Dear Friend,

If you are not already aware, it is Ground hogs day. If you haven’t seen, the MOVIE, you should stop reading this and do so now because, no matter how witty or entertaining I can be, nothing beats the tradition of seeing that movie every year. Today is ALSO my half birthday (yay 18.5!) but that really isn’t important, so back to today. Groundhogs day supposedly is derived from this poem:

As the light grows longer
The cold grows stronger
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be cloud and rain
Winter will be gone and not come again
A farmer should on Candlemas day
Have half his corn and half his hay
On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
You can be sure of a good pea crop

So I guess what this means is that today is also Candlemas. So happy Candlemas/My Half Birthday/Groundhogs Day!

Love, Mandi Jo

P.S. The answer is TODAY!