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I'm a published author of short fiction for kids and adults. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. I'm a former content writer for Spirit and Truth publishing on their Living the Word series. I've also worked as a paid book reviewer and as a student editor for The Louisville Review literary magazine. I'm a wife and mom to two great kids, three dogs, and a cat. I love books, movies, gardening, kids, and animals.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fun Facts About...

February


February is one of the most unique months of the calendar year. Here are just a few of the reasons to celebrate this month despite the vagaries of winter.

1. Since 2001, February has been the month we get to enjoy the Superbowl. Even if you don't like football you can enjoy the great commercials between plays.

 2. February is the only month of the whole year that actually celebrates groundhogs! We have set aside an entire day just for them to predict the weather for the next six weeks after Feb. 2. While we can appreciate this special and quirky holiday I don't think the groundhogs neccessarily do. Check out this link about Jimmy the Groundhog: http://www.weather.com/news/news/jimmy-groundhog-day-sun-prairie-mayor-wisconsin-punxsutawney-phil

3. This is the shortest month of the year and is the only one that gets an extra day added every four years for Leap Year.

4. Black History is celebrated in February. Though I think it would be nice if we celebrated black history and diversity equally all year long.


5. Two of our most famous presidents were born in February. George Washington's birthday is on February 22nd and Abraham Lincoln's is on February 12th. We used to celebrate their birthday's individually, but now we've combined them into one federal holiday, President's Day.

6. February is the month that celebrates love (most often with chocolate and roses). The roses are beautiful and I like them. But really for me the chocolate is the best part of Valentine's Day. Even if you don't have a special someone you can still eat chocolate which helps release endorphins in your brain and helps you feel happier. I'm not against love, but could we have a holiday that just celebrates chocolate? Just a thought, here are some links to support my idea. :)

http://authoritynutrition.com/7-health-benefits-dark-chocolate/

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/indepth.food/sweets/chocolate.cravings/

7. And finally, the best part about February for me, is the fact that the days are starting to grow longer and you know that in just a couple more months the weather will be milder and we will be celebrating spring!

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