Thursday, 26 February 2009

Gotta Hate February!

Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman must be living a parallel life to mine. Zits is one of my all-time favourite comic strips, in part because I have lived through parenting two teenage boys, and in part because it is just plain funny. Today's strip seems to sum up the feelings of most people who live in the north. February may be the shortest month of the year, but it feels like the longest to anyone who has to endure the gray, the snow, the ice, the gray, the mess, the gray, the lack of sustainable sunshine, the gray, the salt stains on the bottom of every pair of  pants and did I mention the gray? Why else would I escape and spend as much of the month in the south as I can? I used to joke with Younger Son that the only redeeming thing about the month of February is his birthday. I have come to believe that this is not so funny anymore. As this nightmare of a month draws to a close, just remember that the days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting a bit warmer and the gray is becoming a bit less pervasive. I will be rejoining you all very soon, when I can be certain that there are a few more bright days than gray ones. Until then-laugh a little at Zits.


  1. and we are now presently enduring the biggest storm we've had all winter...... days longer? temps warmer?. nah. not here yet..

    now - to shove

  2. Sorry Jude! Can't help with Mother Nature, but the good news is, that spring is only 22 days away.