Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Goodbye January

This morning I logged on to read my usual blogs, one of which includes Faith & Family Live! There was an article today about beating the winter blues and in it the author writes, "It’s February—technically the shortest, but emotionally the longest month of the year."

I respectfully disagree. This past Sunday I couldn't wait to turn that stinkin' calendar page past January and on to February.

I don't know about the rest of you but I've always despised January. It's the longest, coldest, darkest most desolate month of the year. I don't know if any of those terms are technically true but it sure feels like it.

December is long and cold and dark but at least we've got Christmas and all the preparation to get us through it. In fact, when it comes to Christmas shopping I think most people might say December isn't long enough.

But what have we got to look forward to in January? The only holiday available attaches itself to the rest of Christmas break so I don't think it even counts.

This year we traveled away from home twice in January and it still felt like the month went on and on.

But now we welcome February. Things to look forward to include:

  • The sun's intensity increases 50%.
  • We gain more than an hour of daylight.
  • You can expect a lot more days above freezing and even more above zero.
  • Valentine's Day! We don't do a whole lot but it's still a cute day.
  • And most importantly, it's the shortest winter month of the year.

  • See? Not so bad. And then we'll zoom right into March. Now I agree, March is long too. But at least once we've made it to March we know the end is near and green grass, blooming tulips and short sleeves aren't too far out of sight.

    1 comment:

    1. Would you hate me if I told you it was 80 degrees and absolutely gorgeous here in Southern Arizona today?

      I'll keep my fingers crossed that spring comes soon for those in less fortunate climates though!


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