We all grew up with the little sing-song sayings such as “April Showers bring May Flowers”, but March was always about the wind. When the wind is in the east, ‘tis neither good for man nor beast. There are several others that I’m sure we all have heard growing up.
March is always a conflicting month and it seems at times it just doesn’t know what to do with itself. Bring more winter weather with snow and ice, or start spring a month early? From year-to-year it’s like flipping a coin. Some northern states are weathering a late winter storm in March while other states are enjoying spring weather already.
I do know that for most folks, March is about planning your spring and summer and those long-awaited vacations. Of course, we start the countdown towards the finish line on completing your yearly taxes. Hmmm…now where is that box of receipts?
March is a time for planning that summer garden……veggies anyone? It’s also a time to start planning those spring-cleaning chores that seem to get put off during the rest of the year. Air out the pillows and mattress, clean out the fridge, wash the windows, etc., etc.
Holidays abound in March, although some of them are rather silly; March 1st is Peanut Butter Lovers Day, March 14th is Potato Chip Day, March 22nd is Goof Off Day, March 23rd is Puppy Day, and March 25th is Waffle Day.
We do have the most wonderful fun celebrating St Patrick’s Day on March 17th, and, what you don’t know is that 10% of the American population identifies as Irish! That’s 9 times more than the population of Ireland. The “Ides of March” is on the 15th. Remember, that’s the old Roman New Year which designated the 1st day of spring in Roman times.
So, whatever you are celebrating, get ready to March into spring!