Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Okay.  It's now the middle of the first full week of 2010.  The holidays are over.  It's time to get back to work.

The planet begins to slow down around Thanksgiving.  It grinds to a halt just before Christmas, and it stays that way until after the new year.  Just try to call a government office to get information during the week between Christmas and January 1st.  If you can get a human being, it's likely they don't have the answer you need.

This is the time of year when the reality of winter begins to set in.  Yes, it gets cold and snowy in December, but you have Christmas to distract you.  January is a long, dark, cold, often miserable month.  We've had horrible weather in February and March, but at least the days are longer and there's the tiniest hint of spring in the air.

If you can make it through January, you can make it through winter.