It’s March. Which to some folks means St. Paddy’s Day shenanigans and the NCAA Tournament are upon us and they’re pumped. Which is awesome for them. For me, March is just a long ass month that’s Mother Nature’s last bitter six miles in the marathon of winter. It ba-lows.
My husband loves winter, which is totally weird but has actually started to rub off on me. It’s so nice to be around someone who doesn’t complain every time it snows…in the Northeast…in January…when it’s supposed to snow. But still, this time of year I long for Spring like every other human who endures New York (or Chicago, Boston or Minneapolis) because they thought they could overlook the crappy winters.
Today it’s 50 degrees and everyone’s running around in shorts because their brains are self destructing. Here are a couple things I’m doing today to get a little Spring in my life without looking too crazy.
1. I’m burning a fancy scented candle with a fresh herbal or grassy scent to make it smell like it’s 70 out. I like this one today: PaddyWax New Mown Hay
2. I made a smoothie for breakfast instead of wintery porridge. Here’s a quick recipe for two peeps:
Blend until smooth:
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 1/2 cups OJ (you can add more to adjust consistency)
- 1 avocado (yup)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen or fresh hulled strawberries
- 1 cup frozen or fresh cubed canteloupe
3. I’m doing some garden planning. We have a pretty big yard (because our house is so dang small) and I’ve been chipping away at a total landscaping overhaul since we bought Lil’ Spot in 2010. Gardening is HARD! Mostly because it takes a lot of research if you don’t want to waste a whole bunch of money planting things that aren’t meant to thrive in your area. People who pull that shit are probably the same ones who expect it not to snow in January. Oh, and it takes a whole bunch of money too. Anyway, this is the time of year to think about what you’re going to add, move, yank out, etc. This is when gardeners who know what they’re doing pre-order stuff from the local nursery. I’ve made a lot of progress, but still have some big problems to fix. Like our grass, which looks like Keanu Reeve’s pathetic attempt to grow a beard. More on gardening issues later though.
We’re almost there!