My friend Valerie claims that I once said, “Why can’t June last as long as January?” It’s true—the summer months do fly by. But for us on the Eastern Seaboard, this has been a January to remember for its mild temperatures and lack of snow. We have watched the Mid-West deal with severe winter weather, while we have rain. The runners along the Charles River are still mostly in T-shirts.
As a recovering knee-replacement person, I have been able to walk outside without fear of black ice. And now, it isn’t pitch black outside when I wake up in the morning. But I don’t want to celebrate too soon—February is a day longer this year and we have no idea what it has in store for us.