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Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day, and Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which means an early spring. Woo-Hoo! While I have no right to complain about winter in Louisiana compared to the hellish winter weather that citizens in the Midwest and Northeast are experiencing, I am not fond of cold weather. For me, anything below 50 degrees feels frigid, especially during early morning carpool duty. And, I am definitely not fond of it coupled with shorter days of daylight. I am steadily counting down the days until Daylight Saving Time begins again. In five weeks, I will no longer suffer from the wintry blues. I will be like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Dramatic, perhaps. Be that it may, extra daylight in the evening will positively boost both my mood and energy level.

Today, I should be watching the Super Bowl amongst family and friends. That was my plan before the Saints were stripped of the opportunity to play in it two weeks ago. I do not want to relive the ugliness of the no-call that ultimately cost them their victory; however, I want to acknowledge that as a member of the Who Dat nation, I am boycotting anything to do with it. Along with everyone else who feels cheated, I am spending my day participating in more pleasant activities. Even changing the litter in Puar’s litterbox is more exciting than watching the Patriots beat the Rams. Yawn!

In Other News:

Andrew was invited to attend an evening at Southeastern to meet SLU’s President Dr. John Crain, tour the new housing complex, and obtain more information about the university. Unfortunately, Andrew cannot attend. He will be competing at BETA State in Baton Rouge. Fortunately, I will attend in his place. This will be a terrific opportunity for me to learn more about registering Andrew for housing on campus next year.

For 2019, I challenged myself to read 50 books. Last month, I read three books. My self-improvement book for the month was Year of Yes Paddingtonby Shonda Rhimes, which I loved. I’m a huge fan of children’s literature, so I always read a couple of books per month in that category. I read Paddington: Here and Now by Michael Bond. I adore Paddington Bear and his adventures. When Andrew visited London last year, he brought me back a Paddington Bear figurine which I keep on my bookcase. I completed the Magisterium series by reading The Golden Tower by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. All excellent book choices. You can follow me on Goodreads to keep up with the books that I am currently reading, as well as the ones that I have read in the past.

We are officially in the second month of the new year, the month of Love. This year, I bought Valentine’s cards to send to the people I love. Therefore, I will be spending my spare time this week addressing envelopes and expressing my sentiments of love and appreciation. Are you planning anything special for this month, dear reader? How about today? Are you planning to watch the Super Bowl or did you also boycott? Happiness!

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.” ~ Kin Hubbard




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