02 February 2017

Don't Drive Angry, Phil

Happy Groundhog Day!  I love Groundhog Day, the event and the movie.

Everyone always gets so worked up about Punxsutawney Phil, but I find it highly amusing.  I feel sorry for Phil when the "town fathers" pull him out of his space and hold him above the crowd, but otherwise I like the idea of Phil, and the idea that he can predict the weather.

As for the movie, the incredible ridiculousness of it pleases me.  I guess it also helps that I like Bill Murray ... and because I think we all know someone like Ned Ryerson.  Right? Right?

But anyway, moving on, today is Think Write Thursday, and the topic is Hello, February.

So - Hello, February!  I am happy to see you, because of things that happen during the month, and because of hopes I have for what could happen.

I know a lot of people whine about Valentine's Day, but I love it!  Growing up, it was always a big deal in our house, not as the lovey-dovey kind of thing, but to let friends and family know yow were thinking of them.  And currently, not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's also the birthdays of Jetsam and Pip, so even more reason to celebrate.

And then, it's always nice to have a long weekend from work because of Presidents' Day.  :-)

I like that February is different, because it has fewer days than other months.  It's distinctive that way.

I am *hoping* that when I go to my dr's appt on February 10, that I will find out that my ankle is healing the way it is supposed to, and that I can soon get rid of the cast.

I am looking forward to going to "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs" at the Kimmel Center here.  The tickets were one of my Christmas presents, and I think it will be fun.  We both really like Alan Cumming, and I think we'll have a good time.

And I am looking forward to more cozy days, when I can be at home and knitting, reading, or whatever else I feel like doing.  I like this time of year even though most people just want to get past it.

February, since January ended up being a bust for me, I'm hoping I can feel like I'm getting a good start with you.  I have some goals for the year I'm hoping to organize, so that I can actually work on them, and I'm hoping that even if the state of the government doesn't improve, that I'll be better able to deal with it and still take care of myself.

I'm glad to see you.  :-)


Bonny said...

You've managed to make February sound downright cozy, and have inspired me to just go get the warm squishy alpaca yarn that I've been considering for a Peace Cowl and cast on. We all need warmth, especially in February. Fingers crossed for good news on the 10th!

Vera said...

Can you believe I've never seen that movie??? I know - everyone loves it. Wishing you all good news on the 10th.

Tired Teacher said...

Bill Murray films are usually silly, but I love them!

February often means warmer temperatures and thawing. I hope both happens this year.

AsKatKnits said...

I have my fingers crossed for your doctors appointment! And, here is to a fab Feb! :)

Kwizgiver said...

Happy Groundhog Day!

Hope you get just the right news on the 10th!

sprite said...

I didn't realize I shared a birthday with your cats! How purr-fect!

Araignee said...

I love that movie! I watch it every Groundhog's Day but I forgot all about it until I saw your post. I'll have to catch up tomorrow night.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very happy February!

Kym said...

Looks like you have a great February in the works! Groundhog Day is one of my favorite Bill Murray movies. It's just so . . . silly and fun. Welcome February! XO

Nance said...

@Vera--I've never seen it either, although I'm familiar with its premise.

Here's hoping February is better for you than January was, Bridget. At least it is one step (no pun intended) closer to Spring.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I've always liked Valentines day. Its something to look forward to in an otherwise cold, dreary month.

Lydia said...

Like Carole says February as you describe it does sound a bit cozy. Groundhog Day is one of my husband's favorite movies, and his alarm on his phone is I got you Babe!