[May Day] first day of May. Its celebration probably originated in the spring fertility
festivals of India and Egypt. The festival of the Roman goddess of spring, Flora, was celebrated from Apr. 28 to May 3. In medieval England the chief feature of the celebration of May Day was the Maypole; this was decorated with flowers and streamers, the loose ends of which were held by dancers, who encircled the pole, weaving intricate patterns as they passed each other in the dance.
These dances are still performed for exhibition purposes in England and the United States. The Second Socialist International in 1889 designated May Day as the holiday for labor, and since that time it has been the occasion for demonstrations, parades, and speeches among socialists and communists.
My daughter woke me up right before 4am and said she has a sore throat and her stomach hurts. I gave her some Tylenol and she got into bed with me. I can't seem to go back to sleep. I went downstairs and my hubby asked if I was ready for our walk. I told him I didn't want to leave our daughter alone since she is not feeling well. I got some water and came back upstairs to try to go back to sleep but I can't seem to sleep. My mind is going in all directions.
Today is the first day of the 30 challenge that I started. It seems like a lot of people in J-land are doing it. I am so happy. We have such great support out there.
I am really going to try and keep busy at night because that is the worst time for me. I had a hard time going to sleep last night because I would always eat something right before I went to sleep. It is like my comfort to have something to eat and then go to sleep. Kicking those bad habits to the curb.
I don't have to much going on today. I want to cut up a bunch of vegetables that I bought the other day. I want to make sure I have enough healthy snack food to grab and munch on. I think I might make some vegetable soup. I still have broccoli and cauliflower in my deep freezer from our garden last year. I might even roast them first with a little bit of olive oil and seasoning.
I have to get in to see my doctor sometime this week. I ran out of my high blood pressure medicine and I have been have some major headaches the last couple of days. I hate waking up with headaches. Those are the worst.
I am waiting for my husband's to take a shower and to go to work so I can take a shower and start my day. I am going to see how by daughter is feeling at 7:30 before I call the school. I hope she can make it. She only has about 4 weeks left and I really don't want her to miss. She hasn't missed all that much this year. I think maybe 5 days total.
I know sometime today I will get in my walk. I might go when my husband comes home from lunch so he can keep a eye on our daughter. We will see. I will play it by ear.
Again, I want to wish everyone a very .
I am off to get some coffee.