Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Project and Celebration - R2BC

Almond blossom in Jerusalem. One of the signs of spring.
We even have a song about it. 
In case you  missed it. I'm making a celebration and doing a project for each month of 2018. So far January celebrated 'Turning Over a New Leaf' and the project was to get all my paper work in order. It's almost done. 😜

February celebrated the end of the winter and the first signs of spring. The project was major decluttering and spring cleaning. It's almost done. 😜

March is really the start of spring here. I put the radiators away today. (We have socks and fleeces if it gets a bit chilly in the evening.) That's a reason 2B cheerful in itself. Here are my other Reasons 2B Cheerful for this week.

This year the festivals of Purim (which is our equivalent to Mardi Gras and Carnivale) and Pesach (Passover) both fall in March (the 1st for Purim and the 30th for Pesach). So the Celebration is friends and family.

The project is getting together with friends, inviting friends for Shabbat meals (not every meal), making the effort to do all those 'coffees' that I really want to do but the winter kept getting in the way, and spending time with family (over Pesach).

Basically, it's a kick in the behind to get off the sofa, out from under the blankets, and reconnect with the world. There's a sub-plot to this project because in order to make all those coffee dates I have to be up to date with my work. And in order to invite people over I have to be on top of the housework because I can't invite people to a dirty house. So it's also a general kick to get going with everything. Those lazy winter evenings that started at 5 pm are over (and we didn't even do one jigsaw-puzzle).

Tonight is the actual night of Purim in Jerusalem so we're starting off in grand style by going to a Purim service and party at friends. It's dressing up for those who want to, a vegetarian potluck, and a lovely get-together of old and new friends. I'm taking potato salad. And tomorrow we have some friends coming over at lunchtime for the Purim meal. Not a bad beginning to a month of socializing.

So  here's to a sociable March. And of course to finishing off that paperwork thing, continued decluttering, and finishing spring cleaning.

The R2BC Linky is back at Michelle's Mummy from the Heart for the month of March. I'll be hanging out there as usual with the gang.


8 comments:

  1. I was hopeful that Spring was on the way but we are expecting a major snowstorm this evening so not just yet I'm afraid. BUT - the lovely, warm weather that we had this past week has inspired me to get off the couch and get out and do things too - I also feel some Spring cleaning coming on.
    There wasn't a lot of socializing going on in February but I'm hopeful that things will pick up in March. I have plans for a few things this weekend and into next week so that is a good start. I've also been promising to host a game night so that is on the list as well - and yes, that will also force some catching up on housework - which os not a bad thing. Somehow March brings the hope that Winter is almost over and that we now have something to look forward to!
    Enjoy your dinner this evening and your lunch tomorrow - it sounds like the perfect way to start the month.

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    1. Thank you. We enjoyed dinner and now it's 3 am and I can't sleep. I love games nights and I totally agree with you about March. Have a great March Margie. xxx

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  2. Here's to Spring and a sociable March, sounds like my idea of a good month, hope you enjoy it xx

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    1. Thank you. I hopw I rise to the challenge. It's so much easier just to go to bed. :P

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  3. What a lovely, positive, post. I’m sure that you will enjoy all your socialising.

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    1. Thank you. I'll let yo know how it goes.

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  4. Ohh the blossom is lovely and I had no idea that almond trees had blossom. I hope you're having a fab evening with friends for Purim and that new image of you at the top right of your blog is gorgeous. Mich x

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    1. It's photoshopped. I'm going to blog about it this weekend. The almond blossoms are a big thing here as many streets are lines with almond trees.

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