……and the news is not good! Seems old Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and tradition tells us that this means we have SIX more weeks of Winter.
This old beach gal is cryin' in her mojitos. People, I can't take it any more, I want the blue skies and sunshine that is typical in Florida at this time of year. While our temps are nowhere near where they were weeks ago, when we were hitting 29 degrees and my lovely tropical plants were dying around me, we are still not having beach weather. I had a fire while I watched television last night and then slept under the electric blanket all night. Now granted it was 62 degrees, nowhere near what you're dealing with, but my subconscious is telling me I'm supposed to be at the beach, looking for seashells or taking a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, so anything below 80 degrees is sending my mind into a tailspin. No, everyday is gray and cloudy, rain falls most days and the beach might as well be 1000 miles away. This is not good people, this is just not good. Phil is no friend of mine and I say he needs to be made into a hearty stew to help me get through the next six weeks! It is not a good day at The Tiki Hut!
The photo above is from VotePrimes photostream on Flickr from last year and if you want to see the crowds this event draws, you should drop in and see him. He has pics of people in groundhog hats and wearing groundhog t-shirts and buttons. There's even a pic of a big bonfire that is a tradition and I think it would be a good place to "roast" Phil.
Want to know more about this holiday and Phil's predictions of the past? Drop in and see Kat @ High Tide Low Style. She writes, "Groundhog day was my father's absolute favorite holiday! He even held his retirement party on Groundhog Day back in 1989!" Her post is funny and informative, so drop in and say hello.
How do you feel about Phil's prediction?
Disclaimer: No groundhogs were hurt in the writing of this post.