Archives for February 2018

Get a New Name Day

Do you know February 13th is Get a Different Name Day? Did you even know it was a thing? I didn’t, till a couple of years ago.

Just think how ecstatic Anne of Green Gables  would have been, to know there was one day in the year when she could be called Cordelia, rather than plain old Anne! Her sentiments, not mine, since I love the name Anne, and don’t particularly care for Cordelia. [Read more…]

Groundhog Day

If we even had such a thing as a groundhog around here, I don’t think he would have ventured out of his den today! With steady snowfall and a temperature of -15C (a tad above 0F), he’d be smart to stay in hiding!

Here in north/central Alberta, Groundhog Day doesn’t mean a lot. Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, winter isn’t over till late in April. [Read more…]