I have to say I enjoyed May so much this year with Mallory home and every body else still in school. Shopping was so quiet and uncrowded. We went to the beach one day towards the end of May and strolled along the waterline quietly talking and taking pictures. Only a handful of other people were there with us and they also were caught up in their own worlds, either reading or napping, all to the pleasant sound of the water lapping on the shore. The loudest noise was the squawking of the seagulls.
Sadly, I won't find that peaceful quiet again until September, and then it will have to be alone since Mallory will be back in school along with every body else.