Yep, it's Groundhog Day.
(See what I did there? Referencing the holiday and the movie where the guy relives the same day of his life over and over and over again..?)
I can't help but think of that old Bill Murray movie of the same title, and chuckling to myself. I told my Rock N' Roll Buddy we should have a sofa picnic supper tonight and watch it, because, Groundhog Day.
(He rolled his eyes like I was a more than a little nuts, making Grundhog Day into some sort of "holiday" event, but we will probably do exactly that, because we don't have any special TV shows we watch on Thursday nights.)
(And, I think he likes that I am a little nuts like that.)
Do you do stuff like that? (Please tell me I'm not the only one. Am I? I mean, well, maybe I am.)
I was reading some of the funny lines from Groundhog Day (the movie, not the holiday) last night when I came across this one:
"You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be gray, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life."
That movie line hits a incredibly close to what this winter feels like for so many parts of the country this year. The part of the Pacific Northwest that I live in is expecting yet another freezing rain and ice storm later today. With some of our schools already logging in as many as ten snow days on the books, this has been one crazy cold, wet, winter for sure.
Speaking of snow days, I have to admit that my team mates at work and I have been hopeful, and nearly giddy, checking our phones for the latest weather forecasts. Periodically one of the Audiologists I work with pulls up a map of the incoming weather on his computer screen and updates us all on the odds that we too may get to enjoy one more snow day on Friday of this week. (Seriously, it's ridiculous how excited we all get at the prospect of yet one more chance to work from home in our pajammies and slippers, but there it is.)
Happy Groundhog day, friends. Here's to spring coming sooner than later, and one last snow day tomorrow. (Pretty please?)