I think if I look back through the posts I've made, I have written "In like a lion" about as many times as anything else... March blustered in here in the Midwest last night with storms and rain and wind. So here it roars, March's advent was not silent and sneaky. He is here at last. I finally packed away all the winter and reds and Valentines yesterday.
I actually had a truly busy and productive day yesterday as I managed to finish the literally hundreds of thank you notes to everyone who was oh, so kind after Mom passed away. I cleaned the kitchen, set up more billing, and made my Paleo meat loaf for my son.
I didn't get to attend a meatball-making party. I stayed home because I wanted to be here in case my son needed me. (He's been working from home due to a pretty severe upper respiratory infection.) Actually, my services weren't required! haha...
The wedding planners moved on without me, however. We are getting ready for my dear friend's beautiful daughter to have a big, beautiful Italian wedding. We made tortelacci the other day, and that was truly fun. These little pasta packets, filled with cream cheese and spinach, are then boiled and smothered with a butter Parmesan sauce. Oh, yes, they are!
My job was to take a little square and wrap it around the ball of spinach and cream cheese, seal the edges, and then give it a magical twist... I felt quite proficient by the end of the first 500. There were other days of that activity, too, so the total right now is Tortellaci 1664 vs. Meatball 564..... (They don't go in the same dish, by the way!)
Had a little celebration for my sister/cousin's birthday last weekend. She is a jewel!
Life goes on, but it's just a wall of tears held back by the realization they are multiplied by countless friends who have already walked through this same door... Thank you for your kindest comments, prayers, and thoughtfulness.
I saw a pair of cardinals in the front Maple tree last week, and that made me think of the practice of seeing cardinals as a visit from Heaven. If so, it was delightful to see the pair there in their very own tree in the front yard with the sunlight absolutely glistening on their scarlet feathers.
Have a wonderful March. Spring is in the wings!
Whimsy and Hugs!