First Gratitude Post In March

Happy March! You know what happens in March? Spring! 

Hopefully, it arrives as scheduled and with the proper weather. I’m thankful we’ve made it into March and so here’s my first Gratitude list for our new month:

  1. Spring is coming soon
  2. Spotting a new kind of bird (I think) in the crazy winter weather

    I know the photo is a bit out of focus but any guesses on what kind of bird this might be? I’m having a tough time deciding if it’s a house finch, type of sparrow, or something else. Looks like a small, shaggy striped sparrow.

  3. Spending time with family
  4. Weather nice enough (barely) for a walk around the block before the snow & freezing cold
  5. Items to the donation center (finally)
  6. A slice of carrot cake (a dessert worthy of a sugar-free month exception)
  7. Weather holding off until after the middle school band festival
  8. An unexpected easier day at work
  9. Husband making lunch and dinner for the kids while I was at work
  10. Blogging friends
  11. Friends in all forms
  12. A good book
  13. Flower seeds sprouting
  14. Children who make me laugh and think, sometimes at the same time
  15. Blue skies!

I could keep listing things but I need to walk away from the computer for a bit. Laundry and household chores require my attention while I’m home today to give it.

What things are you thankful for this week?

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16 thoughts on “First Gratitude Post In March

  1. Roseanne

    Good Morning! So many good things on your list. Friends, friends and more friends. I agree, and the kiddos who make you laugh and think too. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. lapaylor

    hard to tell about the bird… I think it’s maybe a baby something. Great capture on it eating a seed!
    there’s a link party to “I’d rather be birding” on Saturday I think… they’ll know!

    1. Jean Post author

      It is a female house finch after all. I should have linked up to Anni’s party. Used to do that a while back. Need to get back in the habit. Late with replying this week, caught some type of virus (job hazard) and been down for the count most of the weekend.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! So am I although I could do without daylight savings time, much prefer the days to get lighter and darker at their own pace.

  3. Diann Bottrell

    Could that be a female house finch? I know they are that kind of color, and like to get all puffed up like that in yucky weather – must keep them warm! I am thankful for blogging friends, too!

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I think you are right. After posting, I realized I was seeing it with the other house finches. Aw, thank you!

  4. Shannon M Conley

    What a great list of likes! I love your birds. We’re getting a few but still not too many. Could your bird be a pine siskin? I’m not very good at IDing birds but my mom gets those and they’re pretty round and scraggly and colored a bit like that.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I was kind of hoping I had a pine siskin out there but after watching a bit more carefully, I realized it was hanging out with the other house finches and they always came in pairs.

  5. Pat

    A wonderful gratitude list. I love to feed the birds, especially in winter. The mystery bird looks like a female house finch to me, shaggy in winter and puffed up against the cold. I am no expert, though. Your feeder looks well used. The squirrels keep knocking ours off its chains. Middle school band. I remember those days fondly. Our daughter, our baby girl, was a middle and high school bando and did marching and concert band and even drum corps. The she was a music major in college, I loved following her music around. I am thankful for those days, my family, my children and all they have taught me and our shared adventures. I am thankful for Thursday blog reading. Thanks for sharing … 🙂 Pat

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Yes, I think you are right about it being a female house finch. I’m just used to seeing the males. There’s another feeder that the squirrels prefer. My oldest is finishing up his senior year with the band (he’s never been quite as enthused as his brother) and I’m glad my youngest is going to do it as well. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Oh, reading this comment reminds me I need to go water those sprouts 🙂 Hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend!

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