Oh, February!

Even though it's annoying, winter can be pretty in Toledo.

Even though it’s annoying, winter can be pretty in Toledo.

Again, the shortest month of the year feels like the longest. Oh, February, why? Why?

Cold, dreary, gray, snowy, windy.

It happens every year, but it didn’t used to be so awful. Of course, that was before moving to the Midwest and discovering what real winter feels like. I gotta say, I don’t much like it.

I know I have plenty of companions in my complaining about February. Some people get through it better than I do. A former coworker would look out my office window at the February bleakness, snow piling on the sidewalk, gray clouds overhead, barren trees bending in the icy and unrelenting breeze, and he would say, at least it’s February. Spring is almost here.

I try to keep that in mind as I’m winding my heavy scarf around my neck and chin, slipping on my gloves and mentally preparing to face February out of doors. I bite my lip, and I get through it. But I’ll tell you this, I won’t be sad when February is over.

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  1. Living in The Netherlands (and never call my country “Holland” :P), we have what they call a sea climate, which would mean gentle winters. But these “gentle winters” are cold enough for me.
    Oh yes, I do enjoy the first snow which turns the countryside into a magical wonderland, but after some days it starts to annoy me and the longing for some more warm weather becomes very strong.

    Can you imagine that there are living beings that really enjoy the cold temperatures and the snow? Well, I do know one at least one…. unbelievable! :-)

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