Monday, February 2, 2009
When I was a kid in school, the teachers would change the bulletin board each month. I liked February's bulletin board best of all. The background would usually be red, or maybe white, and there would be black paper silhouettes of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and red hearts and cupids.
My little sister's birthday is in February, as well as the birthdays of dear friends. I look forward to Valentine's Day and our wedding anniversary. Even when it's cold and dreary outside, there's something cozy and happy about this month.
Today is Candlemas Day. I'm going to light lots of candles (I love a good excuse to light lots of candles) and mail some birthday cards. Next week I'll make some valentines and mail them, and bake sugar cookie hearts with pink frosting with Reece. I'm not sure yet how Ron and I will celebrate our anniversary. It's our 40th, so we should do something special. Shrove Tuesday is February 24 this year--chocolate chip pancakes for supper!
February can be a depressing, blue month if we allow it. So make some yummy chicken soup and homemade bread, light some candles, buy some tulips for your desk or kitchen table, watch a romantic comedy, listen to your favorite music, read (or write) some poetry. And remember, it's a short month, and Spring will be here soon.