Wednesday, 4 March 2015

March gladness after February madness

It seems that February and I do not get on!  I have no idea why this should be.  I have been thinking about it a lot and cannot come up with any good reasons that mean February and I are not friends.  I like all of the other months, even January which is not a good month for many people.  February though... it seems that February and I are not to be friends.

I only realised this because I seemed to be having a rather difficult month and looked back at last year on my blog and saw that February 2014 didn't seem to go well for me either.  This is the first time that I have been able to do that.  Not being a journal keeper there has never been anything concrete to look back to before.  Having a blog allows me to review the past though and I see that my thoughts about February are confirmed.

So what has been going on?  Nothing has happened this February that was fundamentally different to what I did last February.  In fact, in some ways there was a lot less stress going on.  It must just be that February and I are not meant to be in love with each other.

Nothing ever seemed to settle in February.  I was always running behind, could never get organised, let alone ahead of myself and chaos seemed to reign.  Blogging went awry and colds were also much in evidence - again and again!

My hope is that March will be better.  So far - a whole three days have passed! - it has been so so.  Hearing about the unexpected death of a colleague on Monday night was not a highlight and I am not looking forward to going back to work today to face that.  Yesterday was a good day though and I will share about that in the next few days - we went out, so I have things to show and share!

After a long hiatus from Pinterest - you can find me here - I have been updating my boards and profile and pinning some things which is a cheery thing to do and has certainly kept me occupied.  I forgot how much time you can waste spend on Pinterest!!

The crocuses that I planted last year are doing well and I noticed they had all started to burst forth, so I moved them round by the front door and took some pictures of them.  They make such a lovely cheery sight when you arrive at the house and I do like that!  Hubby planted some polyanthus in the pot that stands by the door all year round and they are looking lovely as well.












The sun is out and there is blue sky this morning, so I hope that will bring a good day too.

Although I have been so behind I have managed some crafting, and will share the results of that with you on Friday in this weeks Five On Friday post.  This is a little sneaky preview though!



The new way of doing Five On Friday has been going really well too, so that is another good thing from February - I really should like this month more!!  Thank you all so much for joining in and making it a success.

Now, if only I can get my self into gear, get my self up to date and start making some lists then perhaps March will be a better month....

Next year I must make jolly plans for February to keep me occupied and see if I can't fall in love with February as well as the other 11 months!

Amy

56 comments:

  1. Lovely, cheerful flowers,
    both the real and the crocheted ones! ♥
    Happy March to you, Amy!

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  2. Nice spring flowers like me. Got the message about my blog not showing. You could try following again and see if that works

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  3. Lovely flowers, Amy. We've had snow recently - which caught us by surprise. I don't think the daffs were expecting it either. I refuse to believe that any particular month is good or bad - next thing, I'll be getting in touch with the Juju Man!

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  4. Your flowers are so lovely, Amy. They should cheer you on this first weeks of March.
    February for us went by in a flash. It was busy, my husband worked most weekends so it wasn't easy&we've missed family times together. Hopefully March will be nicer&easier for us all. Btw, I have found the copy/paste function in my Kindle Fire but still haven't figured out how they work. Will keep trying. X

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  5. What beautiful crocuses, they're some of my favourite spring flowers. It's always a relief to see them blooming. Sorry February wasn't great for you, I hope you have a wonderful March to make up for it. CJ xx

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  6. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend x

    You have inspired me to plant crocus in zinc buckets next year,they look beautiful.

    Hope you have a good day today xx

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  7. Lovely flower pictures. My crocuses aren't out yet but at least I have some this year - the mice must have missed them! xx

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  8. Lovely spring flowers Amy to gladden the heart.
    February often disappoints for many people - we go into February full of anticipation thinking spring is on its way, but it isn't.

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  9. Hey Amy,
    I feel exactly the same way about February. The most depressing month. Perhaps I am impatient for Spring, and February gets in the way. Your crocuses look lovely. I have had a poor show this year.
    Leanne xx

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  10. February is my least favourite month, it's just so dark and drizzly, not to mention cold. I'm glad it's the shortest month of the year. Your pretty flowers must cheer you up though. Sorry to hear the sad news about your friend, I hope your day at work goes ok.

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  11. Sorry about your friend Amy!
    The life is a mix of all I know. Sigh!
    The flowers look absolutely beautiful like spring!
    Here March is a mess:)
    Hugs dear!!

