Monday, February 16, 2009

A Faux February?

Doesn't February suck? It's the shortest month of the year, but never feels like it.

Cold.

Gray.
Snow, or worse, melting dirty slush.

Flus and viruses abound. (Is SAD contagious too?)

Cabin fever.

Continuous snacking and drinking hot cocoa like it's water.

Grumpy, bordering on depressed.

Long days of boringness,

begging for Spring,

cursing Punxsutawney Phil for consistently seeing his shadow.

Well, this February is shaping up quite differently, and not too shabby. A huge snow at the end of January hit Columbus and a week later bursts of warmer air and bright sunshine. My little guy's been seeing a lot of his shadow, too. Which seems counter-intuitive to me... why does seeing your shadow imply that more winter weather is ahead, when clearly bright sunshiney days do nothing but instill hope and excitement that the longer days of Spring and Summer are quickly approaching?
Regardless, we've been enjoying daily walks around the neighborhood, even a hike at a local metro park where J proudly spotted ducks and geese perched on the iced-over pond.

Then, a crazy fall-like windstorm sweeps in complete with rain and hail and tornado watches.

Add to this mix my absolute giddiness for Valentine's Day, some fun crafty playdates, a new energizing and exciting diet (which C. is teaming up with me on), and these 28 days are whipping by in a whirl of busy-ness and (gasp!) happy-ness! Is this really February?
How's February been treating you? Love it or leave it?

2 comments:

Amanda said...

February is going by too fast for me, but it seems too at the same time...how is that? I could definitely leave it!

Michelle said...

February is a must in my book, but particularly because it's my birthday month. I usually love snow, don't mind driving in it, but this year (perhaps everything leading up to Feb?) just leaves me longing for summer, or at least warm days with gentle breezes. I think perhaps the days of teasingly warm weather added to this longing, but either way, it's there.
By the way, loved the use of form in the introduction: the longer sentences relating to the gathering of the subject - the "growing" amt of colds, flus, etc.