April is a fickle month in MN. One never knows one day to the next if it will rain, shine, sleet, (sometimes snow), be warm, cold, or in between; Unless of course you read the weather report, then you may have some idea. I generally prefer to step outside and take a look around each morning. Life should have some wonder and surprise, and a sunrise and weather are always a wonder.
April also has a few special days in it. Forget April Fools Day – I hate that one. I like having fun, but I tend to shy away from doing so at another’s expense. Seems like practical jokes come back to bite.
Lillian and Kim have birthdays this month, but it seems like quite a few of their friends do also, which is kind of fun. Thomas Jefferson’s birthday is on the 13th. We don’t tend to celebrate it but it seems worth mentioning. Square root day was the 4th, for obvious reasons. Arbor Day is somewhere in there, as is the Turkmen racehorse festival (in Turkmenistan anyway). One of my favorites is Day of Silence (April 15th – Makes me wonder if it’s related to tax day). We could perhaps even pull it off except that it’s one of our birthday days here. I remember the day she was born. It was warm enough to walk around outside. There were dandelion greens all over and I remember thinking that if I felt more like bending down and picking things I could make a salad with them.
Last year I reminded all those who read this (mark) that April is National Poetry month. I go through rare periods of inability to grab onto inspiration, as in now, so this year I’m reminding myself. For what it’s worth, it is also National Mathematics awareness month, so maybe I’ll be more aware of that instead.
Here’s hoping all of the above will lead to May flowers,