Saturday, February 07, 2009


I have been trying for about an hour to update our blog a bit and now I wish I had never touched it. Do you know that feeling when you keep trying to make something just a little bit better and then it all flushes down the toilet and you don't know how to fix it?

I started to play with the colors on our blog because I thought a little change might be nice. After "playing" for a while though I decided I really liked what we had best. Strangely though, the background brown we used to have seems to be no longer available or at least I can't find it anywhere.

I looked at many different options and decided if I could just get this picture long and narrow (as opposed to huge, fat, and tall like what happens when I try it) up at the top of the blog page, that would be just right.

I know some of you have done this, can you help me please?

No shadows here

Puxtatawney Phil may have seen his shadow, but the groundhogs around here certainly aren't seeing theirs. I think our few days of cold are officially done. The last few days have been 75 degrees with overnight temps in the 40s and 50s.

Even though we're a little sad to see winter go, we had a great time with the snow while we were in Michigan, and it's not so bad to have the warmth for now. We can go running and biking with no jacket and I wore sandals again the other day, so it has its advantages. Also, I have turned off the heat and don't expect to need it again until next November or December. I'm glad we have a few more months of low electric bills before this summer's heat wave!

Here's a bit of background I found about Groundhog Day, from the "official site" no less:)
"Groundhog Day grew out of a mainly German superstition that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow February 2-- the Christian holiday of Candlemas -- winter will last another six weeks.If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will be early."

The kids at school love Groundhog Day, by the way. I don't think I have "celebrated" this holiday since I was 10, but I am back to it now and all the other holidays you only paid attention to when you were in school (i.e. Columbus Day). Those holidays were a little too advanced for the two-year-olds at SLP:)
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