Why is this my favorite holiday? I explained it to my boss the other day. First of all, Groundhog Day is all-inclusive. It excludes nobody. All religions can celebrate it. It's not race or nationality-specific. You don't have to feel bad if you don't have a boyfriend, or a mother, or a father. There is no guilt or stress involved in it: you don't feel like you should buy gifts, send cards, or make phone calls. It is just silly and good fun for everybody.
My boss and the others in the room blinked at me. "Wow. After that speech, it seems like we should definitely declare it a company holiday and have the day off work!" I agree! Unfortunately our company holidays are not his decision.
Also, very few others embrace Groundhog Day like I do, so I can be unique. I like to be unique.... so come to think of it, perhaps I should not extol its virtues and convert the masses so much....
Anyway, apparently two groundhogs have predicted an early spring. I only read about two so far, so that is a 100% success rate!
I am torn between thinking "Yay warmer weather" and "Darn, what about skiing?" Today is the first day I pulled out my heaviest winter coat. It's been very very cold for a few weeks now, but I've just been wearing my leather jacket (which I consider more of a late fall jacket). Winter started so late in the season, I kind of forgot to think about switching outer wear.
I've been bundling up in scarves and gloves, and feeling grumpy about being so cold... then a couple of days ago I remembered that I own a warmer coat. Oops. So today I dug it out of the closet and wore it to work. Nice! It's still cold out, but at least I'm cozier.