Christmas is over. All the parties and the presents and the family get-togethers are finished. The tree and the decorations are back in their boxes. December is done, and with it all of the fun. January is here. January is bleak.
Why is January so bleak? Here are a few reasons:
* It's cold-- How cold? So cold that you have to worry about bringing cans of soda in from the car because you're afraid they might freeze and explode.
* It's dark-- The sun isn't up yet when you leave for work in the morning, and the sun is already down when you come home from work. Where did the sun go? (Yes, I know that the days are actually shorter in December, but all those Christmas lights make the dark a bit more tolerable then.)
* It's snowy-- Have you ever tried to shovel the driveway while it's still snowing? It's an exercise in futility, and it's not fun.
* It's icy-- Who doesn't love scraping ice off of their windshield?
*Everyone is grumpy-- Lots of people start the new year by trying to lose weight. Pies and cookies make people happy. Avoiding pies and cookies makes people unhappy. Unhappy people make other people unhappy.
So, yes, January is bleak. But it's okay because once January is over we get to welcome February, and February is...oh my gosh, February is even more bleak!
Is it Spring Break yet?