Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Blues

This is the time of year when it really hits you.  We're in the dead of winter.  Holiday distractions are over.  January is a long, dark, cold, snowy month, with little to divert you from the dreariness.

I'm trying to look on the bright side.  One third of winter is over.  The days are getting longer, and average daily highs and lows start to increase at the end of the month, and the end of the month is in sight.  It's only a few weeks away.

It looks like we'll make it through the first week of January without a major storm.

January does have its charm.  I do enjoy a clear, cold morning with bright sunshine and the NFL playoffs.  I can do without ice and snow.

February and March can be cold and snowy, but at least signs of spring appear once in a while-- the occasional robin, spring training baseball, St. Patrick's Day.

In my book, if you can get through January, you can get through winter.