OK, now that the head-lice epidemic at my house is akin to a Biblical pestilence, I received a notice from the school informing me that Pink-eye is going around Jack's class and to take all manner of precaution. I hope the fact that it is "Fungal Infection Awareness Month" (http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/may.htm) is not indicative of what's to come . . . I feel like the freaking Egyptians in the Old Testament! Ugh!
But, aside from being "Fungal Infection Awareness Month" I wanted to be sure to let you know that today is the first day of Melanoma Awareness Month. It only seems fitting, if not ironic, that so many holidays pertinent to Jeff occur this month and that this month has been set aside to educate others about Melanoma.
This month we will celebrate:
May 15th--Finn's 2nd birthday
May 17th--The Annual Memorial Service at Jeff's Hospice and the annual Melanoma Awareness 5k run/3k walk at the Milwaukee County Zoo. I'm going to see if Aubrey wants to run in it (she's a natural and gifted distance runner). If so, I'll see if Mary Margaret and Bryan want to run with her (heads-up, MM and Bryan!).
May 21st--Jeff's Birthday. This would have also been our 15th wedding anniversary. (Sigh . . .)
May 25th--Memorial Day. This will be a new "holiday" for us this year now that we have someone to memorialize.
So, that's our month at a glance. I hope you'll keep reading to see how it all unfolds.
Until next time,