Looking back through my planner I realize the second quarter of 2021 was a rough one for me. And, it all began with pollen! The Great Pollen Pandemic of 2021! It was thick, yellow, and extremely invasive! We had two great bouts with it – I think we won!
Always a busy month for us. Birthdays. Resurrection Day.
This year we went to a Maundy Thursday service in a beautiful, downtown Greenville church with our neighbors. We had never participated in a Maundy service – very interesting and beautiful music. The very next night we went to a Good Friday service – very, very good. Sunday, we online churched and spent the afternoon with our dear friends who live about 15 minutes from us an who introduced us to tiny houses in the area!
April also brought a girlfriend day with my dear friends from Ashe County – we hadn’t seen one another for over a year – it was a good and fun reunion! That particular weekend we slept in Statesville and as we drove home we both began feeling very not well. Apparently, Statesville has a different strain of pollen and it just about nailed us!
Other than those things, our perennial gardens began waking up and hubs started the great re-mulch of 2021. We hung a shade sail over our backyard deck to help cool it during the very hot summer months.
We took a few car rides, but no camping trips. April was a month of mixed everything!
The great re-mulch of 2021 continued into May. Our entire yard is mulch – no grass. Now that it is done it looks so nice! Fluffy! The front, screened porch got a good cleaning: dead stink bugs and 5 pounds of pollen!
We went to in real life church on the 16th – first time in a while (aside from the Maundy and Good Friday). May was pretty hum-drum but the main event was on the final weekend of the month…
Simon’s 18th birthday and graduation from high school. YAY! Our whole fam damily was in Statesville for this celebration and we spread it out over three days! We drove Gracee and parked in neighbor’s driveway because daughter was out of beds!
Yes, that is my husband and wasband standing next to one another…what can I say?!
When we came home from the family celebration – I came home ill. Not sure what, how, who, or why…but sick I was! If truth be told, I am still recovering (July 6).
We did go camping this month. We went to Dreher Island State Park for a long weekend. It was a beautiful park, great camping neighbors, and all-round good weekend. We stuck to ourselves – didn’t want to spread whatever it was I had.
Our dear friends, Patti & Bill, got married on the 23rd but we did stay home and watched on Zoom! Again, I am not a spreader!!! June was a month of work, naps, Jacuzzi, and sporadic meal prep – I was not up-to-par.
I’m not sure what I would have done without my husband on these difficult June days. He fed me. Watched me breathe! Made me nap. Picked up the slack for sure.
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90.12
So, my friends, this is a wrap. Q2 2021 is in the books!