Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Today is the day reality sets in.

The holidays are over.  The new year has arrived.  Back to work.  Back to school.  Back to the routine.

The biggest hurt of all:  January is here.  It's the longest, darkest, coldest, snowiest month of the year, and the one that really seems to drag.

December can be cold, but it offers the distraction of  Christmas and New Year's Eve.

January offers Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, an increasingly important observance.  Other than that, it's a lot of nothing.  I managed to weasel a couple of days off this month.  I hope it makes the month go by a little faster.

Even though we have had some of our worst snowstorms in February and March, I look forward to the end of the month.  It's when average daily highs and lows bottom out and begin the slow climb to comfortable.

It's going to be a tough 29 days ahead.