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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I Love March 1

Warning: this post is all about my feelings and contains nothing profound or objective. What's new, right?

There is something about
March 1 that makes it seem like it should be a holiday. I have a great feeling of relief to see this day come in Ohio. I have this feeling every year on this day.

Do you ever regularly run or walk for long distances? Do you know the feeling when you have been walking or running for so long and then, you get to the point where you are no longer running away from your goal, but you are moving toward it? This feeling of anticipation is then magnified when you can actually see the goal ... and you are on the "home stretch."

The dawning of March is like that in Ohio ... for me.

February is depressing. There is nothing good about February ... or January for that matter, in my mind, except for the fact that my son's birthday is on 2/4. Other than that, January and February are just full of snow, darkess, cold and snow. I don't like cold, darkness and snow and snow. March, however, is a different animal than January or February. It starts to get lighter earlier and darker later. While it still may snow, there is the hope that it will melt quickly and/or we could have a very warm and spring-like weather. Spring is the goal. Spring is a good thing. I like Spring. I feel hope.

Having said all that about March 1, March 2 is not my favorite day of the year. My dad died on that date in 1979. Tomorrow I intend to post a poem on that subject, which I wrote in College, and for which I received recognition. If you don't have an appreciation for that kind of thing, don't visit tomorrow.

the END


  • Hmmm. That's funny...I had not noticed anything about January and February that is either dark or cold.

    Greetings from Southwest Florida!

    By Blogger Joe, at 3/01/2006 9:33 AM  

  • Rose,
    I completely agree with you!!! I HATE snow and cold except during December that is the only appropriate month for it in my mind. Of course this year in good old New Hampshire our winter weather has been more along the lines of say spring and fall mixed together with a winter day here and there but few and far between. So to me this is the perfect winter, but for those poor snow mobilers I'm sure they are crying! I like March too because of the same thing it does give hope that Spring is just around the corner and I am Glad too!

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 3/01/2006 9:42 AM  

  • Joe,
    I am sure that it still gets dark early in Florida during the winter months, does it not? Stinker!

    We had January in December and December in January and February was all mixed up, but I just don't like them because I feel like I am stuck in the rut of winter and cannot get out because the actual spring is so far away. I think you understand! Thanks for the visit!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/01/2006 11:54 AM  

  • Rose,

    Nice thoughts on March 1. Spring truely is just around the corner. I am looking forward to your poem about your dad. It is nice that you would share that with us on the date of his passing. He must have made a deep impression on you.

    Bless you sister!

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 3/01/2006 12:25 PM  

  • I quite like cold and dark.

    We do not get much snow over here in Worcester, England.

    We keep getting short bursts of snow this week. It even snowed a bit today.

    Every Blessing in Christ


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 3/01/2006 12:27 PM  

  • February made me shiver
    With every paper I deliver ...

    he he he...

    I agree and I like your analogy about walking/running toward the goal.

    By Blogger H K Flynn, at 3/01/2006 1:49 PM  

  • What's snow? ;-)

    By Blogger Kc, at 3/01/2006 2:01 PM  

  • Hi Rose

    My Mom died around that time and year too. I live for the warm weather. I'm just glad that I have a beautful wife to look at thought the dark months and a wonderful Father in heaven to talk to.


    May Your heart be filled with your Fathers Love

    And Joe.. thats not right:)

    By Blogger forgiven, at 3/01/2006 2:03 PM  

  • Joe makes me ill, down there in "Old Folks Land".

    I didn't think Calvinists were allowed to have feelings associated with certain days of the year. ;-)

    And one more reason to like March: on the 21st, I celebrate my birthday!!!

    By Blogger Jeff H, at 3/01/2006 2:52 PM  

  • Hi bluecollar!
    I think living north of here like Dorothy, you can definately appreciate what I am saying! Thanks for your kind visit.

    Matthew C.,
    You like cold and dark? Quite? Tell me why, I must needs know this!

    Why was the levy dry?
    I thought of my analogy while on my 6 a.m daily 45 minute walk that I have been doing since last October ... another reason why I look forward to Spring!

    That is not nice! I want to live in lower Alabama, but I need to be near home. I tried living away from here once and I felt like a plant that had been pulled up from the ground and tossed over on the driveway. (Then again, that was in Minneapolis!) It sounds so nice to live in the South. wahhhhh!

    Good words. You are right, I should not complain but be thankful for the good that God has given me. I sometimes complain anyway though. I am a sinner, a complaining sinner. It gets better every year though.

    Surely it must be warmer in Louville than it is here? Is Joe a Calvinist? Maybe I better go check his blog today. Another March birthday! Happy early birthday, just in case I forget!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/01/2006 3:25 PM  

  • That's what I should be doing, walking daily for 45 min!

    Meet you in Indiana, girl!

    I think the levy was dry because left-wingers took over Rock 'n Roll and stole its innocence :(

    You know I always have an opinion:)

    By Blogger H K Flynn, at 3/01/2006 4:45 PM  

  • Well, I like to be indoors, Rose~.

    Cold dark nights are a good excuse not to go out.

    God Bless


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 3/01/2006 4:48 PM  

  • Hey Rose- Love the fact it's all about your feelings and I think it turned out profund!! I am definately ready for warmer weather. I will also definately be coming back tommorow to see your post on your Dad.

    God Bless

    ***BTW I deleted my blog***

    By Anonymous Sheena, at 3/01/2006 6:01 PM  

  • Hi Rose,
    I like March too! In our zone it is the best month to trim decorative trees and plants (not roses we hold off on roses till they start to bloom).


    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 3/01/2006 9:53 PM  

  • Jodie,
    I do this to fit into my clothes.
    Have you ever been to Indiana Dunes State Park? We went there last summer - how great! It is on the southernmost point of Lake Michigan - great beach! Great waves! I want summer!

    Excuse? If it is light and warm out and you wish to stay inside, you stay inside. You are almost 25 and you must make "excuse" to stay indoors?

    Thanks Sheena for your comment. Blogging can be a very weird thing and I don't blame you for deleting it if it was not pleasant for you. I have thought about quitting it a couple of times myself. I do like it though.

    Hi J. Wendell!
    Time to trim the topiary tree!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/01/2006 11:22 PM  

  • I'm still mad at Joe for sitting down there in SW Florida with his iced tea ...

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/01/2006 11:23 PM  

  • It hit 70 here today in Derby City.

    By Blogger Jeff H, at 3/01/2006 11:35 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    I think I'm the opposite of you, because I love gloomy days. They remind me of me :-)

    Actually, days that are gloomy, overcast and dim make me introspective. It's some of my best prayer times, or even some of my best times for creative writing.

    And yes, that's when I love to go on long walks, too. Though Spring is not necessarily depressing in contrast :-)

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 3/04/2006 2:30 PM  

  • Jeff,
    (I'm sticking my tongue out at you right now)

    You are gloomy? I never would have guessed. God does use things that don't seem pleasant to do His work. Interesting.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/04/2006 3:51 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    I'm gloomy in the natural, but the Holy Spirit keeps making me smile at stuff.

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 3/04/2006 7:39 PM  

  • I'm sorry about your father. I lost mine almost 5 years ago (Oct 3) and my wonderful step dad 3 years ago tomorrow (March 10).

    And I'm in the throes of a trial in which I'll be losing my mother rather soon.

    I like March 2 though, it's hubby's birthday. :)

    By Blogger Gayla, at 3/09/2006 3:30 PM  

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