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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Welcome February

It is with utmost relief I bid farewell to January. Glad to be done with it. February will be a very good month, of that I am certain. Despite dealing with grief, my Wiccan witchy ways won't let me sink down into too deep of a burrow. And my mom would not be pleased. Her loss is still very new, just a week has gone by. The hands of the clock move very slowly. But come, pour a cup of tea and sit with me, can you?

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 February has always been one of my favorite months, starting way back in the long ago of elementary school. Ground Hog's Day (which I now know is actually the Wiccan sabbat, Imbolc!!); did the nutty little groundhog  come out of his hidey-hole and see his shadow? 6 more weeks of winter? or, just six more weeks till Spring? Then along comes Mr Lincoln's birthday, our 16th president. Cutting out the silhouettes of his bearded profile and writing little history stories: "Abraham Lincoln was very honest and did his school work by candle light." And of course just a week or so later, we did the same for Mr Washington, the axe-yielding cherry tree killer of legend and "Father of our Country". (totally false, you know, about ole G.W. cutting down the cherry tree...but still my mom made cherry pie every February 22nd for years, lol!)

But the ultimate February event of course was Valentine's Day. Handcrafted "mailboxes", or crisp white bakery bags, covered in millions of red and pink hearts, lots of lacy doilies, cupcakes iced in pink frosting, tons of candy, the ubiquitous Hawaiian Punch! Ah, the good old days!!

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Enough of strolling down memory lane! It is pouring down rain, about 46 degrees F, weird, wacky weather for February in the North. Not complaining though.

Looking forward to all kinds of good things this month. And thank you Linda, for the adorable Valentine card you sent.

See you soon!!


Kallan said...

Happy February, Robin :) It's my favorite month because I was born in it. Hugging you tightly and sending you lots of love.

mxtodis123 said...

Valentine's Day is about the only day I eat candy. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I've been worried about you.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Ok, here's my promise. February WILL be better than the January that whomped us both.

I am so sorry for your loss. The passing of a mother is such a deep grief and loss that is unfathomable.

Sending love across the miles,


Deborah said...

Hi sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom...I pray the beautiful memories you have of her help to soothe your heart.

Thank you for talking about school and the month of February...I use to love it too...bulletin boards were so much fun...and those boxes for Valentine's cards...priceless!

Aine said...

Yes, Welcome February! And welcome back to you. Baby steps...

It was great to read about your fondness for February. I too like that money and did when I was a child too. Oh, I nearly fell off my chair when I read "Abraham Lincoln was very honest and did his school work by candle light." Do you know that when I read that when I was seven (Lincoln was my fave president when I was a child) I turned off all the lights in our living room and tried to read by the light of our fireplace....of course my parents asked what I was doing and I said "I'm reading like Abraham Lincoln." My Dad said "That's why he ended up wearing glasses! " LOL

I loved Valentines day too - the doilies!!!!! the heart shaped boxes!!

So yay February and see ya January. And hope to see you here too!

Danni said...

Happy February, Robin! How can a month with Imbolc, chocolate and mine and Kallan's birthdays possibly be anything but fantastic? ;-) *clinks tea cup* Here's to a very merry month. Lots of love and hugs.

Anonymous said...

February has always been a montn to dread here :-) The coldest month of the year, no holidays at all, Valentines has never become especially popular here either. And it's still two months until spring starts.

Cold winter winds blows from Russia right now but we're better off that those living in the old eastern europeans countries. We're more used to long cold winters than they are.

Have a great day!

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I love your background change! I loved February in school and seeing, how many Valentine cards you got, but it was even better if you got a "mystery"card, from that secret admirer ;o) In high school, we could send out carnations, again, it was so much fun, to find one on your desk ;o) It's raining here too! Big Hugs and lots of love ;o)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Plus it's a Leap Year this year! Another reason why Feb rocks!

Mina said...

Your new background is lovely, Robin! Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories of childhood. I can share in the joy of them as well. Hugs, my lovely friend.