Why April?

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….

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  1. We have really late seasons here, so April can seem like quite the tease. There’s a fresh layer of snow just this morning. Yesterday I walked the dogs in a T-shirt. It’s more snow than T-shirts, though…

    I always like the promise of what’s to come in April, though.

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    1. It can be a roller coaster of a month! The latest storm brought a lot of moisture which we really needed and we dodged the frost bullet, this time…..
      Thanks for stopping by Byronic Man!

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  2. Oh you are April girl spring inside no matter what the season. 🙂
    Wish i knew the date but will send you a card now….
    I love March its a beautiful season..winter packing bags and summer on door.

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      1. On a bread baking kick at the moment…gawd only knows why since I have to give it away in order NOT to stuff my face with whole loaf loaded with Tbls. of butter/jam. The point? Makin’ you a loaf of Challah in honour of your B’day next week and giving it away to a friend whose B’day is Saturday. Yea April Birthdays. Enjoy!!

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    1. Thanks Ellieann! Luckily the snow storm we just had never really stuck and our trees are still blooming! We can get snow here until the middle of May. Gotta love Colorado~
      I will be celebrating next week too! Hahaha!

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    1. Thank you!
      I know, October rocks too, hence Rocktober!! The leaves out here aren’t as dramatic as the Wisconsin fall color I grew up with.
      Be safe my friend Heather! The weather is getting very wild…

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  3. Great post Susie! Love the post about April. April here in north Texas is one of the most beautiful we’ve experienced in years. My latest poem, Springtime in Texas is revelry about all that is spring and included lines about frisky fillys and mares taken from a working ranch where I volunteer.

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    1. Nice! It is beautiful today too! We aren’t out of the woods for frost until the middle of May. One time I bought a truck load of annuals on Mother’s Day and we got over 6 inches of snow…
      Thanks Rich!

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  4. LOL! I love April for all the above reasons too. Except it isn’t my birthday.

    Congrats on yours. Have a great month!

    ps found you from my twitter stream. and you put a smile on my face.

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    1. Hey that is awesome! I always wonder how many come over from Twitter.
      Thank you so much!
      I wish there was more room in the subscribe area. I would love to ask new readers how they found my blog…

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  5. wouldn’t it be uber-wacky if your parents had named you april because you were born in april?? think of the hijinks you coulda played on so many unsuspecting folks! ha!

    Happy birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Although I hate April, the temperature starts rising, pollen flies all over and one has to fill in and submit tax forms, due on the 15th over here, UGH! I love the equinox though.

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  7. Happy Birthday month! Celebrate it every single day – because I said so! My word is law this month. 😉 LOL April really is the best month, isn’t it? We get the diamond! It’s our BEST friend. Hehehe. Now go out and have massive amounts of fun girl!

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  8. Happy Birthday Month, Susie! Your exuberance for life and all it has to offer in all its forms is delightful and refreshing! It’s always an adventure visiting you; and I rarely leave here without a huge smile on my face! ~ Julie 🙂

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    1. You have to celebrate when it’s your birthday. We owe it to ourselves even if no one is around most of the day. I will make some appointments and cash in those gift cards!!!!
      Thanks Audrey!

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  9. Rock on and Happy Birthday!! (Loved the lead-up to the final reason!) I’m with ya on April all the way. Oh what’s that you say? Why yes, yes, I am an April baby, too! 🙂 (Just barely, though, and a Taurus – April 30th.)

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  10. Can you have more than one – ha! November – my birthday month. October – met the man I would marry. June – my wedding anniversary month. Enjoy Your Special Day & Happy April:)

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