Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Madness

A friend once told me that she hated March.

I can't fathom it.  I think March is quite lovely.  Let me tell you why.

7.  St. Patrick's Day.  When I was a kid my mom used to put green food colouring in our milk and make green pancakes.  When you are five that is as good as it gets.  My inner Irish has loved this holiday ever since.

6.  Veronica is blogging again.  It's like an early whiff of spring.

5.  Sprout's birthday is in March.  My kids LOVE their birthday.  We don't even need to do  much, just give them a balloon and let them choose what's for dinner and they are beside themselves with glee.  Their joy is utterly contagious.

4.  The sunny days start to come with greater frequency.  It's just easier to have a better attitude when you can feel the sun on your back as you chip away at three months accumulation of ice.

3.  My birthday is in March.  I really am as bad as my kids.  I love my birthday.  I may change my mind as 40 gets a little closer, but right now, I just see it as progression towards finally being a grown up.  A very slow progression.

2.  Lent.  I am observing it for the first time this year and am already experiencing a greater understanding and gratitude for the magnitude of sacrifice that Jesus made.  I know Easter will have a greater meaning for me this year having prepared my heart for it.

1.  Spring officially starts.  That really doesn't mean all that much around here, it can still snow till April or May, but it's nice to know that somewhere flowers are blooming.  It'd be even nicer to see them here, but I'll take what I can get.  However, if flowers are already blooming where you live, you just keep it to yourself 'kay?
Cause I'd hate to have to dislike any of my readers.  It's March, not July, my good mood only goes so far.

So, what's your fave thing about the month of champions?



momofthecrazies said...

Um...Roll Up The Rim. It makes Canadian winters a bit more bearable. It's amazing how a free coffee can lift the spirits!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Th Tongginator has an early March birthday. It used to be my least favorite time of year. Then I had to write her birthday page in her lifebook. And I asked for help from others in the Yahoo! group. Apparently you are not alone in your love of March. I learned that:

winter says it's last goodbye (direct quote)
the world is colored by fresh dots of spring green (another direct quote)

Who knew?

Lady Why said...

We have a March birthday too! I always think I'll love March because it will magically be spring and I often (like this past Sunday when it SNOWED, for Pete's sake!) find myself disappointed when winter continues on even though the calendar says it's March!

But, I must say, it is feeling 'springish' today and is forecasted to be 80 degrees this Saturday!!!!

(ducking and running now)

Janet said...

My favourite thing about March is the fact that February is over. Because, as well know, February is the armpit of the year.

Heather of the EO said...

I see the love/hate. Because I love it for the promise it brings of Spring, but hate it for how it tricks me into thinking it's Spring when it's really not. Minnesota snow continues in March.

But mostly I just love it's anticipation. This has been a long, hard winter round I'm really happy about March this year.

Beck said...

Roll Up The Rim!
Other than that, blah, March. I actually posted today about why I hate it!

granola_granny said...

March has SPRINGBREAK!!!!