Sunday, May 08, 2011
Week 18 - Lisa
April showers finally bring May flowers. Remember May Pole Day? I remember we used to celebrate this day in school. So many traditions no longer a part of children's holidays because of political correctness. It's also Mother's Day today. My mama and I celebrated my going to Home Depot to buy seeds and some flower pots to hang in our patio. Nothing like having your own yard but guess we're staying here for awhile so we thought we'd add some flowers we both love. My mom is going to be growing her tomatoes and herbs. ;> Below are some shots of roses I took while at the King Center earlier in the week and our new flowers hanging in our balcony to honor May Day & Mothers Day.
The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the Maypole and crowning of the Queen of the May. Various Neopagan groups celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on May the 1st. The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, thesummer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary's month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this connection, in works of art, school skits, and so forth, Mary's head will often be adorned with flowers in a May crowning. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbours' doorsteps.
Saturday we took sunii for her annual check up and oneeya for her first visit to the Vet. I have never actually taken sunii in the Vet where I was in the room for her exam. She's always been treated while I was on vacation and she was being kenneled there. I knew it would be an adventure; she needed her rabies shot. Getting her in the crate set the tone of the rest of the day, ok weekend. She was not happy. To add injury to insult she had to ride in the truck with happy go lucky oneeya. This was really irritating her. Long story short sunii had to be sedated to do her physical. Actually sunii had to be sedated to even get her out of the crate. She sounded like a mountain lion. LOL! So we left her there for the day while oneeya made friends and bounced all over the office, was practically perfect and came home with us. <this is sunii rolling her eyes> We went back for sunii and she came home just a teeny tiny bit grouchy. oneeya eating her favorite fish toy did not make the day any better. Poor mama! Here's a couple pics demonstrating their moods on Saturday. ;>
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 5/08/2011