January has been a long month, or so it seems for me. It’s definitely not my favorite month; that would be February which comes in just two days. January is always cold and dark here in the San Joaquin Valley. This year there has been lots of rain, which is a really good thing. I cannot lament the rain, except that it’s kept me from working in the yard.
One would think the month flew by when I look at all that I did over the past four weeks. But, it just seems that it was even longer than usual. July and August also have 31 days, and yet, those months pass in a blink of the eye. Each week in January I had a list of things to do taped on the shelf unit here at my desk. Every week I was diligent and accomplished the whole list. A new list hangs there right now, with more activities than usual as I really need to do some shopping. I was also given tasks on Sunday to accomplish for this committee I now chair at church. It’s not fun stuff, but it much be accomplished, so on the list they go.
I did accomplish a task for the committee yesterday, while at church, but it was enjoyable as it was all about talking to people to garner information to pass on to other people. I really enjoy talking with people and problem-solving, but accounting stuff, details with accounts, banking…those are like fingernails on the blackboard, and those are things to be done in February.
When I saw the first and second graders last week I told them that February is my favoritist month of the year, especially since it’s the end of winter. It’s also the shortest month, with lots of school holidays, Valentines Day, Groundhog Day (which is my sister’s birthday and my half-year birthday) and my wedding anniversary on the very first day. The days get longer, the daffodils bloom in the front yard. So, let’s finish up January and move on.