I LOVE the month of April:
Because of the fever! You know what I am talking about. Spring fever. It’s the amazing feeling I get when inhaling that fresh sweet scent after opening the doors and windows to air out the house after a long winter. But then I start sneezing and quickly run around shutting all of them and have to turn on the air purifier. No. That can’t be the reason.
Because it’s mating season! The animals are frisky and even my neutered Bichon has more energy with all the good musky scents in the air. Birds do their twirling dance along with the squirrels. Soon the toads in our backyard will croak for a mate at night, sounding similar to a cow with its head stuck in the fence which is another reason to keep the windows shut. Nope, that’s not it either.
Because the days grow longer and warmer and the flowering trees, shrubs, and sunshine beckon! We usually get a huge snowstorm just when everything blooms, nipping most of it in the bud and this year will be no different. Yep. That can be a bummer.
Because of the Easter holiday! My kids will come home from college and we’ll go to Church, out to brunch, and then dye Easter eggs. At least that is the plan, although I think I have several Paas egg dyeing kits that haven’t been used over the last couple of years. Why did they have to grow up???
Because this is the month that I put it in high gear for tennis season! Bring it on competitors! Just be nice…Now that I think about it, I am not looking forward to the stress level and this is the month that we put away all of the ski gear. So very sad.
Because we start planning our summer vacation! We usually take a family trip to some random location and drive to Wisconsin to visit family. Hopefully, we can go back to the Midwest before the mosquitoes are swarming and the humidity is so heavy, I have to swim across the kitchen to get my first cup of coffee in the morning. I just remembered. My kids have summer internships, so how can we plan any trips?
Because baseball season starts! The games are really fun to watch and I played a lot while growing up. It is a very long season, so I should pace myself this year. Now that I think about it, the season lasts until the freakin’ end of October. Why get so excited about the first couple games?
Why do I love April so much? Oh yah! Because it’s my birthday month! I bet you are not surprised that I am an Aries, a first-born, and dang lucky. I already got my gift card from Sephora in the mail. I love gifts. Gifts are awesome. This is the month I plan to finally cash in all my gift cards from last year. You won’t find me whining on MY birthday. Birthdays are for celebrating and that’s why I love April!
What is your favorite month?
All photos by Susie Lindau. Yes. Even the mating toads. I know….