Happy February!

Punxsutawney Phil, the official US groundhog for February 2, saw his shadow this morning, meaning we will have six more weeks of winter. General Beauregard Lee, the official groundhog for Georgia, on the other hand, did not see his shadow, meaning spring is just around the corner and will be here in about six weeks.

I don’t care what the groundhogs say. I know when spring starts: when pitchers and catchers report to their training camps in Florida and Arizona. For the White Sox, that’s February 19; the Braves report a day later.

Lent, the 40-day period prior to Easter, starts on the 18th. I gave up Facebook for Lent last year, and will probably do so again this year. It’s not much of an act of penance; I gave up Facebook a couple of times last year, and was amazed at how productive I was and how relaxed and happy I felt.

Two of my nephews (maybe three, I can’t remember) have birthdays coming this month, and the 15th is my father’s birthday. He’d be 83 this year.

It’s also Black History Month, time to remember the contributions made by Black Americans such as Langston Hughes, who I focused on briefly yesterday.

Does anyone have a major life event coming in February? Why not let us know about it in the comments?

9 thoughts on “Happy February!

  1. February is pretty dull for me. Maybe that’s why I like the month. I’m able to get myself back on track without interruption. :D


    1. Sometimes I think they should split February between January and March and have two 45-day months at the start of the year. February is really not all that exciting.


    1. It was overcast here most of the day Monday, and as I pointed out, General Beauregard Lee did NOT see his shadow. Usually by the end of February it’s starting to get warmer, although there was the year we had a foot of snow on March 13…


  2. February has always been a mostly unhappening month for me except for Valentine’s Day and I stopped liking that one much after I left elementary school My late stepfather had his birthday in February but it was on that leap year day that comes like once every 4 years or whenever it comes so we usually celebrated his birthday on the first of March.

    To me February is just a void between January and March. A good time to promote A to Z I guess.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out


    1. I see it this way: when you’re cold, you can always put on more clothes, but when it’s hot, there’s no way you can take off more clothes and get cooled off. The meteorologists generall consider March 1 as the first day of spring, but we’ll see if that works this year…


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