The Longest Shortest Month

It is only the 17th of february today, but to me it already feels like the 44th of February. Strange how the shortest month can seem so long, especially after arriving as it did with severe winter weather, and a reminder that Spring might still be some way off.

Valentine’s Day is halfway through the month, but to me it already feels like that happened three weeks ago.

And this year is not even a Leap Year, when that extra day on the 29th feels more like an extra week.

I once worked with someone whose birthday was the 29th of February. He made quite a lot of the fact that his birth date was only once every four years. When he was 32, his wife gave him a birthday card with ‘8 Today!’ on the front.

He loved February, for obvious reasons. I don’t like it, for my reasons.

Come on March, get here soon!

51 thoughts on “The Longest Shortest Month

  1. Ever since my stroke I have had HUGE time displacement issues (my phrase to explain to others my inner landscape when I rush in one area or drop the ball in another….sigh). From all I’ve read this past year? 2020/COVID year gave a large part of the population a glimpse and/or CRASH course on this inner ‘displacement’ feeling – on many fronts – and it’s hard to adjust to it WHILE still connecting with the society one interacts with, even when the rest of society understands, logically, the mechanics of such things – πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m not down with March either. In fact I’m not down with any month from October-April. I can’;t wait for May, as then we get June, July and August; my fave of all as they have the strongest possibilities of the mercury hitting 80f.

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    1. I also enjoy hot weather, WN. But I usually find August too humid at night.
      March is my birthday month, which is why I am always banging on about it. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  3. I thought January was interminable. This month not so bad, but there have been three family birthdays already and the days are longer and snowdrops and crocuses and now daffodils flowering and I even got outside one afternoon to cut back the clematis! But I am sick of the rain and damp and that cold!

    But I know the real reason you are keen for March to arrive… 🎁 πŸŽ‚ πŸ˜πŸ€—

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  4. 50/50 for me, really Pete: yes, it can be cold & dreary outside [and the current restrictions don’t help there, either], but it’s my older brother’s birthday on the 14th, it’s a Council-Tax payment-free month [if one pays by DD] and, tawdry financial considerations aside, the days are now noticeably longer and there is some real warmth in the sun, when it appears, so all in all, I don’t mind February [notwithstanding the propensity for its name to be mispronounced πŸ˜‰ ]. Cheers, Jon.

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