kids, so they're like siblings more than cousins. It was sweet of them to bring me flowers and spend some time with me.
For Mother's day I wore a beautiful dress that I got from New York and Company. The dress is black lace, but unlike most lace dresses that have a white underlay, this one has a two-toned pink underlay. It has stripes in light and bright pink, and the way it comes through the lace makes the dress so unique, I've gotten multiple compliments! I felt really pretty in the dress too, which is what every woman wants.
I got a few items from that trip to NY&Co, since I had City Cash and a coupon. I got several tops and a cardigan - I wear cardigans a lot at work. They look professional without being heavy, which is good because it has been H-O-T here in South Florida! Thankfully it hasn't been very humid, though we have had some rainy days, but the temps are already in the upper 80's and low 90's. I can't imagine what our summer will be like if our spring is so hot.
I also took advantage of a Bare Minerals Beauty Rush sale and got some skincare at a super discounted price. Cleanser, eye cream, and two anti-aging creams for $39. Just the wrinkle repair cream is normally $50, so I got a really nice deal! I also got some mini lip sticks and lip glosses. All in all a nice stash of makeup. I had to get myself another organizer because it was getting a bit out of hand - there was makeup piling up and makeup bags filling up, and I can't stand a mess. It all looks much neater now, and my makeup is more accessible.
That's gonna be it for now. There's plenty more I can add but laundry needs to get folded, my bed needs to get made, and my daughter wants to go to the mall later on. Not to mention that J is coming to pick up E in a little while and I'm hoping to get some studying done before that. Yes, plenty to do, but thankful God gives me the energy to do it! Have a blessed weekend.
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