February Deux


Punxsutawney Phil has been making weather prognostications every February 2 since 1886.

Groundhog Day grew out of a mainly German superstition that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow February 2

-- the Christian holiday of Candlemas -- winter will last another six weeks.
If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will be early.

Punxsutawney, population 6,100, lies about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Source: Associated Press

Today is our wedding anniversary. My husband Steve and I have been married for 26 years. Originally, we chose this date so that we would always remember our wedding anniversary, as the years passed. And we always do. Tradition says that the 26th year is a time for giving original pictures. We have plenty of those everywhere in our home, as we are both of an artistic bent and I am, in fact, a visual artist.

This morning at breakfast, Steve noted that no one remembered that last year (our
25th) was the silver anniversary. My response: we already have lots of silver throughout the house and so are not wanting for tradition. Our wedding itself was completely non traditional and so I am never concerned that we continue to celebrate it in a decidedly nontraditional fashion, as well.

Looks like there will be more snow and rain on the horizon; approximately six weeks if Phil is to be believed. We are having a long quiet, cold and studious hibernation as Steve recovers from his six-way bypass of this past summer and I continue to write and develop the web components for our online business.

Sweet, dormant hide-away in the forest, with a very fine friend.

Life continues to be good for us.



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