Monday, February 2, 2009

Silly, Weird and just odd

Just to show you we aren't always serious, all the time...
And that we like some silliness on a Monday....
And to prove to anyone who wonders, just how much I love my husband...
I submit this:
Yup, it's Groundhog Day.
And though I think think this is one of the goofier (even bizarre) traditions in our country (I mean, c'mon, look at those guys: top hats, groundhogs?!), it does marginally appeal to the latent folklore student in me.

Apparently, the verdict/prediction for this year is 6 more weeks of winter. Ugh. That makes this groundhog a little lower on my good list. We have our own personal groundhog here. He (or she, I haven't gotten close enough to check) waddles up into our yard from the bluff quite often as the weather warms. And it is no big surprise then that we haven't seen him in months. I guess all these groundhogs got the memo about winter from Phil. We haven't named him yet, unless you count "Lookmomthereheisagain!" I guess we have a few more weeks ahead to work on a name for this spring anyhow.Anyhow, you might be wondering about the 'just how much I love my husband connection" from above. Here it is:
Yup, that's right. Ssshhhhhh. I bought him this as a surprise (hopefully you've opened it by now honey) for tonight. Because he loves this movie. And it makes me crazy. I don't know whether it's the young Bill Murray who makes me crazy or the wacky time loop thing....because time loop/travel movies kind of scramble my brain. I found this out years ago and have done minor gymnastics over the years to avoid seeing it when he finds it on the old movie channels....that and I've read a few good books instead while he and the boys laugh and mimic. But it's a cold Monday, so I figure he will need a laugh tonight after a long day. So I have this, waiting, and am feeling all virtuous in the nice wife department. I might even watch part of it with him and the big kids.....as long as I can stand it.

Happy Groundhog Day! Might as well bundle up: six more weeks of winter...?

1 comment:

Chris said...

That stupid groundhog always says six more weeks of winter.

And when did we start relying on an animal that probably doesn't even notice his own shadow to determine when winter will end? How do you think he feels when he pops out of his little hole in the morning, on his way to get the paper, have a cup of coffee before heading out to work, and there are hundreds of people standing around waiting for him? You know he's not smart enough to expect when these people will be there every year! Animal cruelty is what it is.

What is this country coming to?