March is a funny month. The skies clear, the sun ventures forth – and just when we’re ready for shorts and picnics, it snows. It can be a tad depressing, really; so to compensate, we’ve created a slew of holidays. Yesterday, for instance, was National Pi Day – or, my personal favorite, National Potato Chip Day. Mmmmm, potato chips.
I have a friend who celebrates Daylight Savings Time. The whole family stays up playing games and watching movies; then they change their clocks at the appropriate 2 AM. Personally, I think it’s a splendid idea – except for the fact that staying up past my bedtime makes me nauseated. It’s all fun and games until someone throws up.
Speaking of holidays, today is the Ides of March. So happy death-to-Julius-Caesar-day! Or, for a less macabre approach, Happy First Day of Spring (according to the Roman calendar).
It’s also Dumstruck Day … which, I might add, I am feeling a bit. Of course, it’s also Everything You Think is Wrong Day. Granted, if you have teenagers, you may experience this day on a regular basis. But today you can embrace it – celebrate even!
So here’s to you … and Monday … and turning silly, unusual, everyday things to celebration …