What a strange January it has been. First, it is a month that usually seems to drag on forever, but this year, seemed to fly by. And then there was our weather. No significant snow to speak of and warmer than normal temperatures made for an unusual start to our winter. We are usually in a deep freeze, surrounded by piles of snow and barely able to poke our noses outside, except to scurry to the car and back. Yesterday, on the last day of January, it was raining and close to fifty degrees. I went out in a light jacket and tennis shoes and any snow we had is long gone. Is this our new normal?
I am looking forward to February, because it always feels like a harbinger of spring, even though I know there is still a lot of winter still to survive. I look forward to the start of Lent and my 40 bags in 40 days project where I will be making big strides this year to get ready for a future move. It's time to let everything go and my mantra will be - is this something I want to move? That should be a good motivator.
Easter is early this year and that always makes it feel as if spring will be here before we know it. Valentine's Day will run into St Patrick's Day which will run into Easter. I even got a touch of spring fever yesterday and treated myself to a small bunch of daffodils, featured at the front entrance of the grocery store. They might look a little mixed up with my winter decor, but they fit my mood this week.
So, welcome to February. It will be a busy month, a hopeful month and as always, one step closer to spring.
P.S. Did anyone watch Grease Live last night? I thought it was the best live TV musical production yet and had a fantastic cast with lots of energy. Having the live audience and bows at the end made it seem more like live theatre and this musical theatre geek loved it!