Friday Five: It's March!

It’s March, hooray. Even though we may have more wintery weather to come, bleak January and February are over. I don’t know if there’s any truth behind that “in like a lion, out like a lamb” business, because it often seems like the opposite around here. Regardless, spring is right around the corner, and that makes me happy. So do these other five things about March:

Birthday Boy: My older son turns 14 soon, and we couldn’t be prouder of him. 

Great Plates: For the first two weeks of the month, more than thirty restaurants in downtown Fort Collins offer $25 dinner specials and/or $2.50 breakfast deals, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the local food bank. Good food for a good cause.

St. Patrick’s Day: I love the wearin’ of the green, the parade, the corned beef and cabbage. Not a big fan of the green beer…maybe this year I should try O’Rion Irish Red from local Equinox Brewing instead.

Spring Break: Whether we travel or stay home, whether we have a foot of snow or 70 degree weather, it’s a nice respite before the whirlwind fourth quarter of the school year.
Women’s History Month: Since 1987, every president has issued the annual proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month. So far, they’ve all been men, but how cool will it be when a woman finally gets to do it? This Sunday, March 3 marks 100 years since 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in the National Woman Suffrage Procession of 1913. I owe them, and so many others, a debt of gratitude.

Have a great weekend!


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