It’s May Day! Today on the blog I am sharing a weekend update + 5 Things: what I read, watched, and discovered this weekend on Monday Musings.
May Day Musings
Good morning friends! Happy May day! Just typing that takes me back to my childhood dancing around the May pole celebrating the beginning of summer. Colorful ribbons attached to a white pole and happy, laughing children dancing and laughing as they went round and round.
Did you do that in grade school? We even crowned a May Day queen. Ironic really because more often than not the weather never felt anything summer or even spring like. May Day is also the
Today it is much the same, bright, sunny and chilly.
How was your weekend? I had a busy one. Saturday I joined Kim and Juliet for weekend meanderings, then onto a soggy Spring Fest, after which I went to the farmers market. The sun finally made an appearance in time for cocktails on the porch with friends and then dinner, after which I wound down.
Saturday was prom night and everywhere we went in the village were happy, smiling your girls dressed to the nines with their date. Snapping photos and laughing at their own antics. A complete contrast to the serious, shocked faces that were on partial lockdown at school just the day before.
Even in my sleepy village, which at times seems so idyllic and removed from the world, there is evil lurking. Friday morning a young football player came to school and stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot. She is currently in critical but stable condition and he is locked up. Two lives forever changed.
Sunday we did work in the yard between the rains, worked on a few projects in the house and got ready for our guests. Then we spent the evening at home with friends that arrived from Atlanta, munching on charcuterie before moving on to Thai food and dessert. I didn’t get to bed until after midnight so I am a little bleary eyed this morning.
No complaints here because my cup is full. I am blessed to have spent a happy, packed weekend laughing and talking with friends. By contrast my husband spent it with childhood friends in Texas celebrating the life of one who had just passed from cancer.
Enough about me, onto +5 Things.
I read this in 1 day! I loved it!
A mother and daughter on vacation in Paris unpack a lifetime of secrets and hopes—with a giant Pattersonian twist at the end!
Every daughter has her own distinctive voice, her inimitable style, and her secrets.
Laurie is an artist, a collector of experiences. She travels the world with a worn beige duffel bag.
Every mother has her own distinctive voice, her inimitable style, and her secrets.
“Dr. Liz,” Laurie’s mother, is an elegant perfectionist who travels the world with a matched set of suitcases.
When Laurie surprises her mother with a dream vacation, it brings an unexpected sparkle to her eyes. So begins Things I Wish I Told My Mother. You will wish this novel never ends.
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Homeworthy~Inside Vicente Wolf’s Serene NYC Loft
3. Weekend Links
4. Shopping Break~FINDS
Love this blue and white dress!
Check out these handmade table linens, one is more gorgeous than the next.
Looking for some linen pieces to add to your summer wardrobe?
This is my favorite bag of the summer. It reminds me of an Hermes bag.
You can never go wrong with a classic white shirt.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day!
5. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT~WEEKEND MEANDERINGS
Saturday I joined Juliet and Kim for weekend meanderings I shared Kelmscott Manor, Coronation Quiche, Aerie x Pamela Munson and More on Weekend Meanderings.. If you like William Morris, The Royals, quiche or are looking for a beautiful bag for yourself or your mom you are going to love the post.
Don’t forget to check out Kim and Juliets’ post as well!
You can find all of the weekend meanderings posts here if you missed any or are looking for something that was previously featured.
THAT’S ALL FOR NOW
I hope that you enjoyed Monday Musings! Happy May Day and have a wonderful day.
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