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  12. Hope March will be a positive month, in all senses. Your crocuses pots look absolutely beautiful, promising a multicolored season. Your yellow crochet project looks super as well.
    Have a happy day Amy!
    Olympia

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  13. Love your crocheted daffodils !!
    Strange, I thought it was just me, that doesn't like february... And just like you, I can't seem to put my finger on the reason why, it just "happens". Yay for march !!

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  14. My sympathies Amy, I do hope the day has been blessed with memories amongst the sadness. Isn't it lovely to see the colour come back outside once again. Take care xx

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  15. I love the yellow pot arrangement...a microcosm of spring!
    Jane x

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  16. Here February is grouped with January as the two most wintry months. This is why they gave us Family Day in the middle of February to boost people's morale. I like February since it's got Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, my daughter's birthday, and now Family Day! So much packed into one short month. We have no spring flowers here yet, but it's so nice to see your little beauties smiling at your front door :) Snow, then freezing rain yesterday, but there's a haze in the air today with all the snow starting to melt ... spring is very close!
    Wendy

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  17. Hurrah for March! I am not a Febuary person either. I think the December energy carries you through to the end of January, when finally the energy runs out... Both my husband and I are always exhausted and fall il in February. Hope March is kind to you. Lovely flowers! x

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  18. Your crocus look so lovely and cheerful. So sorry to hear about the loss of one of your colleagues, Amy that is a hard thing to deal with. I hope March is better for you than February was - I think my least favourite month is November:)

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  19. I do not have a problem with February but I remember my mother grumbling during that month and my father now when I talk to him grumbles too. I love the spritz of spring in your flowers you are sharing with us!!

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  20. Oooh, look at those beautiful flowers! I'm sorry that February wasn't good to you -- but it looks like spring is on it's way in your corner of the world!

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  21. Love your daffodil. I like your crocus in a pot, i have mine spread out, but realize that they'd do better in a pot.

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  22. Lovely post as always. The yellows and the blooming flowers are so cheerful. I don't like February much either, but I think it's because of the cloudiness that seems to always be hanging around. I like sunshine, even if it heats things up to 100 degrees. Yea! Flowers!

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  23. Hi Amy! I was reading a "five years ago" journal yesterday and my thoughts and feelings were similar to this year's, too. Funny! I was SO busy then, teaching and preparing students for standardized tests, doing birthdays at home, looking at snowy landscapes (out my front window - read: snowy driveway!)
    March has come in with cold temps and snow. Oh well. I like your crocheted dafs! Cheery!

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  24. Sunshine, flowers, lovely crochet work, oh my!!! Such beautiful beginnings to Spring! Thank you for sharing!

    Sorry to hear of your loss...

    xo

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  25. We all have off days. Perhaps yours just string themselves all together into the month of February. :)

    My condolences. Sudden death is never easy to comprehend. The brain knows but the heart can't quite understand.

    Looks like you are making some lovely cheery daffodils. Best wishes, Tammy

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  26. I hope March is kinder to you than February, Amy! Maybe you should book a holiday somewhere warm for next Feb, something to look forward to. Sorry to hear about your friend at work. The crocuses look fab in those buckets xx

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  27. I class February with January ~ depressing ~ and now we are unto March is is gradually getting warmer and the days are lengthening, which suits me fine.

    Love the crocuses ~ and hope you feel much better soon ~ Eddie :)

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  28. Hi Amy - you've won the large socks in my giveaway. I'll contact you tomorrow by email. Congratulations!

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  29. Love your Spring flowers Amy they always cheer me up. February is not a good month for me either, all my health checks seems to fall then and my Dental check up, I cancelled it on purpose this year just to break the cycle, my various mandatory training for work is in February too, I always breath a sigh of relief when it's over. So sorry to hear about you colleague. Lets hope we have a better March.xxxxx

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  30. Well I do hope March treats you better dear Gal. Your flowers are music singing to my soul! Just love them!!
    I can't wait to check you out on pinterest! You know it's one of my happy places. ;)
    xo

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  31. Lovely spring flowers Amy, the crocus look pretty in those galvanised buckets. I know what you mean about February, I think it's the worst month of the year, always so dark and dreary :-( perhaps we should all crochet a daffodil to wear to bring a little spring cheer xx

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  32. I love the colours of your crocus! Perhaps you struggle with February because you are in need of more light and sunshine after the winter - a touch of SAD?

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  33. I lost half of February due to the flu - or at least that's how it felt! I'm still trying to make up for lost time. At least March has 31 days in it so I might catch up soon!

    I hope your day was better than you thought it might be.

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  34. Beautiful posies and the crocheted daffodil is darling. I use my blog as a journal. There are so many things I would forget otherwise. All of winter is pretty much a bust for me. I'm a real hot-house flower. I prefer 78F temps with low humidity.

