Adios, March [NOT 31/3/22]

Hi, friends!

April lands tomorrow and April is one of my favorite months. Lots of things happen in April.

  • I’m seeing a production of Hairspray, one of my favorite musicals!
  • My blue bells and tulips will bloom
  • I can start eating the lettuce, kale, and arugula I’m growing. I don’t think the spinach will make it, but oh well
  • Hummingbirds come back
  • Baseball opening day happens (baseball is a lovely diversionary conversation when dealing with my parents)
  • I’ll plant tomatoes, peppers, and beans. Probably too soon, but I never learn.
  • I’ll get to break out the summer clothes and scream in to the void about my winter weight gain before just saying fuck it and buying larger clothes
  • Sandal season is back! I hate close-toed shoes

What are you looking forward to in April? Anything good on the horizon?



  1. I did a reasonable job getting outside this winter, but it is so much easier to get out when it’s warm here. And the trails are opening up, so trail running and hiking are back.

  2. I mowed my lawn today for the 2nd time in the new year, pepper seeds are sprouting, flickers are pecking my fireplace flashing, spring is here!  Today I had a robin banging on my daughters window for half the day.  I didn’t know where the noise was coming from until I caught her a few times.  Never seen this before.  Tulip Festival starts next week but not as much fun without my models.

    • When I go up to Chicago in May/June, I’m definitely going to see the Sox play.  Other than that, it’s going to be local minor league, college, and high school ball, which is fine by me.  I’ll get one of those reflectors that you hold under your chin like Paulie Walnuts and get nice and brown and see if that promising sophomore left-hander for the Spartans from last year has developed some control.

  3. I love April.  There’s baseball, and the White Sox look pretty good this year.  I think Luis Robert is going to start putting up Mike Trout numbers this season.

    Things are greening up around here.  Ladybugs are somehow getting into my house and I cannot figure out how.  I’ll fight a running battle with them for a few months, but it’s a small price to pay for how beautiful things get.

    • Ladybug infestations are the worst. They like to live in your walls. The insulation keeps them warm and shielded from the elements. In my experience they nest around window frames. Once it was so bad that I could vacuum them out of the air as they flew around our bedroom. It felt like I was playing a VR game but with higher stakes. And I don’t care what anybody says, those fuckers do bite (my husband doesn’t believe me).

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