The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.
When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here.
I know that March is supposed to come in like a lion, but come on. Talk about one last hurrah- we measured nine inches on our deck.
I’ve been suffering from a doozy of a head cold- who knew that one human head could produce so much mucus? It lasted a full two weeks, during which all sound seemed as if it were travelling through water. Which, in a disgusting manner of speaking, it was.
I’m somewhat proud that I managed to get through it without breaking down and buying a box of tissues. My dainty floral vintage handkerchiefs weren’t quite up to the task, so I used our cloth napkins. Really, not as gross as it might seem, when compared with having to toss a pile of used tissues every morning.
It occured to me the other day that many readers only access this site through RSS or email, so they have not seen what’s new on the sidebar. I’ve been writing for a number of other sites, and that has contributed to my absences here. (The other main factor being an overwhelming desire to lie down whenever I had more than two minutes to rub together.)
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday I contribute over at Eco Child’s Play, a site dedicated to “helping families live a healthy, eco-friendly life”.
On the first of each month, I have an article or two over at Root&Sprout (this month’s is on preschoolers and stranger anxiety, a topic I am more familiar with from a firsthand standpoint. My preschoolers were most decidedly not shy.) Root&Sprout is for parents, by parents; and always inviting new writers.
I’m also the Green Moms editor over at Type-A Mom. Type-A Mom is also looking for writers on all sorts of topics! Check it out.
I spend a fair amount of time as “eltonmom” on Philadelphia MomsLikeMe, a forum for moms. If you live in the Philly area, come join the conversation! If not, there are momslikeme forums all over the country. There’s coupons, advice, and most importantly, opportunities to vent without judgement.
And, finally, I’m on Facebook and twitter. I don’t know how to link you to my Facebook page, you’re going to have to type in my name. Sorry! Small effort to be friends.
I’m waaaay backed up on emails and DMs and Facebook messages and comments, so if you’ve contacted me in these past few weeks and I’ve neglected you you’re in good company. I’m biting the bullet and responding to everything tomorrow, and then I’m turning off the computer and going outside.
This will be the first true test run of the camera since it went into the mud, so keep your fingers crossed for me. What if the snowdrops and crocuses and daffodils pop up and I can’t record it? My head will explode.