Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Ground Hog Day To You

I know you have been looking forward to today for weeks. It is a special time of year; a magical time. After one has been asleep all winter, toward the end of the hibernation, one must get up to pee. Yes, nothing spells relief like a good midwinter pee.

And really, that's what started it all. Sun or clouds, we really just needed to get up to take a leak. Shadows or the lack thereof are really irrelevant. You will get six more weeks of winter either way. Maybe more. It's why we always go back to the burrow. Those last weeks of sleep are the best.

But do not be concerned. We will be digging up your foundations and living under you decks soon enough. All things in good time.

In the interim, just continue to observe your superstitions. It will give you something to do while you wade through the snow everyday. Fools.

I'm so sleepy. I'm going back to bed. See you in April!

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