Monday, March 15, 2010


Beware the Ides of March (44 BCE) Now used as a metaphor for impending doom, the "Ides of March" was originally simply a name for March 15th. In the ancient Roman calendar, the term "ides" referred to the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October and the 13th of all other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god of Mars and often marked with a military parade. However, when Julius Caesar was assassinated on that day in 44 BCE, the phrase took on an entirely new meaning.

Today also happens to be the birth date of a good friend who's celebrating (??) his 65th, so maybe there is somethin
g to the 'beware the Ides of March' thing!

Me? I'm doing fine. Still have a couple open wounds in
my chest, but they are actually showing signs of healing, finally, so all is good.

My right arm is behaving a little strangely as it rediscovers nerves and such. Can't move it as well as I did immediately after the surgery, so it's an experiment every day to see what I can do. And I haven't figured out how to shave the pit yet - it's still a big hollow where the 'fat pad' was taken, and my razor won't fit in there. Plus it's still numb, and I can't really se
e, so I don't want to cut my arm off. Think I'm going to get out my dog trimmer and see it that'll fit!!

The sun in finally back, and spring is showing her
lovely head. Flowers are starting to blossom, and this should be a phenomenal wild flower season after all the rains this winter - can't wait!

Went to another Pow Wow celebration yesterday - this one was held on the 13th and 14th as a fund raiser for the San Xavier Mission and the day was perfect for it.

Way more organized than the celebration we visited back in January, with many more tribes taking part, and the dance costumes again were
simply magnificent!

Lots of little kids
taking part in this one too!

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