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Preparing in Advance

One out of three kids came home this week with a due date of  “Valentines” by Friday, February 1st.  So what that means to a mother of four is “get moving” and get ALL kids valentines done simultaneously.  And that is exactly what we did.  Do I feel a bit pre-mature with such an early request….yes.  But do I feel great that it forced us into some organization for the holiday?  YES!

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This weekend, an old tradition will prepare us to either stay inside and bundle up for the next 6 weeks or dust off the flip-flops and make plans for the beach.  It was 80 degrees in Southern California Thursday, but then it was pouring rain last Friday,  ya never know!

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Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, is Saturday. It continues the annual tradition, now in its 127th year.   You can read what Phil did in my article from the 126th year prediction here. According to the tradition, Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby comes out of Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, in northwestern Pennsylvania, each Feb. 2. If the groundhog sees his shadow after emerging from his home, we can expect six more weeks of winter. If Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow, Americans can expect an early spring.  Americans turn to a groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, to tell us when it will be over. It all depends on his shadow.

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Of course our youngest will be watching livestream of cute lil Phil’s actions.   She is in no rush to get anything done-rain or shine- deadlines or not.  Just enjoying the simple things. What a lesson learned, yet again from a 2 year old.

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