january was a bit of a rough month. first off it was freaking cold! i know pretty much everywhere seems to be suffering this extreme cold this year, so i won't whine too much, but it can stop now. i'm all set on below freezing temps. we have not been outside the house much at all this month. we have been filling our time with books, and crafts, and layers which are all very nice things. but still some blue sky and "temperate" winter weather would be welcomed. then i got sick. i began working very part time at a pre-school. little kids in winter = runny noses coughs boogies GERMS! i think there's a very good chance that's where i got a good dose of a respiratory virus that did not want to let go of my lungs. i never use my inhaler except in winter, then it's my sidekick. i am finally emerging from my cough. then last week i got in a minor car accident. i am 41 years old (for 23 more days) and this is my first car accident EVER... well unless you count that time when i was 22 driving home around 1 am from my closing shift TGIFridays, when a guy on a motorcycle decided to run his harley under my little geo prism. i'm never sure if i count that as an accident or more of a "news of the weird" kind of event. he hit my geo, lodged his harley under my geo, and then took off on foot up the hill to elude the cops. drunk much? yep. this recent accident, no one was hurt, i was in the car alone (so no frightened kids thank goodness!) but it was no fun. and my car was none too happy. i love my little subaru.
so january was a bit sucky. i am not sad to see it end. i welcome february. a month full of birthdays under our roof. my love is first and then i follow 17 days later. both of us welcome our 42nd trip around the sun. though jason keeps saying it's his 29th birthday, i'm a good sport and willingly play along. if he's turning 29 (cough cough) and i 42, i guess that secures me cougar status. ;-)
so hello february.
i welcome your longer daylight, inching our way towards that elusive spring.