today is a day of celebration
in full swing
in keeping with
of the holiday
a bag of
flamin’ hot cheetos
and stay up
one hour late.
it has been said that a scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an american has not seen the united states until he has seen mardi-gras in new orleans.
– mark twain – march 1859
image credits: ‘life n the mississippi’ first edition, tumblr
once in a while
there are those perfect days
when holidays collide
today is one such day
an official snow day from school
a surprise gift from the universe
and i will celebrate both
“today is “ground-hog’s day” in many parts of the united states,
and candlemas day in many other parts of the world.
from time immemorial,
it has been a critical day in the affairs of the weather.
the character of the second of february is
really of much more importance
than whether the first of march comes in like a lion or a lamb.”
the simplest form of the adage is:—
if candlemas day be bright and clear,
there’ll be two winters in that year.
~hartford courant, 1877
image credits: genuinemudpie.org, brownie groundhog, the february fox, by susan blackaby
babies j, b and f
for a glimpse
8 tiny reindeer
clothing is optional.
all human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
it’s not the drinks, it’s the company.
“all the world is birthday cake,
so take a piece, but not too much.”
– george harrison
each of those numerals
important to me
my number of years on earth
my number of daughters
my number of grand babies
my number of posts
my number of dog years on earth
which is which?
“with mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
― william shakespeare
freedom lies in being bold.