One of my life goals is to make the trek to the little town of Punxsutawney and partake in the festivities, honoring the furry little Phil. If it’s anything like the jolly happenings portrayed in the movie, Groundhog Day, then I want in on it. People dancing around a bonfire, children on their parents’ shoulders, and Frank Yankovic’s Pennsylvania Polka blasting through the town square…. true, small-town fun.
Well this Groundhog Day, on Sunday, 2014, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter! And I sure believe it– it’s been a blustery, snowy, frigid winter with no end in sight! I can’t complain either– I have to admit, I really love the snow. It makes everything look pure and new and fresh. It’s magical. And I secretly like the cold temps because it gives me an excuse to stay cozy at home and hibernate with my little family.
And today is no exception. Mike, Denver, Colette, and I are currently curled up on the couch drinking hot coffee and watching Bill Murray lose his mind while the snow falls outside.
So, Happy Groundhog Day everyone! And if you’re going anywhere for the Superbowl tonight, don’t forget your booties, ’cause it’s cold out there!
Happy Groundhog Day everyone! I don’t know what it is about this day that I love so much, but I’ll tell ya what. For me, Groundhog Day feels a little bit like Christmas. On February 1st, I go to bed in my warmest jammies and as I try to fall asleep, I wonder– will Punxsutawney Phil see his little round shadow tomorrow morning? How many weeks of winter lay before us?? And of course, another reason I love Groundhog Day– Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. And let’s not forget Ned– Needlenose Ned, Ned the Head, Ned Ryerson… BING!
Perhaps my Groundhog Day enthusiasm dates back to my younger years when my mom took me on a little road trip to Punxsutawney. I was maybe 8 years old. I don’t remember much about the trip except for an enormous (at least to me) bronze statue of Punxsutawney himself. So regal, that groundhog.
So this morning the little guy did not see his shadow which means…. spring should arrive early this year! Doesn’t feel that way by the looks of the snowflakes I am watching fall outside my window. But hey, I’m willing to have a little faith in Phil. Well, time to go get a bigger crate for our Denver boy. Then I think we’ll go frolic in the snow. And to wrap up this lovely Saturday, we’ll watch Groundhog Day. Obviously.