Thursday, January 12, 2012
Dead of Winter
Welcome to the dead of winter-- the coldest time of the year. According to Accu-Weather, it begins on January 10 and ends on February 10.
That's a little long for me. I always considered the dead of winter to be the last two weeks of January. When we hit February, average highs and lows start creeping up by a degree every couple days. You notice the days getting longer, and the sun getting a little stronger.
As I've said before, getting a little older has its advantages. Time really seems to fly by. I was giving it some thought as I was walking the dog yesterday morning. When you're a kid, you have goals-- the start of summer vacation, entering a new grade in the fall, getting a driver's license, graduation, voting, legal drinking age...
Once you pass 21, there's really nothing big on the horizon. My current next big event is a meeting with my accountant to get my taxes done. It's not the same thrill as getting that driver's license, but a happy time nonetheless.
Getting back to winter, it's been a good one so far. Little snow. Above normal temperatures. You know it can't last. We'll get whacked with a few storms before spring arrives. Relax. There's nothing you can do about it.
The Dead of Winter can't last forever.
AT 12:00 AM