I do not think it is possible for me to love the month of March more than I already do. It is a clear and convincing sign that WINTER IS OVER, and we have survived yet another dark, cold season o'misery.
Sure, it may snow or sleet or hail or whatever else in the month of March, but that's okay because the days are getting longer, the afternoons are getting warmer, the birds are back and the flowers are starting to pop up everywhere. Just like a hot cuppa tea on a cold winter's night, the Month of March warms me from the inside and fills my heart with hope and joy.
Of course, having a wee bit of Irish blood in my veins makes March even more enjoyable. I confess, I am in heaven the entire blessed month listening to traditional Appalachian/Celtic music (the fiddles and whistles, the reels and jigs...), switching from Earl Gray to Irish Breakfast tea, baking multiple loaves of soda bread, and sipping on an occasional Nutty Irishman as I curl up under a warm blanket with a little book of Irish poetry in the evenings. Heaven on Earth!
If you find that your music collection is lacking a Celtic album (yes, I said album) jump on over to Amazon or iTunes and give the search button a workout. You'll find the uber popular Irish Tenors, Celtic Woman and so many more. And, before I move on, no library could be called complete without a book of Irish poetry. I just picked up a small but elegant copy at E. Shaver in Savannah that I'm falling in love with: Irish Poems.
And so, with that, I'm off to find a delightfully springy, leprechauny, or simply green something to stitch this evening, break out the Irish cream, and hum along to some great Celtic ditties.
Good-bye February! Hello March!!!
Here's wishing you a happy weekend, wherever you are!