Tra la! It’s May! The lusty month of May!  That lovely month when ev’ryone goes blissfully astray!

This May will be the first May without Mother whose birthday is 4 May. Spos would combine her birthday with Mother’s Day into a single day of adoration (and prizes), but no more. I need to call Father on this day as he will be no doubt down in the dumps; he misses her so. They were together sixty years – sixty ! Can you imagine?

5 May is Cinco de Mayo which doesn’t mean anything other than an excuse to drink cerveza and eat ersatz Mexican cuisine. Many amigos around these parts think this is not cool to do but bars, restaurants, and folks who are not Trump-supporters see it as no difference than St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans.  The Other Michael arrives that day from the faraway kingdom of Chicago. We plan salsa and chips and some sort of baked enchiladas (no rubbish) for his arrival and the day’s sake. I will take that Friday off and the three of us go ala “The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert”  to see the sights in SE Arizona. It is my first vacation since 2019.

In mid-May I go back to Michigan, Land of perpetual Snow and Ice to attend to Father while Brother #3 goes on a much needed holiday. I hear Michigan is up to its oxters in covid cases, and serves them right as folks there are quite defiant in common sense and medical advice. I wish I weren’t going. I am glad I got the vaccine.

At the end of the month there is The Memorial Day weekend. Traditionally Someone works that weekend at the Comic-con convention (or whatever they are calling it these days) but that ain’t happening, so he/we have no plans. Sometimes I skiddo to Palm Springs while he is directing millennials dressed as storm-troopers, but that isn’t happening either. I will probably stay home (again) and make my marvelous macaroni salad, which is the official dish of Memorial Day Weekend and the onset of summer. Do not dare to question this. Someone won’t touch the stuff so I get to eat it all my own.

*When I finished writing and wondered what title to use, this leapt to mind. I was quite pleased at the witticism.