Monday, February 01, 2010

February is here

Today is the beginning of the month that I like the least. It is cold and sometimes dark. The days are short and the nights are long and all of that. It is often cloudy. If there is going to be some awful weather, a freeze that keeps us indoors for days, it is most likely to happen either at the end of January or in February.

I suppose that everything has its good points and its bad points, and while I can think of plenty of bad points, I have trouble coming up with anything good about February. There is Valentine's Day, but as don't have a new boyfriend, and I am no longer a child who likes cutting out paper and decorating boxes and such, the holiday is not any big deal to me. And there used to be someone's birthday in February, but that person isn't here anymore.

In the past few years, the only thing that I might have to look forward to in February is that we might go far away on business. We would cross our fingers for southern California, but ended up in Phoenix or Tuscon (and Tuscon would not be a bad place to be in winter, except for that damned rock show). I think that our one day in Las Vegas was in February, and the only time I remember being in Florida was in a February. In our own State we probably spent some time in Corpus Christi and South Padre Island.

Of course not all of the business travel in February has been pleasant, just when we went someplace south. There was also a snow covered trip to Kansas, and we found out that some places in northern Arizona are rather dangerous in winter.

Business has not been good lately, and I expect no grand travel, and if there is travel it would probably be north.

This year will be just a little bit different, as a party has been added, and if it is a success it will become an annual event. And there is the chocolate contest at the club, but I rarely participate in that, and this year's attempt at cookie making wasn't so good, so I probably won't be attempting anything grand this year either.
I think that the best thing about February is when it is over. It is rather like Wednesday being hump day, like once you get past it you believe that everything will probably get better.


Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

February is not my favorite time of the year either actually. Come on April!!!!!

dmarks said...

I've been freezing.