Sunday, February 3, 2008

Have a Groundhoggy Day!

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and I was just on the Punxsutawney Phil website looking at all the cute pictures, and I realized that I might be wrong about what I thought Groundhog Day was. I have ALWAYS been under the impression that if the groundhog doesn't see his shadow, we'll have 6 more weeks of winter... but if he does see his shadow, we have only 6 weeks till Spring. I thought it was a joke that way, you know, that it doesn't really matter, it's 6 weeks either way. But I told that to two people yesterday and neither of them had ever heard that. So this morning I was still thinking about it and how ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN I was that that this was the case, so I just looked it up.... and it looks as if I'm wrong.

Which is not nearly as funny.

On the official website, it says that if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow it's actually a forecast for an early spring. There's no six weeks about it. Isn't that too bad?

Last night was our Circle party at Mary's. Very fun! Tons of babies! Anja was awesome, as she usually is these days. Before the party we'd been out to dinner with Mrs. Schap and John Mooney, and she was amazing at the restaurant too. No crying at all! And the other night we were at Vienna, and no crying! And this morning we went out to breakfast, and no crying!! She just sits in our laps happy as can be these days. It's really pretty fabulous.

We went to Christo's for breakfast after mass, and this family in the booth next to us started talking to us and complimenting Anja's wonderfulness, and they were soooooooo friendly. And itw as funny because it was a couple about my parents' age, maybe a little younger, and their daughter who was maybe our age, maybe slightly younger. And the husband just sat there and didn't even look over at us while the wife and the daughter just talked and talked to us and were SO enthusiastic! It was hilarious! The best part of breakfast was the non-dairy creamer they had, so I was able to have some decaf coffee!

For all his psychotic tendancies, Theodore sure is a snuggly cat... he's crawling all over me and now the computer keyboard is covered in cat hair.... Ughad. cant' seeee sccreen......


Anne said...

So sad to miss that party...and all those babies!

Anonymous said...

Annie: Is Theodore molting? Pia is dropping fur all over the place and I thought maybe she was molting and getting ready for an early spring. Whadda ya think? If it was a sign of early spring I might not mind picking up all this dropped fur.

Anonymous said...

My understanding of Punxy P is that if he SEES his shadow we will have six more weeks of winter. The thing being that he is scared by his shadow. But if he DOESN'T see it, we will have an early spring. However, you were correct in a way...there really isn't a lot of difference, because an early spring might mean early March and six weeks from G'hog day is mid March.