The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year. It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.
On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to beware of the Ides of March. Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.
CELEBRATING MERRY MONDAY
This is a date I always look forward to because that terrible SAD disease that is so bothersome for me finally starts to fade and before long now I’ll feel s-o-o-o much better. With more daylight I truly feel like a different person.
I’ve plans for spending lots of time outdoors in the days ahead. Soaking up the sunshine is something I need to do. I know they say the sun’s rays are not all that good for you, but the benefits for me are invaluable. I do put some sun screen on when it gets hot out and wear my UV sunglasses. A little protection doesn’t hurt.
Last week we had very Spring like weather with temps above normal for us, so I’ve already begun my metamorphosis. I’m coming out of the hibernation mode and blossoming. I’m like those tulips buried in the dirt. As they come to life so shall I.
I'm a Little Flower Bulb
I'm a little flower bulb, small and brown,
Buried in the cool, dark ground.
As the days grow warmer, watch and see,
I'll sprout through the earth -- Yippee!
Growing, growing, growing every day,
Sprouting leaves that gently sway,
Next comes a bud and then a flower --
A face to shine 'neath sun and showers
I found that little ditty on line. It’s a children’s song but I couldn’t resist posting it
Have a MERRY Monday everyone!