February used to be known for Presidents’ Birthdays, Black History and Valentines. But I looked around the internet and discovered there are far too many celebrations burying what should be THE LEAD.
Here is a sample in no particular order:
• American Heart Month
• An Affair to Remember Month
• Black History Month
• Canned Food Month
• Creative Romance Month
• Great American Pie Month
• National Bird Feeding Month
• National Cherry Month
• National Children’s Dental Health Month
• National Grapefruit Month
• National Weddings Month
• Spunky Old Broads Month
Though many are important, and I do admit the Spunky Old Broads Month does sound intriguing, I’d prefer to stick with the short list, thank you very much. Presidents, Black History, and Valentines.
However, since I’m writing the blog today, February 2nd, I cannot ignore Groundhog Day. Newsflash! Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. Yay!
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Since I’m a romance writer, I can’t help but focus on February 14th, right?
Valentines is the day that instills stress in the part of the population like no other. Many feel compelled to propose or tell someone that they love them for the first time. Others run for the hills and put down anyone who makes a big deal out of heart-shaped boxes of candy, flowers, and special dinners out. Some are crushed by the day, forced to spend another February 14th alone. As with everything in life – It’s Complicated!
So I poke my fingers in my ears and sing la la la and pretend Valentines is a sweet and fun day that should be remembered. And that’s all I’m saying about that.
One last thing. This year February is the month the first book in my next digital only self-published Mercy, Inc. series is released. In case you might be looking for something else to celebrate this month, OR READ, there’s always that. 😉
Her surprise Knight in the ER
If February is a tough month for you, take heart, it’s the shortest month of the year, except this year is leap year which means there are 29 days. Like I said, February. IT’S COMPLICATED!
Until next time, make it a great one,
Since I can’t resist one last reminder about February, Ash Wednesday is the 26th.