Wednesday, January 29, 2020

SO True!

This funny mnemonic by poet Brian Bilston has been making the rounds of my Facebook friends:
Thirty days has September,
April, June, and November.
Unless a leap year is its fate,
February has twenty-eight.
All the rest have three days more,
excepting January,
which has six thousand,
one hundred and eighty-four.
In the past few weeks I can count on one hand the times I've seen the sun. We've had a series of storms come through, and although most of them haven't left a lot of precipitation there has been enough snow, sleet, and freezing rain to gum up traffic and disrupt plans.  Except for last Sunday (when it was in the mid-40s) high temperatures have been around freezing. All in all, miserable-enough to make it feel like the month will never end.

Five years ago today: Emergency Zit Zapper


  1. It's almost over, although it was sunny here today if very cold.

  2. Still no snow ... but very cold here in the UK.

    God bless.

  3. January has been incredibly rainy and miserable this year here too. Ode to summer coming early should be the next poem go around. Maybe I will write it myself. I think I"m molding as I write this.

    1. My perception of your area is that it's gloomy a lot.

  4. I feel for you. Today we have sunshine and the temp is 62 degrees--almost like summer! Ha!

    But the sun does feel good after so many gray, gloomy overcast days. No rain here, though, and it's getting a bit scary.

    1. We usually get a temporary mid-January heat up. It didn't happen this year.

  5. I count January as the longest month. My mother said it was February.