February You May Be The Cruelest Month

T.S. Eliot proclaims April to be the cruelest month but I may have to differ with him. Our reasons for the cruelest month are different.  His has to do with blooming flowers in April.  Mine because of, well, events. I have lost several loved ones during the month of February. My mother died on Valentines Day in 2003. My brother died last year on February 13th. I wrote a post about it here.  It is cold and wet and dreary.  I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. There have also been some wonderful things happen in February. I’ll tell you about those in a minute. But I guess losing two people who meant the world to me makes those two days of the month especially sad.

February 2019 has also been a month of sickness for our family. Mark and I both had the crud. No sooner was I getting over that but then I pulled a muscle in my back. I spent most of last weekend lying flat on the floor on my back with my legs in a chair. Try not to get a mental picture, it’s not pretty.  Scruffy laid beside me the whole time. Because of the back issues I missed a Memorial Service of the mother of a good  friend.

We have had rain, rain and more rain. Rain almost every day. The ground is saturated and flood warnings are issued almost every day. Our local schools closed yesterday and today because of heavy rains and the threat of flash flooding.

So a lot of things in February to be glum about. My back is better and that is good. I can stand up straight again without having back spasms. I did a lot of knitting and reading over the weekend.

We had a brief moment of sunshine Wednesday morning.


But we knew the rain was coming again.

Anyway now some really good things about February:

1. It is almost over and spring is on the way!!!!

2.  Valentine roses from my hubby


3. A group of us taking a co-worker out for lunch and mani-pedis for her pre-wedding gift.


We also did the Escape Room in Knoxville. Have you done one of these?  It is so much fun. You are put in a room for one hour. You are given a topic and you try to find clues that will help you get out of the room in one hour. We did not escape. It is really hard!!! But we had so much fun.  https://breakoutgames.com/knoxville/  check it out!!!!

Happy Birthday to my blog it turned one year old this month.  It’s hard to believe I have been blogging for one year but I have!!! I have so enjoyed sharing with all of you.  Thank you for following me and sharing with me.


The last thing is:  Baby Kay Day!!!  this is coming up on February 24th.  this is the day I donated a kidney to my husband. This happened in 2011.  One of the best days of my life.  We named the kidney Baby Kay and we try to celebrate every year.


I post this picture every year on Baby Kay Day  this is a picture of me and my husband leaving Vanderbilt Medical Center after the kidney transplant in 2011.  It is one of my favorite pictures.  You can read more about it here and here.

So maybe February isn’t so bad.  I am going to Orlando FL on Monday for a meeting and I plan to get some sunshine and sunshine and sunshine.   I will keep you posted.

Love your day your way








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