March was a wild ride! Something about the spring season is hitting differently this year. Maybe it’s because here in Minnesota we’ve been under the snow since the beginning of November? I’m not sure I care about the reason as much as I hope the momentum and energy I feel is building.
Here’s a look at what we did in March 2023 and what it felt like for me…
I kicked off the month by kicking off our March theme at Wit & Delight, which was all about decorating with COLOR. On the evening of March 1, I chatted about design on Instagram Live with Rivki Rabinowitz. I really enjoyed our conversation. If you missed it, you can listen to it right here.
On March 3, Joe and I went to a friend’s house for a fun dinner. We cook outside ottolenghi Simple cookbook I made a delicious gnocchi dish.
On March 5th, I went to a really beautiful cookout that was hosted by a friend of mine. We had oysters, cassoulet and pots de crème de chocolate. Most of the other guests were people I hadn’t met before and it was a lot of fun getting to know them.
This month, I started to feel like myself again after having COVID in February. I started teaching myself more advanced chess strategies. I ate a lot of plums. When I wasn’t dining out or with friends, I would push myself to eat more plant-based foods in general.
I worked on organizing my closet and refining my style a bit more. I also did some spring break clothing shopping. This amazing Robin Piccone one piece swimsuit was one of my favorite purchases.
On March 10, while we were packing up for spring break, Joe and I had a movie night at home. We saw two classics that are now decades old:The real Tenenbaums and Lost in translation.
On March 11, our entire family left for spring break in Arizona. We rent a house with friends whose children are similar in age to August and Birdie. We took cold dips in the pool (unfortunately the pool heater was broken until our last day) and went to a Cubs practice game. It was a wild and impressive ride, but nothing relaxing.
We returned to Minnesota on March 17. I started a spring cleaning spree at the house and donated a bunch of our kids’ clothes. Throughout the week of March 20, a few people came to the house to give estimates of possible future housing projects.
On March 23 I organized a book club with a group of friends. This month we read Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow. It is one of the most beautiful books I have read in a long time.
March was a big month for Birdie. He learned to ride a bike without training wheels! He has also been very into drawing and making things with paper.
The beginning of spring always symbolizes a new beginning for me. I’m looking forward to getting into a new rhythm of things this April. It’s still pretty cold here in Minnesota, but the changing of the seasons is right around the corner. I can feel it.
Kate is currently learning to play the ukulele, much to the despair of her husband, children, and dogs. Follow her on Instagram at @witanddelight_.