I don’t much care for the shortest month of the year. At least it is short and puts us 28 days closer to June when it is over.
Here are a few other reasons that February might be kind of okay.
The Winter Olympics in Vancouver start on February 12th. This year, the Canadian and Russian men’s ice hockey teams are sick. Crosby and Malkin, Fleury and Gonchar. Ovechkin! Brodeur! The competition for the gold this year is intense. And the Americans are looking pretty good. The best of the best from around the NHL and in the world will convene, and I, personally, cannot wait.
Also, there’s you know, the skating and skiing and stuff, too. Check it out: http://www.vancouver2010.com/
Most teens I know hate Valentine’s Day. But, I like chocolate and pink things. And crafts. It has nothing to do with romance. Unless you want it to, of course. http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=329
Chinese New Year 2010 is also on February 14th. This will be the year of the Tiger: unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Watch out, the Tiger can also be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, and aggressive. Learn more at: http://www.infoplease.com/calendar/chinese-zodiac.html
I may have seen the movie one too many times, but I can’t help but love Groundhog Day. Even when the little critter sees his shadow and we get six more weeks of winter, that’s okay. I blame the guys in the top hats for scaring him.
Also, did you know in some parts of the country, groundhogs are known as “whistle pigs”? http://www.infoplease.com/spot/groundhogday1.html
The last good thing about February that I can think of is a nice, warm, cozy spot and a good book. You need a miserable time of year to really appreciate many warm and cozy things. I recommend visiting your local library and making the effort to find the very most warm and cozy spot. Ask a librarian to suggest a good read. If you are allowed, enjoy some hot chocolate with your book.
Connie – CLP Main