March is here! In with a deluge of snow and a flurry of promising starts, I find myself super-excited for this month of spring to be here! (Funnily, I remember feeling that way in both January and February as well. Maybe this is just my year to be amped up about everything? Who knows.)
Tonight marks something I’ve been thinking about pretty much since I moved here: find somewhere to swing dance and go. I’m lucky to live in a town where there is not one, but two weekly swing dance nights to choose from; the fact that I’ve never been is somewhat shameful. Tonight’s meet-up features a live band (bluesy!) which enabled me to convince The Boy to come along. (Although given his many recent hockey injuries in combination with all the shovelling, I suspect he’ll take a pass on the dancing; he’s pretty much just in to check out the band. Good enough for me!) While I’d love for today’s picture to be of some fancy footwork, I don’t think I’ll be bringing a camera; maybe another week!
And, in case you were wondering, yes, I am still on track with p365. See?
Kicking off the growing season (which will maybe — finally — get me to sit down with my seed catalogues and make a plan??) is tomorrow’s Seedy Saturday. Not sure how much of it I’ll go for, but I am interested in dropping by at least for a little bit. (When The Boy saw it in my calendar, he looked at me slightly askance when asking “…what’s ‘Seedy Saturday’?” He seemed relieved to know that I was not, in fact, starting on a life of crime, but rather had plans to check out heirloom veggie seeds, and other food-nerdity.)
Further on the food front, Maria and I seem to finally have registered ourselves for the next cake decorating course, despite a lot of frustration with crappy scheduling and misinformation. This class will be focusing on cake design and pretty sugar flowers! I am, once again, slightly worried about my cake consumption later on in the month. If I can manage a St. Paddy’s day design, I will definitely foist that off on my coworkers, and I plan to send at least one cake to work with The Boy, if necessary. (A bit of a shame the class is on Tuesday evenings — I’d love to bring a cake to band, but that’s on Monday nights… maybe an experiment with cake-freezing is in order?) I’m looking forward to improving on previous piping techniques, and learning new ways to gussy up sides and edges (which always seem to look… sad on my cakes). Yay, sugar!
Lastly, the library informs me that my copy of Jurassic Park is in transit, so I should be in good shape for the reading challenge… as long as I can find myself some time to actually sit down and actually read it. I’m looking forward to this book “club”: it’s a very good balance of books I’ve never heard of, books I feel I should read but never get around to, and books I’ve already read but would like to re-enjoy. A fun literary voyage to embark on!
So! What are you exclamation-marky about this month, world?