Yesterday was the first time I actually paid any attention to Groundhog Day. In the Philippines this time of the year it’s Chinese New Year, which is what celebrate given our strong Chinese influences (Kung Hei Fat Choi by the way!) My only association to Groundhog Day was the Andie MacDowell- Bill Murray movie ages ago, and I didn’t really understand what it was about. Oh give me a break, I was 14 years old then!
Well 19 years later, surviving a cold winter (and pregnant no less), it’s all changed for me, and while I am still smitten by snow in general, right now I’m willing to believe any tradition that will tell me that Spring is a-comin’. One can only take too much cold! Thankfully, as the Washington Post relates, Punxsutawney Phil did not see a shadow, which means — we get an early spring! Oh happy day!
It’s just as well since our drawers and cabinets are starting to overflow with the mix of cold and semi-warm clothing and there’s literally no more space for anything else. Suddenly I can’t wait to pack all the winter clothes away. Seriously though, if they said that we’d have 6 more weeks of winter, I don’t know what I’d do!