Where Did February Go?????

Didn’t February just start? How can it be over already? I feel like I just posted my usual hello social media post to welcome February and all of a sudden, I blink and today is the last day of the month…crazy.

There are a lot of things packed into this little 28-day month, you got Groundhogs Day, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, and that doesn’t include all the national holidays throughout the world. There are more holidays in this month than a lot of other months that have 31 days. It just went by too fast. I had some to do things on my list and all of a sudden…bam…I have to transfer them to next month.

The whole calendar thing is weird to me. Why do some months have 30 days, and some have 31 days? Then you got February with only 28 days, until you get to the fourth year then you get an added day with the whole leap year thing. Why can’t every month have the same number of days and just call it a day?

I know it has to do with how the earth rotates around the sun and I semi understand all the science that is involved, but when you actually hit up Google for a clear, concise answer…forget about it. I just went down a 15-minute rabbit hole of explanations, including one all about how the romans had a 10-month calendar and how they thought even numbers were unlucky. Normally, I am totally down to read about the romans, but not today, Satan, I haven’t finished my coffee yet, Lol.

Okay, I just have to deal with the fact that February is over today, I didn’t finish my list and now it’s time to gear up for March. Fine…moving on now.

Let’s talk about March. Tomorrow is the first and it is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras or whatever you want to call it. It is the day before Lent begins and it’s time to party and get it all out of your system. It means Easter is 41 days away and if your religious denomination celebrates Lent, Fat Tuesday has significance. I’ll talk about that in another post this week. But most people use it as a day to just party and have fun. If you fall into that category…rock on and have a good time.

But getting back to the whole calendar thing…why do the holidays surrounding Lent and Easter change dates? Quick Google search reveals it has to do with when the “Paschal Full Moon” happens, which coincides with the spring equinox. Ugh…too early in the morning for all this science…never mind, I really don’t need to know.

None of this really matters in the grand scheme of things. The calendar is what it is and this post boils down to one thing and one thing only…I ran out of days to get all my stuff done I wanted to get done. The month is ending, and I am left looking at a day planner not all checked off. Maybe I wrote down too many things. There are times I can be a little overzealous with what I think I can accomplish in a certain timeframe.

But you don’t think I am going to blame myself for not getting all those things done, do you? Of course not! The fault belongs to the shortest month of the year…that’s where the problem lies. Now, all I have to do is come up with a reason to blame March when the 31st. rolls around, LOL.

***Question for the comments…Do you ever stop and wonder about why the calendar works the way it does? Or do you just let the days go by without thinking about it at all?

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Hi, I'm Tracie. I am a writer, reader, life coach, lover of the city and the beach. I am a big fan of all things caffeinated. I dig things from many different decades, but am a definite child of the 80's. My blog is about everything and anything my mind conjures up. Enjoy the ride.

10 thoughts on “Where Did February Go?????

  1. Ok girly, I’m crazy, but not THAT crazy. 🤣🤣 Who am I kidding? Look at the rabbit hole I’m still in! Although I do agree about the Easter thing. I think it should be the Sunday during Passover week, whenever that falls. The Last Supper was the Thursday seder. He was executed the next day and the Resurrection took place that Sunday. Easy peasy. As far as your not getting all of your jawn done this month, maybe (just maybe) you spend too much time on the phone! 🤣🤣🤣
    Talk to ya in 10.

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  2. Must’ve been something in the air because yesterday, for the first time I actually wondered why the months are divided in the way that they are. It also had to do with the sudden realization that February was already done!! Wow it went by in a flash!! Let’s make the best out of this last day of February and prepare with great expectations for a fabulous month of March!!

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  3. Yep February came and went quick…it doesn’t help that it’s short of days but just those couple of days makes it feel like we were short at least a week…as for me I don’t really think to hard about the science of it all…I guess February was the month they thought would be most appropriate to use to adjust the calendar…anyway Feb. 2022 is in the books…March madness here we go!!!

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    1. I don’t spend a lot of time on the science. If I did my head would explode…it’s not my thing. March madness, huh? I don’t know enough about basketball to make a chart. I used to do it and just pick any old team…I never got very far, but if one of my picks moved up at all I got excited, lol.

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