Because we've just had a March of 31 days.
Ba dum bump!
In the northern climes, March is a bad thing and a good thing. We've made it through December, January, and February (paradoxically the shortest yet the longest month). Spring must come, and March will contain days that show us glimpses (though this year maybe not until later).
So what to do while we wait for that first crocus or the first day we can leave the house without bundling up like Yuri Zhivago?
1. Plan your garden. Whether it's flowers, vegetables, or both, you can dream about warm soil, green plants, and an aching back (it doesn't hurt as badly when you're just dreaming).
2. Take a mini-break. I'm going to a librarian's conference in Indianapolis this month. No, it isn't the height of excitement, but it'll be different from what I've been doing since November: writing, dusting, napping.
3. Get into shape. Winter is a natural down time for most of us. I for one end up counting pulling on my boots as my daily workout. It's time to start a real one, or those summer clothes aren't going to fit.
4. Write something. If you're always saying you're going to start a novel, a memoir, a letter, or a list, March is a great time to do it. For me March is a time for gearing up for my busy season: signings, talks, conferences, etc., so while I'm ALWAYS writing a book, now I have lots of lists to make.
5. Celebrate something. (Okay, we've missed Oscar night, but there are lots of things to celebrate!)