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February is not typically a warm month in Georgia, but there certainly have been enough teaser days (like this past Saturday, and the forecast of several days this week) with sunshine and temperatures tipping past 60 degrees, that makes us turn our attentions toward seed catalogs and gardening centers.
While it’s tempting to don the gardening gloves in anticipation, it’s too early to actually plant anything yet. The last frost date for our area is April 3 (Marietta) to April 17 (Cartersville), so right now the ground has not had a chance to warm sufficiently to protect seeds or seedlings when temperatures plummet.
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If you think back to dreams and aspirations you had throughout your life, you may notice that some things were consistent throughout, while others developed or adapted over time.
Perhaps you enjoyed certain activities in school that followed you into adulthood and may have influenced your career. Maybe your children or grandchildren introduced you to trends in games or music or activities that you can’t imagine living without.
It was 1958 when singer-songwriter Eddie Cochran released a song he wrote entitled, “Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime Blues,” about a teenager who was fed up with the demands of his parents, his boss, even his congressman, while the youth was just trying to enjoy his summer.
The song was later performed at Leeds by The Who, in 1970. And in 2009, country singer Alan Jackson recorded it again.
Well, there’s no song about the January blues, but the affliction is one many folks wrestle with as daylight hours are short, weather is cold and unforgiving, and the hubbub and hustle of the holidays are behind us.
Watching the weather reports for the rest of the country, we shouldn’t complain about the dip in temperatures (more than a dip – it’s a plunge!) here in Georgia this week. Thankfully, by next week, this plunge will be a memory for those of us here in the South.
Southerners have some tasty ways to forget the weather outside, with warm, wonderful meals that will make your mouth water just reading about them.
Whether you have already purchased (and are living in) your Windsong home, or you have chosen your plan and are making choices of colors and finishes during the building process, some of the predictions that top Southern designers have made for 2024 might help influence your choices.
The first of the “big holidays” is behind us, and with Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, it sometimes feels like we’re in “shopping mode” for the four weeks or so that follow.
But the holiday season doesn’t mean you have to spend money. Instead, consider spending time… with people you love, doing things you enjoy, or pursuing interests that you’ve either given up on or have always wanted to try.
With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, and the past five days now sporting monikers that encourage shopping, running errands, and over-planning, we are just days away from the “countdown” to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, even the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe, not to mention New Year’s Eve. So, if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, you are not alone.
Why do we do this to ourselves? We just seem to get so swept up in the frenzy of festivities, that we forget to enjoy the season!