March had increased activity from February – a nice ramp up to the busy months of the spring field trip season of April, May and June. It was easy to find little celebrations all during the month.
A Creative Live course on bird photography – I always celebrate courses that hone what I already know…and show me something new that I want to try.
Getting new glasses – I had skipped getting new glasses last year – thinking that my prescription had not changed enough. It’s worth celebrating to see better again.
Snow on the ground but no on the streets – I celebrated a beautiful snowy day when the streets kept enough warmth to remain clear. It’s one of those instances where you can enjoy the scenery and not worry about hazardous driving conditions.
Cleaning out stuff – We donated two carloads of stuff (a bicycle was a big part of one load. I celebrated making progress on cleaning out accumulated things that we no longer need.
Then there are signs of spring – appearing throughout the month – and celebrated for the breaking of winter’s hold on the landscape:
Miniature daffodils blooming in the front flower bed that bring back memories of my mother-in-law that bought and planted the bulbs in another garden 30 years ago.
Tulip poplar and cherry buds brought inside and opening a few weeks before the buds outside open.
Doves mating on the deck railing.
Frogs eggs in the little pool at Mt. Pleasant.
A spring-like afternoon – full of sunlight and a warmer temperature.
The biggest celebration of the month was the news that both my daughter and son-in-law have faculty positions beginning next fall in the same place! It’s quite an accomplishment for them to both get their PhD and then do a couple years as post docs…then this milestone.