Woke up this morning and realized it was May 1st. Luckily, I have been taking pictures all week of azaleas and will post some today and during the next few days. They bloom for a short time, but their beauty is worth it!
May is National Mental Health Month, and since depression runs rampant in my family, I want to focus on this important issue. Last fall I saw a powerful play on this subject. It is called Next to Normal, and it won the Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished play by an American author. I have the CD and plan to play it so I can review the music. I will post the review later this month.
May is also NATIONAL BIKE MONTH. I lifted this information from the Internet. (The photo is mine):
The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week 2010 from May 17-21 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 21. Need some ideas? Use the League’s step by step guide on how to get started promoting your event. Help us Count Cyclists In this May, and every month!
The official site for National Bike Month is (http://www.bikeleague.org).Check the events section often to see what bike month and bike to work week events are going on in your community.
If you would like to submit your event information to be posted on this site, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you write, “Bike Month Event” in the subject line of the email.
I received four books to review from Square One Publishing and this month plan to review the first one I just read called Suicide by Sugar, by Dr. Nancy Appleton and G.N. Jacobs. The information is both disturbing and enlightening!
For my profile this month, I have chosen a female entrepreneur. I purchase almost all my fabric needs from Johanna and thought she would make aninteresting subject. And she did!
Almost forget that May is also Mother’s Day. I want to focus on single moms, because I think they have the hardest job of all. Julia Ward Howe is the woman responsible for this day, although her intention was to make it a day of peace. Too bad Hallmark took over! Below is a photo of the originator of this day.
I don’t want to forget the recipes I plan to make and what I just made last week, when the weather was cold. I mixed some cold weather items with asparagus, a spring food. Below is a photo of my asparagus stir fry, with the recipe on the “docket” to post this week coming. Also, Creamy Asparagus Soup without the cream!
Finally, I want to acknowledge all the wonderful comments I have been receiving. It is heartwarming to know that so many people are enjoying my website. Keep the comments coming! I lap them up!!
Happy, joyful MAY!
While azaleas are blooming everywhere, tulips are on the wane. But I still found some tulips today and thought I would post this one as a farewell to tulips until next Spring.