Tuesday, March 1, 2016

You know.....February.

If you chop wood,chips will fall.
            Yiddish Proverb



Well February is gone. Don't let the door hit you in the behind as you leave, I wanted to shout.

 I am surprisingly OK with saying goodbye. I have never been a big fan of February. No sun, no heat, and, and, and. There are many February “dislikers” out there. You may be one, you certainly know of one, or two or many. Yes I am a February “disliker” and I am finally able to admit it, and shout it to the rooftops, now that it has left the building, as they say.


Walking across the slippery ice, and then crunchy snow on my way to the tractor this morning is a sensual delight for my ears. The crunch of the snow, mixed with the soft sound of the scraping of fabric. You may remember as a child wearing corduroy jeans, oh yes now you get it.  You heard that right, my coveralls are like those darn pants that made that sound on my trip to school as a child. That would be the sound of my thighs rubbing together as I walk. That would be February’s fault. As an example, for breakfast this morning before heading out here into the once again freezing cold, I grabbed a cookie, yes a cookie. Not a bad thing but every morning all through the month February was probably bad.

To climb into the tractor is getting more difficult, trying to get up the ladder and into that cab. I do believe that along with the extra padding (cookie weight), I may be shrinking too. That was February’s fault too. All that falling on my butt on that darn ice, for a whole month has no doubt compressed my spine.


The tractor starts right up. Why wouldn’t it? It is a balmy minus 12 degrees Celsius this morning. The sun is coming up but the frost on the mirror distorts its light. The radio blares, where the weatherman once again warns of a snowstorm. March is starting to sound like February.

We February “dislikers” had turned into a bunch of pretenders. We smile, when our friends, (you know the ones who jet off to those warm sunny climates) tell us of their plans. “Oh I am so happy for you.” February, with its lack of sun had those of us stuck here with nowhere to go, full of jealously. We hide this jealously, because to be honest anyone of us would jump on a plane in a minute, if the shoe were on the other foot. To jet off to a place of warmth and beauty, where they serve you food and drinks all the while surrounded by beauty, and where the sun welcomes you every day, without frost.

Well February you are gone. I honestly cannot believe they gave you an extra day. I should get off the complaining band wagon, or in this case, tractor, to go open the gate, get the hay, and then feed the cows. I have lots to do to keep me busy, because March has now made its way into my world, and yours.


You know when I think back; February was not all that bad. I played with my friends and family. I laughed and truly enjoyed most days. I honestly just like to hear myself complain, I suppose. I blame February for that.


Later

29 comments:

  1. I liked your goodbye to February . . . brought me a smile or two.
    (Like cookies for breakfast . . .)
    Here it is March and another "snow dump" here.
    It's not over until it is over I guess . . .
    Getting closer and I am ready for springtime days!
    Happy March #1 Buttons . . .

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  2. I blame February for most everything; yup, I'm one of those February dislikers. *hugs*

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  3. I totally love and agree with everything you have said!! Even the bad eating part! It is definitely February's fault! ...even though it was mild and not too snowy, it was a dark month! (My 2 cents worth for the Februaru Dislike Complainers Club)

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  4. Yay!!! shout it on the mountain tops for March! I am also not a fan of the February. I only fell once though, and I'm not sure how I did not twist an ankle, but now I am looking forward to Spring. I'll even be starting a few seeds soon! Happy March to you!

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  5. B,

    Hey if we can blame the month of February for something, I say go for it!!!
    Darn you February!!!!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  6. The first pair of corduroy pants I wore I was 19! hadn't even seen them before this-in the lower third middle part of BC. If I still lived in real Winter country I'd probably have trouble with Feb. as well love that last shot /-)

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  7. I am just patiently waiting for spring ! Thanks for sharing lovely post and photos ! Have a good day !

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  8. And now, the dreaded Farch...

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  9. February is our worst month too but not so much this year. I shall not miss it.

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  10. February is one of those months you just want to get out of the way ready for spring!
    Lynne x

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  11. I am a firm believer in give us this day our daily whinge. Things buried in the dark fester and grow. Complaining brings them out into the open, and often lets us realise how many OTHER things we have.
    Mind you, I want your breakfast now...

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  12. February is one of my fave months...really. There is Groundhog Day, Family Day, Valentine's Day, my daughter's birthday. Lots of celebrating for us! I hate to see winter end...really. Of course I am still waiting for it to begin this year. Nope, I won't be jumping on the complaints bandwagon until it gets hot and humid...really. I dislike June, July and August. Some may call me crazy, and to that I say...really? BTW I think a cookie in the morning is great any time of year ;)

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  13. I'm happy to see February go too...except that I still don't have all the winter projects done that I was hoping to do! I guess March can still throw a monkey wrench into things, though, so hopefully I still have some time to get some things done before spring work starts!! I hope calving is going well!!

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  14. February was okay by me. A few snow days and that was okay as well. March is the worst month on our school calendar. Five long weeks with no breaks can make for cranky students....and teachers! lol

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  15. February was not to terrible...in fact, winter could have been worse this year. I thought for a bit I was going to be complaining the whole season when we had dark day after dark day....I just need to see the sun a little bit on a regular basis...

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  16. cookie weight made me smile. :)

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  17. My February was great - it had my family in it! But I am definitely a disliker of February generally, I much prefer March!

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  18. Here's wishing you sunshine and smiles in March, Miss B! Remember everyday is one day closer to spring.

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  19. I have to say I do like February for obvious reasons of where I live. It has been the hottest February on record here.

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  20. A cookie for breakfast? Just one? I can't see just one cookie adding a lot of weight, but it doesn't seem like a nutritious breakfast.

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  21. February really is one of those unpleasant months. Except for chocolates on Valentine's. I hope March is better. xx K

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  22. COMMENT FROM Lillie Normile March 02, 2016 9:36 AM

    I always find February exhilarating. Typically it is the true winter month but there is a feeling in the air that spring is preparing to make its entrance and the hours of daylight extend. February is an old friend who leaves us for a year at a time and by the time it leaves we are happy. February is not all bad.

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  23. February can be cold and miserable but at least it's short, not long and gray and icy like January.

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  24. I too am not a fan of February, even though it is the month of my wedding anniversary. It seems winter has really taken its toll by then
    Happy March :)

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  25. That darn February - glad you gave it a piece of your mind. Actually, mine started to seem a little like spring (very unusual here in the mountains of CO) when lo and behold, today March created a snow squall for us. Does that mean it will go out like a lamb? We can only hope.

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  26. February was not bad here. I dislike March as it gets very windy here. I am looking forward to Summer!

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  27. LOL Yes, all our troubles can be blamed on February. Let's hope March is kinder, gentler, and warmer!

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  28. February was nice here, mostly warm with good roads and little to complain about,but I am happy to see it gone none the less

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  29. Cookie weight and an extra day to boot! Your "complaining" made me chuckle. Very Erma Bombeck! ;)

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