A Packed Month

Our shortest month has more than its share of activity. We’ve already celebrated Groundhog Day, although I didn’t feel much like celebrating when Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted more of this freezing winter weather. The Super Bowl was last Sunday and Valentine’s Day is next Sunday. Presidents’ Day follows on its heels, making a nice long weekend off work for many. Too bad the snowy roads make it hard to get away. And, of course, the big event this February will be the Olympics. Half of the month we’ll be trying to catch the winter games on TV. That’s a lot for just 28 days. At least this year the Academy Awards will be in March.

These events serve a purpose in distracting us from a winter that feels never-ending. But it’s interesting how many of the events are about sports. My hat’s off to the athletes. Steve and I live next door to a beautiful park but we haven’t been able to even walk in it much due to the snow or, worse yet, the flooding when the snow melts. My exercise these days seems to be confined to watching sports vicariously.

But there’s hope. Spring is just around the corner and I can’t wait!

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