Well, the weatherman here says our March will be coming in like a lamb. Mild temperatures, and some rain, and mercifully, some cooling.
If it doesn't cool soon, my pansies are going to be cooked. There is only so much I can do to tweak their environment by tucking ice cubes around their little toes every day.
It IS starting to rain, and the trees outside are swaying in the wind. Around here, the trees have already begun to re-leaf. Spring has sprung in Kingwood, regardless of the calendar's notations.
I'm up for the whole March thing. Today is my college chum/MOH's birthday. (Hi Jennifer! How's April this morning? Did you go for a frosty ride yet?) April is her horse, and Jennifer raised horses while I raised children. I'm not sure which adventure was cheaper, but at least her little girl April is there with her on her birthday.
I've changed my side bar to show green hats, so if you need inspirations for avoiding a pinch later on this month, go ahead and take a peek. Why not wear a green hat this year? You're likely to get a kiss for your efforts, or maybe a fun little pinch from your someone special. (wink!)
Spring always makes me feel giddy and alive. But I realize I am called to be serious and sober minded in all things, as part of my Christian faith, so let me begin by pointing out that for years there has been trouble in Ireland between those of the Catholic faith, called "Green" and those of the Protestant faith, otherwise known as "Orangemen."
Thankfully, much progress has been made recently to create a state of peace in that troubled land. For that, I am truly thankful.
Now around here, it's another story.
My Mom recently sent, like all good grandmothers do, something in the mail for her "grands" amusement. In this case, it was to her grandcats, Tiggie and Hart. Neatly folded up in an envelope was dried catnip leaves from her garden. Isn't that sweet?
Don't all of us Mothers know what happens when children receive new toys?
Of course you do.
They fight over them.
Humans, cats...not so different.
I gave our Orangeman Tiggie three leaves configured as clover to celebrate the new month.
At first it went pretty well.He thought about it.Took a couple of "nips" of the nip... And then, oh dear, a fight broke out between the Orange Cat and the (Greeneyed) Grey Cat.
Tiggie said Hart was trying to steal his catnip.
Hart said he didn't touch Tiggie's catnip, he was just looking at it.
I don't think the UN should get involved.
But remember, as much as it is up to you, try to live in peace.
And don't mess with cats who are nipping their catnip!