Top Five Reasons Why February is Better Than January...
5. It's not January!
4. Groundhog's Day!
3.Even if it sucks, it's only 28/29 days long rather than 31.
2. Valentine's Day!!! (Also the 20th Anniversary of the day Mr. Bee and I 'met')
1. IT'S NOT JANUARY!
Yeah, I take umbrage with January. I don't know why. My Mum was born in January for which I am eternally grateful. I'm sure it's a perfectly good month with lots of redeeming qualities in some parts of the world. But on my planet, January is something to be endured, much like a blister on your heel, or a Mel Gibson movie. The holidays are past. My "My-Holiday-Projects-Are-Over-And-Now-I-Can-Start-My-New-Year's-Project' high, which started on December 25, is over. My 'I-Can-Rule-The-World-If-I-Only-Stick-To-These-Three-New-Year-Resolutions' phase has died a slow and painful death. It's cold. It's miserable. I'm extra grumpy. God! I HATES me some January!!!!
By the 31st I start counting down the hours until February arrives and will share this information with any other human who crosses my path on that day. I have it down to 5 minute incidents because anything less than that...well...that would just make me some kinda nut. And then I wake up on February 1st. For a minute I forget. I think, "It's freezing and snowy and dark and dreary and I cannot survive one. more. January. day. I'm just going to pull up the covers and stay in b.... Wait! It's February 1st!" And then I bound out of bed like a kid on the first day of summer vacation, all smiles, lollipops and rainbows.
I know February can be just as brutal weather-wise as January. My fixation on the ills of our first month is not logical, reasonable or possibly even sane, but there's something about Feb. that makes everything alright again. Whatever gets you through right? Happy February everyone!!!!