We Talk to Ourselves…a LOT!
by Cerella Sechrist and Loree Lough
Well, here we are, midway through March, one of the months that boasts 31 days. We won’t puzzle over how the calendar pages have turned this quickly. Instead, we’ll share what we think is some fun—and useful—trivia:
If you were born in March, you already know that your gemstone is Aquamarine.
Your flower is the daffodil , which symbolizes chivalry, respect, modesty, and faithfulness.
There’s plenty to celebrate this month, including Pi Day, International Women’s Day, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Saint Patrick’s Day, Good Friday, and Easter. It’s also American Dietetic Association National Nutrition Month, American Red Cross Month, Fire Prevention Month, Women’s History Month, and World Meteorological Organization Month.
It’s a month that inspired some thought-provoking quotes, such as “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”(Charles Dickens) and “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)
Famous people born in March include: Justin Bieber, Ron Howard, Jean Harlow, Alexander Graham Bell, Knute Rockne, Ed McMahon, Lou Costello, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Michaelangelo Buonarroti, Willard Scott, Micky Dolenz, Andrew Jackson, Jerry Lewis, Henny Youngman, James Madison, Mia Hamm, Rob Lowe, Gary Sinise, Kurt Russell, Patrick Duffy, Nat “King” Cole, Shemp Howard, Adam Levine, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Wilson Pickett, Charlie Pride, John Updike, Peter Graves, Grover Cleveland, Fred “Mr.” Rogers, Carl Reiner, Ozzie Nelson, Joan Crawford, Peyton Manning, Louie Anderson, Steve McQueen, Pearl Bailey, Sam Walton, Christopher Walken, Richard Chamberlain, Shirley Jones Leo Buscaglia, and Rene Descartes.
We’re so enamored of the month that we’re giving away another gorgeous wreath—a $40 value!—made by Loree’s daughter. Simply visit Elice’s Etsy site (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Graceyourdoor?ref=shop_sugg), select the wreath you like best, and tell us about it in the comments section (below), and we’ll hold a random drawing on April 1st to choose the winner.
We’d also like to share the cover of Loree’s next Heartwarming release, The Firefighter’s Refrain, #3. When it releases in May, #3 in the “Those Marshall Boys” series brings her ‘books on the shelves’ total to 105. (Not everyone knows it yet, but Loree just signed a 3-book contract to write three more novels for Heartwarming!)
Dreams of stardom took musician and firefighter Sam Marshall far from his Colorado roots. Starting fresh in Nashville hasn't been easy, especially after an injury on the job, but he's working his way to the Grand Ole Opry one open mike at a time, teaching at the fire station to make ends meet. Yet Sam's intentions are shaken when he meets the lovely owner of a local café. Suddenly, Sam's dreams are filled with her. Too bad that as the daughter of country-music wannabes, Finn Leary's been there, done that. She'll never choose a musician. So how can Sam possibly get the girl and keep the guitar?
Now, it wouldn’t be a Cerella and Loree blog post without a yummy recipe, now would it? We think you'll enjoy this one!
Easy-Peasy Chocolate Mousse
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping and sour cream. Pour into individual dessert dishes. Dollop with whipped topping and garnish with chocolate shavings if desired. (Makes 6 servings.)
We have something real special in mind for you next month, too, so stay tuned.
Happy SPRING, friends!