Sunday, March 3, 2013

"Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March,

that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year."
   ~Ogden Nash

If we had lived before 1752, we would have been recovering from our New Year's celebration!

March...from the Roman martius was named after Mars, the god of war.  I guess that is appropriate because we are fighting with the weather, the wind, the winter.  The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means stormy month.   Until the Gregorian calendar was accepted in 1752, the year began in March.  In a way, it makes sense.  Those of us who live in the colder climates, do come to life this time of year as things come back into bloom, and we plan for planting and new growth.
Speaking of new growth, finally modern conveniences coming to the shop...our new heating and air conditioning system is being installed...finally...these are the inside units that provide heat and air...modern technology...
This is the outdoor unit...

Once the work is completed, we will be open on weekends.  It is difficult to gauge the new season since people still think the area has not recovered from Sandy; however, we did not suffer as much as those north of us, but it has created for us a theme for the summer...Jersey Proud.  Some sophisticated decor from the shore is being accumulated for your buying pleasure.  I found a woman who takes her photos and translates into wonderful pillows reminiscent of Boardwalk fun...
 
Another lives on a boat  turns maps and sea charts into jewelry...
 
Also coming are whales made from recycled metal...
So, we are indeed finally looking at a "new" year!

"March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice."                - Hal Borland