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  35. I just love your crochet flowers, Amy! I have often thought of February in the same way. I think it is because it is the very last of winter that just drags on and we are tired of winter by then! The cold and dreariness just sort of seep into our psyche and make us a bit depressed. My dear Father's, sister's and Grandfather's birthdays were/are in February, and that also makes me melancholy, as they are not here any longer. I read your previous post on helping elders return to home and think that is an excellent program that you have there, and also good tips. I cared for both of my elderly parents until the end and although it was very difficult, it was also very rewarding to share this time of their lives in such a supportive way. We had many loving and poignant, and also funny moments. Hugs xo K

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  36. Flowers look lovely, Feb has to be my least faviouret month too, a bit flat . But there seems to be a right change in mood moving into March.
    Amanda xx

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  37. Spring is not too far away and hopefully that will help you leave February behind. Love the Crocus picturs in the buckets xx

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  38. The crocii are beautiful... and will go so well with your new socks! ;o)

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  39. Hi Amy.....sorry about your work colleague.....very sad.
    Love your Spring glowers....oh and those Primulas are precious!
    You should embrace February....my b'day month!
    Tried to follow you on Pinterest....couldn't make it work!
    How about you fine me....follow me....and then maybe I can follow you! Sounds easy......hahaha!
    Cheers my friend...
    Linda
    ps....cute crocheted daffodils!

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  40. I think February is a tough month, just because winter seems to never end at that point. For that reason, I love crocus. They pop up in the snow and tell me Spring is really coming!

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  41. Ok AMY....Here is to March being Awesome buddy! I know it will be! I need a burst as well and am happy to leave February behind!!!! I can not believe how much is flowering in your garden!!!!!! We are under snow still....YUCK! So sorry to here about your colleague at work Amy. I'm sending you think thoughts and hope that you do ok heading back to work. I wanted to let you know that I will be linking up this week!!! I hope I do it right!! So let's charge into March with a plan that we are going to get doing and make it great...OK!!! Happy night to you! Nicole xoxo

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  42. Your crocuses are lovely and will welcome in what I hope is a much better month for everyone. Sorry to hear about your colleague, that is very tough. I know you will bring your kindness and peace to everyone as they come to terms with it xx

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  43. February is a tough month I think- we've had a lot of winter by then and everyone is ready for Spring. Hopefully, March will be more cheerful and restore your spirits a little. So sorry to hear of the loss of your colleague xx

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  44. I think February can be tough, too! Your flowers are so beautiful, Amy... both the real ones and the ones you are making for your spring wreath! I can' wait to see it! blessings ~ tanna

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  45. Lovely flowers Amy. Spring seems to be a couple of weeks behind last year up here, but I'm sure we will catch up!

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  46. Aren't crocus the most cheerful little flowers? I planted some bulbs last fall too, and was so happy to see them come up a few weeks ago. I hope March is filled with nice things for you!

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  47. Hi Amy, I know about that awfull February feeling, being sick as well all month long. I'm sure March will sheer you up, with all those beautiful plants growing and flowering! You made me curious about your Five On Friday post!

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  48. I think your beautiful flowers should make the beginning of March just lovely. Those bright and cheerful little flowers would make me smile even on a dreary day. I hear you about February, I seemed so stressed all month. maybe March will be better.
    Sending you a hug,
    Meredith

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  49. Flowers at this time of year make all the difference.

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  50. I'm always pleased when February goes and we move into March.

    Flowers just look great.

    Hope March is good for you.

    All the best Jan

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  51. So sorry to hear about the passing of your coworker. Let's hope that the month of March is more pleasant! The flowers on your porch are so pretty. It'll still be another good 5-6 weeks before we can have any pots of flowers outdoors. It's still bitter cold here with over a foot of snow on the ground!

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  52. Amy, I had trouble with the new badge for Five on Friday, all I could get it to do was reference back to you.

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  53. look at those flowers!!! and the crafted daff!!!! Love it!

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  54. Oh I can almost understand February is not my month also.
    Disease, cold, sadness ... and spring yet so far -
    Well, this year is a little better: we were spared from severe winter and serious illness was long ago and finally got better - I can not complain!
    Spring is already on the rise and your crocuses are gorgeos and all the other nice photos - I've enjoyed them!
    Sad with your coworker.
    Have a good day and a quiet and joyful weekend

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  55. What wonderful flowers! I used to crochet them, too--don't know why I stopped :)

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  56. brilliant pictures of the droplets on the flowers. hope March is better for you :)

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