Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day! (2-2-12)

Does this Groundhog see his shadow or not? Can you tell?
Groundhog day is the most significant holiday in my life. It has some of everything that I believe in. It gives me a reminder, and a promise of Spring. It’s about this time of year that I start to get sick and tired of “the dreaded drearies“. I freeze up and become torpid without sunshine. I can’t work outside, because my fingers freeze over. Most of the things that I do require that my fingers be exposed. Have you ever tried to drive nails with gloves on? Or use wrenches? It seems like everything I touch is cold steel. Usually I have to go inside and defrost about every hour.

If it’s not freezing outside… it’s raining. I don’t care what you think, I just can’t seem to be able to do much in the rain. It’s fun to ditch water and things like that, but it can get pretty boring. It’s way too early to plant flowers. Maybe peas and potatoes? Whoops, not enough sun on my side of the hill to plant anything but ferns. Maybe I should transplant some ferns. One of the most annoying things about the rain is the ultra-bubbly people that say things like, “don’t you just love the rain? It’s so fresh and refreshing”. I usually pretend that I have something to do and creep away from “Bubbly Person”. Mumbling that the darn rain is not so fresh after it runs off my head, down the back of my neck, down my backbone and …. Well, I won’t go any further. But it ends up not so “fresh”.
Usually by the time that I figure out something that I can do outside, the day is over and it is dark. It gets dark way before it is time to eat dinner, so I usually drink a beer and holler at the television. In the Summer dinner is usually ready before I’m ready to come inside. I just love the lazy, crazy, hazy, days of Summer.

Anyway, if the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, spring will start immediately! But, if he does see his shadow it means that we will have six more weeks of winter. Drat! Doesn’t that sound backwards? I mean if he sees his shadow, that means the sun is shining! If he doesn’t, that means it’s cloudy!. Common sense should tell you that Clouds equal winter, Sun equals spring…. Duhhh! Maybe we should ask Congress to pass a new law that changes it. That way at least they would be getting something done.

Happy Groundhog Day!


Rose said...

Happy Groundhog Day!!!

Ben said...

That groundhog believes in Global Warming...!